Materials Development & Textbook Analysis
Global Coursebooks in the Course of Time: The Case of Interchange Level 2

Seyyedeh Fahimeh Parsaiyan; Kazhal Garshasbi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 269-300

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.59896.584

Abstract
  AbstractAlthough global English Language Teaching (ELT) coursebooks have been subject to numerous (critical) analyses, the changes occurring to their contents over different editions have received scarce attention. In this study, the researchers examined the transformations over different editions of ...  Read More

Teacher Education
Coping Strategies Employed by EFL Teachers to Avoid Classroom Management Constraints: Scale Development and Validation

Seyed Reza Beh-Afarin; Mohammad Shakerkhoshroudi; Jahanbakhsh Nikoopour

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 269-299

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.63415.629

Abstract
  Classroom management constraints and how English teachers cope with or remove them effectively have significantly impacted both EFL teachers and teacher educators. However, the coping strategies employed by teachers with high and low levels of expertise have not been thoroughly explored yet. To this ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Lexical Sophistication in the Discussion Section of MA Theses Authored by Iranian EFL vs. English Students: A Coh-Metrix Report on Similarities and Differences

Masoud Azadnia

Volume 12, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 271-294

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.67794.696

Abstract
  This study compared the Discussion section of theses written by M.A. English L1 and L2 students regarding lexical sophistication. Certain linguistic features were applied to investigate whether texts written in English L2 had any similarities or differences with native speakers’ (NSs) texts. To ...  Read More

Teacher Education
Uncovering Domains of Novice Language Teachers’ Professional Decision Making and Pedagogical Reasoning

Zia Tajeddin; Mozhgan Soleimani

Volume 11, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 281-312

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.67081.685

Abstract
  Decision-making and pedagogical reasoning constitute the foundation of teacher professional practice. This qualitative study was conducted to explore novice Iranian EFL teachers’ professional decision-making and pedagogical reasoning in the three domains of (1) planning and preparation, (2) classroom ...  Read More

Teacher Education
Modeling Structural Relationship Between Perceived Organizational Support and Quality of Work Life Among Secondary School Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Yahya Gordani; Arash Saharkhiz Arabani; Masoumeh Arjmandi; Davood Taghipour Bazargani

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2020, , Pages 285-309

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.52841.504

Abstract
  Teachers’ quality of work life (QWL) is an umbrella concept that refers to the degree of satisfaction a teacher experiences with respect to his or her job and the overall work situations which are influenced by three factors of organizational support including participation in decision making, ...  Read More

Teacher Education
Iranian In-Service EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of Values Education: A Mixed Methods Study

Abbas Ali Rezaee; Mojtaba Esfandyari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 295-336

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.73052.760

Abstract
  Despite the widely recognized significance of values education in a rapidly changing world and teachers’ education-related beliefs, little research has investigated how English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers navigate values in their classrooms. The study reported in this paper explored in-service ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
EFL Learners’ Perception of Task Experience Through Flow Outlook: Task Complexity and Modality in Focus

Leila Ghasemi; Ehsan Rezvani; Ehsan Namaziandost

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 301-334

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.60909.595

Abstract
  Regardless of the appreciation of language learners’ achievement in task-based language teaching, not much has been hinged upon learners’ perception and reception of various elements. This study examined task complexity and modality effects on Iranian EFL learners’ comprehension of ...  Read More

Discourse Analysis
Grammatical Complexity in Research Articles: Iranian Local Journals and International Journals

Seyed Foad Ebrahimi; Samaneh Imandar

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 301-323

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.61187.600

Abstract
  This study aimed to investigate the grammatical complexity based on Biber, Gray, Staples, and Egbert’s (2020) linguistic description in research articles published in Iranian local journals and international journals. The corpus of the study included 40 Applied Linguistics research articles, 20 ...  Read More

CALL & MALL
The primary and secondary effects of data-driven learning on high- and low-intermediate learners’ Knowledge of collocations

