Research Paper
How do Writers Present Their Work in Introduction Sections? A Genre-based Investigation into Qualitative and Quantitative Research Articles

Leila Dobakhti; Mohammad Zohrabi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2017, Pages 181-207

  Research articles have received a wide interest in discourse studies particularly in genre analysis over the last few decades. A vast number of studies have been centered on identifying the organizational patterns of research articles in various fields. While Introduction section has enjoyed a lot of ...  Read More

Research Paper
Iranian EFL teachers' willingness to implement postmethod pedagogy: A mixed methods study

Jalil Fathi; Behzad Nezakatgoo

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2017, Pages 209-238

  The aim of this study was to investigate the Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' willingness to implement postmethod pedagogy in the Iranian context. In so doing, a mixed methods approach was employed in which first a validated postmethod questionnaire was administered to a nationally ...  Read More

Research Paper
Studying the Effect of Retrieval Direction during Reading on Productive and Receptive Knowledge of Vocabulary

Sasan Baleghizadeh; Samaneh Shafeie

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2017, Pages 235-258

  Retrieval tasks provide learners with an opportunity to focus both on meaning and on form. There are four different retrieval directions. The present study aimed to identify the optimal direction of recall type retrievals during reading and to investigate the outcomes of each one. Forty-eight intermediate ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
Using Clinical Supervision to Lower EFL Teachers’ Burnout

Hamid Marashi; Mojgan Bani-Ardalani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2017, Pages 261-289

  The present study was an attempt to explore the effect of clinical supervision on EFL teachers’ level of burnout. For this purpose, a total number of 80 male and female EFL teachers within the age range of 26 and 47 who were working at a language school in Tehran participated in this study. Forty ...  Read More

Research Paper ESP & EAP
The Contribution of General High-Frequency, Core-Academic, and Academic-Technical Words to ESP Reading Comprehension

Ali Derakhshan; Ali Malmir

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2017, Pages 291-318

  Reading is recognized as being the most important skill needed by ESP learners in their field of study, and vocabulary knowledge is the most widely discussed component of effective ESP reading per se. However, research on how much the different types of words exert substantial influences over ESP reading ...  Read More

Research Paper Teacher Education
A sociocultural analysis of personal practical theorizing as an awareness raising technique in novice and expert teachers’ professional development

Meisam Moghadam; Saeed Mehrpour

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2017, Pages 319-352

  As a part of a larger-scale research, the present study aimed to use the main tenets of sociocultural perspective; namely, mediation, internalization, zone of proximal development, and the activity theory, to analyze the novice and expert teachers’ professional development through personal practical ...  Read More