Research Paper
Processing of Lexical Bundles by Persian Speaking Learners of English
1. Processing of Lexical Bundles by Persian Speaking Learners of English

Samaneh Babaei; Ferdos Taleb Najafabadi; Zahra Fotovatnia

Volume 33, Issue 4 , Winter 2015, Pages 1-18

http://dx.doi.org/10.22099/jtls.2015.3229

Abstract
  Formulaic sequence (FS) is a general term often used to refer to various types of recurrent clusters. One particular type of FSs common in different registers is lexical bundles (LBs). ...  Read More
Research Paper
Multiple Intelligences, Dialogic-Based Portfolio Assessment, and the Enhancement of Higher Order Thinking
2. Multiple Intelligences, Dialogic-Based Portfolio Assessment, and the Enhancement of Higher Order Thinking

Akram Faravani; Mahmood Reza Atai

Volume 33, Issue 4 , Winter 2015, Pages 19-44

http://dx.doi.org/10.22099/jtls.2015.3015

Abstract
  Abstract Controversy has not been yet resolved among L2 researchers as how to enhance higher-order thinking skills (HOTSs) in EFL contexts. Responding to the growing need to foster ...  Read More
Research Paper
Role of social comparison orientation and tendencies in Iranian EFL learners academic achievement
3. Role of social comparison orientation and tendencies in Iranian EFL learners academic achievement

Jaleh Hassaskhah; Fatemeh Jahedi

Volume 33, Issue 4 , Winter 2015, Pages 45-65

http://dx.doi.org/10.22099/jtls.2015.3230

Abstract
  Social Comparison is important as it can be either encouraging or discouraging for the person who makes it. Although studies concerning social comparison in the classroom context abound, ...  Read More
Research Paper
Effects of Task-based Academic Listening on High School EFL Students' Listening Comprehension: Does Experiential Learning Style Matter?
4. Effects of Task-based Academic Listening on High School EFL Students' Listening Comprehension: Does Experiential Learning Style Matter?

Manoochehr Jafarigohar; Amin Khanjani

Volume 33, Issue 4 , Winter 2015, Pages 67-94

http://dx.doi.org/10.22099/jtls.2015.3014

Abstract
  Task-based language teaching (TBLT) has been considered as an effective language teaching methodology. However, its applicability for lower-proficiency learners in EFL contexts has ...  Read More
Research Paper
Iranian EFL Learners’ Autonomous Behavior in Out-of-class Contexts: A Call for Understanding Learners’ Personalized Approaches to Learning
5. Iranian EFL Learners’ Autonomous Behavior in Out-of-class Contexts: A Call for Understanding Learners’ Personalized Approaches to Learning

Afshin Mohammadi; Mohammad Raouf Moini

Volume 33, Issue 4 , Winter 2015, Pages 95-22

http://dx.doi.org/10.22099/jtls.2015.3271

Abstract
  The salient, and often ignored, role that out-of-class learning plays in second/foreign language (L2) learners’ development is overshadowed by classroom research. The main aim ...  Read More
Research Paper
Comparing confidence-based and conventional scoring methods: The case of an English grammar class
6. Comparing confidence-based and conventional scoring methods: The case of an English grammar class

Masoomeh Salehi; Firooz Sadighi; Mohammad Sadegh Bagheri

Volume 33, Issue 4 , Winter 2015, Pages 123-152

http://dx.doi.org/10.22099/jtls.2015.3105

Abstract
  This study aimed at investigating the reliability, predictive validity, and self-esteem and gender bias of confidence-based scoring. This is a method of scoring in which the test takers ...  Read More
Research Paper
The Construct of Interlanguage Pragmatic Learning Strategies: Investigating Preferences of High vs. Low Pragmatic Performers
7. The Construct of Interlanguage Pragmatic Learning Strategies: Investigating Preferences of High vs. Low Pragmatic Performers

Zia - Tajeddin; Ali Malmir

Volume 33, Issue 4 , Winter 2015, Pages 153-180

http://dx.doi.org/10.22099/jtls.2015.3016

Abstract
  Interlanguage pragmatics (ILP) has witnessed a growing body of research in the past two decades. One of the under-explored domains of L2 pragmatics is the role of learning strategies ...  Read More