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  1. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of using inquiry-based writing instruction on students’ academic writing skills. A pretest-posttest two groups quasi-experimental design was employed. Data ...

    Authors: Bantalem Derseh Wale and Yenus Nurie Bogale
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:4
  2. This study is an exploratory study, which was conducted in relation to the study of the proficiency and performance of Iranian Air Traffic Controllers: attitude, work experience, and specific Aviation English ...

    Authors: Massoud Rahmati and Siros Izadpanah
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:2
  3. Teacher self-efficacy has been abundantly studied. However, it seems that the consequences of teachers’ self-efficacy have not been appropriately explored yet. The research objective was to investigate the con...

    Authors: Goudarz Alibakhshi, Fariborz Nikdel and Akram Labbafi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:23
  4. Beginning teachers are frequently heard making observations that the knowledge and skills they have acquired on the training programmes do not come handy when they want to apply them in their real-work situati...

    Authors: Lawrence Jun Zhang and Donglan Zhang
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:22
  5. While the bulk of feedback studies have focused on written corrective feedback, oral feedback in teacher-student writing conferences in EFL context has been underexplored. This article investigated teacher ora...

    Authors: Abdullah Rajab Alfalagg
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:21
  6. In recent years, learner-centered teaching has emphasized the demand for making healthy environment where learners’ preferences, interests, personal experiences, cultural backgrounds and lifestyles are taken i...

    Authors: Latifeh Shakourzadeh and Siros Izadpanah
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:20
  7. The critical role of teachers suggests that assessing teacher identity construction helps teacher educators understand the changes in teachers and design materials in harmony with their needs in teacher educat...

    Authors: Fariba Haghighi Irani, Azizeh Chalak and Hossein Heidari Tabrizi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:19
  8. Writing is considered a very complicated task for many EFL students and Iranian EFL learners have many problems in this regard. Present study through a mixed method design, attempted to investigate the effect ...

    Authors: Maryam Beiki, Neda Gharagozloo and Reza Raissi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:18
  9. This paper aims to highlight the significance of color that captivates human attention in learning English collocations in an educational setting. In order to expedite the impact of color on memory, an empiric...

    Authors: Jahangeer Khan and Chengyu Liu
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:17
  10. Grammar varies in semantic, morphosyntactic, and phonological complexity, which may influence what type of Corrective Feedback (CF) is effective. The present study was designed to investigate the best form of ...

    Authors: Andrew Schenck
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:16
  11. The present study was an endeavor to investigate the differences between novice and experienced teachers’ achieving resiliency in an explanatory sequential mixed method study. Forty Iranian (i.e., 20 novice an...

    Authors: Elham Entesari, Mohammad Hosssein Yousefi and Hedayat Eslami
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:15
  12. The linguistic scrutiny of any aspect of pragmatics is bound to considering carefully the context in which it is expressed. This becomes very glaring when the utterances that constitute discourse are viewed as...

    Authors: Zahra Pourmousavi and Zohre Mohamadi Zenouzagh
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:14
  13. Despite voluminous studies into teachers’ cognition and the role of teachers’ beliefs in their practices, not many studies have addressed the impact of teachers’ epistemological beliefs (EB, beliefs about the ...

    Authors: Neda Soleimani
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:12
  14. Although the findings of second language (L2) studies conducted to date have provided evidence for the positive effect of written corrective feedback (hereafter feedback) on improving L2 learners’ writing gram...

    Authors: Afsar Rouhi, Minou Dibah and Hassan Mohebbi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:11
  15. The rise of world Englishes has challenged the emphasis on native-speaker accents and cultures in English language teaching. This study aimed to investigate the representation of world Englishes and cultures i...

    Authors: Zia Tajeddin and Maryam Pakzadian
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:10
  16. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of using inquiry-based learning on students’ critical thinking skills. A quasi-experimental design which employed time series design with single group participa...

    Authors: Bantalem Derseh Wale and Kassie Shifere Bishaw
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:9
  17. Adopting the self-concept framework as a lens and interpretative case study as a methodological tool, the present study set out to examine how the professional identity of an elementary school teacher is socia...

    Authors: Farzad Rostami, Mohammad Hosssein Yousefi and Davoud Amini
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:8
  18. Using a contrastive analysis approach, this study aimed to study emotive words (EWs) in Persian and English short stories for children. It actually tries to find the similarities and differences between the tw...

    Authors: Ehsan Namaziandost, Mehdi Nasri, Fariba Rahimi Esfahani, Leila Neisi and Farahnaz Ahmadpour KarimAbadi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:7
  19. The current study probes into English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers’ conceptions of their professional development during practicum course. The study merits a mixed methods approach and has utilized bot...

    Authors: Mozhgan Aghabarari and Mehrak Rahimi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:6
  20. This qualitative study examines the professional agency of secondary English teachers in Midwestern South Korea. Specifically, it investigates how secondary English teachers in South Korea understand their pro...

    Authors: Wook Namgung, Josephine Moate and Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:5
  21. This study drew on qualitative research and focused on the exercise of agency among the novice English teachers in the Iranian context. Fifteen novice English teachers who have been teaching English in private...

    Authors: Farzad Rostami and Mohammad Hosssein Yousefi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:4
  22. Both Native English-Speaking Teachers (NESTs) and Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers (NNESTs) may have advantages as writing instructors, yet little is known about how they actually influence writing in EFL ...

