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Journal of NELTA     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of NELTA Gandaki     Open Access  
Journal of NELTA Surkhet     Open Access  
Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Nursing Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Nursing Scholarship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Occupational Therapy Education     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Pedagogy - Pedagogick? ?asopis     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Peer Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Philosophy in Schools     Open Access  
Journal of Philosophy of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Physical Education and Sports     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Physical Education and Sports Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Planning Education and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Political Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Popular Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Praxis in Multicultural Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Primary Education     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Public Affairs Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Quality in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Religious Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Research and Education Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Research in Childhood Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Research in Educational Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Research in International Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Research in Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Research In Reading     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Research in Science Teaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Research Initiatives     Open Access  
Journal of Research on Christian Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Research on Leadership Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Research on Technology in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of School Choice     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of School Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of School Violence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Science Education and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Science Learning     Open Access  
Journal of Science Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Security Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Shanghai University (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Social Science Education : JSSE     Open Access  
Journal of Social Studies Education Research     Open Access  
Journal of Special Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Statistics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Studies in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Studies in International Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Supranational Policies of Education (JoSPoE)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Teaching in International Business     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Teaching in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Teaching in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Teaching Language Skills     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Technical Education     Open Access  
Journal of Technical Education and Training     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the European Teacher Education Network     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Education     Open Access  
Journal of Training and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Transformative Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Visual Literacy     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Vocational Education & Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education (JWEE)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal on English as a Foreign Language     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal Pelita PAUD     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal Plus Education     Open Access  
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Joyful Learning Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JPG (Jurnal Pendidikan Geografi)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JPGI (Jurnal Penelitian Guru Indonesia)     Open Access  
JPI (Jurnal Pendidikan Indonesia) : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JPPI (Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan Indonesia)     Open Access  
JRAMathEdu : Journal of Research and Advances in Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
JUMLAHKU : Jurnal Matematika Ilmiah STKIP Muhammadiyah Kuningan     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Juridikdas : Jurnal Riset Pendidikan Dasar     Open Access  
JURING (Journal for Research in Mathematics Learning)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Akuntabilitas Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Al Bayan : Jurnal Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa Arab     Open Access  
Jurnal Bahasa Lingua Scientia     Open Access  
Jurnal Basicedu : Journal of Elementary Education     Open Access  
Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Biogenerasi     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Biologi Edukasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Candrasangkala Pendidikan Sejarah     Open Access  
Jurnal Curricula     Open Access  
Jurnal Dinamika Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Dinamika Penelitian : Media Komunikasi Penelitian Sosial Keagamaan     Open Access  
Jurnal Educatio : Jurnal Pendidikan Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Edukasi Khatulistiwa : Pembelajaran Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Hadhari : An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Ilmiah KORPUS     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Dasar     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Ilmiah Potensia     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Sekolah Dasar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Inovasi Teknologi Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal IPA & Pembelajaran IPA     Open Access  
Jurnal Kajian Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Keilmuan Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Jurnal Kependidikan : Penelitian Inovasi Pembelajaran     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Keperawatan Profesional     Open Access  
Jurnal Konseling dan Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Lensa Pendas     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Manajemen dan Supervisi Pendidikan (JMSP)     Open Access  
Jurnal MEKOM (Media Komunikasi Pendidikan Kejuruan)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pelangi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pembangunan Pendidikan Fondasi dan Aplikasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pencerahan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Bisnis dan Manajemen     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Edutama     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Ekonomi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika Indonesia (Indonesian Journal of Physics Education)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora : Journal of Humanities Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Karakter     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan Malaysia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika Raflesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Nonformal     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Sains     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Teknologi dan Kejuruan     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Vokasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian dan Evaluasi Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Penelitian Pembelajaran Matematika Sekolah     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement)     Open Access  
Jurnal Perspektif Pendidikan dan Keguruan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal PGSD     Open Access  
Jurnal Prima Edukasia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pro-Life     Open Access  
Jurnal PROMKES : Jurnal Promosi Kesehatan dan Pendidikan Kesehatan Indonesia (The Indonesian Journal of Health Promotion and Health Education)     Open Access  
Jurnal Psikoedukasi dan Konseling     Open Access  
Jurnal Psikologi Pendidikan dan Konseling : Jurnal Kajian Psikologi Pendidikan dan Bimbingan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pustaka Ilmiah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Riset Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
Jurnal Sosiologi Pendidikan Humanis     Open Access  
Jurnal Studi Guru dan Pembelajaran     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Taman Vokasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Tatsqif     Open Access  
Jurnal Tuturan     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Varidika     Open Access  
Jurnal Visi Ilmu Pendidikan     Open Access  
K-12 STEM Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kappa Delta Pi Record     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Karaelmas Eğitim Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Kasuari : Physics Education Journal     Open Access  
Kasvatus & Aika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kerbala Magazine of Physical Edu. Seiences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kerygma und Dogma     Hybrid Journal  
Kimün. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Formación Docente     Open Access  
Kleio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Konfigurasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia dan Terapan     Open Access  
KONSELI : Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access  
Kontinu : Jurnal Penelitian Didaktik Matematika     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Koulu ja menneisyys     Open Access  
Kreano, Jurnal Matematika Kreatif-Inovatif     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Kronos : The Language Teaching Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
KULA : knowldge creation, dissemination, and preservation studies     Open Access  
Kuramsal Eğitimbilim Dergisi / Journal of Theoretical Educational Science     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
L2 Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Land Forces Academy Review     Open Access  
Language and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Language Literacy : Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Language Teaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Language Teaching Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)

