Aspects of the Impact of Language Tests on Students’ Lifeworld: An Analysis of the Iranian B.A. University Entrance Exam Based on Habermas’s Social Theory
1. Aspects of the Impact of Language Tests on Students’ Lifeworld: An Analysis of the Iranian B.A. University Entrance Exam Based on Habermas’s Social Theory

Alireza Ahmadi; Seyyed Abbas Mousavi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 31-1

Abstract
  Testing has been so intrinsically bound to today’s modern life whose foregone consequences are often taken for granted and is accepted widely as unavoidable side effects or sometimes ...  Read More
Cross-Cultural Study of EFL/ESL Learners’ Request Strategies
2. Cross-Cultural Study of EFL/ESL Learners’ Request Strategies

Mahmood Hashemian; Maryam Farhang-Ju

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 45-33

Abstract
  Differences in nonnative speakers’ pragmatic performance may lead to serious communication problems. Although previous research has investigated different types of request strategies ...  Read More
EFL Learners' Learning and Retention of Phrasal Verbs and Lexical Collocations: Contributions from Formative Assessment
3. EFL Learners' Learning and Retention of Phrasal Verbs and Lexical Collocations: Contributions from Formative Assessment

Zohreh Seifoori; Heidar Ahmadi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 62-47

Abstract
  EFL learners’ difficulty in effectively learning and using phrasal verbs and lexical collocations might be attributed to the purely product-oriented teaching and assessment techniques ...  Read More
Task-Based Reading Course for EFL Teacher Trainees with Different Experiential Learning Styles: A Transformative Orientation
4. Task-Based Reading Course for EFL Teacher Trainees with Different Experiential Learning Styles: A Transformative Orientation

Amin Khanjani; Fereidoon Vahdany; Manoochehr Jafarigohar

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 78-63

Abstract
  Teacher education programs are ought to deal with the issue of language proficiency. Moreover, finding appropriate framework to help prospective teachers with different learning styles ...  Read More
The Influence of Strategic Mediation on Novice EFL Teachers’ Pedagogical Knowledge
5. The Influence of Strategic Mediation on Novice EFL Teachers’ Pedagogical Knowledge

Shiva Kaivanpanah; Abbas Ali Rezaee; Morteza Neamatollahi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 107-89

Abstract
  Different from one-way provision of knowledge in transmission-based approaches, recent approaches to teacher education consider learning as a consequence of teachers’ active engagement ...  Read More
Process of EFL Learners’ Politeness Markers Development: A Sociocultural Perspective
6. Process of EFL Learners’ Politeness Markers Development: A Sociocultural Perspective

Rasoul Mohammad Hosseinpur; Reza Bagheri Nevisi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 129-109

Abstract
  In spite of the crucial function of the politeness markers in the appropriate communication of the language learners, teachability of these markers has not received due attention in ...  Read More