research paper
EFL Students' Engagement with Readers in Expository Writing: Contribution of Gender and Proficiency Level

Zahra Alimorad; Sasan Nobahar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 February 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19596.2290

Abstract
  The present mixed-methods conversion-design study applied the engagement framework of the appraisal theory to disclose whether EFL students’ gender and proficiency level have any effect on their use of engagement resources in their expository texts. To this end, through a convenience sampling procedure, ...  Read More

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The Mediating Role of Teacher Burnout and School Climate in EFL Teachers’ Commitment: Focus on Iranian Teachers

Akram Bagheri; Masood Siyyari; Mojgan Rashtchi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 February 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19486.2273

Abstract
  The psychological constructs of teachers have become the focus of a growing line of research in numerous studies in both mainstream and second language teacher education over the recent decades. Many studies have addressed the relationship between teacher commitment and other variables; however, its ...  Read More

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Sociolinguistic Factors Influencing the Acquisition of English Vocabulary in Multilingual Contexts: Insights from Selected Secondary School Teachers in Dodoma, Tanzania

Godson Robert Mtallo; Gerald Kimambo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 February 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19603.2292

Abstract
  The study aimed to investigate the influence of sociolinguistic factors on the acquisition of English vocabulary in multilingual contexts. It employed a case study design in Dodoma City and Chamwino District Councils in Dodoma Region, Tanzania. Purposive sampling was used to select eight English language ...  Read More

research paper
Google Translate as a Repelling or Propelling Tool: Evidence from Less-Resourced Languages

Zahra Fakher Ajabshir

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 February 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2023.18709.2205

Abstract
  Recently, the use of machine translation (MT) to support the second language (L2) writing has increased. Since translation quality via MT matures every year, updated studies are required. The present study explored the quality of MT (Google Translate) outputs from Persian to English by comparing them ...  Read More

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Investigating English Language Teaching Policies for Online Courses at an Iranian Language Institute

Maryam Khosravi; Seyyedeh Susan Marandi; Leila Tajik

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 February 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/JMRELS.2024.19529.2280

Abstract
  One of the first steps toward improving online English language courses should be exploring and understanding the educational policies that shape them. Accordingly, the present study examined 191 educational guidelines and plans that were issued during the COVID-19 pandemic in a well-known Iranian language ...  Read More

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Experienced and Novice EFL Teachers’ Cognition and Practices on Intercultural Communicative Competence: A Mixed-Methods Study in Iranian Context

Ashraf Sadat Hosseyni; Moussa - Ahmadian; Majid Amerian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 February 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19354.2265

Abstract
  Teachers as the backbone of education need to commit themselves to expanding their perception, sensitivity, and awareness toward intercultural communicative competence (ICC). By taking full advantages of quantitative and qualitative research methods, this study examines if novice and experienced EFL ...  Read More

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Improving EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension Through Raising Metacultural Competence: Comparing Teacher- Generated and Teacher/Learner-Generated Materials

Hamid Marashi; Atefeh Moradian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 March 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19605.2294

Abstract
  This study aimed to investigate the effect of teaching metacultural competence through two modes of teacher-generated and teacher/learner-generated materials on English-as-a-foreign-language learners’ reading comprehension. To this end, 60 male and female upper-intermediate EFL learners studying ...  Read More

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The Effectiveness of Oral Corrective Feedback in the Acquisition of Third-Person Singular 's' in Iranian EFL Context

Navid Bahrami Maleki; Ali Akbar Ansarin; Yaser Hadidi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19640.2297

Abstract
  Focus on form through oral corrective feedback has been the center of many L2 learning investigations in recent decades. Although research has been abundantly done on the impact of different single-feedback types, not many studies have included combinational feedback strategy, especially as regards the ...  Read More

research paper
Developing a Technology-Mediated EFL Teacher Program Based on Critical Pedagogy: The Context of Iran in Focus

Zahra Sabaghzade; Neda Fatehi Rad; Leila Anjomshoa

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 March 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19295.2261

Abstract
  With a view to the recent educational developments in addition to the increasing adoption of critical pedagogy (CP) in educational systems worldwide (Grassini, 2023), taking critical digital pedagogy (CDP) in the field of teacher education within the context of Iran offers numerous benefits, like encouraging ...  Read More

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Development and Validation of an EFL Teachers’ Quality Assurance Questionnaire

Giti Sabadoust; Kobra Tavassoli; Gholamhassan Famil Khalili

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 March 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19667.2299

Abstract
  There is a consensus among researchers and educators that teachers need to be well prepared to improve the quality of education and students’ learning. Nevertheless, little attempt has been made to implement the trends in teachers’ quality assurance (TQA) in the field of language education. ...  Read More

