Research Paper
1. Life-wise Language Learning Textbooks: Construction and Validation of an Emotional Abilities Scale through Rasch Modeling

reza pishghadam; shima ghahari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 1-33

Abstract
  Underlying the recently developed notions of applied ELT and life syllabus is the idea that language classes should give precedence to learners’ life qualities, for instance emotional intelligence (EI), over and above their language skills. By so doing, ELT is ascribed an autonomous status and ...  Read More

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2. Core Units of Spoken Grammar in Global ELT Textbooks

sasan baleghizadeh; Yahya gordani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 33-58

Abstract
  Materials evaluation studies have constantly demonstrated that there is no one fixed procedure for conducting textbook evaluation studies. Instead, the criteria must be selected according to the needs and objectives of the context in which evaluation takes place. The speaking skill as part of the communicative ...  Read More

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3. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Explicit and Implicit Form-Focused Instruction on Explicit and Implicit Knowledge of EFL Learners

majid Ghorbani; mahmood reza atai

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 58-92

Abstract
  Although explicit and implicit knowledge of language learners are essential to theoretical and pedagogical debates in second language acquisition (SLA), little research has addressed the effects of instructional interventions on the two knowledge types (R. Ellis, 2005).This study examined the relative ...  Read More

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4. L2 Learners’ Use of Metadiscourse Markers in Online Discussion Forums

zis tajeddin; minoo alemi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 93-122

Abstract
  This study aimed to investigate the use of interactional metadiscourse markers in 168 comments made by 28 university students of engineering via an educational forum held as part of a general English course. The students wrote their comments on six topics, with a total of 19,671 words. Their comments ...  Read More

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5. Evaluating an Instructional Textbook: A Critical Discourse Perspective

ali roohani; najmeh heidari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 123-158

Abstract
  A critical discourse analysis (CDA) of English language teaching (ELT) textbooks can provide a theoretical description of existing ideological effects in the texts and a means to link linguistic and social practices. This study, thus, seeks to evaluate Summit 2B (i.e., the advanced book of Top Notch ...  Read More

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6. The Effect of Gloss Type and Mode on Iranian EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Acquisition

karim sadeghi; negar ahmadi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 159-188

Abstract
  Vocabulary is an important component of language proficiency which provides the basis for learners’ performance in other skills. But, since vocabulary learning seems to be so demanding, learners tend to forget newly-learnt words quite soon. In order to identify vocabulary learning conditions which ...  Read More

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7. How Attitude, Self-efficacy, and Job Satisfaction Relate with Teaching Strategies?

mojgan rashtchi; beheshteh jabalameli

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 189-224

Abstract
  The primary purpose of the present study was to explore whether there was any significant relationship between attitude, self-efficacy, and job satisfaction of Iranian EFL teachers on the one hand, and their choice of teaching strategies. Strategies mostly used by participants of the study with low, ...  Read More