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Journal of Teaching Language Skills
Number of Followers: 9  

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ISSN (Online) 1020-8576
Published by Shiraz University Homepage  [13 journals]
  • Exploring the Syntactic Development of Right-Brain and Left-Brain Dominant
           Iranian EFL ...

    • Abstract: Processability Theory, regarded as a component of the cognitive approach to second language acquisition, is proposed by Pienemann (1998, 2015) and tries to enhance understanding of how the interlanguage knowledge systems can be restructured by second language learners. The present study intended to run a comparative investigation into the syntactic development of Right-Brain and Left-Brain Dominant Iranian EFL learners based on Processability Theory (Pienemann, 1998, 2015). 185 Iranian university students took part in this study. They received a Demographic Questionnaire, the Hemisphere Dominance Inventory (DHI), a validated researcher-made grammar test designed based on the stages of Processability Theory. To analyze the data, Item Response Theory (IRT) Rasch Modeling, Item Difficulty (ID), Item Discrimination (IDC), Item-Total Statistics (ITS) and Descriptive Statistics were used. Results pertained to the research questions revealed that the stages predicted by Processability Theory do not account for the Iranian Left and Right-Brain Dominant EFL learners. Results of this study revealed that the difficulty level of different grammatical structures presented by Pienneman in PT doesn’t match the difficulty order obtained in this study by Left and Right-Brain Dominant EFL respondents.
      PubDate: Fri, 18 May 2018 19:30:00 +010
       
  • The Structural Invariance of a Model of Washback to Test Takers’
           Perceptions and Preparation: ...

    • Abstract: Test washback is held to be complex and multifaceted in that a host of cultural, social, individual, test, and institutional factors are involved in shaping it. Thus far, the majority of washback studies have had as their focus the role of teachers in test washback or washback to teachers. How educational environments or institutions might function in isolation or in interaction with other factors in shaping washback to the learners and test takers has not received adequate research attention. The current study examined the mediatory role of academic institutions in washback to learners’ perceptions of test content and test preparation. To this aim, 86 senior English students from two universities, one a top tier and the other a low tier one, completed two questionnaires: one on test takers’ preparation practices including test analysis, test taking skills, drilling target skills, and socio-affective strategies; and the other on test takers’ construal of test demands and uses as well as their expectation of success on the test. The data analyzed through partial least squares structural equation modeling revealed that a washback model based on expectancy-value theory explains a moderate amount of variance in test preparation. Further, for test takers from the low tier university, favorable perceptions of test content were associated with more value placed on test taking. However, Multi-group analysis pointed to group-invariance of the model across the two institutions, indicating a lack of strong evidence for the mediatory role of educational environments in washback to test takers’ perceptions and preparation
      PubDate: Mon, 07 May 2018 19:30:00 +010
       
  • Word clustering effect on vocabulary learning of EFL learners: A case of
           semantic versus ...

    • Abstract: The aim of this study is to determine the effect of word clustering method on vocabulary learning of Iranian EFL learners through a case of semantic versus phonological clustering. To this effect, 80 homogeneous students from four intermediate classes at an English institute in Torbat e Heydariyeh participated in this research. They were assigned to four groups according to semantic versus phonological clustering [± semantic, ± phonological] then, based on each groups' clustering pattern, 10 selected words were taught. At the end of the treatment phase, immediate and delayed posttests of vocabulary were given to students in a multiple choice format to understand the effects of word clustering in short and long term vocabulary learning. The analysis of the research was done in SPSS through one-way ANOVA. The results in both immediate and delayed post-tests showed a statistically significant difference among groups. The obtained mean scores revealed this rank order of mean performance in both immediate and delayed post-tests: [+ semantic, + phonological], [+ semantic, - phonological], [- semantic, + phonological], and [- semantic, - phonological]. Additionally, the effect of time did not turn out to be significant. These findings and relevant implications are discussed in the paper.
      PubDate: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:30:00 +010
       
  • Iranian EFL Learners’ Perception of the Efficacy and Affordance of
           Activity Theory-based ...

