On the Effect of Diagnostic Self-, and Peer- assessment on Reading Comprehension: Examining EFL Learners’ Diagnostic Rating Accuracy across Various Genres

Masoome Azmoode Sis Abad; Gholam-Reza Kiyani; Gholam-Reza Abbasian

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 177-202


  The present research responds to the call for implementing diagnostic assessment through learner involvement. This study followed two aims: first, examining the distinctive effects of diagnostic self- and peer - assessments on EFL learners’ reading comprehension; second, exploring students’ ...  Read More

Efficacy of In-Service Education and Training (INSET) Courses in Improving EFL Teachers’ Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK)

Maryam Mahmoudi; Mojgan Rashtchi; Gholam-Reza Abbasian

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 31-54


  Teachers’ knowledge base refers to what teachers should know and be able to implement in their classes. This study investigated to what extent in-service education and training (INSET) courses were influential in developing teachers’ knowledge base. From different models, the researchers ...  Read More

Sources of Demotivation among English Language Learners: Novice and Experienced Teachers’ Beliefs

Asghar Afshari; Zia Tajeddin; Gholam-Reza Abbasian

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 81-59


  Motivation is a crucial factor in learning a foreign language. However, some learners may become demotivated during their experience of learning a language. Demotivation among learners has rarely been addressed from the teachers’ perspectives. The purpose of the current study was to investigate ...  Read More

Incorporation of Dynamic Assessment Models into Developing Language Awareness and Metacognitive Strategy Use in Writing Classes

Samaneh Khodabakhsh; Gholam-Reza Abbasian; Mojgan Rashtchi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , November 2018, , Pages 55-79


  Dynamic Assessment (DA) has become a growing trend in education in general and language education in particular. The present mixed-methods study aimed at implementing two different models of DA known as the interventionist and the interactionist models regarding developing EFL learners’ level of ...  Read More

Perceptions and Attitudes towards Integrating Internet in EFL Instruction in Iran

Rana Najjari; Gholam-Reza Abbasian

Volume 2, Issue 4 , November 2015, , Pages 90-77

  This study investigated Iranian EFL teachers’ and learners’ perceptions and attitudes towards integrating Internet in EFL instruction; and the congruence of their attitudes and perceptions. As a mixed-method research, the data was collected both through questionnaires and interviews. Chi-square ...  Read More