1. Building Intercultural Sensitivity in Pre-Service EFL Teachers through Interactive Culture-Focused Speaking Tasks

Monir Ghasemi Mighani; Massood Yazdani Moghadam

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 27-39

Abstract
  One way to develop intercultural sensitivity in learners is through the inclusion of intercultural training in ELT and teacher training courses. This study aimed at enhancing the intercultural sensitivity of EFL pre-service teachers through interactive culture-focused speaking tasks. Therefore, a task-based ...  Read More

2. English Language Teaching in Iran: A Case of Shifting Sands, Ambiguity, and Incoherent Policy and Practice

Mostafa Morady Moghaddam; Neil Murray

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 96-105

Abstract
  English language teaching (ELT) in Iran has experienced a turbulent history reflecting an often dynamic context and changing attitudes toward English, yet framed within a discourse of tolerance rather than one of embrace, as this study is going to show. The discourse was much brighter before the Islamic ...  Read More