Introducing Culturally-Adaptive English Language Pedagogy (CELP): Integrating Critical Cultural Awareness through the ‘little-c’ Culture in Iran’s EFL Curriculum

Momene Ghadiri; Mansoor Tavakoli; Saeed Ketabi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , September 2015, , Pages 115-124

  In teaching a foreign language (FL), some cultural specificities (defined under the rubric of ‘little-c culture’) may totally conflict with the cultural norms of the learners’ first language (L1). To prevent such imminent problems, this paper recommended that the FL syllabus be designed ...  Read More

A Separation, an Ideological Rift in the Iranian Society and Culture: Media, Discourse and Ideology

Reza Zabihi; Momene Ghadiri; Abbas Eslami Rasekh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2015, , Pages 105-119

  Media can be a good representation of dominant ideologies in society. The analysis of such discourse can shed light on the mental and social structures of people in society. Adopting van Dijk’s (1995) layout of discourse ideology and his (2000) practical and general outline of ideological analysis, ...  Read More