Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Investigating the Relationship between Teaching Styles and Emotional Intelligence among Iranian English Instructors

Sasan Baleghizadeh; Maryam Shakouri

Volume 8, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 225-248

  This study investigated the relationship between five teaching styles and emotional intelligence among 102 Iranian English instructors from different universities in Tehran, Iran. To this end, the data were obtained through two phases of quantitative and qualitative data collection. To achieve quantitative ...  Read More

Analysis of Cohesion and Coherence in Writing Performance of Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners

Sedigheh Samadian; Ahmad Mohseny

Volume 8, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 213-242

  The main concern of this study was to identify Iranian intermediate EFL learners’ problems in cohesion and coherence of writing performance as well as the extent to which they utilized cohesion and coherence in their writing. It is important for EFL and ESL learners the ability to compose a piece ...  Read More

Towards More Effective App-Assisted Language Learning: The Essential Content and Design Features of Educational Applications

Fatemeh Nami

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 245-278

  While the use of apps specifically designed for language learning has witnessed a surge over the past decade, research on the productivity of these apps for language learning purposes along with their essential design and content features from students’ lens remains scant. The present paper illustrates ...  Read More

Comparative Textbook Evaluation: Representation of Learning Objectives in Locally and Internationally Published ELT Textbooks

Ali Dabbagh; Alireza Safaei

Volume 8, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 249-277

  The present study evaluated the learning objectives represented in the recent Iranian nation-wide ELT textbooks, i.e. Prospect and Vision series, and compared them to those in the internationally-published textbook of Four Corners. To this end, Bloom’s revised taxonomy of learning objectives was ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Reliance on Student Engagement: Do Academic Degree and Teaching Experience Matter?

Behzad Nezakatgoo; Adel Dastgoshadeh; Kaveh Jalilzadeh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 255-280

  This study was an attempt to examine the relationship between the academic degree and teaching experience of Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers and their reliance on student engagement. To this end, eight EFL teachers (male and female) with different teaching experiences and academic ...  Read More

Teacher Education
Facet Variability in the Light of Rater Training in Measuring Oral Performance: A Multifaceted Rasch Analysis

Houman Bijani; Salim Said Bani Orabah

Volume 11, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 255-290

  Due to subjectivity in oral assessment, much concentration has been put on obtaining a satisfactory measure of consistency among raters. However, obtaining consistency might not result in valid decisions. One matter that is at the core of both reliability and validity in oral performance is rater training. ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Development and Validation of an Authorial Identity Model and Questionnaire: A Factor Analytic Approach

Saman Jamshidi; Saeed Rezaei; Mohammad Hassanzadeh; Mahmood Dehqan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 243-273

  From when the black box of authorial identity has been unpacked, the paucity of authorial identity model on the basis of a comprehensive theoretical framework addressed the need to establish a robust one (Cheung, Stupple, & Elander, 2015). The current study was comprised of three main phases including ...  Read More

Discourse Analysis
Pragmatic Competence Development: Demystifying the Impact of Task Types and EFL Students' Perceptions

Esmaeel Ali Salimi; Behnam Karami

Volume 8, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 279-302

  Interlanguage pragmatics, as an inseparable part of communicative competence, has been emphasized as an ultimate objective in language learning. This study explored the perceptions of Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) students regarding interlanguage pragmatics and the impact of textbooks tasks ...  Read More

Interlanguage Pragmatics (ILP)
The Effect of Interactionist vs. Interventionist Models of Dynamic Assessment on L2 Learners’ Pragmatic Comprehension Accuracy and Speed

Ali Malmir

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 279-320

  Various models of Dynamic Assessment (DA) have been used in L2 pragmatic instruction and have proved their significant contributions to pragmatic production; however, there is a paucity of research regarding their implementation for pragmatic comprehension. Therefore, this study sought to investigate ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Cross-cultural CMC-Based Study of Speech Act of Criticism in Response to School Reopening during COVID-19

Maryam Farnia

Volume 11, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 291-324

  The purpose of this cross-cultural CMC-based study is to investigate how the speech act of criticism is realized in the Instagram comments by Persian and English-speaking users in response to an announcement in Fall 2020 about school reopening during COVID-19. To this end, 400 Persian and English comments ...  Read More

Imagination, Senses and Motivation: How are Sensory Styles, Imagery Capacity and Gender Related to Motivational Attributes of Iranian EFL Learners?

Saeed Safdari

Volume 8, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 275-303

  Recent research on second language (L2) motivation emphasizes the significant role of personal vision and future-oriented self images on L2 learners’ motivation. This role is even more important in EFL contexts where learners have scarce access to authentic communicative situations. Therefore, ...  Read More

Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Relationship between EFL Teachers' Emotional Intelligence, Reflective teaching, Autonomy and their Students' L2 Learning

Mohammad Hadi Mahmoodi; Vahid Mohammadi; Somaye Tofighi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 303-331

  This study set out to provide empirical evidence on the relationship between EFL teachers' emotional intelligence, reflectivity, and autonomy, and their students' L2 performance. The participants of this study included 88 EFL teachers who taught English at different private English teaching institutes ...  Read More

The Comparative Effects of Neurofeedback Training (NFT) and English Instruction through the Total Physical Response (TPR) Method on the Attention of Young Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Masumeh Taie; Reza Rostami; Massood Yazdanimoghaddam

Volume 11, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 325-355

  Attention plays a vital role in education. Children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suffer from impairing levels of inattention. ADHD is a relatively common childhood disorder (Scahill & Schwab-Stone, 2000), which, if left untreated, results in adverse consequences (American ...  Read More

