Research Paper Teacher Education
1. Reflection, Resilience and Role Stress among Iranian EFL Teachers: A Mixed Methods Study

Mohsen Shirazizadeh; Leila Tajik; Hanieh Amanzadeh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 1-24

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.48955.448

Abstract
  The present study is an attempt to discover the relationships among reflection, role stressors and resilience. To this end, a mixed-method approach was adopted. In the quantitative phase, 122 EFL teachers completed three questionnaires namely English Language Teaching Reflection Inventory, Teacher Role ...  Read More

Research Paper
2. Teacher Self-Efficacy and Reflection as Predictors of Teacher Burnout: An Investigation of Iranian English Language Teachers

Sarah Ghasemzadeh; Majid Nemati; Jalil Fathi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 25-50

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.49009.451

Abstract
  In modern education, teachers are regarded as a central and focal part of educational systems and are responsible in the development of education. It should be mentioned that teachers have an influential role in planning and offering an effective and significant educational program. The significant role ...  Read More

Research Paper Discourse Analysis
3. Genre Variation in the Introduction of Scientific Papers in Iranian and International Computer Science Journals

Bahman Ebrahimi; Hiwa Weisi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 51-82

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.49119.453

Abstract
  Introduction functions as a showcase in research articles (RAs). It motivates the reader to read the rest of the paper. However, writing a well-crafted introduction is a complex task, mainly when the writer generates the manuscript in another language. This study investigated the rhetorical differences/similarities ...  Read More

Research Paper
4. Portfolio Assessment and EFL Learners' Writing Ability: Does Self-Regulation Have a Role to Play?

Maryam Taheri; Davood Mashhadi Heidar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 83-107

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.47522.437

Abstract
  Due to the scarcity of quantitative studies as to the impact of portfolio assessment on EFL students’ writing ability and the significant impact of the interaction between portfolio assessment and self-regulation strategy, the present study aimed to explore whether portfolio assessment has any ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
5. The Correlation between Iranian EFL Learners’ Intercultural Sensitivity, Vocabulary Knowledge, and English Language Proficiency

Farzad Alijanian; Fariba Mobini; Parisa Ghasemi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 109-135

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.49017.450

Abstract
  AbstractThis study aimed to explore any type and level of association between Iranian EFL learners’ proficiency level and their intercultural sensitivity on the one hand, and the possible relation between vocabulary knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences on the other. To this end, Oxford ...  Read More

Research Paper Discourse Analysis
6. Deconstructing the discourse: Mitigation in the Supervisory Discourse of Language Teacher Supervisors in Iran

Hessam Agheshteh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 137-162

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.39392.373

Abstract
  This study investigated mitigation in the supervisory discourse of Iranian language teacher supervisors to see what mitigation devices these language teacher supervisors in Iran used to achieve a balance message clarity and politeness when delivering negative feedback. Using convenient sampling, 10 post-observation ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
7. Proposing a Cognitive EFL Writing Model Based on Personality types and Narrative Writing Intelligence: A SEM Approach

Sima Ziaei; Behzad Ghonsooly; Zargham Ghabanchi; Hesamoddin Shahriari

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 163-185

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.20352.178

Abstract
  The aim of this paper was to investigate the role of two cognitive factors, namely, personality traits and narrative writing intelligence (NWI) in L2 writing. The total of 416 English learners participated in this study in two different phases. For the purpose of this study, a narrative writing intelligence ...  Read More

Research Paper Language Skills
8. The Role of Visual Scaffolding in Enhancing Iranian EFL Students’ Writing Ability

Mahnaz Mostafaei Alaei; Amir Kardoust; Abdulbaset Saeedian

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 187-211

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.51861.492

Abstract
  To better illuminate the link between scaffolding and visual aids, this quasi-experimental study attempted to scaffold an intact group of 14 intermediate-level Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners through providing graphs with the aim of enhancing their writing ability. Ensuring lack ...  Read More

Research Paper
9. Analysis of Cohesion and Coherence in Writing Performance of Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners

Sedigheh Samadian; Ahmad Mohseny

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 213-242

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2019.21262.193

Abstract
  The main concern of this study was to identify Iranian intermediate EFL learners’ problems in cohesion and coherence of writing performance as well as the extent to which they utilized cohesion and coherence in their writing. It is important for EFL and ESL learners the ability to compose a piece ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
10. Development and Validation of an Authorial Identity Model and Questionnaire: A Factor Analytic Approach

Saman Jamshidi; Saeed Rezaei; Mohammad Hassanzadeh; Mahmood Dehqan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 243-273

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.50500.473

Abstract
  From when the black box of authorial identity has been unpacked, the paucity of authorial identity model on the basis of a comprehensive theoretical framework addressed the need to establish a robust one (Cheung, Stupple, & Elander, 2015). The current study was comprised of three main phases including ...  Read More

Research Paper
11. Imagination, Senses and Motivation: How are Sensory Styles, Imagery Capacity and Gender Related to Motivational Attributes of Iranian EFL Learners?

Saeed Safdari

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 275-303

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.48725.457

Abstract
  Recent research on second language (L2) motivation emphasizes the significant role of personal vision and future-oriented self images on L2 learners’ motivation. This role is even more important in EFL contexts where learners have scarce access to authentic communicative situations. Therefore, ...  Read More

Research Paper
12. The Effect of Models of Reading Instruction on Reading Comprehension, Reading Self-efficacy, and Reading Anxiety

Abbas Ali Zarei; Fateme Kavyari Roustai

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 303-335

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.50054.468

Abstract
  This study compared the effect of four reading models on reading comprehension, foreign language reading anxiety (FLRA), and reading self-efficacy. In order to do so, 184 female Iranian senior high school EFL students at intermediate English reading level were selected through convenience sampling in ...  Read More