Volume 9 (2022)
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Volume 7 (2020)
Volume 6 (2019)
Volume 5 (2018)
Volume 4 (2017)
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Journal of Modern Research in English Language Studies, is an open access double-blind peer reviewed publication which is published by Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran concerned with new concepts and innovative technologies in "issues in language teaching". Journal of Modern Research in English Language Studies is a quarterly publication, which publishes original research papers related to journal scope. This journal is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws. All submitted manuscripts are checked for similarity through Hamyab software to ensure their authenticity to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by the expert reviewers.(Read More...)

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Accuracy and Fluency Development of Spoken English through Online Informal Activities: A Microgenetic Analysis

Rasoul Mohammad Hosseinpur; Zahra Parsaeian

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 1-25


  The upsurge of interest in the employment of instructional technologies in learning English has coincided with a growing interest in Online Informal Learning of English (OILE). Considering the under-explored area of speaking skill, the present study investigated the participants’ microgenetic development ...  Read More

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Collaborative Assessment in Reading Class: Skill Development and Students’ Reliance Reduction

Amir Rakhshan; Sajjad Fathi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 27-44


  Competitive and individualistic approaches are the more predominant manners of classroom practice. The alternative approach for competition and individualism is the cooperative or collaborative teaching approach that has drawn significant attention in the TEFL field in recent years. This study intends ...  Read More

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Comparative effects of Semantic vs Structural Elaboration on Iranian EFL Learners' Vocabulary Learning Process

Narges Rahmani; Ataollah Maleki

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 45-67


  Attempting to improve teaching instructions, researchers have proposed numerous instructional techniques. In vocabulary learning as one of the key areas in EFL, inadequate knowledge leads to complications and frequently faces the learners with challenges. This study explores how an instructional technique ...  Read More

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Developing EFL Teachers’ Cognition of Corrective Feedback Using a Task-Based Approach

Meisam Mirzaei Shojakhanlou; Abdulbaset Saeedian

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 69-90


  Investigating language teacher cognition and ways of promoting their cognition are the building blocks of teacher education because their practices are highly contingent on their cognition about underlying concepts in language pedagogy. This study explored the development of novice teachers’ cognition ...  Read More

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Exploring the Impact of Mobile-Flipped Classrooms on Iranian EFL Learners’ Writing Proficiency

Nouroddin Yousofi; Saba Bashiri

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 91-117


  This study gives an account of a mixed-methods exploration of the impacts of a mobile-based flipped classroom on Iranian EFL learners’ writing proficiency. The participants were selected in a non-random convenient sampling procedure. Two intact classes (N=30) of upper-intermediate EFL learners ...  Read More

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The Effectiveness of Metacognitive Awareness Raising on Reading Comprehension and Self-regulation of Iranian EFL Learners

Zahra Sadat Hadj Seyed Hossein Khani Taher Kermani; Neda Fatehi Rad; Valeh Jalali

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 119-141


  AbstractThe importance of the metacognitive awareness raising strategy has been well-documented in research findings as a type of support for the language skills acquisition of English as a foreign language (EFL) learner in overall; nevertheless, the efficacy of this strategy on EFL learners' reading ...  Read More

Face in Intercultural Communication: A Meta-synthesis

Mohammad Ahmadi Safa; Moslem Yousefi; Naser Ranjbar

Volume 5, Issue 2 , May 2018, , Pages 1-18


  Although the concept of ‘face’ has recently been the focus of attention in language pragmatics, face theory and research have dealt with individual rather than social aspects of human interactions (Arundale, 2013). In order to assess the epistemological and methodological dimensions of face ...  Read More

The Contribution of Gender and Teaching Experience to Iranian EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of Critical Pedagogy

Abdullah Sarani; Rasool Najjarbaghseyah; Mohammad Nasser Vaezi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , May 2019, , Pages 101-79


  This study aimed at investigating the Iranian EFL teachers’ perceptions of critical pedagogy values in teaching English with an emphasis on gender and teaching experience. For that end, a 33-item Likert-type questionnaire was developed. The researcher-made instrument was administered to 102 EFL ...  Read More

Designing and Validating a Flipped Learning Pattern to Enhance Problem-Based Teaching in Higher Education Instructors for Teaching the English Language

