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A Comparative Study of the Effect of Explicit, Implicit, and Discovery Learning Methods on EFL Learners’ Comprehension of English Passive Voice

sepideh rafiei sakhaei; biook behnam; Zohreh Seifoori

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 27-1

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2023.18472.2183

Abstract
  Despite all efforts rationalized around the significance of grammar instruction, it remains a contentious issue in the fields of second and foreign language teaching. Grammar teaching requires the design of both implicit and explicit approaches. One of the main features of grammar is English passive ...  Read More

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Developing Techniques to Improve L2 Learning Motivation and Willingness to Communicate Utilizing Johari Window Model in Foreign Language Context

Saeede Esmaeeli; Hooshang Yazdani

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 52-29

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2023.18145.2153

Abstract
  Developing Techniques to Improve L2 Learning Motivation and Willingness to Communicate through Utilizing Johari Window Model in Foreign Language ContextsAbstractThis study deciphered whether increasing learners’ L2 self-awareness using ‘Johari Window Model’ (JWM) as a self-regulatory ...  Read More

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Investigating Technological Innovation in English Language Teaching: Iranian EFL Instructors in Focus

Iran Kashanizadeh; Saeed Ketabi; Mohsen Shahrokhi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 53-77

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2023.18165.2155

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  Abstract Technological innovation creates new opportunities for teachers to practice new method of language teaching. During the last twenty years, increasing attention has been devoted to the notion of technology and education .Innovative teachers try to find different new methods for language teaching ...  Read More

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Iranian EAP Teachers and Students’ Perceptions of Critical English for Academic Purposes

Tahereh Movahhedi; Amir Sarkeshikian; Mohammad Golshan

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 77-100

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2023.18332.2193

Abstract
  Critical English for academic purposes (CEAP) has been an attempt to challenge the status quo in English for academic purposes (EAP) education. However, it has not received due attention in the literature. For the same reason, this study concentrated on how the Iranian EAP teachers and students perceived ...  Read More

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Iranian EFL Teachers’ Understanding and Beliefs of Critical Pedagogy: A Multiple Case Study

Esmaeel Ali Salimi; Meysam Khazaee Kouhpar

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 101-124

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2023.18569.2189

Abstract
  Critical Pedagogy (CP) in Iran, among other countries, is still in its early stages, and there are various challenges facing the implementation of problem-posing education. To pinpoint the probable factors impeding transformation in the educational setting, the present research, using a convenience sampling, ...  Read More

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The effects of receptive and productive testing on L2 active vocabulary knowledge

Dariush Aliakbari; Mortaza Aslrasouli; Davud Kuhi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 125-146

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2023.18202.2159

Abstract
  Considerable research has been conducted on the advancement of types of tests to facilitate a second language vocabulary improvement. However, whether types of tests (receptive vs. productive) lead to a comprehensive mastery of L2 active vocabulary knowledge has seldom been addressed in previous literature. ...  Read More

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The Relationship between Translanguaging Perceptions and Language Teacher Immunity

Mohammad Aliakbari; Fatemeh Fadaeian

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 147-168

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2023.18225.2163

Abstract
  Acknowledging the difference in the lexical backgrounds of students and teachers aids in having a realistic picture of how learning happens. Translanguaging promotes learning by exploring the multilingual capabilities of students. However, it is not sufficient to only account for the learner aspect of ...  Read More

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ESP for Media: Wonderland of Metaphors Uncovers the Students’ Perceived ‘Needs’

Mohammad Amerian

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 169-192

https://doi.org/10.30479/jmrels.2023.18583.2191

Abstract
  This paper tries to propose a reconsideration of the needs analysis procedure regarding the ESP courses for the students of arts (here, media arts) with an emphasis on the distinct contextual nature of such courses and the participants’ own varying perceptions of their needs. Considering the necessity ...  Read More