Hamed Barjesteh

Hamed Barjesteh
Islamic Azad University | IAU · Department of English Language and Literature

PhD

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Understanding the beliefs held by the learners about learning a language, and the way they utilize their thoughts about knowledge and learning seem essential for planning a constructive language program. Following this line of research, this paper aims at testing a hypothetical model of the relationship between epistemic beliefs (EBs) and subscales...
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This study was carried out to investigate the roles of epistemic beliefs (EBs) and writing self-efficacy (WSE) in predicting second language writing anxiety (L2WA) among learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). To this end, three validated scales were distributed among 240 EFL students. They were asked to complete the questionnaires during...
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Purpose: An important facet in learning a language is expanding reading comprehension capability. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the impact of implementation bias tasks through cooperative learning and gender on the reading comprehension process of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. Methodology: Two groups of 30 learners took p...
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This study aimed to explore the possible effect of critical thinking-oriented dynamic assessment (CT-DA) on learners' reading comprehension performances. 21 Iranian language learners, who were homogenized in terms of their language proficiency, reading comprehension and critical thinking abilities, participated in this study. Learners were divided...
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The present study is part of a Ph.D. program that explores the possible effect of critical thinking-oriented dynamic assessment (CT-DA) on learners' learning potential in reading comprehension skills. 21 Iranian language learners who were homogenized in terms of their language proficiency, reading comprehension, and critical thinking abilities part...
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Purpose COVID-19’s attack on the system of education left the learning of many students in limbo. For minimizing this effect, the current study sought to probe how Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) can facilitate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners’ vocabulary knowledge. In so doing, a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest research de...
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This study sought to investigate the interplay between grammar strategies employed by intermediate EFL learner and their performance on a grammar test. To undertake the study, eighty homogenized intermediate students, comprising 37 males and 29 females, took part in the study. Having been homogenized via quick placement test (QPT), the participants...
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This study sought to examine the effects of pre-listening tasks in promoting the listening comprehension ability of Iranian English foreign language (EFL) learners. To undertake the study, Sixty-three female EFL university students were chosen to engage three task-based activities namely, podcast, video and topic preparation tasks. They were first...
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Preface This book tends to help EFL/ESL learners at post graduate level to cope with interview sessions which are often used as key assessment tools for evaluating students’ content knowledge and fluency on various issues in the teaching of English as a foreign language. These days, it is becoming increasingly important to interview ESL students in...
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Identity is a comprehensive and complicated concept in the process of language teaching and learning. The present study attempted to examine the effect of teachers’ talk and identity in the classroom context on EFL learners’ achievements. The Conversation Analysis (CA) approach was applied to gather and analyze naturally-occurring spoken interactio...
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Early research on creativity has illustrated that time is a significant resource education in general and classroom in particular. It is vital for incubation, thus, individuals should be given enough time to do a creative work. The current study sought to uncover the probable relationship between English language teachers’ creativity and time manag...
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The present study aimed to examine the relationship between age range and vocabulary learning among pre-intermediate Iranian EFL learners. To this aim, 50 pre-intermediate Iranian EFL learners, male (N= 20) and female (N=30), were selected from a private language institute based on their performance on the Oxford Placement Test (OPT). They were div...
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The increasing use and popularity of technology in educational settings and smart schooling makes it indispensable to explore the teachers' perceived obstacles in its successful implementation. This study inspected the status quo of information and communication technology (ICT) integration in Iranian high schools and investigated the obstacles, as...
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The present study aimed the effect of incorporating critical thinking into an EFL curriculum to in order to see whether it has any effect on learners' self-efficacy in vocabulary as well as speaking ability. To comply with the objective 44 lower-intermediate learners were divided into experimental and controlled group. The controlled group received...
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This study investigates the impact of critical oriented reading strategies on Iranian EFL male and female students’ literary competence (LC). In so doing, 109 homogenized male and female college students of English Literature were screened out of 160 participants due to administering Oxford Placement Test (OPT) among them. The selected participants...
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This study is a report on the design, development, and validation of a model within the main tenets of critical pedagogy (CP) with a hope to implement in education in general and applied linguistics in particular. To develop a transformative L2 materials preparation (TLMP) model, the researchers drew on Crawford's (1978) principles of CP as a sprin...
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This study aims to investigate the effect of implementing E-content pre-reading strategies instruction in raising Iranian high school EFL learners' reading comprehension ability, explore students' attitudes and uncover EFL teachers' challenges toward the applicability of the strategies. In so doing, forty students at two public high schools were se...
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This study embarks upon investigating the probable effect of preemptive focus on form on the ESP learner's vocabulary knowledge. In so doing, 96 EFL students were screened based on their performance in Oxford Placement Test (OPT). They were randomly divided into two groups of pre-emptive focus on form (24 male and 24 female) and two non-preemptive...
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Despite advances in language teaching and academic technologies, textbooks have crucial role in the process of language teaching and learning. This study aims to probe Iranian EFL teachers' and students' attitudes towards the localized materials through the lens of willingness to communicate (WTC) as well as the boundaries Iranian EFL teachers enco...
