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Ehsan Namaziandost

Ehsan Namaziandost
Islmic Azad University · Department of English

Ph.D. in TEFL/University Lecturer; Researcher and Reviewer

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Introduction
I am currently a university lecturer at University of Applied Science and Technology, Mehrarvand Institute of Technology, and Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. My research interests are CALL, Applied Linguistics, Educational Psychology, Language Learning and Technology, Teaching Language Skills, and Language Learning Strategies. I am an Associate Editor of CALL-EJ (Q1 in Scopus) and a member of Editorial Boards in Current Psychology and Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.
Education
September 2017 - February 2021
September 2015 - June 2017
January 2010 - March 2013
Islamic azad Univerity of Abadan
Field of study
  • TEFL

Publications

Publications (230)
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A.V. Aids are vital for quality education. Quality education can be enhanced via A.V. Aids. The study was descriptive. The population of the study consisted of (N = 1650) respondents (Secondary school male and female teachers) in districts Bannu and Lakki Marwat in which (n = 330) respondents were taken as samples of the study. The main purpose of...
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Developing English reading fluency (ERF) is challenging due to cross-linguistic differences between L1 and L2. This study replicated, with modifications, prior study of "syn-tactic enhancement and secondary school EFL Students' reading fluency in South Korea." The current project investigated the impact of visual-syntactic text formatting (VSTF) on...
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The L2 language teaching tradition has been exposed to tremendous changes, especially throughout the twentieth century. Perhaps more than any other discipline, this tradition has been practiced, in various adaptations, in language classrooms all around the world for centuries. In the Western world, in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, foreign lan...
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This study explores the potential of podcasting and blogging in cultivating advanced EFL learners’ reading comprehension (RC) gains, as well as their perceptions of their effectiveness in improving their RC gains. For this purpose, three intact female classes (n=20) were selected using a convenience sampling method from Pooyesh Language Center in B...
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The present study sought out to examine the relationship between Iranian EFL teachers' professional competence and job performance quantitatively and qualitatively. To this end, a total of 330 EFL teachers, including males (n = 185) and females (n = 145) for the quantitative part, as well as a sample of 25 high school English teachers, consisting o...
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The literature indicates that the effects of sources of demographic biases on fairness in classroom assessment (CA) are under-researched in the Iranian higher education context. Hence, this study aims to explore the Iranian university teachers' perceptions of the effects of demographic biases (e.g., gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic (SES)) on th...
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Owing to the limitations of linguistic modes to portray aptly L2 learners' metaphors of language learning experience, growing attention has been paid to taking advantage of other modes like visual ones to ameliorate this concern. Hence, the present study sought to explore images and metaphors Iranian EFL learners may have in mind about the essence...
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The educational psychology research has witnessed significant changes within the last decades. The evolving nature of educational psychology has also been well portrayed in SLA research over the course of time, and the advancements in individual differences as well as educational and personality psychology have given impetus to a broad line of rese...
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Though many studies have been conducted on the effects of self-assessment on L2 learning over the last decade, none has investigated how self-assessment reports lead to improving L2 learning. Thus, this study aims to disclose how self-assessment reports improve Iranian high school students' writing skills and their perceptions of the effectiveness...
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Although Dynamic Assessment (DA), rooted in Vygotsky’s (1978) Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) notion, has been extensively researched in teaching English as a foreign language, it has remained largely unexplored in teaching Arabic as a foreign language. To bridge this long-lasting gap, this study purports to investigate the effects of DA on impr...
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Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic is triggering a public health emergency and crisis on a large scale, with far-reaching effects and severe damage to all aspects of politics, economy, cultural and social life, and health. Consecutive outbreaks over the past nearly 2 years of "living with COVID-19" have forced most schools to physically close, resulti...
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Recent developments in the field of education have led to a renewed interest in the mediating role of critical thinking abilities (CTA) in the relationship between language learning strategies and the intermediate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' writing performance. Oxford Placement Test (OPT) was run to homogenize the participants, a...
