3. Chinese students’ attitudes toward African American standard and vernacular English

Mustapha Chmarkh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 1-13

Abstract
  To the best of our knowledge, this is the first sociolinguistic matched-guise experiment that examined Chinese students’ attitudes toward African American English in both its standard and vernacular variants. This pilot study explored Chinese students’ implicit bias —if any— toward ...  Read More

4. The Structural Interplay between Critical Cultural Awareness, Institutional Identity, Self-Efficacy, Reflective Teaching and Job Performance of EFL Teachers

Hassan Soodmand Afshar; Mahsa Moradifar

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 14-29

Abstract
  The present study explored the relational patterns of critical cultural awareness, institutional identity, self-efficacy, reflective teaching, and job performance of Iranian EFL teachers. To this end, 300 Iranian EFL teachers from different private language institutes were selected based on convenience ...  Read More

5. Intercultural Communication Dialectics in English Language Teaching

Hamza R'boul

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 30-42

Abstract
  Conceptualizations of intercultural communication in English language teaching have largely been constructed on westerncentric and essentialist representations of interculturality. The failure to take into account power imbalances among Anglophone and Southern spaces may perpetuate the inequalities that ...  Read More

6. Teachers’ Curricular Knowledge in Teacher Education Programs: A Case of Iran’s Sociocultural Context

Rafat Bagherzadeh; Zia Tajeddin

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 43-57

Abstract
  Teacher education programs can pursue the aim of helping teachers acquire the knowledge base for effective teaching. However, the representation of curricular knowledge, one of the important dimensions of the teacher knowledge base, varies across educational and sociocultural contexts. As this knowledge ...  Read More

7. Humor and Language Errors in Arabic-English Informative Discourse

Maman Lesmana

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 58-68

Abstract
  In everyday life, there are often errors in foreign language translation, either in spelling or vocabulary or in pragmatic terms. Frequently, these errors are unintentionally amusing. This research discusses humor caused by language errors. The corpus of this study is an informative discourse in Arabic ...  Read More

8. Integrating MALL into the Classroom: The Cultural and ‎Pedagogical Impact of Authentic Podcasts on FFL Learners’ ‎Listening and Speaking Skills

Leili Kassaie; Hamid Reza Shairi; Mahmoud Reza Gashmardi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 69-85

Abstract
  One way to develop language skills in FFL (French as a foreign language) learners is to surround them with authentic materials. This study aimed at enhancing the listening and speaking skills of Iranian FFL learners through the integration of MALL (Mobile-assisted language learning) in the form of podcasts ...  Read More

9. The Culture and Language of Whistle of Turkish People (Giresun)

Аlina S. Gaynutdinova; Aliya Mutallimova

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 86-93

Abstract
  In connection with the living environment, people have used all kinds of communication. One of the ancient modes of communication is whistling. Many people encoded their messages using this method. However, there are peoples and tribes that have developed this language to the level of communication. ...  Read More

10. Media Literature and Its Impact on People's Culture

Tatyana Anatolievna Spirchagova; Svetlana Evgenevna Nikitina; Maria Nikolaevna Spirchagova

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 94-101

Abstract
  Due to its nature and content, the media is related to almost all different economic, social, cultural, and political dimensions of societies and can be claimed to be one of the influential variables in today's societies. The formation of a country's image in foreign media is a direct reflection of the ...  Read More

11. Phonetic Peculiarities of the English Language in India

Marina Borisovna Grolman; Zubayda Albertovna Biktagirova; Olimjon Habibovich Kasimov

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 102-110

Abstract
  In India, English has the status of an official language along with Hindi. According to linguists, the English spoken in India is different from the one spoken in other countries, with it being an independent version of the English language. While working on the research, the general trends of differences ...  Read More