Shila Soleymani; Khadijeh Aliabadi; Ismaiil Zaraii Zavaraki; Ali Delavar

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 73-100


  This study provides a framework for identifying, designing, and validating a flipped learning pattern to enhance problem- based teaching approach in higher education instructors in teaching the English language. Also, this endeavors to offer a general blueprint for designing a pedagogical pattern as ...  Read More

Enhancing Vocabulary Learning and Self-regulation via a Mobile Application: An Investigation of the Memrise App

Jalil Fathi; Forough Alipour; Abdulbaset Saeedian

Volume 5, Issue 1 , February 2018, , Pages 27-46


  The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of the use of mobile application (app) of Memrise on the second language (L2) vocabulary learning and self-regulatory capacity in vocabulary acquisition. In so doing, a sample of 59 Iranian English-as-a-foreign language (EFL) learners from ...  Read More

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Disparity in terms of Recruitment and Salary between Monolinguals and Bilingual EFL Teachers in the Sultanate of Oman

Houman Bijani; Salim Said Bani Orabah

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 January 2023


  Literature in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) recruitment practices suggests that the myth of monolingual speakerism has impacted the employment methods in various countries in the world. The monolingual (native) speaker has a privileged position in English language ...  Read More

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Interactional Competence and Gender Impacts on EFL Learners’ Self-Perceptions of Its Sub-Constructs

Zari saeedi; Hossein Jajarmi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 February 2023


  Even though interactional competence (IC) has been in the center of attention recently, its constructs/sub-components and influencing factors still require a profound scrutiny. The features associated with IC have indeed been probed in various realms of language learning and teaching. However, the effect ...  Read More

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The Role of Strategy Use Instruction in Improving EFL Learners’ Integrated Writing Ability and Their Affective State: A Mixed-Methods Study

Farhang Daneshfard; Mahboobeh Saadat

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 February 2023


  The integration of reading and writing has recently been of interest to researchers. This study investigated the effectiveness of instructing integrated writing (IW) strategies to EFL learners. In addition, the changes in writing self-efficacy, anxiety, and motivation were examined. To gain a deep understanding ...  Read More

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Practicum and Professional Role Identity (Re)construction: A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study on Iranian EFL Student Teachers

Mohammad Zeinali; Manoochehr Jafarigohar; Mahmood Reza Atai; Hassan Soliemani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 February 2023


  The empirically-validated link between teachers’ professional role identity and explicit manifestations of teacher efficacy has resulted in a burgeoning literature on educational programs/settings influential in teacher identity formation. In an attempt to expand on this strand of research, the ...  Read More

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A Study on the Development and Validation of an EAP Teachers Identity Questionnaire in the Iranian Context

Hanieh Azizi; Neda Hedayat; Neda Gharagozloo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 February 2023


  The importance of studying teachers’ identity is to guide teachers to choose an appropriate methodology to teach as well as to lead learners to learn the target language which is related to notion of identity. The present study was an attempt to develop and validate an identity questionnaire regarding ...  Read More

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A Linguistic Error Analysis of ESL Written Essays by Indian Tamil University Students


Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 March 2023


  Although many ESL university students know grammar rules, most cannot write competently. Meanwhile, effective writing would affect students' overall academic performance. This article examined the written errors of the Indian Tamil learners of English as their Second Language (ESL). The study adopted ...  Read More

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A High Frequency Word List for Political Sciences

Reza Bagheri Nevisi; Mahmood Safari; Rasoul Mohammad Hosseinpur; Reyhaneh Mousakazemi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 March 2023


  Recent research favors specific academic word lists over a general academic word list for preparing university students to read and publish academic papers in English. Although researchers have developed word lists for various disciplines, some academic fields do not enjoy a well-developed technical ...  Read More

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The Effect of Peer Corrective Feedback on Extroverted and Introverted Iranian Elementary L2 Learners’ Reading Comprehension

Afshin Mansouri Qadikolaei; Amir Marzban

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 March 2023


  There seems to be a link between the type of corrective feedback students receive in the classroom and their personality styles. The current study investigated the effect of peer corrective feedback on the reading comprehension of extroverted and introverted Iranian elementary L2 learners. At first, ...  Read More

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Using a Process-Based approach to Teaching Paragraph Development: Composing Strategies and L1/L2 Transferability in Focus

