Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 9, 2016

A Comparative Study of the Effect of Field Dependence/independenceon Narrative Writings of Iranian Efl Students in Jahad University of Ahvaz
1.IntroductionThe impact of cognitive styles in learning a foreign language has received much attention in recent years. FD/FIis a cognitive style which was introduced by Witkin, Oltman,Raskin, and Karp (1971). According to Hadley (2003), it is the degree...
An Investigation on the Comparative Effectiveness of Implicit vs. Explicit Call-Based Instruction on Development of Syntactic Knowledge of Iranian Efl Learners
1.IntroductionNowadays, computers and computerized systems have undoubtedly established themselves firmly in the contemporary lives of human beings from the world of business and communication to other high-tech friendly fields. The world of education...
A Review of Efl Learners' Speaking Skill and the Strategies for Improvement
1. IntroductionBueno, Madrid, and Mclaren (2006) said that speaking is one of the most difficultskills that EFL learners encounter. Despite this, it has been forced into the background while EFL teachers have spent mostof their classroom time attempting...
A Review of Using Technology in Efl Learning and Teaching: Call in Elt Context
1. IntroductionWith the on-going development in the technology domain, the interest in applying the innovations to the field of ELT (English Language Teaching) is spreading rapidly. In the field of linguistics, most of the scholars and researchers, likewise,...
A Revision Strategic Mediation Questionnaire: Assessment and Validation within Sociocultural Framework
IntroductionRevision has a long history in the field of composition and has been understood and measured in various ways (Fitzgerald, 1987). The importance of revision in writing is universally recognized. Experts see the need for student writers to...
A Study on the Relationship between Adaptive-Maladaptive Perfectionist Efl Learners and Their Willingness to Communicate in Classroom
1. Introduction"Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you go, and fix it along the way..."Paul ArdenVarious observations have proved the fact that...
Bridging the Capacity Gap through Adversity Quotient (Aq): "The Elevated Wisdom"
1. IntroductionIn the 21st century, life has become so complicated, so as the trends of thoughts which have been changed due to flood of technology towards the lifestyle of people. There has always been the notion of adversity prevalent in the life of...
Cognitive Task Complexity: Skehan's Limited Attentional Capacity Model and Robinson's Cognition Hypothesis
1. IntroductionA psycholinguistic approach, which is the first major research area in task-based instruction, is concerned with "the psychological processes underlying language learning and use" (Skehan, 1998, p. 1). In this perspective a task is considered...
Comparative Linguistic and Cultural Corpus of English and Turkish Proverbs Interrelated in Children
1.) MATERIAL AND METHOD OF THE RESEARCHThe proverbs are common to all communities and though each culture has its own set of proverbs, the same wisdom can usually be recognised in a different culture. In spite of religious and cultural differences, nations...
Educational Challenges of Iranian Students with Visual Limitations for Learning English as a Foreign Language
1.IntroductionLanguage is the most important means of human interaction for all individuals suffering from visual disability. Learning a foreign language such as English enhances social integration, with a positive impact on self-esteem and opens new...
Effect of Homonyms Instruction on Vocabulary Development and Retention of Iranian Young Female Elementary Efl Learners through Call-Mediated Tasks
1.IntroductionLearning vocabulary is an important part of mastering in a second or foreign language for both teachers and students (Schmitt, 2000). It is essential to contemplate Wilkins' (1972) famous saying that "without grammar, very little can be...
Effects of Task-Based vs. Explicit Teaching of Grammar on Learning Conditional Sentences among Iranian Efl Learners
1.IntroductionRecent studies in SLA have led to a reconsideration of the importance of grammar in the L2 classroom (Beames, 2012; Praise & Meenakshi, 2014; Wei, 2010). There are at least four reasons for the reconsideration of grammar as an essential...
Iranian Efl Learners' Attitude towards Different Englishes in Terms of Language Proficiency
1.IntroductionEnglish as the language of international communication has been spreading all over the world, and since any transmission of language brings about transformation (Widdowson, 2003), this spread has resulted in the existence of different varieties...
Language Pedagogy and Discourse Analysis: The Move Towardsa Da-Oriented Tefl
1.IntroductionThe main relational bond between Discourse Analysis and Teaching English as a Foreign Language is their common concern with the field of speech acts or language as acting. The application of DA in TEFL concerns the pedagogical trend which...
On the Effects of a Specialized Vocabulary- Training Application on the Development of English Vocabulary among Iranian High School Students
1.IntroductionVocabulary learning is an essential aspect of mastering a second or foreign language (L2). Knowledge of words is fundamental to both comprehension and production in reading, listening, speaking and writing activities. In instructional settings,...
