Analysis of Lexical Patterning and Semantic Elements in Reading Comprehension Sections of EFL Textbooks

Saemeh Askani; Omid Khatin Zadeh

Volume 3, Issue 4 , November 2016, Pages 25-1

  This study aimed to investigate patterns of encoding motion events in the sentences of ‘Reading Comprehension’ sections of English textbooks that are taught in Iranian guidance schools and high schools. To achieve this objective, all sentences that described motion events were collected from ...  Read More

Research Paper
The Effect of Task Complexity and Recast on Iranian Intermediate Learners' Speaking Accuracy and Fluency

Saeed Shamsini; Ali Akbar Farahani Khomeijani

Volume 3, Issue 4 , November 2016, Pages 26-46

  This study attempted to look into the effect of increasing task complexity and the provision of recast in separate experiments on the EFL learners’ oral language production and their fluency and accuracy. For both experiments, oral narrative tasks were used (Heaton, 1975), adjusted in terms of ...  Read More

Iranian Domestically Designed ESAP Textbooks and Students: A Critical Thinking Perspective

Abbas Ali Rezaee; Yoones Taase; Zahra Alishahi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , November 2016, Pages 61-47

  The main purpose of this study is to investigate the reflection of critical thinking in ESAP textbooks developed by SAMT in Iran. To this end, three textbooks including English for Students of Veterinary Medicine (Medical Sciences), English for Students of Psychology (Soft Sciences) and English for Students ...  Read More

On the Effects of Task Load Involvement on Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners Word Learning: Reading and writing Tasks vs. Translation Tasks

Samaneh Yazdani

Volume 3, Issue 4 , November 2016, Pages 73-63

  Due to the fact that all language learners and teachers are aware of the fact that acquiring a second language involves a learning of the large number of vocabulary items, investigating how vocabulary is learned and what the best ways are to enhance effective acquisition have been important lines of ...  Read More

The Effect of Code-Switching on Iranian Elementary EFL Learners’ Oral Fluency, Accuracy, and Willingness to Communicate

Saeid Noorbar; Homa Jafarpour Mamaghani

Volume 3, Issue 4 , November 2016, Pages 103-75

  Regarding the issue of whether or not the use of L2 learners’ mother tongue should be allowed in the classroom, there has been a discord among scholars, each giving reasons for their claim. Considering this lack of consensus, this study was an attempt to investigate the effect of code-switching ...  Read More

Research Paper
The Role of Mobile-assisted Language Learning on EFL Learners’ Development of Writing Accuracy, Fluency, and Complexity

Leila Ahmadpour; Mohammad Hossein Yousefi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , November 2016, Pages 105-118

  The present study was an attempt to investigate the effectiveness of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) in comparison to lack of it in improving learners’ writing accuracy, fluency, and complexity. To this end, a total of 39 English as a foreign language learners took part in the study. In ...  Read More