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۱Structural Priming Effects on EFL Production of Passive Structures
نویسنده(ها): ،
اطلاعات انتشار: The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Research، اول،شماره۱، Spring ۲۰۱۳، سال
تعداد صفحات: ۱۰
This study investigates the role structural priming plays in production of passive structures among Iranian EFL learners. In order to answer the research question, which asked whether structural priming effects result in an increase in the production of the target structure (i.e., passive structures), 60 Iranian EFL learners participated in the study. After taking the placement test, they were divided into four experimental and control groups, namely Experimental High–Proficiency, Experimental Mid–Proficiency, Control High–Proficiency, and Control Mid–Proficiency. Participants then took part in picture description sessions the results of which were subjected to a 2 x 2 analysis of variance. The results of the experiment showed that priming resulted in increased production of the target structure in question by experimental groups as compared with production by control groups. In addition, the results indicated that EFL level of proficiency made a significant difference in production of the target structures. It is believed that structural priming can be employed as an alternative technique for presenting certain grammatical structures.

۲The Effect of Blended Learning vs. Classroom Learning Techniques on Iranian EFL Learners’ Writing
نویسنده(ها): ، ،
اطلاعات انتشار: The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Research، اول،شماره۳، Autumn ۲۰۱۳، سال
تعداد صفحات: ۹
The present study was intended to investigate the impact of blended and classroom teaching methods on Iranian EFL learners‘ writing. To this end, a group of 29 upper intermediate and advanced EFL learners were randomly placed in two groups: an experimental group, namely Blended Learning and a control group, namely Classroom Learning after taking part in a placement test. Participants of the Blended Learning group received traditional teaching methods of writing plus learning through the web. Participants of the Classroom Learning group, however, were taught based on the traditional teaching methods of writing and received the materials, instructions, and feedback merely through traditional methods. In order to collect the data, participants‘ first piece of writing was regarded as the pretest and their last one was the posttest. The results of the independent–samples t–tests showed that participants of the Blended Learning group significantly outperformed the ones in the Classroom Learning group in their writing performances. In conclusion, the results of the study revealed that employing a blended teaching method can create a more desirable condition to enhance the EFL learners‘ writing performance and that doing research in this field can be a promising area for those interested.

۳Collaborative vs. Individual Task Planning and Iranian EFL Learners’ Writing Performance
نویسنده(ها): ، ،
اطلاعات انتشار: The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Research، سوم،شماره۱۲، Winter ۲۰۱۵، سال
تعداد صفحات: ۱۶
This study was intended to compare collaborative and individual task planning effects on Iranian EFL learners’ writing performance. Therefore, a group of 90 upper intermediate EFL learners were placed in three groups of Collaborative Task planning, Individual Task planning, and Control. In the experimental groups, participants were asked to do task planning collaboratively and individually. The first writing assignment was the pretest and the eighth one was the posttest. A rating scale which includes five equally weighted criteria for rating; namely, Organization, Content, Grammar, Mechanics, and Style as well as the Total score was used. After making sure about the inter–rater consistency, data were analyzed using one–way ANOVAs to examine the effects of task planning on EFL writing performance. Results indicated that task planning produced better writing performances in the experimental groups, when considering Total scores. Furthermore, the treatment was effective in Organization and Style. Nevertheless, it had no significant effects on Content, Grammar, and Mechanics. Results are in line with previous research on collaborative writing and task planning. However, the study was different because it made a distinction between collaborative and individual task planning. This study has practical implications for classroom practices and language teachers, and theoretical implications for a better understanding of sociocultural theories of second language learning.
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