3. Native and Non-Native Teachers’ Changing Beliefs about Teaching English as an International Language

Zia Tajeddin; Mahmood Reza Atai; Rose Shayeghi

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 1-14

Abstract
  In view of the paucity of evidence on teachers’ conceptions of teaching English an International Language (EIL), the present study used panel discussions to investigate the beliefs of 10 native and 10 non-native English-speaking teachers about their roles in teaching English in the EIL contexts ...  Read More

4. Unveiling the Passive Aspect of Motivation: Insights from English Language Teachers’ Habitus

Reza Pishghadam; Hossein Makiabadi; Shaghayegh Shayesteh; Shiva Zeynali

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 15-26

Abstract
  Digging into the history of motivation research, we deduced that, the investigations have targeted individuals’ performance as the overt indication of this invisible drive. Yet, it is hypothesized that there exists a variation of motivation which does not lead to a certain action and is only confined ...  Read More

5. 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

6. The Portrayal of Women in English Films Localized into Persian

Masood Khoshsaligheh; Azadeh Eriss; Saeed Ameri

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 40-51

Abstract
  Audiovisual translation, the same as other forms of intercultural communication, tends to intervene with the original in order to comply with the norms of the receiving culture. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the Iranian cinema has resorted to a conservative approach wherein the portrayal of the ...  Read More

7. Translator Education in the Light of Complexity Theory: A Case of Iran’s Higher Education System

Samira Abaszadeh; Ahmad Moinzadeh; Abbas Eslami-Rasekh

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 52-68

Abstract
  In the fast-growing world of translation studies, many students may not receive adequate training at universities. A new multi-facetted approach is therefore needed to be applied in translator educational programs to meet the students’ needs and professional expectations. In order to describe the ...  Read More

8. The Language and Culture of a Dream: A Case Study

Rajabali Askarzadeh Torghabeh

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 69-79

Abstract
  This study has analyzed the culture and language of the American Dream in Blue Surge. It shows the effects of the formula of success and the competition presented by this dream; and, how it produces neurotic individuals trying to cope with the competitive society by means of neurotic strategies. This ...  Read More

9. EFL Teachers’ Identity Construction through a Reflection Consciousness-Raising Interactive Workshop

Hassan Soodmand Afshar; Shadi Donyaie

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 80-93

Abstract
  As part of a large-scale project, the current qualitative study investigated the possible contribution of a consciousness-raising interactive workshop (as a form of professional development activity) to 30) 22 female and 8 male) Iranian EFL teachers’ professional identity construction. Thirty Iranian ...  Read More

10. Contemporary Sociopolitical Functions of the “Allahu Akbar” Ritual Speech Act in Today’s Muslim Communities: A Focus on the Iranian Society

Mohammad Ghazanfari; Atena Attaran; Mohammad Zabetipour

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 94-106

Abstract
  As an Islamo-Arabic utterance,throughout the history of Islam, “Allahu Akbar” has been widely used as one of the most influential religious slogans since the advent of Islam in the 7th century CE. However, during the last four decades, it has gained a fairly global reputation thanks to various ...  Read More

11. A Study of National Identity Elements in the Poems of Nima Yushij and Sohrab Sepehri

Reza Morad Sahraee; Elham Khayatan

Volume 7, 2 (Special Issue on Iranians Views of Cultural Issues) , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 107-119

Abstract
  National Identity is the new, updated form of ethnic identity. It is a nascent concept, having emerged in the late 19th century, in contrast to ethnic identity, which is as old as myths. National identity is the foremost component of human identity, formed and preserved by the members of a large group. ...  Read More