International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Special Issue

Innovations in Foreign Language Teaching

  • Submission Deadline: Oct. 10, 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Azadeh Nemati
About This Special Issue
The aim of this special issue is to focus on teaching foreign languages innovatively. Innovations can be any new methods such as CALL, MALL, technology, web based instruction. In this special issue not just technologically based teaching is dealt with rather any other types of innovation such as creative teaching and learning, learning through strategies and lifelong learning will be worked on.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Azadeh Nemati

    Department of English Language Teaching, Jahrom branch, Islamic Azad University, Jahrom, Iran

Guest Editors
  • Mohammad Nikafrooz

    Department of TEFL, Ahvaz Branch, Payam Noor University, Ahvaz, Iran, Ahvaz, Iran

  • Fatemeh Behjat

    English Department, Abadeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Abadeh, Iran

  • Mohamad Reza Falahati Gadimi Fumani

    Regional Information Center for Science and Technology, Shiraz, Iran

Published Articles
  • Effect of Metalinguistic Teacher Corrective Feedback on Writing Performance of Iranian EFL Learners

    Mahnaz Azizi , Fatemeh Behjat , Mohammad Amin Sorahi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 54-63
    Received: Sep. 10, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 12, 2014
    Published: Nov. 25, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020601.18
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    Abstract: This study was set out within the process-oriented framework to identify the extent to which the metalinguistic corrective feedback contributed to writing performance of the Iranian EFL learners better, and also to compare the effectiveness of two types of metalinguistic feedback, error codes feedback and description feedback on students’ writing i... Show More
  • Interactive White Boards and Iranian Male High School Students’ Vocabulary Breadth

    Hajar Hassani , Fatemeh Behjat , Seyed Jamal Abdorahim Zadeh

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 49-53
    Received: Sep. 17, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 22, 2014
    Published: Nov. 19, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020601.17
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    Abstract: Using technology in education is very common nowadays. Interactive white boards are considered one of the product of this technology. The purpose of this research study was to determine the impact of the interactive whiteboards as an instructional tool on Iranian first-grade high school male students’ vocabulary achievement. Fifty first-grade high ... Show More
  • The Relationship between Language Learning Anxiety and Language Learning Motivation among Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners

    Elaheh Tahernezhad , Fatemeh Behjat , Ali Asghar Kargar

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 35-48
    Received: Sep. 10, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 12, 2014
    Published: Nov. 18, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020601.16
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    Abstract: The present study was an attempt to investigate the degree of anxiety among Iranian intermediate EFL learners and its relation to their motivation. To this end, a total number of 80 EFL learners (35 males and 45 females) were selected through cluster random sampling from two language classes at Islamic Azad University, Sardasht Branch, Hormozgan Pr... Show More
  • The Relationship between the Grammar of Persian / Turkish as the First Language and the Grammar of English for Iranian Female High School Students

    Maryam Dorosti , Fatemeh Behjat , Seyed Jamal Abdolrahim Zadeh

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 28-34
    Received: Sep. 10, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 12, 2014
    Published: Nov. 18, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020601.15
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    Abstract: Relationship between first and second language effects the learning of the second language. The more the target language is similar to the first language, the better language achievement can be observed. The present study was an attempt to investigate the relationship between the grammar of Persian/Turkish as the first language and the grammar of E... Show More
  • An Investigation of Students’ Attitudes on Teachers' Nonverbal Interaction in Iranian EFL Classrooms

    Fatemeh Behjat , Samaneh Bayat , Ali Asghar Kargar

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 13-18
    Received: Aug. 28, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 04, 2014
    Published: Nov. 18, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020601.13
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    Abstract: The aim of present research was to investigate the importance of nonverbal communication in EFL students’ language learning. Communication is a means of sharing ideas, feelings, and attitudes. It is separated into two types: verbal and nonverbal. In verbal communication, we use the language while nonverbal communication is the behavior that can be ... Show More
  • Investigating the Relationship between Iranian High School Female Students’ Spiritual Intelligence, Language Proficiency and Self-Esteem

    Hajar Aghaei , Fatemeh Behjat , Mohammad Rostampour

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 19-27
    Received: Sep. 08, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 12, 2014
    Published: Nov. 18, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020601.14
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    Abstract: Spiritual intelligent refers to people's capacity to express and represent spiritual resources, values, and properties to improve and advance everyday performance. Language proficiency refers to a system which is suitable to communicate. Self-esteem is a construct of within the field of psychology and it refers to individual’s behaviors and though... Show More
  • The Role of Intercultural Competence in Foreign Language Teaching

    Azadeh Nemati , Amir Marzban , Ensieh Maleki

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 8-12
    Received: Sep. 23, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 25, 2014
    Published: Sep. 30, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020601.12
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    Abstract: In recent years there has been a growing interest in the cultural dimension of foreign language education, and teachers today are expected to promote the acquisition of intercultural competence in their learners. Thus, the present study aimed to investigate the opinions and attitudes of Iranian teachers of English on intercultural competence teachi... Show More
  • The Impact of Foreign Language Reading Anxiety and Text Feature Awareness on University Students’ Reading Comprehension ESP Texts

    Farveh Nazarinasab , Azadeh Nemati , Mohammad Mehdi Mortahan

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Aug. 28, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 03, 2014
    Published: Sep. 17, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020601.11
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    Abstract: In the present study, I sought to measure the impact of foreign language reading and text feature awareness on university students ‘reading comprehension ESP texts. This study looked to answer three research questions: 1) Does reading anxiety have any effect on reading comprehension of ESP students?; 2) Dose text feature awareness have any effect o... Show More