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  1. Original article

    An examination of Vygotsky’s socio-cultural theory in second language acquisition: the role of higher order thinking enhancing techniques and the EFL learners’ use of private speech in the construction of reasoning

    The present study investigates the impact of higher order thinking enhancing techniques as two post-reading strategies on the EFL students’ reasoning power as determined by their private speech production. Als...

    Sepideh Mirzaee and Parviz Maftoon

    Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:18

    Published on: 6 December 2016

  2. Original article

    The role of EFL learners’ demotivation, perceptions of classroom activities, and mastery goal in predicting their language achievement and burnout

    The present study aims at delving into English as foreign language students’ demotivation, burnout, mastery goal orientation, and perceptions of classroom activities. This is accomplished by building a causal ...

    Safoura Jahedizadeh, Afsaneh Ghanizadeh and Behzad Ghonsooly

    Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:16

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  3. Commentary

    More than a response to Andrew Sampson’s (2012) “Coded and uncoded error feedback: effects on error frequencies in adult Colombian EFL learners’ writing”: a call for replication

    In an article published in System Vol. 40 Andrew Sampson (2012) made several claims regarding the positive effect of “coding” or “marking” of second language writing errors and how the use of said coding can have...

    Barry Lee Reynolds and Chian-Wen Kao

    Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:15

    Published on: 25 October 2016

  4. Commentary

    The official trilogy and public paradox: understanding mainland Chinese policies of ELT on secondary level from the perspective of culture politics

    The history of English test reform on secondary level in China is a reflection of Chinese development in recent 30 years. The stress on English language helps move on Chinese reform-and-open process. On the ne...

    Fuli Liu

    Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:11

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  5. Original article

    An interview with Professor Farzad Sharifian

    In this interview Professor Farzad Sharifian, a pioneer of Cultural Linguistics, gives a concise history of this relatively new field, which he introduces as a multidisciplinary area of research that examines ...

    Musa Nushi, Zahra Abolhassani and Naiemeh Mojerloo

    Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:6

    Published on: 20 April 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:13

  6. Original article

    EFL learners’ perceptions and preferences of written corrective feedback: a case study of university students from Mainland China

    Although a growing body of research has examined the effectiveness of written corrective feedback (WCF) for improving L2 learners’ grammatical accuracy, fewer studies have investigated the extent to which diff...

    Sibo Chen, Hossein Nassaji and Qian Liu

    Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:5

    Published on: 18 April 2016

  7. Original article

    Social capital: a vital ingredient for retaining foreign language teachers

    A major source of concern across a number of English-speaking countries is the loss of language teachers from the profession. In a global era where the ability to engage across languages and cultures is seen a...

    Shannon Mason and Cristina Poyatos Matas

    Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:3

    Published on: 14 April 2016

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