Afsaneh Saeedakhtar

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2020, , Pages 311-346

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.52953.505

Abstract
  The present study scrutinized the role of data-driven learning in recognizing and producing collocations by high- and low-intermediate learners of English. Moreover, the influence of secondary effect (or transfer of training) on learning secondary collocations (collocations not provided in concordancing ...  Read More

Interlanguage Pragmatics (ILP)
Cultivating L2 Pragmatic Comprehension through Computerized vs. Non-Computerized Instruction, Multiuser Virtual Environments (MUVEs) and Mobile Augmented Reality Games (MARGs)

Amir shakouri; Ali Malmir; Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 11, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 313-358

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.67508.693

Abstract
  Pragmatic comprehension is a central albeit under-researched dimension of pragmatic competence in which most EFL learners suffer from serious deficiencies; therefore, the current study was launched to compare the effects of the Non-Computer Mediated Instruction (NCMI) with Computer-Mediated Instruction ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Holistic Identity of Language Teachers: A Grounded Theory Study

Mina Tasouji Azari; Saeideh Ahangari; Zohreh Seifoori

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 321-356

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.48986.452

Abstract
  It is one of the major areas of interest within the field of educational research to examine the role of teachers, their professional accomplishment and influential factors affecting or inhibiting the practice; of which, the study of teacher identity has taken on fundamental property. Thus, the present ...  Read More

Materials Development & Textbook Analysis
The Impact of Sequencing Repeated Familiar Tasks on Listening Performance

Bahman Amini; Abbas Bayat; Keivan Mahmoodi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 325-350

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.61019.597

Abstract
  Over the years, much research has been done on the role of tasks in L2 learning, but little is known about how sequencing tasks affects listening comprehension. Thus, the present study evaluated the effect of sequencing repeated familiar tasks (SRFT) along three dimensions of complexity i.e. +/- visual ...  Read More

Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Storytelling and Story Reading Impacts on Pre-intermediate English Language Learners’ Oral Language Production and Comprehension

Alireza Omidbakhsh

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 335-354

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.61029.598

Abstract
  The use of storytelling on students’ first language literacy and development were extended to foreign/second language learning, and a large number of researchers interested in the field attempted to use storytelling and story reading strategies in teaching oral language skills to foreign/second ...  Read More

Psycholinguistics
Examining the Dynamic Interface between Motivation and Affect in Foreign Language Development with the Moderating Role of Gender and Working Memory

Shokouh Rashvand Semiyari; Majid Ghorbani

Volume 12, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 337-376

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.69801.730

Abstract
  Motivation and affect as two salient variables in L2 development are no longer seen as the stable individual difference factors they were once believed to be. Influenced by process-oriented approaches and by increasing understanding of how the complex dynamic system theory (CDST) works, researchers have ...  Read More

Testing
Pre-service and In-service Teachers’ Knowledge and Practice of Assessment Literacy: A Dweller in an Ivory Tower

Mahmood Dehqan; Seyyedeh Raheleh Asadian Sorkhi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2020, , Pages 347-375

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.57203.556

Abstract
  Teacher assessment literacy plays a pivotal role in teacher education programs; however, there seems to be a lack of either assessment literacy or its implementation. Using an online assessment course, including both theoretical and practical issues, this mixed method study examined 16 teachers’ ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
An Investigation of Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners’ L2 Motivation and Attitude in a Computer-Assisted Language Learning Environment

Mehdi Nasri; Sajad Shafiee; Mehrdad Sepehri

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 355-389

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.62359.614

Abstract
  The popularity of integrating technology in language instruction and its fundamental effect on the language learning dimensions has been widely acknowledged whereas learners’ motivation and attitude are expected to be improved in a web-based Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) environment. ...  Read More

Discourse Analysis
The Generic Structure of Book Acknowledgements

Rasoul Mohammad Hosseinpur; Mohammadreza Pirooz; Reza Jafari Harandi; Gohar Mohammadpour

