Hadi Salehi's research while affiliated with Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch and other places

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This study used a novel method to explore different schedules of spacing in young EFL learners. In doing so, we taught young EFL learners English–Farsi word pairs using different spacing schedules (massed vs. spaced). In the massed condition , learners studied five-word pairs in session one and five-other word pairs one week later. In the spaced co...
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Listening comprehension serves as a precursor to speaking and thus it is essentially important in learning a second language. How listening comprehension of EFL learners can be ameliorated has long been an obsession for L2 teachers. This study intended to 1) examine whether the listening comprehension of Iranian upper intermediate EFL learners was...
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This research aimed to investigate kinds of offences that motivate the characters in the movie “Revolutionary Road” to deliver their apology and to describe the way the characters express their apologies. The study used Trosborg’s apology strategies and Holmes’ social dimensions of communication and kinds of offences finding, Hymes’ ethnography of...
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WhatsApp is a smartphone application for instant messaging and its unique feature is the ability to enhance communication, promote the social atmosphere, stimulate sharing among students, and act as a learning platform. The present study attempts to compare male and female students’ English collocation learning who utilized WhatsApp as a mobile app...
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During the recent technological years, language learning has been attempted to transform its path from the conventional methods to instrumental applications. Mobile phone provides people to reach and exchange information through chats (WhatsApp). It is a tool or mode that means the facilities are used for main purposes. The unique features of the a...
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The aim of the present study was to illuminate the differences between Persian and English in online headlines in terms of applying metadiscourse markers in the first two months of the year 2015. To fulfill this purpose, 100 Persian and English online headlines (each 50 headlines) were chosen randomly from English and Persian newscasts such as VOA,...
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The spacing effect is a ubiquitous phenomenon, whereby memory is enhanced for the information that is learned across different points in time rather than being learned at once. A considerable amount of research has focused on the nature of the spacing effect, and there is general acceptance that spacing learning events out in time promotes learning...
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Studying explicit vocabulary instruction effects on improving L2 learners’ writing skill and their short and long-term retention is the purpose of the present study. To achieve the mentioned goal, a fill-in-the blank test including 36 single words and 60 lexical phrases were administrated to 30 female upper-intermediate EFL learners. The EFL partic...
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Language is an influential instrument which can control people's points of view. Newspapers are considered as one of the effective means to transfer information.This study has been planned to investigate Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) approach to the representation of ideology in three main English newspapers published in Iran, namely Tehran Tim...
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Textbook evaluation is determining the productivity and value of textbooks with respect to stated objectives, standards, or criteria. This study was an attempt to evaluate the ESP medical textbook, which is taught at some universities in Iran. To gather the necessary data, two researcher-made questionnaires and one interview protocol were used. Ira...
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Evaluation is basically a matching process, which concerns matching learners’ needs to available solutions. Through analysis and assessment of ESP textbooks, a much more promising and desirable approach to a theory of ESP takes place. To this aim, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate the ESP medical textbook. To gather the necessary dat...
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The issue of job satisfaction has always attracted great attention among researchers in various fields including business, industry and the public sector. This study is an attempt to investigate the relationship between teachers' job satisfaction and their attitudes towards students' beliefs and motivation. To achieve the goal, a questionnaire was...
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Evaluation is defined as matching process that matches the needs to available solutions. The present study is an attempt to evaluate English for specific purposes (ESP) course book on "the ESP Course of Qur'anic Sciences and Tradition" taught at some universities in Iran. To achieve this goal, a researcher-made questionnaire and an interview protoc...
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With the quick emergence of computers and related technology, Electronic-learning (E-learning) and Information Communication and Technology (ICT) have been extensively utilized in the education and training field. Miscellaneous methods of integrating computer technology and the context in which computers are used have affected student learning in m...
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h-index retrieved by citation indexes (Scopus, Google scholar, and Web of Science) is used to measure the scientific performance and the research impact studies based on the number of publications and citations of a scientist. It also is easily available and may be used for performance measures of scientists, and for recruitment decisions. The aim...
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Information Communication Technology (ICT) is used in modern education to help teachers to perform administrative tasks more efficiently and students learn more effectively. As one of the pedagogical tools that involve the application of ICT, digital comics offer many advantages, particularly in the creation of an engaging learning environment. Usi...
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The term washback refers to the connections between language testing and language teaching and learning in general, and the impact of testing on teaching and learning in particular. The Entrance Exam of the Universities (EEU) in Iran is a high-stakes competitive test which explicitly influences all its stakeholders. This paper reports the quantitat...
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The Entrance Exam of the Universities (EEU) in Iran is a multiple-choice high-stakes test which clearly affects its stakeholders. This effect, generally known as washback, can be considered negative or positive depending on the test and its intended use. The EEU is designed to screen the high school graduates for admission into higher education. Th...
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In the current decade, there has been a growing interest in using information and communication technology (ICT) in educational settings. Although the teachers try to minimize the discouraging factors preventing them to use ICT in instruction, there are a number of factors that motivate teachers to employ these new technologies in teaching and inte...
