Research Paper Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Grit and Foreign Language Anxiety as Predictors of Willingness to Communicate in the Context of Foreign Language Learning: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

Jalil Fathi; Farnoosh Mohammaddokht; Saeed Nourzadeh

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 1-30

  Given its key role in enhancing learners’ communicative competence, willingness to communicate (WTC) has received much research attention in the field of second language (L2) teaching and learning. Numerous studies have explored the antecedents of WTC in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
A Social Quest for Language and Cultural Capital: Exploring Iranian English Language Majors’ Habitus

Behrooz Nazarian; Gholam Reza Zarei

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 31-60

  This research study was conducted to investigate the most representative characteristics of the habitus developed by academically successful Iranian English majors. Learning a second or foreign language, like many sociocultural practices, from a Bourdieusian perspective, is informed by the interrelation ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
A Qualitative Investigation of Language Learners’ Epistemological Beliefs: Core Dimensions and Development in Focus

Masoomeh Rahmani; Marzieh Bagherkazemi; Alireza Ameri

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 61-93

  Language Learners’ epistemological beliefs (LLEBs), as their conceptions about the nature of L2 knowledge and L2 knowing, are among the determinants of the route and the outcome of language learning; however, research into their dimensional and developmental nature is at the premium. This qualitative ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
The Discursive Construction of Academic Writing Expertise: A Case Study of Developing from an Outsider to a Contributor Role in a Discourse Community

Farzaneh Dehghan

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 95-119

  This study aims at exploring the developmental process from a novice writer to an expert academic contributor from a discursive viewpoint. Using a cross-sectional research design, the researcher was in contact with five graduate students (from M.A. to PhD) via semi-structured interviews and online communication. ...  Read More

Research Paper Applied Linguistics
Developing and Assessing Intercultural Competence through Ethnographic Interviews in the Domestic Context of Teacher Education in Iran

Mehri Jalali

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 119-144

  Although the importance of intercultural competence (IC) training has been increasingly recognized in recent scholarly reviews, home-based approaches invite further investigation in this paradigm. This study aims to make a contribution by exposing a domestic context to assess IC development through using ...  Read More

Research Paper Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Examining the Effect of Scaffolding Instruction on Critical Thinking Skills of Iranian EFL Learners

Emad Mohammed Qadir; Nouroddin Yousofi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 145-170

  In recent years, the importance of thinking skills in education has attracted the attention of researchers. To this end, this study investigated the effect of scaffolding and implicit instructions on the critical thinking skills (i.e., inference, evaluation, analysis, inductive and deductive reasoning) ...  Read More

Research Paper Materials Development & Textbook Analysis
Iranian EFL Teachers’ Conceptions and Practices of Communicative Language Teaching Curriculum

Amir Kardoust; Abdulbaset Saeedian

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 171-202

  Enabling learners to communicate both in an inter-personal level and with people of other nations is greatly emphasized in language learning programs. The present study seeks to analyze the conceptions of Iranian teachers after they implemented the new communicative language teaching (CLT) curriculum. ...  Read More

Research Paper Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Task Motivation and Transfer of Learning across Tasks: The Case of Learning the English Definite Article

Saeed Safdari

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 203-232

  Task motivation has recently gained prominence in second language (L2) research. However, its potential effects on the transfer of learning across tasks have not been investigated. The present study sought to deal with this issue through a mixed-methods approach. A total of 82 intermediate English learners ...  Read More

Research Paper Psycholinguistics
Hidden Curriculum Components, Learners’ National Identity, and Self-Efficacy: A Model for Iranian EFL Teachers

Zeinab Sazegar; Hamid Ashraf; Khalil Motallebzadeh

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 233-267

  Much of what educators address is the overt curriculum; however, there is a hidden curriculum that affects education in a very profound manner. In view of that, the purpose of the present study is to determine the relationship of EFL teachers’ perspectives on hidden curriculum components in the ...  Read More

Research Paper Teacher Education
Coping Strategies Employed by EFL Teachers to Avoid Classroom Management Constraints: Scale Development and Validation

Seyed Reza Beh-Afarin; Mohammad Shakerkhoshroudi; Jahanbakhsh Nikoopour

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 269-299

  Classroom management constraints and how English teachers cope with or remove them effectively have significantly impacted both EFL teachers and teacher educators. However, the coping strategies employed by teachers with high and low levels of expertise have not been thoroughly explored yet. To this ...  Read More

Research Paper Discourse Analysis
Grammatical Complexity in Research Articles: Iranian Local Journals and International Journals

Seyed Foad Ebrahimi; Samaneh Imandar

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 301-323

  This study aimed to investigate the grammatical complexity based on Biber, Gray, Staples, and Egbert’s (2020) linguistic description in research articles published in Iranian local journals and international journals. The corpus of the study included 40 Applied Linguistics research articles, 20 ...  Read More

Research Paper Materials Development & Textbook Analysis
The Impact of Sequencing Repeated Familiar Tasks on Listening Performance

Bahman Amini; Abbas Bayat; Keivan Mahmoodi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 325-350

  Over the years, much research has been done on the role of tasks in L2 learning, but little is known about how sequencing tasks affects listening comprehension. Thus, the present study evaluated the effect of sequencing repeated familiar tasks (SRFT) along three dimensions of complexity i.e. +/- visual ...  Read More