Research Paper
1. The Effects of Task Complexity on English Language Learners’ Listening Comprehension

Abbas Zare-ee

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2012, Pages 225-250

Abstract
  This article reports on the findings of a study that investigated the impact of manipulating task performance conditions on listening task performance by learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). The study was designed to explore the effects of changing complexity dimensions on listening task ...  Read More

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2. The Relationship between Internal Forms of Engagement (Cognitive-Affective) and Academic Success across Years of Study

Jaleh Hassaskhah; Abbas Ali Khanzadeh; Saeede Mohamad Zade

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2012, Pages 251-272

Abstract
  Literature has already confirmed that student engagement as an external or multidimensional construct may contribute to the academic success of college students. However, very few studies have tried to examine the contributions the more "internal forms of engagement" (cognitive and affective) might make ...  Read More

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3. The Relationship between High School Students’ Beliefs about Language Learning and Their Use of Language Learning Strategies

Maryam Meshkat; Fateme Saeb

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2012, Pages 273-292

Abstract
  Gaining insights into the learners’ individual characteristics such as beliefs about language learning and their relationship with learning strategies is essential for planning effective language instruction. Thus, the present study investigated the relationship between beliefs about language learning ...  Read More

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4. L2 Learners’ Strategy Preference in Metaphorical Test Performance: Effects of Working Memory and Cognitive Style

Mahmood Hashemian; Batool Fadaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2012, Pages 297-321

Abstract
  Although investigating the factors that influence test scores is important, a majority of stakeholders show a paucity of attention towards individual learner differences due to having large classes of L2 learners. This study sought to explore the possible effect of working memory and cognitive style ...  Read More

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5. EFL Learners’ Preferences for Error Correction and Its Relationship with Demotivation and Language Proficiency in the Iranian Context

Mina Rastegar; Hajar Homayoon

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2012, Pages 323-341

Abstract
  The present study is an attempt to explore any significant relationships between learners’ preferences for error correction, demotivation, and language proficiency (LP). One hundred Iranian EFL students, including both males and females, studying at the departments of foreign languages of Shahid ...  Read More

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6. Do the Emotionally More Intelligent Gain More from Metacognitive Writing Strategy Training?

Parviz Alavinia; Sara Razmi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2012, Pages 343-370

Abstract
  Though privileges ascribed to various facets of language learning strategy training have long been espoused with regard to varied language skills and components, the role some individual variables such as emotional intelligence might play in this respect seems to have received very scant attention. The ...  Read More