    Authors: Andrew Schenck
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:2
  23. The present study aimed at investigating the relationship between teachers’ self-efficacy perceptions and their instructional practices. The mediatory role of the teachers’ occupational characteristics such as...

    Authors: Shabnam Kurosh Khanshan and Mohammad Hosssein Yousefi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:1
  24. Considering the vital role of comprehensible input, this study attempted to compare the effects of input with various difficulty levels on Iranian EFL learners’ reading comprehension and reading motivation. To...

    Authors: Ehsan Namaziandost, Mehdi Nasri and Meisam Ziafar
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:13
  25. The traditional approach to presenting idioms relies mainly on teachers’ or materials writers’ judgement, one-by-one and quite incidentally; and the existing teaching materials and references for idioms are mo...

    Authors: Elaheh Rafatbakhsh and Alireza Ahmadi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:11
  26. The present case study investigated the probable effect of applying a humanoid robot as a teacher-assistant for learning and retention of English vocabulary among 10 Iranian foreign language learners with inte...

    Authors: Minoo Alemi and Shirin Bahramipour
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:10
  27. This paper addresses Iranian English as Foreign Language teachers and learners’ perceptions of explicit grammar instruction and corrective feedback and the effect of language background on learners’ perception...

    Authors: Mohammad Mohammadi and Mohammad Hosssein Yousefi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:8
  28. This study investigated the effects of different text difficulty levels on Iranian EFL learners’ foreign language reading motivation and reading comprehension. To fulfil this objective, 40 Iranian participants...

    Authors: Alireza Niazifar and Goodarz Shakibaei
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:7
  29. This research investigates the changes in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners’ psychological attributes in relation to awareness of the lexicogrammatical features and generic structures of a discussio...

    Authors: Akiko Nagao
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:6
  30. Telecollaboration has been considered to have great potential for the development of L2 learners’ intercultural communicative competence (ICC), so an examination of what benefits L2 learners receive through te...

    Authors: Maki Hirotani and Kiyomi Fujii
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:5
  31. To meet the increasing needs for translators and interpreters, Master of Translation and Interpreting (MTI) program was launched in Chinese universities. Discussion on how to cultivate MTI students who are sup...

    Authors: Chunhong Liu and Chengyuan Yu
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:4
  32. One of the major issues in L2 learning and cognitive styles is the ambiguity of these concepts. A solution to this issue should involve the following two aspects. First, studies of factorial validity should be...

    Authors: Toshinori Yasuda
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:3
  33. The present study aimed to investigate the comparative impacts of input-based and output-based activities on vocabulary knowledge of Iranian EFL learners. To fulfil this objective, 54 intermediate EFL students...

    Authors: Ehsan Namaziandost, Elham Saberi Dehkordi and Sajad Shafiee
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:2
  34. The knowledge of diverse rhetorical relations is a remarkable component of competence in research article (RA) writing for learners’ successful handling of scholarly writing tasks in English for academic purpo...

    Authors: Reza Khany, Mohammad Aliakbari and Saeedeh Mohammadi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:1
  35. The purpose of the present meta-analysis is to the investigate the overall effectiveness of L2 vocabulary instruction and to find the moderator variables affecting its effectiveness. By defining a rigorous inc...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Yousefi and Reza Biria
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:21
  36. This study was intended to investigate the relationship between working memory, anxiety and Iranian EFL learners’ listening comprehension. For the purpose of this study, 60 Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learner...

    Authors: Ehsan Namaziandost, Mitra Hafezian and Sajad Shafiee
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:20
  37. Scaffolding is one of the key dimensions of the sociocultural theory that has been proposed in a substantial body of work as a potential metaphor for promoting second language (L2) learning. However, there is ...

    Authors: Esmaeel Hamidi and Rafat Bagherzadeh
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:19
  38. The importance of teaching explicit knowledge of grammar has been one of the most controversial issues in L2 instruction. Despite the existence of considerable number of studies on different methods of grammar...

    Authors: Iran Bakhshandeh-Rostami and Khadijeh Jafari
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:18
  39. This study investigates foreign language anxiety among Indonesian undergraduate students of English, French, Japanese, Korean and Arabic language programs, and examines its relationship with students’ motivati...

    Authors: Fatmawati Djafri and Supra Wimbarti
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:17
  40. This study was designed to examine the reported and observed communication strategies used by Chinese English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) graduate students in electrical engineering and education in perfor...

    Authors: Jessie Zhou and Li-Shih Huang
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:15
  41. Under the task-based language teaching (TBLT) framework, this study investigated learners’ perceptions of a WeChat task being integrated into a Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) curriculum. The WeChat task l...

    Authors: Wenying Jiang and Wei Li
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:14
  42. This paper reports a study that investigated the role of prior native or first language (L1) phonological and phonetic learning on the integration of vowel quality features in the production of second language...

    Authors: Đích Mục Đào and Anh-Thư T. Nguyễn
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:13
  43. Although a number of studies have examined EFL teachers’ beliefs of feedback on student writing, few have investigated teachers’ feedback beliefs about student oral activities like oral presentations. To fill ...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Shulin Yu and Timothy Teo
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:12
  44. Following an emergentist approach, the authors examined the comprehension of four different types of restrictive relative clauses (direct object/oblique vs. subject/indirect object) with animate/inanimate refe...

    Authors: Mehrdad Rezaeian, Firooz Sadighi, Mortaza Yamini and Mohammad Sadegh Bagheri
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:11

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