The Washback Effect of IELTS Examination on EFL Teachers’ Perceived Sense of Professional Identity: Does IELTS Related Experience Make a Difference?

Masoomeh Estaji; Farhad Ghiasvand

Volume 6, Issue 3 , August 2019, , Pages 103-83

  A teacher’s self-perception and identity are shaped by the test accountability context where they teach. Although research on washback effect and teacher-related factors is not an uncharted territory, investigating the nexus of high-stakes tests and teachers’ professional identity has been ...  Read More

Employing a Cooperative Learning Technique as a Means to Promote Iranian EFL Learner’s Critical Thinking

Masoomeh Estaji; Shabnam Moradi Aghdam

Volume 3, Issue 2 , May 2016, , Pages 55-35

  The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of learning together model of cooperative learning on Iranian EFL learners’ and high and low achievers’ critical  thinking ability. To this end, a total of 52 students out of a population of 60 English language learners from Simin Language ...  Read More