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EFL teachers' perception of the concept of communicative competence
- A. Nazari
- 1 July 2007
This study briefly reviews Chomsky's and Hymes' ideas on competence and links them to Dubin's notions of autonomous and ideological communicative competence. Based on interviews with high school EFL… Expand
Grammar Teaching Revisited: EFL Teachers between Grammar Abstinence and Formal Grammar Teaching.
The study of English language teachers’ cognitions and its relationship to teachers’ classroom practices have recently been the focus of language teaching and teacher education (Borg, 2006 & 2010).… Expand
POTENTIALITY OF VYGOTSKY'S SOCIOCULTURAL THEORY IN EXPLORING THE ROLE OF TEACHER PERCEPTIONS, EXPECTATIONS AND INTERACTION STRATEGIES
This article reviews Vygotsky's sociocultural theor y as one of the current frameworks in the study of learning and teaching processes. Arguing that learn ers' interaction is vital for language… Expand
Dynamic Assessment in Higher Education English Language Classes: A Lecturer Perspective
- A. Nazari
- 31 January 2017
Building English language testing and assessment are one of the key functions of the UK Higher Education institutions from the early process of non-native English speaking student recruitment to the… Expand
The EFL curriculum in an Iranian high school : a qualitative evaluation research approach
- A. Nazari
Foreign Language Assessment: laughter and students' test performance
EFL TEACHERS’ AND LEARNERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON THE PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUCTED LANGUAGE LEARNING: CONFLICT OR CONSENSUS?
The developmental nature of second language acquisition research has resulted in various and at times seemingly contradictory theories, methods and approaches. In 2005, Rod Ellis published his… Expand
The Study of Narrative Structure in the Tales of Jami’s Baharestan based on Structuralist Poetics of Tzvetan Todorov
THE EFFECTS OF ACCENT FAMILIARITY ON ARAB EFL LEARNERS’ PERCEPTIVE INTELLIGIBILITY
In accord with the current status of English as an International Language, the aim of this article is to develop a methodological framework to investigate the effects, if any, of accent familiarity… Expand
One Big Happy Family? An Investigation into Students' Perceptions of Group Dynamics on an MA TESOL Program
This study addresses the perceptions of a cohort of MA TESOL students regarding the evolution of group dynamics among them. Group dynamics refers here to the learner group’s internal characteristics… Expand