Research Paper
1. Portfolio Assessment and the Enhancement of Higher Order Thinking through Multiple Intelligence and Dialogic Feedback

Akram Faravani; Mahmood Reza Atai

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 25-1

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2015.3188

Abstract
  The current emphasis on higher order thinking skills (HOTS) has inspired many EFL educators to explore the impact of merging different pedagogical teaching and assessment strategies on the enhancement of thinking skills. Responding to such a growing need to investigate the effect of diverse teaching ...  Read More

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2. Iranian EFL Student-Teachers’ Multiple Intelligences and Their Self-Efficacy: Patterns and Relationships

Zainab Abolfazli Khonbi; Javad Gholami

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 47-27

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2015.3189

Abstract
  Nowadays, in line with trends in language teaching that follow the use of student-centered teaching/testing activities, there is growing consensus that students differ in their multiple intelligences. Furthermore, self-efficacy is one of the determining factors of success for people almost in any context. ...  Read More

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3. Culture and Identity: Linking Iranian Identity Components and Cultural Dimensions

Fahime Saboori; Reza Pishghadam; Azar Hosseini Fatemi; Behzad Ghonsooley

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 78-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2015.3463

Abstract
  Iranian identity cannot be conceived of as a uniform monolithic concept. But, thanks to certain upheavals in the history of the country, it has turned into the triple concept of national/Islamic/modern. Hofstede’s (2001) cultural framework represents a well-validated operationalization of culture ...  Read More

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4. Challenges in Promoting EFL Learners' Autonomy: Iranian EFL Teachers’ Perspectives

Goudarz Alibakhshi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 98-79

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2015.3464

Abstract
  Learner autonomy (LA) has always been a controversial issue among applied linguists. Several studies have been carried out to investigate the teachers' and learners' perceptions of learner autonomy as well as the feasibility of learner autonomy. Despite the importance of learner autonomy and the existence ...  Read More

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5. The Impact of Individual Differences on the Interlanguage Pragmatics of Iranian EFL learners in Institutional Discourse

Ashraf Haji Maibodi; Ali Mohammad Fazilatfar

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 129-99

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2015.3190

Abstract
  This study investigated the impact of individual differences like language proficiency, gender and age on the Iranian EFL learners interlanguage pragmatics in institutional discourse especially, their capacity to recognize and to rate pragmatic and grammatical infelicities in speech act situations of ...  Read More

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6. Complementiser Phrase: The Case of English Wh-Embedded Clauses

Ali Akbar Jabbari; Ali Akbar Ariamanesh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 155-131

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2015.3191

Abstract
  English main-clause wh-questions form complementiser phrases with wh-words preposed to spec-C position. This is because English wh-words, as verb-complements originally, are strong enough to trigger wh-movement and auxiliary inversion. Persian EFL learners encounter an over-differentiation problem regarding ...  Read More