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The term washback refers to the power of high-stakes tests on language teaching and learning. In this study the washback effect of the university entrance exam (UEE) in Iran is explored. The results of this national test can be perceived by all its stakeholders including the teachers, students, parents, policy makers, publishers and etc. The UEE, c...
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Researches and educators’ recognition of positive and negative effects of tests on teaching and learning activities goes back at least four decades. Although educators frequently claim that they do not want to teach to a test, the reality is that every educator wants his/her students to be successful. Decision makers, teachers, and students equate...
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The Entrance Exam of the Universities (EEU) in Iran is considered as the sole criterion for admission into higher education. This high-stakes exam is a combination of some multiple-choice items regarding most of the courses that the students have been taught during a period of four years of study in high schools and pre-university centers. This stu...

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... Favorable outcomes on the implementation of spaced repetition in EFL vocabulary learning were proven by Chukharev-Hudilainen & Klepikova (2016) who investigated how spaced repetition can lead to a nearly threefold improvement of vocabulary learning obtained by EFL learners. Moreover, Lotfolahi & Salehi (2017) revealed that spaced repetition practices were better in long-term retention than massed repetition practices. Naderi (2017) highlighted that spaced repetition worked the best when recalling single words, but not collocations (a series of words that co-occur to make up a meaning). ...
... InkPlanner was designed to encourage writers to brainstorm, free write, organize their ideas into a mind map, think about connections between ideas in a concept map, and develop argument structures via argument mapping, all in an integrated process (G1). These five prewriting strategies were chosen because they have been shown effective for improving writing quality [48], are taught in many writing courses [2], and recommended by the expert whom we consulted (F1). We also introduce NarrativeLine, a novel widget to support prewriting by allowing writers to transfer their diagrams of ideas into sequences of ideas (G2). ...
... Previous research still needs to fill this knowledge gap. In the theoretical context of this study, gender differences in learning, gender, Another research effort looked at how WhatsApp and other mobile apps influence collocation learning among Iranian EFL students (Zahra & Hadi;2017, p.26). Using Vygotsky's social constructivism as a theoretical framework, another study investigated the importance of social contact in learning and the core ideas behind the communicative approach to second language learning (Holao and Wichadee, 2017, p.70). ...
... Specifically, some scholars have paid attention to assorted themes such as the impact of individual researcher productivity on university performance, journal rankings, bibliometrics of specific areas and journals, and related issues (e.g. [13]- [14]- [15]). Importantly, there is a growing research interest in higher educational reforms, performance of higher educational institutions, university systems, research assessments, and university rankings in the world. ...
... Specifically, some scholars have paid attention to assorted themes such as the impact of individual researcher productivity on university performance, journal rankings, bibliometrics of specific areas and journals, and related issues (e.g. [13]- [14]- [15]). Importantly, there is a growing research interest in higher educational reforms, performance of higher educational institutions, university systems, research assessments, and university rankings in the world. ...
... It was revealed that in the category of interactive meta-discourse markers, transitions and evidentials in social science articles were more frequently used. However, contrary to the present study, Yazdani and Salehi (2016) tried to deal with the differences between Persian and English in online headlines regarding the use of meta-discourse markers. It was indicated that there was no statistically significant difference between Persian and English online headlines regarding the use of meta-discourse markers in using meta-discourse markers. ...
... Learners use a variety of widely-accepted applications, such as Skype, Go SMS Pro, and WhatsApp (Jadhav et al., 2013), and they can be utilized for improving learning outcomes. WhatsApp is an example of a commonly utilized mobile technology, and it is dependably used on identifiable computers and mobile phones (Ashiyan and Salehi, 2016). According to Jadhav et al. (2013), WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app among academics. ...
... A few reasons for using positive politeness by the main character were apologizing and describing how characters expressed their apologies. Elham, Farinas Shirani, & Hadi (2016) have investigated kinds of offenses in Politeness Strategy in "Revolutionary Road" to deliver their apologies and describe how characters expressed their apologies. He Implemented Holmes's theory to analyze the main characters in the film. ...
... 24). Lotfolahi and Salehi (2016) conducted a study that tests the effect of spacing on vocabulary acquisition. EFL learners were taught English-Farsi word pairs using massed (fiveword pairs in session one and five-other word pairs one week later) and spaced (10-word pairs in session one and restudied them one week later) schedules. ...
... Vocabulary knowledge is regarded as an essential building block for second language (L2) learning and is often an overall indicator of successful L2 development (Chen, Liu & Huang, 2019;Hu & Nassaji, 2016;Nation, 2001). However, due to limited exposure and a lack of practice, L2 vocabulary learning is often slow, particularly for EFL learners, who cannot naturally acquire and practice vocabulary in their environment (Solati-Dehkordi & Salehi, 2016;Teng, 2022;Tsai & Tsai, 2018). Moreover, many traditional teaching methods, such as memorization, repetition, and regurgitation, are still widely used in many L2 classrooms (Chen, Tseng & Hsiao, 2018;Teng, 2022). ...