A corpus-driven investigation into lexical bundles across research articles in Food Science and Technology

Rajab Esfandiari; Ghodsieh Tavakoli Moein

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2016, Pages 30-1

  The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) to identify the most frequent 4-word lexical bundles and (b) to analyse the functions these lexical bundles may serve. To those ends, a corpus of 4,652,444 in Food Science and Technology (hereafter FST Corpus) was developed, using 1,421 research articles (RAs) ...  Read More

Language Learning Strategy Preferences of Asian EFL Learners

Jalal Kamalizad; Kaveh J. Kalilzadeh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2016, Pages 47-31

  Responding to the controversies in the results of past studies concerning the effect of nationality/ethnicity on using language learning strategies, this study adopts Oxford’s (1990) strategy inventory for language learning (SILL) to report Iranian male college level EFL learners’ pattern ...  Read More

The Effect of Peer Scaffolding on Iranian EFL Learners’ Listening Comprehension

Karim Shabani; Sekineh Malekdar

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2016, Pages 65-49

  This study investigated the extent to which peer scaffolding could contribute to the listening comprehension on Iranian EFL learners with elementary level of language proficiency. To fulfill this objective, 33 institute students were selected through Key English Test (KET) and assigned to two groups ...  Read More

The Effects of Classroom Peer-feedback on Advanced Students' Self- Confidence

Sara Feyli; Mohammad Ali Ayatollahi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2016, Pages 87-67

  Many studies have been conducted on peer feedback in the fields of education in general and applied linguistics in particular. In spite of peer feedback’s popularity and benefits, there are some gaps in the peer feedback research. To fill the gaps, this study, through using a quasi-experimental ...  Read More

The Familiarity of EFL Teachers with Post-Method: Considering their Field of Study

Mir Habib Aboulalaei; Jafar Poursalehi; Yaser Hadidi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2016, Pages 109-89

  One important light in which to perceive the pendulum swings of the world of language teaching is the waning of the concept of method and its replacement by Kumaravadivelu’s post-method pedagogy, which is free from the constraints of methods. For several years, researchers working on the familiarity ...  Read More

The Interplay among Self-efficacy, Perceptions of Instructional Supervision, and Teaching Performance: A Case of Iranian EFL Teachers

Afsaneh Baharloo; Saeed Mehrpour

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2016, Pages 130-111

  This study aimed to investigate the relationship between language teachers' perception of instructional supervision and their self-efficacy. In addition, it intended to delve into the interplay among self-efficacy, perception of supervision, and teaching performance of Iranian EFL teachers. Employing ...  Read More