Research Paper
1. A Rhetorical Move Analysis of TEFL Thesis Abstracts: The Case of Allameh Tabataba’i University

Amir Zand-Moghadam; hossein mihami

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2016, Pages 23-1

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2016.7714

Abstract
  Abstract in every research paper has always been functioning as an attention-grabber which can encourage readers to keep reading the research or to dissuade it. Although abstracts are believed to play an important role in distributing the research findings, few studies have been done to evaluate the ...  Read More

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2. EFL Learners’ Deployment of Motivational Self-Regulatory Strategies and their Academic Achievement

Saeed Safdari; Parviz Maftoon

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2016, Pages 50-25

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2016.7716

Abstract
  Self-regulation of learning has been extensively investigated in second language (L2) learning. Many studies have focused on the strategies that language learners employ to regulate their own learning processes. However, motivational self-regulation is considerably less explored. The aim of this study ...  Read More

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3. Learning Styles and the Writing Process in a Digitally Blended Environment: Revising, Switching, and Pausing Behaviors in Focus

Zohre Gooniband Shooshtari; Alireza Jalilfar; Zahra Ahmadpour Kasgari

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2016, Pages 82-51

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2016.7726

Abstract
  The present investigation sought to explore the relationship between learning styles and writing behaviors of EFL learners in a blended environment. It also aimed to identify the learning style types best predicting writing behaviors. Initially, the participants' preferred learning styles were identified ...  Read More

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4. Tracing Metadiscursive Stance over Time and Across Disciplines: A Comparative Study of English Research Articles

Esmat Babaii; Mahmood Reza Atai; Vali Mohammadi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2016, Pages 106-83

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2016.7727

Abstract
  Research in academic writing has revealed a strong tendency on the part of writers to interactively communicate their scientific findings with their readers. In doing so, the writers should take a position while arguing their propositions. This interaction as proposed by Hyland (2005b) takes places having ...  Read More

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5. Validating an English Language Teacher Professional Development Scale in Iranian EFL Context

Reza Khany; Fatemeh Azimi Amoli

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2016, Pages 134-107

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2016.7728

Abstract
  Although decades of research have well elaborated on teacher professional development, we still do not have a thorough picture about what teacher professional development could entail and what components it consists of. The present study aims to develop and validate a teacher professional development ...  Read More

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6. A Sequential Mixed Method Analysis of Students’ Burnout and Emotional Intelligence

Ali Roohani; Marziyeh Esmailvandi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2016, Pages 160-135

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2016.7729

Abstract
  Burnout has been a major concern in the educational settings and it is worth exploring it among English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students and finding its relationship with other factors, such as emotional intelligence (EI), which may help reduce burnout sources. In this light, this study was designed ...  Read More