An Evidentiality-Discourse Analysis of Adverbials and Epistemic Modality in Discussion Sections of Native and Non-Native ELT Papers

Manoochehr Jafarigohar; Saeed Kheiri

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2017, Pages 31-17

  Integrating the triplex notion of evidentiality into its theoretical framework, this study aimed at contrastively scrutinizing the ELT academic papers authored by non-native Iranian and native English researchers in terms of the utilization of evidentiality, focusing on the adverbial and epistemic-modality ...  Read More

Assessing the English Language Needs of Persian Literature University Students from Teachers’ Perspective

Yalda Shahmoradi; Siros Izadpanah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2017, Pages 68-33

  Since needs analysis firstly introduced by the publication of Munby's communicative syllabus design in 1978, many researchers carried out on the needs analysis of university students majoring different courses in order to prepare for their target language needs. The purpose of this study was to identify ...  Read More

Research Paper
Differentiated Instructions: Implementing Tiered Listening Tasks in Mixed-Ability EFL Context

Natasha Pourdana; Mehdi Shahpouri Rad

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2017, Pages 87-69

  Language teachers are usually faced with the challenging classrooms wherein the students with mixed language abilities sit together. One solution to deal with this situation is to apply differentiated instructions in terms of tiered task strategy. By definition, tiered tasks are extracted from the same ...  Read More

Interactive and Interactional Markers in ISI and Non-ISI Applied Linguistic Journal Articles Written by Iranian Authors: A Contrastive Meta-Discourse Analysis of Method Section

Farid Ghaemi; Giti Sabadoust

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2017, Pages 108-89

  Meta-discourse as a self-reflective linguistic tool has received considerable attention in recent years. Besides, it plays a leading role in exploring variations in the way authors pen a manuscript. The present study aims at investigating variations in the use of both interactive and interactional meta-discourse ...  Read More

Iranian EFL Learners’ Attitudes toward Using British Council Video Clips and Podcasts for Listening Comprehension

Tahereh Movahedi; Seyyed Abdolmajid Tabatabaee Lotfi; Seyyed Amir Hosseyn Sarkeshikian

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2017, Pages 123-109

  The current study intended to investigate the attitudes of Iranian intermediate EFL learners toward using British Council video clips and podcasts for listening comprehension. The participants were selected from among 132 intermediate learners based on their performance on an English proficiency test. ...  Read More