Research Paper
A Triangulated Study of Workplace English Needs of Electrical Engineering Students

Samira kazempourian; Abbas Ali Rezaee

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 25-1

  English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is one of the considerable programs in the world of English language teaching and research since it pertains to specific needs of various specialties. Meanwhile, university students’ ability to communicate effectively through English language can greatly affect ...  Read More

Research Paper
Cultural Intelligence, Cultural Identity and Iranian EFL learners' use of Politeness Strategies

Rasoul Mohammad Hosseinpur; Maryam Sarbandi Farahani

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 27-45

  Human beings are defined as an embodiment of social and cultural understanding which can develop by engaging in various social contexts. Cultural intelligence and cultural identity are thus accounted noteworthy in learning particular aspects of language which are culture-specific. The present study intended ...  Read More

Research Paper
Evaluation of Newly Developed EAP Textbooks for the Students of Medicine Published by SAMT

Vahid Shahidipour; Mohammad Hassan Tahririan

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 47-65

  EAP textbooks have been one of the most important materials commonly used in any EAP program and attracted many researchers' attention due to their crucial contributions to foreign/second language acquisition. Despite the plethora of research on EAP textbooks, especially EAP textbooks published by SAMT, ...  Read More

Research Paper
Literal and Inferential Listening Comprehension: The Role of L1 vs. L2 Auditory Working Memory Capacity

Mohammad Nabi Karimi; Reza Naghdivand

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 67-84

  Working memory capacity, especially as it relates to L1 vs. L2, has been found to play a significant role in language comprehension and processing. Majority of the related studies have, however, been focused around reading comprehension, either in L1 or L2 contexts. The present study is a further attempt ...  Read More

Assessing Teachers’ Perceptions of Using Criticality-Enhancing English Language Materials inside EFL Classes

Momene Ghadiri; Mansoor Tavakoli

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 85-102

  Explicit teaching may provide great opportunities for critical thinking to flourish. This paper examines the degree to which the need for developing such a critical view of language learning among English as Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) teachers is rigorously felt and is taken into consideration. ...  Read More

Developing a Model for Disciplinary Writing Expertise in Postgraduate Teaching English as a Foreign Language Programs

Farzaneh Dehghan; Seyed Ayatoallah Razmjo

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 122-103

  A challenge for many postgraduate students is to move from the state of novice observers to those of professional contributors of a particular discourse community. They need to develop certain skills, practices, and competences, the demonstration of which is mostly through writing, called disciplinary ...  Read More

Exploring Metacognitive Strategies in Reading Academic Texts Among More and Less Proficient EFL University Students

Ali Roohani; Raheleh Sabzeali,; Azizullah Mirzaei

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 142-123

  Research has showed a positive relationship between metacognitive knowledge and success in reading comprehension. Thus, it is important to be aware of metacognitive strategy use in reading comprehension. This study was intended to explore metacognitive strategies in reading academic texts among more ...  Read More