International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016

  • The Effects of Cognitive Task Complexity on Learners’ Performance

    Nasrin Sanajoo, Nasrin Asadi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 157-164
    Received: 15 July 2016
    Accepted: 25 July 2016
    Published: 6 August 2016
    Abstract: In the field of task-based language teaching, sequencing tasks is of substantial importance. One of the proposals for sequencing tasks is cognitive task complexity. Robinson, as one of the proponents of sequencing tasks based on cognitive task complexity, distinguishes between three factors of: task complexity (i.e. the intrinsic cognitive demands ... Show More
  • The Impact of Interactionist Dynamic Assessment on Explanation Writing Ability of Intermediate EFL Learners

    Hooshang Khoshsima, Amin Saed, Mohammad Mortazavi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 183-189
    Received: 8 September 2016
    Accepted: 21 September 2016
    Published: 10 October 2016
    Abstract: Dynamic assessment is an approach based on sociocultural theory of mind aimed to combine instruction and assessment in which learners’ development is simultaneously assessed and improved with regard to their Zone of Proximal Development. This study aimed to integrate principles of dynamic assessment in providing feedback with process-genre approach... Show More