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The L2 language teaching tradition has been exposed to tremendous changes, especially throughout the twentieth century. Perhaps more than any other discipline, this tradition has been practiced, in various adaptations, in language classrooms all around the world for centuries. In the Western world, in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, foreign lan...
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The current research examined the impact of the Student Team Achievement Division (STAD, a structured cooperative learning method) and flipped learning on improving students' expository writing skills and their perceptions about learning. The study was carried out in 11 weeks and employed a pretest/posttest quasi-experimental design through which t...
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a shahrekord university, shahrekord, iran; b department of english, islamic azad university, shahrekord, iran; c Kerman university of Medical sciences, Kerman, iran ABSTRACT The current research examined the impact of the Student Team Achievement Division (STAD, a structured cooperative learning method) and flipped learning on improving students' e...
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Much empirical research on textbook analysis has been undertaken. However, little evidence with regard to the adoption of SLA findings in the textbook analysis was reported, particularly for the Indonesian EFL textbooks. To fill this void, this study aimed at analyzing a textbook endorsed by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture , ''Baha...
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This study aimed to analyze the effect of problem-based learning on metacognitive abilities in the conjecturing process of junior high school students. To reach this purpose, a mixed-methods design, which is a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, was used. The quantitative method was used to analyze the metacognitive abilities of th...
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After the publication of World Declaration on Education for All and Framework for Action to Meet Basic Learning Needs by UNESCO in 1990, particular attention has been devoted to the quality of students’ learning. One of the principal ways to meet this objective has been educational measures where David Carless introduced learning-oriented assessmen...
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Teacher's job satisfaction is a crucial factor making objectives realized in an education system. It is deemed that teachers' job satisfaction is affected by various factors. This study aims to investigate if Iranian EFL teachers' job satisfaction is affected by gender, education level, teaching experience, and service location factors. For this pu...
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Circulation of scientific discoveries occurs in various discourse communities. Adopting an audience-oriented view of writing (Hyland, 2010) and drawing on the appraisal theory (Martin & White, 2005), the current study aimed to explore the evaluative strategies psychologists would use to share their specialist knowledge with scholarly and non-schola...
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Though many studies have been conducted on the effects of self-assessment on L2 learning over the last decade, none has investigated how self-assessment reports lead to improving L2 learning. Thus, this study aims to disclose how self-assessment reports improve Iranian high school students' writing skills and their perceptions of the effectiveness...
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Although it has been over three decades that teachers' professional competence has gained considerable attention, its relationship with and effects on job satisfaction has remained unexplored in the EFL context of Iran. Thus, the present mixed-methods study aims to explore the correlation between Iranian EFL teachers' professional competence and jo...
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Vocabulary as an inseparable part of language learning has a vital role in communication, which requires to be taught in new approaches. A quasi-experimental method was used to achieve the aims of the current study. In doing this, 48 Iranian female adolescent elementary learners (13–17) were assigned based on the Oxford Quick Placement Test from 70...
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Vocabulary as an inseparable part of language learning has a vital role in communication, which requires to be taught in new approaches. A quasi-experimental method was used to achieve the aims of the current study. In doing this, 48 Iranian female adolescent elementary learners (13-17) were assigned based on the Oxford Quick Placement Test from 70...
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This research aimed to investigate the various aspects of EFL teachers' professional development through Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Hence a study involving 83 EFL teachers from different socioeconomic , multi-cultural, educational, and disciplinary backgrounds was conducted to ascertain their attitudes, perceptions, and feedback on...
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The portfolio assessment is a purposeful and systematic collection of students’ work that is intended to show progress over time. The researchers employed the Oxford quick placement test, autonomy questionnaire, and topic-based paragraph writings as the pretest and posttest. The design of the study was quasiexperimental. To this end, researchers ch...
