Interactivity and Social Presence PhD Thesis

Interactivity and Social Presence is the topic of Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl’s Ph.D. thesis in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. PhD Thesis Title Interactivity and Social Presence: Two Ingredients for Creating an Effective Online Learning Community Researcher Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl, Ph.D. in TEFL Advisor Seyyedeh Susan Marandi, Ph.D. Reader Parviz Maftoon, … Read more

Social Presence and Interactivity in Online Social Contexts

Peer-Assessment and Student-Driven Negotiation of Meaning: Two Ingredients for Creating Social Presence in Online EFL Social Contexts. Social presence and interactivity Abstract With the current availability of state-of-the-art technology, particularly the Internet, people have expanded their channels of communication. This has similarly led to many people utilizing technology to learn second/foreign languages. Nevertheless, many current … Read more

English Negotiation Print Books vs. E-books

English Negotiation Print Books vs. E-books English Negotiation Print Books vs. E-books About this activity Remember that a negotiation is NOT a lecture or monologue, and you should take equal turns in the negotiations. Please note that this activity is like a game, and you should prepare yourself to defend your position even if it is against your own will. Please make it clear … Read more

Interaction Hypothesis in SLA | TESL Issues

Interaction Hypothesis Interaction Hypothesis Long’s Interaction Hypothesis, especially the updated version, claims that learners do need to pay conscious attention to form in order to benefit from negotiated interaction. The origins of Long’s Interaction Hypothesis lies partly in Hatch’s work on discourse analysis and L2 acquisition and partly in Krashen’s Input Hypothesis. Hatch (1978, p. … Read more

Speech Acts in Pragmatics | TESL Issues

Speech Acts Speech acts are carried out over various turns and their exact shape takes into account interlocutor reactions. In other words, conversation is co-constructed by both interlocutors, which is something that can never be simulated with DCTs. Speech acts are certainly the most researched area of pragmatics, and they are arguably the most social, … Read more

Form-Focused Instruction in Language Teaching

Form-Focused Instruction Form-Focused Instruction Traditionally, language pedagogy has emphasized form-focused instruction. The Grammar-Translation Method and the Audiolingual Method both involve attempts to teach learners grammar, differing only in how this is to be accomplished (Ellis, 1997). Form-focused Instruction is in contrast with ‘naturalistic learning’. It intends to examine whether instruction could change the natural order … Read more

English Negotiation | Vegetarianism and Health

English Negotiation | Vegetarianism English Negotiation | Vegetarianism ? Topic for Negotiation:  Is vegetarianism a suitable diet for you? ? vs. ? Negotiators: Arash: Impartial.  Dr. Hariri: impartial. ? Selected Text ? Source: https://www.askdrsears.com/ Is the vegetarian diet automatically the healthiest way to eat? Yes and no. Yes, a vegetarian diet is excellent for good … Read more

English Negotiation | Mental Gender Differences

English Negotiation | Mental Gender Differences English Negotiation | Mental Gender Differences Topic for Negotiation: Let us discuss some clear mental distinctions between men and women. Arash: Impartial.  Dr. Hariri: impartial. Note Remember that a negotiation is NOT a lecture or monologue, and you should take equal turns in the negotiations. Please note that this … Read more

English Negotiation | Extraterrestrials

English Negotiation | Extraterrestrials English Negotiation | Extraterrestrials Topic for Negotiation: We are not alone in the universe, and there certainly exist extraterrestrials living on other planets. Arash agrees.  Dr. Hariri disagrees. Note Remember that a negotiation is NOT a lecture or monologue, and you should take equal turns in the negotiations. Please note that … Read more

English Negotiation | Flippancy vs. Seriousness

English Negotiation | Flippancy vs. Seriousness English Negotiation | Flippancy vs. Seriousness Topic for Negotiation: Utter seriousness, as opposed to extreme flippancy, is a more important factor in ensuring happiness in life. Arash agrees.  Dr. Hariri disagrees. Note Remember that a negotiation is NOT a lecture or monologue, and you should take equal turns in … Read more