The Effect of Clil Method on Teaching Reading Comprehensionto Junior High School Students
1.IntroductionContent and language integrated learning (CLIL) has been initiated in Europe since 1994. According to Mehisto (2012),this term was launched during 1994 in conjunction with the European Commission. Ortiz (2014) stated that it was defined...
The Effect of E-Assessment on Writing Skill of Iranian Upper Intermediate Efl Learners
1. Introduction:Besidethrough the promptingdynamics of task, and test-taker features in performance assessment, the collaborative component of rater and ranking scale has received a considerable devotion in diverse models of presentation assessment (Kenyon,...
The Effect of Higher-Order Questions on the Speaking Ability of Iranian Efl Learners through Using Concept Mapping Strategy: A Gender Study Case
1.IntroductionConcept mapping can be used to transform theoretical knowledge and understanding into concrete visual signs and descriptions that are suitable for comparison and measurement. The concept-map strategy can show who is in most need of support...
The Effect of Interactive Speaking Activities on Developing Efl Learners' Speaking Accuracy and Fluency among Pre-Intermediate Learners
1.IntroductionFor students who are studying English in a non-English speaking setting, it is very vital to experience real communicative situations in which they will learn how to show their own ideas and thoughts, and to develop their speaking fluency...
The Effect of Readers Theater on Intermediate Iranian Efl Learners in Terms of Oral Performance and L2 Vocabulary Knowledge
1.IntroductionThe success in second and foreign language teaching depends on the methodological approach the teacher employs in the classrooms (Athiemoolam, 2004). In the past many Iranian schools (the context of this research), mainly focused on grammar...
The Effect of Using Colligational Corpus-Based Instruction on Enhancing the Pragmalinguistic Knowledge of Speech Act of Apology among Iranian Intermidiate Efl Learners
1.IntroductionIn recent years, English as a lingua franca has emerged as a means of communication between speakers with different languages, which drives English teaching to become increasingly important in non-English speaking countries. At the same...
The Impact of Choosing Title Activities as a Post-Reading Task on Learning Reading Comprehension among Pre-Intermediate Language Learners
2Department of ELT, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran.1.IntroductionIn order for language learners to function in a foreign language, they need to be able to speak, listen, write and read that language. In academic settings, reading...
The Impact of Logical Intelligence on Iranian Advanced Efl Learners' Paragraph Writing Ability across Gender
1.IntroductionEvery society recognizes that people are different. In education, this thought is taken one step further to acknowledge that everyone learns differently. This fact becomes important both inside and outside the classroom because recognizing...
The Nexus between Reflective Teaching and Teachers' Emotional Intelligence
1. IntroductionThe relationship between reflective teaching and EI has primarily been overlooked in educational and organizational research. Studies have been carried out about the possible relationship between emotional intelligence and effective teaching...
The Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Anxiety and Speaking Ability of Iranian Intermediate Efl Learners
IntroductionThe English language has succeeded to establish its status as a medium of communication as well as in educational system around the globe and in Iran as well. As crystal (2000) asserts, English language has turned into an international language...
The Role of Interpersonal Communication Skills in Efl Learners' Oral Performance
1. IntroductionEmphasis in linguistics has turned linguists and language teachers to deep structures of language and a hohstic approach to language learning on the basis that true human interpersonal communication learning is both cognitive and affective...
The Role of Needs Analysis in English Language Teaching
1. IntroductionThis project was based on a study of Englishfor general purposeof EFL learners at four Iranian universities: Bushehr University of Medical Sciences; Persian Gulf University; Islamic Azad University; Payamnoor University in Bushehr city...
The Role of Self-Regulated Learning through Think-Aloud Strategies on Improving Iranian Efl Learners' Written Performance
1.IntroductionSelf-regulated learning (SRL) is a process that assists students in managing their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions in order to successfully navigate their learning experiences. This process occurs when a student's purposeful actions and...
The Role of Think-Aloud Protocols on Improving Iranian Efl Learners' Reading Comprehension and Written Performance: The Reading-Writing Connection
1.IntroductionReading comprehension is defined as the level of understanding of a text/message. This understanding comes from the interaction between the words that are written and how they trigger knowledge outside the text/message (Baker& Brown,...
Using Grammar Techniques in Teaching Wh-Questions to High Scool Students
1. IntroductionGrammar is important because the good English language knowledge is due to know about language. It is the grammar that gives us names of word types and word groups and enables us to form sentences not only in English but also in any language...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.