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Charting New Horizons in Teacher Education: How Practicum Students Empower and Support In-Service Teachers

Masoume Ahmadi; Nasser Sabourianzadeh; Mobina Nazari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 April 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19795.2310

Abstract
  Reciprocal learning, nurtured within a community of practice, is a cornerstone of teacher professional development. Despite extensive research on mentor-led support for student teacher (ST) professional development, the reciprocal potential of STs to transform and shape mentor teachers' (MTs) practices ...  Read More

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Face-to-Face or Flipped Learning Classroom: Which Method Enhances Iranian EFL Sixth Grade Students’ Self-Efficacy in Virtual Learning Environment?

Vahid Norouzi Larsari; Farahman Farrokhi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 April 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19783.2307

Abstract
  The realm of education has experienced significant transformation driven by swift advancements in technology, leading to the rise of virtual learning as a key instructional approach. Within this context, the Flipped Classroom (FC) model has gained prominence as a modern and innovative methodology. This ...  Read More

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A Mixed-Methods Study into the Discipline-Specific Effect of Critical EAP on Reading Comprehension

Tahereh Movahhedi; Amir Sarkeshikian; Mohammad Golshan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 April 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19950.2326

Abstract
  Although critical English for academic purposes (CEAP) has grown theoretically, more research is needed to explore it in more depth. This sequential mixed-methods study primarily aimed to examine whether the CEAP and traditional English for academic purposes (EAP) have different impacts on Iranian university ...  Read More

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Analyzing the Development of a Longitudinal Error-Tagged English Learner Corpus: Exploring Accuracy Development in Iranian EFL Learners' Writing

Samaneh Yadollahi; Amirsaeid Moloodi; Mohammad Rahimi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 May 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19996.2333

Abstract
  Error-tagged learner corpora are helpful resources in language teaching, providing authentic samples of learners' errors. This longitudinal study aims to investigate accuracy development in three subsequent writing performances of Iranian EFL learners across beginner, intermediate, and advanced proficiency ...  Read More

Research Paper
The Effect of Teaching Through Three Types of Mind Maps (Bubble, Double-Bubble, and Multi-Flow) on Iranian EFL Learners' Comprehension and Production of English Collocations

Davood Gholami; Abbas Ali Zarei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 May 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.20357.2376

Abstract
  Given the importance of learning collocations, this study investigated the effectiveness of three types of mind maps, namely, bubble, double-bubble and multi-flow maps, on the comprehension and production of collocations. The participants were 120 upper-intermediate level male learners of English at ...  Read More

Research Paper
Teachers’ Emotions and Experiences as influential Factors in Using Technology in EFL Classes

Behzad Nezakatgoo; Fatemeh Mirzapour; Maryam Mohseni

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 31 May 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.20181.2356

Abstract
  Nowadays, technology plays an essential role in people’s life in general and in education in particular. Teachers’ experiences and emotions can affect technology use in classes. The present study investigated teachers’ experiences and emotions regarding integrating technology into their ...  Read More

Research Paper L2 Creativity
EFL Teachers' Creativity and L2 Learners' Academic Attainment: The Moderating Role of Teaching Experience

Elnaz Zariholhosseini; Sajad Shafiee; Omid Tabatabaei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.20247.2364

Abstract
  Creativity is an essential prerequisite for teaching, developing, and promoting a foreign language. Pupils show enthusiasm for learning a foreign language in a creative environment. The central goal of this research was, therefore, to inspect the variety between experienced and novice English-as-a-foreign ...  Read More

Research Paper Language Skills and subskills
The Impact of Brain-Based Teaching on Iranian EFL Learners' Vocabulary Retention and Recall

Davoud Amini; Mahsa Rahmani Asl; Abolfazl Ghasemzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.20173.2354

Abstract
  The brain-based learning (BBL) approach refers to a learning method which attends to the structural and functional properties of the brain when involved in learning. The proponents of BBL approach in language teaching have proposed a set of strategies in line with neuroscientific findings regarding the ...  Read More

Research Paper Qualitative research
Iraqi Novice vs. Experienced EFL Teachers’ Beliefs about Classroom Interactional Competence

Zeena Hameed; Hamid Allami; Zia tajeddin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.20179.2355

Abstract
  Classroom interaction is the result of interplay of complex feelings and varying ideas and thoughts between the students and the teacher. As a major player, the L2 teacher can deploy different interactional resources to promote classroom interaction. Their decision to do so depends partly on their beliefs ...  Read More