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

  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

  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

  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

  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

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

  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

  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

  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

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

  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

  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

  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

Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Task Implementation and EFL Learners’ Attention to Form: Examining the Effects of Pre-Task Planning and Post-Task transcription

Masoud Saeedi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 March 2023

  There is ample research evidence indicating that task implementation options and design features differentially affect the linguistic quality of second language (L2) oral output. The overarching aim of the current research was to add to the available body of research findings by investigating what effects ...  Read More

Teacher Education
The Relationship among Language Teacher Immunity, Reflective Teaching, and Work Motivation in EFL Context

Seyed Mohammad Reza Amirian; Tahereh Heydarnejad; Saeed Abbasi-Sosfadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 March 2023

  Teachers have the power to change their students' lives for the better, therefore teachers should be armed with some skills to be effective. Reflective teaching as one of these skills empowers teachers to observe and evaluate themselves. Although research on reflective teaching has a long tradition, ...  Read More

A Corpus Investigation of the Third-Person Singular Simple Present Tense Suffix in English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) Academic Writing

Fahimeh Marefat; Tahereh Soleimani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 May 2023

  With the spread of English, the conception of English is currently changing into English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) worldwide. However, the form of English teaching and learning is still identified by reference to native-speaker norms. In response to the increasing use of ELF and an emergent need to describe ...  Read More

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

Abbas Ali Rezaee; Mojtaba Esfandyari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 July 2023

  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

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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 July 2023

  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

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

  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

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

  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

The Effects of Web-based Dynamic Assessment on Grammatical Accuracy and Autonomy of Iranian EFL Learners and Their Attitudes to Web-based Dynamic Assessment

Davud Kuhi; Mortaza Aslrasouli; َAbolfazl fathi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 September 2023

  Abstract The necessity of using online education during the Coronal virus pandemic and the barriers created by the absence of face-to-face instruction has shifted the researchers’ focus to web-based instruction and assessment. In this regard, an explanatory sequential mixed-methods design was ...  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

  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

  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