Hajar Ghafarpour; Reza Biria

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 April 2023


  The writing process is founded principally upon language learners’ decision making behaviors that are believed to be under the influence of their first language (L1) experiences. Hence, the main objectives of this study are (a) to investigate the extent to which activating cognitive processing ...  Read More

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Investigating Technological Innovation in English Language Teaching: Iranian EFL Instructors in Focus

Iran Kashanizadeh; Saeed Ketabi; Mohsen Shahrokhi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 April 2023


  Abstract Technological innovation creates new opportunities for teachers to practice new method of language teaching. During the last twenty years, increasing attention has been devoted to the notion of technology and education .Innovative teachers try to find different new methods for language teaching ...  Read More

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Syntactic Complexity and Communicative Moves of Applied Linguistics Research Article Abstracts: A Function-first Approach

Rajab Esfandiari; Mohammad Ahmadi; Aynur Ismayilli Karakoç

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 April 2023


  There is currently a growing tendency to a meaning-based approach to the analysis of syntactic complexity in academic writing. While previous studies have offered illuminating insights into linguistic realizations of rhetorical structures in relation to syntactic complexity, they have typically analyzed ...  Read More

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Developing Techniques to Improve L2 Learning Motivation and Willingness to Communicate Utilizing Johari Window Model in Foreign Language Context

Saeede Esmaeeli; Hooshang Yazdani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 April 2023


  Developing Techniques to Improve L2 Learning Motivation and Willingness to Communicate through Utilizing Johari Window Model in Foreign Language ContextsAbstractThis study deciphered whether increasing learners’ L2 self-awareness using ‘Johari Window Model’ (JWM) as a self-regulatory ...  Read More

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“You must be crazy!” Teacher Corrective Feedback and Student Uptake in Two Tanzanian Secondary Schools

Gastor Cosmas Mapunda; Elizabeth Kyara

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 April 2023


  This study aimed at investigating teachers’ behaviours that co-occur with the oral corrective feedback strategies and their influence on the students’ responses to oral corrective feedback (OCF) in teaching English in Tanzanian secondary schools. In Tanzania English is a foreign language, ...  Read More

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The effects of receptive and productive testing on L2 active vocabulary knowledge

Dariush Aliakbari; Mortaza Aslrasouli; Davud Kuhi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 April 2023


  Considerable research has been conducted on the advancement of types of tests to facilitate a second language vocabulary improvement. However, whether types of tests (receptive vs. productive) lead to a comprehensive mastery of L2 active vocabulary knowledge has seldom been addressed in previous literature. ...  Read More

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The Relationship between Translanguaging Perceptions and Language Teacher Immunity

Mohammad Aliakbari; Fatemeh Fadaeian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 May 2023


  Acknowledging the difference in the lexical backgrounds of students and teachers aids in having a realistic picture of how learning happens. Translanguaging promotes learning by exploring the multilingual capabilities of students. However, it is not sufficient to only account for the learner aspect of ...  Read More

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A Comparative Study of the Effect of Explicit, Implicit, and Discovery Learning Methods on EFL Learners’ Comprehension of English Passive Voice

sepideh rafiei sakhaei; biook behnam; Zohreh Seifoori

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 May 2023


  Despite all efforts rationalized around the significance of grammar instruction, it remains a contentious issue in the fields of second and foreign language teaching. Grammar teaching requires the design of both implicit and explicit approaches. One of the main features of grammar is English passive ...  Read More

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Iranian EFL Teachers’ Understanding and Beliefs of Critical Pedagogy: A Multiple Case Study

Esmaeel Ali Salimi; Meysam Khazaee Kouhpar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 May 2023


  Critical Pedagogy (CP) in Iran, among other countries, is still in its early stages, and there are various challenges facing the implementation of problem-posing education. To pinpoint the probable factors impeding transformation in the educational setting, the present research, using a convenience sampling, ...  Read More

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Iranian EAP Teachers and Students’ Perceptions of Critical English for Academic Purposes

Tahereh Movahhedi; Amir Sarkeshikian; Mohammad Golshan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 May 2023


  Critical English for academic purposes (CEAP) has been an attempt to challenge the status quo in English for academic purposes (EAP) education. However, it has not received due attention in the literature. For the same reason, this study concentrated on how the Iranian EAP teachers and students perceived ...  Read More




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