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Exploring the Effectiveness of Pre- and Post-Reading Activities on the Development of Reading Motivation and Self-Regulation as Essentials for Reading Comprehension

Parviz Ajideh; Mohammad - Zohrabi; Behnaz Khojand

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 January 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19503.2277

Abstract
  Reading skill entails the employment of specific skills and strategies. The use of post-reading and pre-reading activities, considering the importance of individual differences of the learners, have been reported to be successful techniques in improving reading comprehension. Thus, the objective of the ...  Read More

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Development and Validation of Iranian EFL Learners’ Preference for Anxiety Reducing Strategies Questionnaire

Alireza Bekhrad; Behdokht Mall-Amiri; Nacim Shangarffam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 January 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19169.2247

Abstract
  Language learning anxiety has gained enormous attention as it has a detrimental role in foreign language learning and creating stress-free contexts for language learning has always been advised. Therefore, being cognizant of strategies to reduce anxiety seems to be of great importance. This study aimed ...  Read More

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Written Corrective Feedback on Intermediate EFL Learners’ Formulaic Errors: The Impact of a Teacher Awareness-Raising Program

Servat Shirkhani; Samaneh Omidi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 January 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2023.19517.2278

Abstract
  Written corrective feedback has been extensively investigated with regard to its effectiveness, comparison of its different types, and perceptions about its effectiveness. However, few studies have addressed the types of errors receiving corrective feedback (CF) and still much fewer have focused on formulaic ...  Read More

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Conceptualization of Iranian EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Professional Learning Practices: Implications for Teacher Development

Faranak Shapouran; Roya Ranjbar Mohammadi Bonab; Mohammad Hossein Yousefi; Hassan Asadollahfam

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

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19379.2268

Abstract
  Teachers' professional learning plays an important role in their attempt to change their teaching practices; however, few studies have been conducted on how teachers prepare themselves for the vast initiatives in ameliorating students' outcomes. This study aimed to explore EFL teachers’ perceptions ...  Read More

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Exploring the Impact of Computer-Supported Input Enhancement on Enhancing Parallel Structures in EFL Learners' Writing: A Comparative Study in Flipped Online and Face-to-Face Higher Education Settings

Mehri Farzaneh; Farzaneh Khodabandeh; Ehsan Rezvani

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

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19542.2281

Abstract
  This study investigates the impact of computer-supported input enhancement techniques on the mastery of parallel structures in essay writing among EFL learners within the contexts of flipped online and face-to-face instruction. A comparative analysis of the effectiveness of these techniques is conducted ...  Read More

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Exploring assessment methods used by Grade Four English First Additional Language Teachers

Kofi Nkonkonya Mpuangnan; Gladys Phumzile Mngomezulu; Samantha Govender

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 February 2024

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19589.2288

Abstract
  The form of assessment which grade four teachers use to determine the learning outcomes of the learners who are studying English First Additional Language (EFAL) in South African schools demands urgent attention. This urgency stems from the necessity to critically examine the post-apartheid educational ...  Read More

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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

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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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The Role of Learning-oriented Language Assessment in Promoting Interactional Metadiscourse in Ectenic and Synoptic EFL Learners

Rajab Esfandiari; Omid Allaf-Akbary

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

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2024.19777.2305

Abstract
  In recent decades, undivided attention has been drawn to the examination of metadiscourse in different contexts, genres, languages, and disciplines. Nevertheless, a large body of research has been predominantly centred on the qualitative examination of potential metadiscourse markers and their associated ...  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

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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