Research Paper
Pre-emption with or without Pre-task Planning: A Probe into L2 Lexical Diversity

Somayeh Hosseinzadeh; Karim Shabani; Saman Ebadi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 1-24

  The current study, setting a two-fold goal, attempted to see whether the preemptive focus on form (FonF) under either planned or unplanned conditions could contribute to increasing lexical diversity in written narratives and, second, to find whether there was a trade-off between the lexical diversity ...  Read More

Research Paper
Quantifying Investment in Language Learning: Model and Questionnaire Development and Validation in the Iranian Context

Nahid Soltanian; Zargham Ghapanchi; Saeed Rezaei; Reza Pishghadam

Volume 7, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 25-56

  The present exploratory study aimed to provide a more tangible and comprehensive picture of the construct of investment in language learning through investigating the issue from a quantitative perspective. To this end, the present researchers followed three main phases. First, a hypothesized model of ...  Read More

Research Paper Teacher Education
"But let me talk": An Investigation into Teachers' Interaction Patterns in EFL Classrooms

Sedigheh Vahdat; Yazdan Choubsaz; Saleh Arizavi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 57-85

  Drawing on Walsh's (2012) idea that boosting learners' contribution and interaction can play a key role in their foreign language learning, this mixed-methods study tried to cast some light on the ways by which teachers, via their choice and use of language, create or block learners' contribution in ...  Read More

Research Paper Language Skills
Motivating the Unmotivated: Making Teacher Corrective Feedback Work

Masoud Azizi; Majid Nemati

Volume 7, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 87-110

  It is often wrongly assumed that the provision of teacher corrective feedback naturally entails learners' attendance to and application of it, but learners have repeatedly been reported not to pay attention to teacher feedback due to lack of motivation and the distracting effect of the grades they receive. ...  Read More

Research Paper Teacher Education
Iranian EFL Teachers’ Cultural Identity in the Course of their Profession

Mohammad Hassanzadeh; Mahin Alizadeh

Volume 7, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 111-134

  Grounded on Hofstede's (1986) dichotomous model of collectivism/individualism, this study explored Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' cultural identity. A sequential mixed methods procedure was adopted to examine their cultural orientation and the impact of length of experience on ...  Read More

Research Paper ESP & EAP
Exploring the English Language Needs of EAP Students of Humanities and Social Sciences in Iran: A Triangulated Approach

Amir Zand-Moghadam; Hossein Meihami; Farhad Ghiasvand

Volume 7, Issue 1 , June 2018, Pages 135-164

  Given the fact that few studies have investigated the English language needs of EAP students in Iran, the present study was an attempt to analyze the needs of Iranian EAP learners of Humanities and Social Sciences. To this end, 114 EAP learners at different educational levels (BA, MA, and PhD) and with ...  Read More