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e portfolio assessment is a purposeful and systematic collection of students' work that is intended to show progress over time. e researchers employed the Oxford quick placement test, autonomy questionnaire, and topic-based paragraph writings as the pretest and posttest. e design of the study was quasiexperimental. To this end, researchers chose 12...
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This study attempted to check the impact of two dynamic assessment (DA) models on speaking CAF. DA, as opposed to static assessment, is conceived as an interactive approach to assessment that integrates teaching and testing into a unified instructional engagement. To achieve the goals of this research, a convenience sample of 90 upper-intermediate...
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This study attempted to check the impact of two dynamic assessment (DA) models on speaking CAF. DA, as opposed to static assessment, is conceived as an interactive approach to assessment that integrates teaching and testing into a unified instructional engagement. To achieve the goals of this research, a convenience sample of 90 upper-intermediate...
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One of the most significant current discussions in writing is self-assessment and peer assessment. This study aimed to investigate the impact of writing self-assessment and peer assessment on autonomy and metacognitive awareness of Iranian EFL learners. One hundred and twenty participants were selected using convenience sampling. Four instruments w...
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Ensuring second language (L2) learners have an adequate breadth and depth of L2 vocabulary knowledge is a key pedagogical objective in L2 learning contexts. For this reason, establishing guiding principles that successfully enhance the efficacy of L2 vocabulary knowledge development is of strong importance. The current study investigated the value...
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This study aims to find out the role of games in promoting students' willingness to communicate (WTC) and their teachers' attitude toward it. In order to collect the data, the researchers employed a 28-item questionnaire which was given to 60 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners in an English institute. Then, the students were randomly divi...
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The L2 language teaching tradition has been exposed to tremendous changes, especially throughout the twentieth century. Perhaps more than any other discipline, this tradition has been practiced, in various adaptations, in language classrooms all around the world for centuries. In the Western world, in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, foreign lan...
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This study aimed to investigate the effect of the contrastive lexical approach on Iranian EFL learners' writing skills. For this study, forty pre-intermediate students from a private English language institutes in Ahvaz, Iran were selected. Then, they were randomly divided into two equal groups of 20; one experimental and one control group. To have...
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Drawing on sociocultural theory, and multiple empirical studies conducted on the effectiveness of scaffolding on second or foreign language learning, the authors investigated the application of various forms of scaffolding (i.e., teacher versus peer-scaffolding) on EFL learners' incidental vocabulary learning and reading comprehension performance t...
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CALL- and MALL-enhanced learning applications have dominated the field of second language (L2) learning recently. This study aims to investigate the effect of applying a CALL-enhanced L2 vocabulary learning software program on the L2 vocabulary development of English as Foreign Language (EFL) students. 76 preintermediate EFL students registered at...
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This study attempted to investigate the influences of cultural background knowledge on improving Iranian pre-intermediate EFL students' vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. To reach this purpose, the Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT) was performed on 100 English as a foreign language (EFL) learners and 60 of them were selected. The selected respo...
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This paper aims at exploring the issues related to implementing a formative assessment model namely School-Based Assessment (SBA) at secondary schools in Bangladesh. A qualitative study employing interviews with English teachers of grade 8 and the head teachers and FGDs with students from twelve secondary schools was conducted. Moreover, field note...
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The relevance of metalinguistic knowledge in effective teaching of the four language skills is evident. As such, the present study sought to determine the degree of Iranian EFL teachers’ metalinguistic knowledge by focusing on the role of academic degree in English Language Teaching (ELT) and teaching experience. The study drew on a mixed-methods r...
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This study investigated the effect of teaching cultural materials on reading motivation and reading attitude across two genders. To fulfill this objective, 150 upper-intermediate male (n = 75) and female (n = 75) EFL learners were selected and randomly divided into three equal groups. Then, a reading motivation pretest was carried out to check the...