    • Abstract: Second language writing instruction has been greatly influenced by the growing importance of technology and the recent shift of paradigm from a cognitive to a social orientation in second language acquisition (Lantolf & Thorne, 2006). Therefore, the applications of computer assisted language learning and activity theory have been suggested as a promising framework for writing studies. The present study aimed to investigate the perception of Iranian EFL learners of the efficacy and affordance of activity theory integrated with computer assisted language learning in writing improvement. To this end, sixty-seven sophomores majoring in English translation were selected as the participants of this study. The writing instruction was geared to an e-learning platform based on the six elements of activity theory--subject, object, mediating artifacts, rules, community, and division of labor--appropriate for the writing course. The students were assigned to write nine expository paragraphs on six different developmental patterns and share various relevant materials on the platform during the treatment. Their assignments were carefully monitored and evaluated by the instructor. Upon the completion of the treatment, the students completed a closed-ended questionnaire and an open-ended questionnaire and took part in a semi-structured focus group interview to express their perception. The results showed that the students held favorable perception toward the use of computer assisted language learning within the activity theory framework. The findings of the study also revealed that there was a significant difference among the students’ perception concerning the four mediating elements of activity theory.
      PubDate: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:30:00 +010
       
  • The Impact of Raters’ and Test Takers’ Gender on Oral Proficiency
           Assessment: A Case of ...

    • Abstract: The application of Multifaceted Rasch Measurement (MFRM) in rating test takers’ oral language proficiency has been investigated in some previous studies (e.g., Winke, Gass, & Myford, 2012). However, little research so far has ever documented the effect of test takers’ genders on their oral performances and few studies have investigated the relationship between the impact of raters’ gender on the awarded scores to male and female test takers. Thus, this study aimed to address the above-mentioned issue. Twenty English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers rated the oral performances of 300 test takers. The outcomes demonstrated that test takers’ gender differences did not have any significant role in their performance differences when they were rated by the raters of the same or opposite gender. The findings also reiterated that raters of different genders did not demonstrate bias in rating test takers of the opposite or same gender. Moreover, no significant difference was observed regarding male and female raters’ biases towards the rating scale categories. The outcomes of the study showed that both male and female raters assign fairly similar scores to test takers. This suggests no evidence based on which either male or female raters must be excluded from the rating process. The findings imply that there is no need to worry about the impact of gender for a more valid and reliable assessment.
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
       
  • Cooperative Learning Pedagogy: A Response to an Urgent Need in the Iranian
           EFL Reading ...

    • Abstract: While the advantages of cooperative learning activities have been extensively acknowledged in L2 literature, this type of pedagogy has not received due attention in the Iranian EFL context. Indeed, the traditional reading method still dominates in most Iranian EFL university classes even though it fails to meet its main objective which is training competent EFL readers. In an attempt to address this challenge, the current case study incorporated cooperative learning pedagogy into two EFL reading comprehension classes in a medium size university in Iran and sought learners’ behaviors and reflections toward the student-centered activities they engaged in during an academic semester. To serve that end, two volunteer cohorts of learners (less and more experienced) from two EFL reading comprehension classes were recruited. Class observation field notes along with focus group interviews comprised the data collection instruments of the study.  While the learners’ behaviors and activities were recorded in observation field notes throughout the semester, the two focus groups were interviewed right after the course had finished. Data analyses indicated that the learners expressed favorable attitudes toward the new approach they were involved in, even though some issues were raised by the interviewees. Some pedagogical implications and recommendations are proposed for efficient incorporation of cooperative learning activities in EFL reading comprehension classes which have traditionally been dominated by teachers based on the findings of the current study. 
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
       
  • The Effect of Reducing Lexical and Syntactic Complexity of Texts on
           Reading Comprehension