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This study investigates the impact of three reformulation task types, namely; paraphrasing, comparison, and description on the grammatical accuracy of EFL learners' writing performance. To conduct the research, 40 intermediate level female learners in the age range of 16 – 20 years were selected. Four intact classes, which were selected for the stu...
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This study is a report on the design, development, and validation of a model within the main tenets of critical pedagogy (CP) with a hope to implement in education in general and applied linguistics in particular. To develop a transformative L2 materials preparation (TLMP) model, the researchers drew on Crawford's (1978) principles of CP as a sprin...
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this paper attempts to propose a transformative L2 materials preparation (TLMP) model with the hope to apply in the context of Iran. The model postulates 22 principles to help Iranian EFL university students develop critical awareness of their own social context, become critical reflective and self directed by linking their knowledge to their re...
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The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of employing Concept Mapping (hereafter CM) in vocabulary instruction on Iranian pre-university students. This study also seeks to find whether there is difference between male and female students’ vocabulary learning when they are subjected to CM instruction. In so doing, an Oxf...
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Nowadays, the use of technology is becoming increasingly popular in many schools, but the element determining the success or failure of the implementation, namely the teacher, is often underexposed. This study inspected the status quo of ICT integration in Iranian EFL schools and investigated the obstacles, as perceived by the Iranian EFL teachers,...
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This study is a report on the design, development, and validation of a model within the main tenets of critical pedagogy (CP) with a hope to implement in education in general and applied linguistics in particular. To develop a transformative L2 materials preparation (TLMP) model, the researchers drew on Crawford's (1978) principles of CP as a sprin...
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This study aimed to probe how critical literacy approach in an English as a foreign language (EFL) writing classroom may contribute to Iranian EFL learners' writing ability and their attitude towards writing classroom. To comply with the objective, 40 M.A. freshman English language teaching students participated in a writing course at Islamic Azad...
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The current paper presented theoretical assumptions behind language learning strategies (LLS) and an overview of methods used to identify learners’ strategies, first, and then summarized what have been reported from large number of descriptive studies of strategies by language learners. Moreover, the paper tried to present the variety of definition...
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The current paper presented theoretical assumptions behind language learning strategies (LLS) and an overview of methods used to identify learners' strategies, first, and then summarized what have been reported from large number of descriptive studies of strategies by language learners. Moreover, the paper tried to present the variety of definition...
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This study aims to explore advanced EFL learners ability to make improvement in writing skill by autonomously writing diary as an assignment. Recent literature in SLA suggests that classroom tasks can be used to foster autonomous language learning habits. Therefore, it is important to consider classroom tasks that encourage autonomous language lear...
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The current study examined the learning style preferences of 75 Iranian students at Marefat high school in Kuala Lumpur of which, 41 are females and 34 are males. As there are very few researches in which the learning style preferences of Iranian high school students investigated, this study attempts to fulfil this gap. To this end, in order to ide...
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Second language acquisition researchers have claimed that feedback provided during conversational interaction facilitates second language (L2) acquisition. A number of experimental studies have supported this claim, connecting interactional feedback with L2 development. Researchers have suggested that interactional feedback is associated with L2...
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Cultural stereotype plays an essential role in developing and preserving gender differences, and that speech stereotypes in particular serve to characterize the way that native speakers perceive how males and females normally talk. This paper investigates stereotypes about on-line gender difference in Iranian English weblogs.
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Considering the substantial roles of EFL/ESL reading comprehension and critical thinking skills, it can be noted that these two variables are required for students to succeed in academic English settings. This paper aims at reviewing the various pedagogical approaches and theories in critical thinking, reading comprehension and critical reading. It...
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The development of critical thinking (CT) skills has become a key goal for educators in first and second language contexts. There is evidence that the use of such activities has still not become widespread in a number of ELT situations. One reason for this may be lack of awareness about how levels of thinking can be conceptualized in ELT activities...
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In the last decade, research on second language acquisition (SLA) expanded enormously. The research literature abounds in approaches, theories, models, laws, and principles. It should be mentioned that theorizing in SLA should follow extensive and rigorous empirical research. Irrespective of these methodological issues, SLA research has gone ahead...
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In 1970s, Language Awareness (LA) was put forward, primarily by modern linguists, as a new ‘bridging’ element in the UK school curriculum. It was viewed as a solution to several of the failures in the UK schools: illiteracy in English, failure to learn foreign languages, and divisive prejudices. To Van Lier (2001) current interest in LA stems from...
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There is common belief that the way we learn is influenced by our personality. Also, there is a contradiction between the predictions of psychologists and applied linguists in respect to the relationship between extraversion and learning as there is still a debate to know which personality type is in advantage. On one hand, psychologists maintain t...
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Reviewing the English language writing courses in Iranian universities, one would find out that students feel themselves as poor writers and find writing difficult. These students are not able to communicate ideas effectively while they are familiar with the rules of paragraph writing and language form. Regarding the important rule of writing, the...
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In the title compound, C8H8N2O3, the ring system conforms to an almost planar configuration. The mean values of the two short and four long C-C bond distances in the six-membered ring are 1.339 (8) and 1.450 (8) Angstrom, respectively. In the oxime group, the bond dimensions are C-N 1.301(7), N-O 1.361 (6) and C-N-O 112.5 (4)degrees. The quinonic C...

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