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One of the major issues in language learning classrooms is familiarity with the cultural perspective of reading materials. Learners' insufficient knowledge of the target culture of language brings about some difficulties to understand the target reading materials. Consequently, learners' motivation to learn the new language would be diminished. Thu...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of online instruction through different mobile applications has become more common in education all over the world. Therefore, this research investigated the potential effects of using WeChat-based online instruction on Iranian EFL learners’ vocabulary knowledge. To achieve this objective, 44 Iranian intermedia...
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There has been an ongoing debate on the effectiveness of spaced and massed distribution instruction in second/foreign language learning. A number of studies in the literature have investigated the impacts of spacing effect on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners’ vocabulary acquisition. This study aims to expand the body of existing researc...
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This paper presents the findings of a study which aimed at exploring the washback of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) English examinations on English teaching and learning practice at secondary schools in Bangladesh. For this purpose, a qualitative research (employing interviews with English teachers, FGDs with students and classroom observat...
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Background/Purpose: This study is an attempt to investigate the effect of strategic planning and unpressured within-task planning on Iranian EFL learners’ oral performance. Methodology: Following a quasi-experimental research design, 60 intermediate EFL Iranian learners were recruited as the participants of the study and they were assigned into two...
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Suicide notes are messages left by individuals who commit suicide or who intend to commit suicide. These written messages express the victims' feelings that were not expressed when they were alive. And thus, this qualitative study intends to investigate the characteristics of linguistic features of suicide notes written by eleven male well-known in...
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The present investigation aimed at studying emotional terms (ETs) in Persian and English bed-night stories for children by adopting a contrastive analysis approach within two phases. Emotional terms were categorized into two theoretical models (tokens and types) in phase one of the study, and in the second phase, the effect of teaching emotive narr...
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Regardless of the appreciation of language learners' achievement in task-based language teaching, not much has been hinged upon learners' perception and reception of various elements. This study examined task complexity and modality effects on Iranian English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) learners' comprehension of task difficulty, competencies, and...
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This study investigated the effect of synchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) text chat and voice chat on Iranian EFL learners’ oral proficiency and anxiety. To this aim, 81 Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners were selected from among 125 students at private English language institutes. The selected participants were divided into two ex...
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This study aimed to investigate the effect of using authentic materials on English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' reading comprehension, reading motivation, and reading anxiety. In this study, 58 Iranian male EFL learners were selected and randomly assigned to an experimental and a control group. Both groups were pretested through a reading...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of 2 modes of instruction (Short-block versus Long-block) on Iranian EFL learners' reading motivation and reading attitude. For this study, 60 pre-intermediate level students who were studying in an English language institute in Ahvaz were selected. They took part in a homogeneity test (OQPT) to...
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This study investigated the impact of spaced and massed instruction on foreign language reading motivation and reading attitude among Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners. To fulfil this objective, 60 Iranian participants were chosen among 120 students based on the results of Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT). The selected pre-intermediate partic...
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The present study investigates the potential of using the CALL-based platform of Rosetta Stone application and Mall-based platform of Rosetta Stone application for teaching English vocabularies to EFL learners. The current study was carried out on a sample of 60 male Iranian language learners within the age range of 15 to 25 in a private English la...
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This study attempted to investigate the effects of cultural background knowledge on vocabulary learning through reading culturally oriented texts. The study was conducted with 150 upper-intermediate male (n = 75) and female (n = 75) EFL students. The participants of each gender were randomly assigned into three equal groups: group A (Target Culture...
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The present study was conducted to explore the cross-linguistic transfer of L1 and L2 in learning French word order as L3. In order to conduct the present study, 30 Iranian students studying French as their L3 in Iran language institute were selected. The participants were all native speakers of Persian, and they had previously learned English as t...
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The relevance of metalinguistic knowledge in effective teaching of the four language skills is evident. As such, the present study sought to determine the degree of Iranian EFL teachers' metalinguistic knowledge by focusing on the role of academic degree in English Language Teaching (ELT) and teaching experience. The study drew on a mixed-methods r...