Original Research Paper English teaching
1. World of Attitudes in Research Article Discussion Sections: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

AliReza Jalilifar

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, Pages 81-90

http://dx.doi.org/10.22061/tej.2011.281

Abstract
  This study aimed to account for metadiscourse variations in the discussion sections of  articles written in Persian and English and published in Iranian as well as international scholarly journals in English Language Teaching and Psychiatry. For this purpose, 90 research article discussions were ...  Read More

Original Research Paper English teaching
2. The Pragmatic Instruction Effects on Persian EFL Learners’ Noticing and Learning Outcomes in Request Forms

I. Malaz; M. Rabiee; S. Ketabi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, Pages 91-97

http://dx.doi.org/10.22061/tej.2011.282

Abstract
  This study investigates the request strategies used by Persian learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), aimed at exploring the pragmatic instruction effects on their noticing constrained by different types of treatment tasks. The subsequent effect of the learners’ noticing on their learning ...  Read More

Original Research Paper English teaching
3. On the Relationship Between Critical Thinking and Language Learning Strategies Among Iranian EFL Learners

J. Nikoopour; Mohammad Amini Farsani; Maryam Nasiri

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, Pages 99-104

http://dx.doi.org/10.22061/tej.2011.283

Abstract
  This study investigates the relationship between critical thinking and the use of direct and indirect language learning strategies by Iranian learners. To this end, two survey instruments, the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL), and a questionnaire of Critical Thinking, were administered ...  Read More

Original Research Paper educational psychology
4. The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Academic Success

M. Meshkat

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, Pages 105-108

http://dx.doi.org/10.22061/tej.2011.284

Abstract
  Emotional intelligence is defined as a construct involving the ability of an individual to monitor their own and others’ emotions, to discriminate among the positive and negative effects of emotion, and to use emotional information to guide their thinking and actions. This study was carried out ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Educational Science
5. Learning from Ant Society in Optimizing Concrete Retaining Walls

M. Ghazavi; Saeed Bazzazian Bonab

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, Pages 109-116

http://dx.doi.org/10.22061/tej.2011.285

Abstract
  در مقاله حاضر، چگونگی یاد گیری درس­هایی از جامعه مورچگان برای بهینه­سازی مسائل مهندسی ارائه شده است و به عنوان یک مثال برای چنین مسائلی، دیوار حائل بتن مسلح در نظر ...  Read More

Original Research Paper competency of teachers
6. An Investigation into the Relationship Between Self-Regulation and Critical Thinking Among Iranian EFL Teachers

A. Ghanizadeh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, Pages 117-124

http://dx.doi.org/10.22061/tej.2011.292

Abstract
  This study investigated the relationship between Iranian EFL teachers' self-regulation and their critical thinking ability in language institutes. Furthermore, the role played by their length of teaching experience in their self-regulation and the relationship between their age and self-regulation were ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Curriculum Planning
7. Validation of Lexical Frequency Profiles As a Measure of Lexical Richness in Written Discourse

G .R Abbasian; M. Shiri parizad

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, Pages 125-131

http://dx.doi.org/10.22061/tej.2011.293

Abstract
  Technological developments and their utilities in various areas including education have offered great advantages for man. One of the greatest achievements in this trend has been the innovation in computer software like Lexical Frequency Profiles (LFP) and its pedagogical implications either in teaching ...  Read More