Analysis of Iranian EFL Teachers’ Narrated Critical Incidents and their Productive Coping Strategies
1. Analysis of Iranian EFL Teachers’ Narrated Critical Incidents and their Productive Coping Strategies

Saeedeh Esmaeli; Katayoon Afzali

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 1-27

Abstract
  Critical incidents are unanticipated and unplanned events which happen in the classrooms and may throw teachers into a state of disequilibrium which results in teachers’ losing ...  Read More
Evaluating Speech Acts in English Language Teaching Software: The Case of Tell Me More
2. Evaluating Speech Acts in English Language Teaching Software: The Case of Tell Me More

Zahra Asayesh; Seyyed Abdolmajid Tabatabaee Lotfi; Seyyed Amir Hossein Sarkeshikian

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 29-50

Abstract
  More recently, technology-based settings such as Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) have developed amazing modern places for materials used to teach pragmatics. In terms of ...  Read More
From Sociocultural Epistemology to Transformative Pedagogy: Contributions of Collaborative Action Research through Dialogic Mediation in Teacher Professional Development
3. From Sociocultural Epistemology to Transformative Pedagogy: Contributions of Collaborative Action Research through Dialogic Mediation in Teacher Professional Development

Farzad Mashhadi; Reza Biria; Ahmadreza Lotfi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 51-75

Abstract
  The preparation of English teachers to teach is a complex and multitudinous undertaking. Traditionally, in line with positivist paradigm which has focused on notion of transfer, teacher ...  Read More
Interculturalizing English Language Teaching: an Attempt to Build up Intercultural Communicative Competence in English Majors through an Intercultural Course
4. Interculturalizing English Language Teaching: an Attempt to Build up Intercultural Communicative Competence in English Majors through an Intercultural Course

Monir Ghasemi Mighani; Massood Yazdanimoghaddam; Ahmad Mohseni

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 77-100

Abstract
  Developing intercultural communicative competence in EFL learners is one of the most recent aspects of language competency that aims at equipping learners with appropriate attitudes ...  Read More
Investigating the Barriers to Teachers’ Professional Development in an EFL Context
5. Investigating the Barriers to Teachers’ Professional Development in an EFL Context

Hassan Soodmand Afshar; Shabnam Ghasemi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 101-122

Abstract
  As part of a large-scale study, the current study explored the barriers perceived by Iranian EFL teachers to impede their professional development. To this end, 200 EFL teachers teaching ...  Read More
Item-focused trees approach in differential item functioning (DIF) analysis: a case study of an EFL reading comprehension test
6. Item-focused trees approach in differential item functioning (DIF) analysis: a case study of an EFL reading comprehension test

Masoud Geramipour

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 123-147

Abstract
  Recent years have witnessed an increasing interest in providing new insights into modern language testing method targeting test bias. In this study, item-focused trees (IFT) approach ...  Read More