Research Paper
1. Construction, Validation, and Application of a Teacher Status Scale (TSS): A Case of Iranian Junior High School Teachers

Reza Pishghadam; Fahimeh Saboori

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 1-26

Abstract
  The role of teachers in the educational context could go beyond simply teaching the subject matter. It is not uncommon for some students to be greatly influenced by certain teachers and even consider them as their role models. An interesting and novel way of inferring the impact a teacher has on the ...  Read More

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2. The Effect of Teaching Vocabulary through Synonymous, Semantically Unrelated, and Hyponym Sets on EFL Learners’ Retention

Elaheh Sotoudehnama; Faezeh Soleimanifard

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 27-56

Abstract
  Many textbooks include semantically related words and sometimes teachers add synonyms, antonyms, etc. to the words in order to present new vocabulary items without questioning the possible effects. This study sought to investigate the effect of teaching vocabulary through synonym, semantically unrelated, ...  Read More

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3. Construction of Evaluative Meanings by Kurdish-Speaking Learners of English: A Comparison of High- and Low-Graded Argumentative Essays

Alireza Jalilifar; Ali Hemmati

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 57-84

Abstract
  Academic writing ability is an important goal that learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) try to attain. While ESL students’ academic writings have been widely explored, owing to few studies investigating appraisal resources in EFL students’ ...  Read More

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4. EFL Learning, EFL Motivation Types, and National Identity: In Conflict or in Coalition

Mahnaz Mostafaei Alaei; Mohammad Reza Ghamari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 85-111

Abstract
  The present study was aimed at examining concerns about the social effects of EFL learning, a challenging area of research which has not been discussed sufficiently. It tried to investigate the relationship between EFL learning and national identity. In addition, attempt was made to find a relationship ...  Read More

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5. An Investigation into Cultural Representation in Interchange Textbooks

Ali Roohani; Elham Molana

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 113-136

Abstract
  Language and culture are now deemed to be co-constitutive; hence English language teaching (ELT) textbooks should incorporate cultural aspects and promote intercultural competence. However, careful decisions should be made as regards to the cultural content of materials and the ways in which culture ...  Read More

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6. The Effect of Task Repetition and Task Recycling on EFL Learners' Oral Performance

Sasan Baleghizadeh; Reza Asadi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2013, Pages 137-163

Abstract
  One of the major criticisms leveled at task-based language teaching (TBLT), despite its countless merits, is developing fluency at the cost of accuracy. The post-task stage affords a number of options to counteract this downside through task repetition and task recycling. These two options are considered ...  Read More