    • Abstract: The present study investigated the effect of different types of text simplification (i.e., reducing the lexical and syntactic complexity of texts) on reading comprehension of English as a Foreign Language learners (EFL). Sixty female intermediate EFL learners from three intact classes in Tabarestan Language Institute in Tehran participated in the study. The intact classes were assigned to three experimental groups. Moreover, to homogenize the groups, the researchers administered a general proficiency test (TOEFL, 2003) to the participants. The results revealed no significant difference among the groups in general proficiency and reading ability. Then four reading comprehension texts from TOEFL test (2005) were simplified through lexical simplification, syntactic simplification or lexical-syntactic simplification techniques. The simplified texts, along with their reading comprehension (RC) questions, formed the three versions of the post-test, each version contained either lexically, syntactically or lexical-syntactically simplified texts. Each group took one version of the post-test. The scores were analyzed through one-way ANOVA. The results revealed a significant difference among the groups. The post hoc test indicated that the lexical-syntactic simplification group significantly outperformed the lexical simplification group and performed considerably better than the syntactic simplification group. There was no significant difference between the lexical and syntactic simplification groups, although the latter showed better results.
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
       
  • Cultural Components and Subcomponents in Two Persian and English Language
           Teaching Textbooks: A ...

    • Abstract: The present qualitative research, for the first time, aimed at comparing and contrasting the extent cultural components and subcomponents are represented in the elementary levels of A Course in General Persian and Top Notch Series as foreign language teaching textbooks. The adapted checklist of Lee's Big ‘C' and little ‘c' cultural components (2009) was used for the current study.  After content analysis, Big ‘C' cultural components with the highest, lowest, and no frequency in each textbook were identified, and the possible reasons behind the occurrence of each one were addressed. Based on the findings, it was revealed that although the two textbooks enjoyed approximately similar functions concerning non-/presenting Big ‘C' cultural components, the Persian textbook was richer in introducing cultural capsules. And while the cultural capsules in the Persian textbook were associated more with people's common life styles and their daily interactions, those in the English textbook were concerned more with entertaining life style. Concerning little ‘c,' no cultural component was observed in the two textbooks. It is implied that the embedded cultural components and subcomponents in FL/SL textbooks should be the ones which a) are in harmony with learners' language proficiency levels and b) are used (most) frequently in the daily lives of their native speakers. 
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
       
  • Sociological and Aesthetic Senses of Culture Represented in Global and
           Localized ELT Textbooks

    • Abstract: The relationship between language and culture has become a rich source of inquiry in the context of English language teaching. Learning materials can depict cultural content in different cultural senses, namely aesthetic, sociological, semantic, and pragmatic. The present study aimed to investigate the way cultural aspects are represented in the reading and dialog sections of global (American English File) and localized (The ILI English Series) ELT textbooks which are widely used in Iran. The framework adopted to analyze the cultural contents of the materials was Adaskou, Britten, and Fahsi (1990) to explore how culture in aesthetic and sociological senses is realized in the series. The findings demonstrated that more emphasis was put on the sociological sense and that this aspect of the culture dominated the aesthetic sense in the cultural contents of the two series. The cultural and culture-free contents represented in the two global and localized series were found to be entirely different in frequency and sense realization. Most of the contents in the localized series were culture-free, while the culture-free contents in the global series were reasonably less than the sociological and aesthetic senses. Additionally, the findings revealed that compared with the worldwide series, the localized textbook was less representative of cultural features in sociological and aesthetic senses. The results imply that ELT materials should be inclusive enough regarding the sociological and aesthetic senses of culture to help learners get engaged in the development of their cultural understanding.
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
       
  • Process-oriented Listening Instruction: A study of Iranian EFL
           Teachers’ Stated and Actual ...

    • Abstract: Research on teacher cognition concerning listening instruction has not been sufficiently touched upon. The present case study aimed to investigate Iranian EFL teachers' stated practices, their perceptions of how effective those practices are, and their actual classroom practices of two casual process-oriented listening instructional approaches namely, strategy-based instruction (SBI) and metacognitive instruction (MCI). To this end, a mixed methods design was utilized. Five experienced EFL teachers were required to be observed and to fill a self-report questionnaire. The findings from the questionnaire revealed teachers' relative but insufficient use of the two process-oriented approaches. Regarding the effectiveness of the process-oriented approaches, the majority of the techniques were perceived by the teachers as effective. Also, the result of the observation showed that process-oriented approaches were conspicuously absent in the teachers' actual classroom practices. Finally, pedagogical implications for EFL teachers, teacher educators, and material developers concerning how best to teach listening are discussed.
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:30:00 +010
       
 
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