1. A Socio-Cultural Study of Pedagogical Practices inside Syrian EFL Classrooms

Taha Rajab

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 97-114

Abstract
  This paper reports on an exploratory study that explores the instructional patterns within English as a Foreign Language (EFL) secondary school classrooms in Syria. Recently, the Syrian Ministry of Education (MoE) has introduced a new national curriculum which recommends a shift in EFL teachers’ ...  Read More

2. Gendered Communication in Iranian University Classrooms: The Relationship between Politeness and Silence in Persian Culture

Saeedeh Shafiee Nahrkhalaji; Mahboubeh Khorasani; Morteza Rashidi Ashjerdi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 118-130

Abstract
  This study examined naturally-occurring university classroom interactions at Iranian universities and provided an analysis of silence patterns as politeness strategies used by male and female students. Since empirical studies of silence in classroom settings are scarce, this paper aimed to explain such ...  Read More