Research Paper Testing
1. L1-Based Elicitation as a Valid Measure of L2 Classroom Performance Assessment: Multi-Method Mono-Trait Model of Validation

Ali Mohammadi Darabad; Gholam-Reza Abbasian; Bahram Mowlaie; Ali Asghar Rostami Abusaeedi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 1-36

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.52989.507

Abstract
  AbstractClassroom performance assessment has gained prominence parallel to the multiplicity of the purposes ahead of assessment. Of many, the major controversy, which was the motive behind this study, is the incorporation of L1-based elicitation as a valid measure of second language (L2) performance ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
2. Investigating the Interplay of Emotional Intelligence and Interlanguage Pragmatic Competence in Iranian Lower-Intermediate EFL Learners

Ali Derakhshan; Zohreh Eslami; Neda Ghandhari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 37-66

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.54334.527

Abstract
  Despite the significant role of emotions in any aspect of language learning, including its pragmatic aspect, there have been few research studies on this topic. As a stride toward narrowing this research niche, the objectives of this research were threefold. Firstly, it aimed to examine the two face-threatening ...  Read More

Research Paper Discourse Analysis
3. Learning English Vocabulary through VOA News Lessons: Being Exposed to Authentic Material or Electronic Colonialism

Faeze Soleimanifard; Biook Behnam; Saeideh Ahangari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 67-103

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.53482.519

Abstract
  Teaching and learning languages via the Internet is becoming increasingly common all over the world and therefore, the experts growingly debate around the positive or negative effects of online education. The present study aimed to critically investigate into science and technology lessons of the VOA ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
4. Developing a Competency Model for EAP Teachers: Insights from Internationalization of Higher Education

Amir Zand-Moghadam; Morteza Taheri; Maryam Bolouri

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 105-146

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.60017.587

Abstract
  The teachers' competencies in the process of internationalization of higher education (IHE) are of vital importance (Brandenburg & Federkeil, 2007; van der Werf, 2012). The extent of IHE in a university is in a close relationship with the teachers' competencies (Harari, 1981). However, the required ...  Read More

Research Paper Testing
5. Examining the Fairness of the University Entrance Exam: A Latent Class Analysis Approach to Differential Item Functioning

Sayyed Mohammad Alavi; Hossein Karami; Mohammad Hossein Kouhpaeenejad

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 147-170

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.60283.588

Abstract
  Measurement has been ubiquitous in all areas of education for at least a century. Various methods have been suggested to examine the fairness of education tests especially in high-stakes contexts. The present study has adopted the newly proposed ecological approach to differential item functioning (DIF) ...  Read More

Research Paper Discourse Analysis
6. Exploring the Recycling of Objective Move Across RA Sections in Soft Science Disciplines

Kimia Soltani; Davud Kuhi; Nasrin Hadidi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 171-200

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.58794.572

Abstract
  Although a plethora of research endeavors have investigated the rhetorical structure of the Research Articles (RAs) through the lens of move analysis, Move Recycling (MR) across RA sections has remained unnoticed. The current study sought to bridge this gap by exploring cross-disciplinary variations ...  Read More

Research Paper Teacher Education
7. Development and Validation of an English Language Teacher Professional Identity Scale (ELTPIS)

Mahsa Mahmoodarabi; Parviz Maftoon; Masood Siyyari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 201-237

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.59441.579

Abstract
  The notion of teacher professional identity has become a regular fixture in numerous theoretical and empirical studies in both mainstream and L2 teacher education. Consequently, a number of scales have been designed and developed to quantify this construct. To be sure, the extant instruments are general ...  Read More

Research Paper Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
8. Morphological Complexity Across Descriptive, Expository, and Narrative Text Types in Iranian Lower-Intermediate Language Learners

Rajab Esfandiari; Hajar Jafari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 237-267

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.59736.580

Abstract
  Morphological complexity is one of the dimensions of complexity that has been increasingly analyzed over the last few years. However, results from previous studies drawing on only a single text type are inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of text types (descriptive, narrative, ...  Read More

Research Paper Materials Development & Textbook Analysis
9. Global Coursebooks in the Course of Time: The Case of Interchange Level 2

Seyyedeh Fahimeh Parsaiyan; Kazhal Garshasbi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 269-300

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.59896.584

Abstract
  AbstractAlthough global English Language Teaching (ELT) coursebooks have been subject to numerous (critical) analyses, the changes occurring to their contents over different editions have received scarce attention. In this study, the researchers examined the transformations over different editions of ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
10. EFL Learners’ Perception of Task Experience Through Flow Outlook: Task Complexity and Modality in Focus

Leila Ghasemi; Ehsan Rezvani; Ehsan Namaziandost

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 301-334

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.60909.595

Abstract
  Regardless of the appreciation of language learners’ achievement in task-based language teaching, not much has been hinged upon learners’ perception and reception of various elements. This study examined task complexity and modality effects on Iranian EFL learners’ comprehension of ...  Read More

Research Paper Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
11. Storytelling and Story Reading Impacts on Pre-intermediate English Language Learners’ Oral Language Production and Comprehension

Alireza Omidbakhsh

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 335-354

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.61029.598

Abstract
  The use of storytelling on students’ first language literacy and development were extended to foreign/second language learning, and a large number of researchers interested in the field attempted to use storytelling and story reading strategies in teaching oral language skills to foreign/second ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
12. An Investigation of Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners’ L2 Motivation and Attitude in a Computer-Assisted Language Learning Environment

Mehdi Nasri; Sajad Shafiee; Mehrdad Sepehri

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 355-389

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.62359.614

Abstract
  The popularity of integrating technology in language instruction and its fundamental effect on the language learning dimensions has been widely acknowledged whereas learners’ motivation and attitude are expected to be improved in a web-based Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) environment. ...  Read More