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 357-381

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.50602.474

Abstract
  Studies on the generic structure of thesis and dissertation acknowledgments have resulted in some influential models such as Hyland’s (2004) and Al-Ali’s (2010) models. Few studies, if any, have investigated the generic structure of acknowledgments in books. Therefore, the present study was ...  Read More

Education
EFL Learners’ Attitudes toward Peer and Self-Assessment of Descriptive Type of Writing: An Exploratory Sequential Mixed-Methods Study

Peiman Rahmani; Masoud Zoghi; Haniyeh Davatgar

Volume 11, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 357-393

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.66461.680

Abstract
  This study investigated the attitudes of Iranian female and male elementary English as a foreign language (EFL) learners toward peer and self-assessment of descriptive writing. It also attempted to find any gender-specific differences in their attitudes toward peer and self-assessment of descriptive ...  Read More

Teacher Education
Exploring Changes in TEFL Candidates’ Recurring Cognitive Patterns: A Scenario-Based Study

Homa Jafarpour Mamaghani; Seyyedeh Fahimeh Parsaiyan

Volume 11, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 359-390

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.65663.673

Abstract
  Over the last three decades, Second Language Teacher Cognition (SLTC) and the factors affecting teachers’ cognitive patterns have turned into one of the concerns within the realm of Second Language Teacher Education (SLTE). The inconsistency of the findings concerning the role of teacher education ...  Read More

Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
The Effects of Scaffolding Techniques on IELTS Candidates' Horizontal Grammatical Variability: A Mixed Method Study

Hamed Abbasi Mojdehi; Abbas Ali Zarei; Rajab Esfandiari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 October 2022

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.68731.715

Abstract
  Grammatical accuracy has always been a concern for most Iranian EFL learners. This grammatical variability is more visible in the writing of Iranian IELTS candidates. In this study, the impacts of (distributed, peer and reciprocal scaffolding on IELTS learners' horizontal grammatical variability ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
The Effect of Task Familiarity Ordering on Listening Task Complexity

Abbas Bayat; Bahman Amini; Keyvan Mahmoodi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 August 2023

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.73221.769

Abstract
  In recent decades, many second language acquisition (SLA) researchers have identified the leading role of organizing sequentially cognitive tasks in Task-Based Language Teaching. Presenting types of different task sequence has become increasingly crucial for syllabus designers. This investigation examines ...  Read More

Education
Factors Determining the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) of the Iranian Preservice English Teachers

Mojtaba Maghsoudi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 August 2023

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.72069.754

Abstract
  This study aimed at describing a causal model of variables influencing preservice EFL teachers΄ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). A descriptive correlational design was used to meet the objective of the study, therefore, 138 (67 male and 71 female) fourth-year student teachers in ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
A Five-Factor Model of Motivational Self-Guides: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

majid Ghorbani; shokouh Rashvand Semiyari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2023

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.73215.768

Abstract
  The current study undertook to explore the interplay of motivational/attitudinal variables and second language (L2) learners’ motivated behavior through the lens of a revised model of L2 self-guides. This new model reconceptualizes Dornyei’s (2005, 2009) original motivational self-system ...  Read More

Interlanguage Pragmatics (ILP)
An Exploration into the Role of Pragmatic Learning Strategies and Gender in Game-based Group Dynamic Assessment

Saba . Bashiri; Saman . Ebadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 October 2023

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.74030.778

Abstract
  In line with Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory (SCT) of mind, digital game-based language learning (DGBL) and dynamic assessment (DA) offer language learning opportunities via sociocultural engagement. This quantitative study explored the role of pragmatic learning strategies (PLSs) and gender in ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Navigating the Mediating Role of Immunity, Buoyancy, and Emotion Regulation to L2 Grit and Mindfulness Among EFL Teachers

Ehsan Namaziandost; Tahereh Heydarnejad; Afsheen Rezai

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 November 2023

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.74345.782

Abstract
  The importance of studying teachers' professional well-being has increased greatly in recent years. However, researchers have not paid enough attention to how teachers' levels of immunity, buoyancy, and emotion regulation (ER) in the classroom all play a role in shaping teachers’ L2 grit ...  Read More