Research Paper Teacher Education
Investigating the Effects of English Language Teachers’ Professional Identity and Autonomy in Their Success

Ali Derakhshan; Christine Coombe; Ali Arabmofrad; Mohammadsadegh Taghizadeh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 1-28

  Because of the importance of instructor success in the adequacy of instruction and learning, this study aimed to explain the impact of two factors, namely language teachers’ professional identity and autonomy, with respect to their success. To this end, 190 Iranian EFL teachers, including university ...  Read More

Research Paper
The Role of Emotioncy in Cognitive Load and Sentence Comprehension of Language Learners

Nazanin Azamnouri; Reza Pishghadam; Elham Naji Meidani

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 29-55

  Emotion and cognition are both considered influential factors in language learning. In this study, the role of "emotioncy" (which is a combination of emotion and frequency) in the cognitive load and sentence comprehension of a group of language learners was examined. Emotioncy includes emotions that ...  Read More

Research Paper
On the Efficacy of a Communicative Framework in Teaching English Phonological Features Absent in Persian to Iranian EFL Learners

Musa Nushi; Kourosh Shahhosseini

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 57-91

  Although Persian and English share many common phonemes, there are some phonological features that are present in English but absent in Persian which tend to lead to mispronunciation on the part of Persian learners of English, mostly through negative transfer. The present research assesses the efficacy ...  Read More

Research Paper ESP & EAP
An Investigation into Iranian EAP Teachers’ Burnout and its Variations in Relation to Their Demographic and Organizational Characteristics

Ogholgol Nazari; Mahmood Reza Atai; Parviz Birjandi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 93-116

  Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses is highly demanding for EAP teachers as they are faced with diverse pedagogical and administrative challenges in such courses. This study addressed the level of burnout among EAP teachers and variations in relation to their demographic and organizational ...  Read More

Research Paper Testing
Diagnosing EFL Learners Development of Pragmatic Competence Implementing Computerized Dynamic Assessment

Seyyed Mohammad Alavi; Mahboube Shahsavar; Mohammad Hossein Norouzi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 117-149

  Computerized Dynamic Assessment (CDA), encouraged by Brown and colleagues’ graduated prompt approach, is grounded in Vygotsky’s Socio-Cultural Theory (SCT) of mind and its concept of the zone of proximal development (ZPD). It emerged to respond to the challenge of implementing DA in large ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
Investigating Iranian EFL Students’ Metacognitive Online Reading Strategies, Critical Thinking, and Their Relationship: A Mixed-Methods Study

Kobra Marboot; Ali Roohani; Azizullah Mirzaei

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 151-182

  The digital information age requires skills and strategies that are crucial in comprehending online academic texts. Also, research has emphasized the crucial role of critical thinking (CT) in education. Thus, this explanatory sequential mixed-methods study aimed to (a) identify Iranian EFL students’ ...  Read More

Research Paper Teacher Education
A Case Study of Three EFL Teachers’ Cognition in Oral Corrective Feedback: Does Experience Make a Difference?

Shahab Moradkhani; Ahmad Goodarzi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 183-211

  Even though many classroom-based studies reported the possible advantages of oral corrective feedback (OCF) for language learning, little information is available about teachers’ beliefs about OCF in classrooms and its relationship with their experience. This study attempted to compare the stated ...  Read More

Research Paper Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
The Influence of Learning Styles and Input Modalities on the Simultaneous Attention to Form and Meaning

Mastaneh Haghani

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 213-243

  Second language acquisition (SLA) research suggests that learners differ in the extent to which they can direct their attention to the meaning and form of the input. Among various factors responsible for this discrepancy, learning style by itself or along with other factors might influence the process, ...  Read More

Research Paper CALL & MALL
Towards More Effective App-Assisted Language Learning: The Essential Content and Design Features of Educational Applications

Fatemeh Nami

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 245-278

  While the use of apps specifically designed for language learning has witnessed a surge over the past decade, research on the productivity of these apps for language learning purposes along with their essential design and content features from students’ lens remains scant. The present paper illustrates ...  Read More

Research Paper Interlanguage Pragmatics (ILP)
The Effect of Interactionist vs. Interventionist Models of Dynamic Assessment on L2 Learners’ Pragmatic Comprehension Accuracy and Speed

Ali Malmir

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 279-320

  Various models of Dynamic Assessment (DA) have been used in L2 pragmatic instruction and have proved their significant contributions to pragmatic production; however, there is a paucity of research regarding their implementation for pragmatic comprehension. Therefore, this study sought to investigate ...  Read More

Research Paper 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

Research Paper 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