The Effect of Models of Reading Instruction on Reading Comprehension, Reading Self-efficacy, and Reading Anxiety

Abbas Ali Zarei; Fateme Kavyari Roustai

Volume 8, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 303-335

  This study compared the effect of four reading models on reading comprehension, foreign language reading anxiety (FLRA), and reading self-efficacy. In order to do so, 184 female Iranian senior high school EFL students at intermediate English reading level were selected through convenience sampling in ...  Read More

Construction and Validation of a Critical Pedagogy Questionnaire to Assess ELT Teachers: A Mixed-Method Study

Seyyed Mohammad Reza Adel; Ahmadreza Egtesadi; Fatemeh Sadeghi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 333-375

  The transformational approach (Freire, 1998) can be achieved through critical pedagogy. The present study describes the development and validation of a questionnaire to access critical pedagogy for evaluating teachers’ perceptions of critical pedagogy in two different contexts i.e. public and private ...  Read More

Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Systemic Theoretical Instruction: The Impact of Three Types of Verbalization in L2 Learners’ Knowledge of Passive Voice

Nasser Rashidi; Amir Naami

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2020, , Pages 1-26

  This article was intended to investigate and compare the impact of three types of verbalization within Systemic Theoretical Instruction on the L2 learners’ knowledge of past voice. To this end, four EFL intact classrooms from a high school in Iran were chosen and randomly assigned to one control ...  Read More

L1-Based Elicitation as a Valid Measure of L2 Classroom Performance Assessment: Multi-Method Mono-Trait Model of Validation

Ali Mohammadi Darabad; Gholam-Reza Abbasian; Bahram Mowlaie; Ali Asghar Rostami Abusaeedi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 1-36

  AbstractClassroom performance assessment has gained prominence parallel to the multiplicity of the purposes ahead of assessment. Of many, the major controversy, which was the motive behind this study, is the incorporation of L1-based elicitation as a valid measure of second language (L2) performance ...  Read More

Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Grit and Foreign Language Anxiety as Predictors of Willingness to Communicate in the Context of Foreign Language Learning: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

Jalil Fathi; Farnoosh Mohammaddokht; Saeed Nourzadeh

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 1-30

  Given its key role in enhancing learners’ communicative competence, willingness to communicate (WTC) has received much research attention in the field of second language (L2) teaching and learning. Numerous studies have explored the antecedents of WTC in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. ...  Read More

Exploring the Role of 5E-Based Online Activities in English Language Students’ Critical Thinking and Creativity

Melissa Vafaeikia; Susan Marandi; Masood Siyyari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 1-31

  The 5E Learning Cycle Model (Bybee, 1990) is an instructional design model which has roots in inquiry-based learning and constructivism and has received much support in non-EFL-related literature as a way to improve 21st-century skills, such as critical thinking and creativity, among students and to ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Conceptualization of Hope for EFL Teaching within the Iranian Context: A Grounded Theoretical Model

Fariba Ghadyani; Mohammad Hassan Tahririan; Katayoon Afzali

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2020, , Pages 27-58

  Recent interdisciplinary studies have revealed that hope plays a key role in academic achievement and job performance. Due to the paucity of research on the interface of hope and second or foreign (L2) language teaching, for the first time, this paper sets out to develop a categorical conceptualization ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
A Social Quest for Language and Cultural Capital: Exploring Iranian English Language Majors’ Habitus

Behrooz Nazarian; Gholam Reza Zarei

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 31-60

  This research study was conducted to investigate the most representative characteristics of the habitus developed by academically successful Iranian English majors. Learning a second or foreign language, like many sociocultural practices, from a Bourdieusian perspective, is informed by the interrelation ...  Read More

Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
The Effect of Conceptual Metaphor on Writing Creativity and Metacognitive Writing Awareness

Ghasem Vadipoor; Rajab Esfandiari; Mohammad Bagher Shabani

Volume 12, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 33-66

  The present paper examines the theory of conceptual metaphor, using the theoretical framework of the cognitive writing model to improve EFL learners’ writing creativity and metacognitive writing awareness. To that end, 120 male and female EFL Bachelor-of-Arts (BA) students majoring in English language ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Investigating the Interplay of Emotional Intelligence and Interlanguage Pragmatic Competence in Iranian Lower-Intermediate EFL Learners

Ali Derakhshan; Zohreh Eslami; Neda Ghandhari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 37-66

  Despite the significant role of emotions in any aspect of language learning, including its pragmatic aspect, there have been few research studies on this topic. As a stride toward narrowing this research niche, the objectives of this research were threefold. Firstly, it aimed to examine the two face-threatening ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Research Methodology and Orientation of Papers Published from 1980 to 2019 in Applied Linguistics Journals

Hussein Meihami

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2020, , Pages 59-88

  This study explored the research methodology and research orientation of the papers published in seven world-leading applied linguistics journals from 1980 to 2019. To that end, a corpus including 3491 papers from seven applied linguistics journals was investigated. The papers were examined for their ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
A Qualitative Investigation of Language Learners’ Epistemological Beliefs: Core Dimensions and Development in Focus

Masoomeh Rahmani; Marzieh Bagherkazemi; Alireza Ameri

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 61-93

  Language Learners’ epistemological beliefs (LLEBs), as their conceptions about the nature of L2 knowledge and L2 knowing, are among the determinants of the route and the outcome of language learning; however, research into their dimensional and developmental nature is at the premium. This qualitative ...  Read More