1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
1. Rater-Mediated Assessment of Iranian Undergraduate Students’College Essays: Many-Facet Rasch Modelling

Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, , Pages 93-119


  In rater-mediated assessments, the ratings awarded to language learners’ written, or spoken, performances do not necessarily reflect their language abilities because a number of other construct-irrelevant factors may affect the knowledge they demonstrate. Rater subjectivity and rating scales are ...  Read More

1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
2. Linguistic Mnemonics Affecting Learning L2 Idioms

Maryam Ahmadi; Abbas Ali Zarei; Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 219-239


  Finding more effective ways of teaching second language idioms has been a long standing concern of many teaching practitioners and researchers. This study was an endeavorto explore the effects of three linguistic mnemonic devices (etymological elaboration, keyword method, and translation) on EFL learners’ ...  Read More