Research Paper
A Social Semiotic Analysis of Social Actors in English-Learning Software Applications
1. A Social Semiotic Analysis of Social Actors in English-Learning Software Applications

Esmat Babaii; Mahmood Reza Atai; Masoumeh Kafshgarsouteh

Volume 35, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 1-40

Abstract
  This study drew upon Kress and Van Leeuwen’s (2006, [1996]) visual grammar and Van Leeuwen’s (2008) social semiotic model to interrogate ways through which social actors ...  Read More
Research Paper
The Emergence of Various Contradictions in Iranian High School English Education under the New CLT-Based Curriculum
2. The Emergence of Various Contradictions in Iranian High School English Education under the New CLT-Based Curriculum

Elyas Barabadi; Seyyed Ayatolla Razmjoo

Volume 35, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 41-64

Abstract
  Recent research has indicated that the adoption of CLT in an EFL contexts will create certain challenges. Using Engeström’s (1999) human activity system model, the present ...  Read More
Research Paper
Do We Need Discipline-Specific Academic Word Lists? Linguistics Academic Word List (LAWL)
3. Do We Need Discipline-Specific Academic Word Lists? Linguistics Academic Word List (LAWL)

raouf moini; Zahra Islamizadeh

Volume 35, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 65-90

Abstract
  This corpus-based study aimed at exploring the most frequently-used academic words in linguistics and compare the wordlist with the distribution of high frequency words in Coxhead’s ...  Read More
Research Paper
Motivational Beliefs, Self-Regulation and EFL Listening Achievement: A Path Analysis
4. Motivational Beliefs, Self-Regulation and EFL Listening Achievement: A Path Analysis

Alieh Nasrollahi-Mouziraji; Parviz Birjandi

Volume 35, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 91-118

Abstract
  Informed by the expectancy-value and social cognitive theories of learning, the present study proposed a path model to investigate the impact of motivational beliefs as defined by listening ...  Read More
Research Paper
Built-In Learner Participation Potential of Locally- and Globally-Designed ELT Materials
5. Built-In Learner Participation Potential of Locally- and Globally-Designed ELT Materials

Mostafa Pourhaji; Seyed Mohammad Alavi; Sedigheh Karimpour

Volume 35, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 119-156

Abstract
  This study aims at empirically measuring a universal criterion for materials evaluation, i.e., learning opportunities, in a locally- and a globally-designed materials. Adopting the ...  Read More
Research Paper
Critical Thinking in Personal Narrative and Reflective Journal Writings by In-service EFL Teachers in Iran: Assessment of Reflective Writing
6. Critical Thinking in Personal Narrative and Reflective Journal Writings by In-service EFL Teachers in Iran: Assessment of Reflective Writing

Somayyeh Sabah; Mojgan Rashtchi

Volume 35, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, Pages 157-182

Abstract
  Recently, there is a need for fostering the critical reflective side of L2 teacher education. This study investigated the implications of personal narrative (PN) and reflective journal ...  Read More