مدارک علمی دانشگاهی
دكتراي آموزش زبان انگليسي (گرايش آزمونسازي) از دانشگاه ايست انگلياي انگلستان
4 November 2000 – August 2003: PhD in TEFL/TESOL Language Testing University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
4 September 1995 – March 1997: MA in TEFL, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. GPA: 18.53 out of 20.00
4 September 1991 – July 1995: BA in TEFL, Tabriz University for Teacher Education, Tabriz, Iran. GPA: 18.71 out of 20.00
4 September 1987 – June 1991: GCSE (Diploma) in Natural Sciences, Taleghani Secondary School, Siah Cheshmeh, Iran.
4 September 1984 – June 1987: Middle School Education, Shahid Rajaie Middle School, Makou, Iran.
4 September 1979 – June 1984: Primary School Education, Nooh Primary School, Indjeh Sofla Village, Siah Cheshmeh, Iran.
دوره های تخصصی گذرانده
دوره هايي كه در آنها شركت كرده ام (Courses Attended)
v January 2005: IELTS Examiner Training Course (3 days), British Council, Tehran, Iran.
v July 2001: International Summer School for PhD students in Education (one month), School of Education and Professional Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
v August 1998: A course for Pre-University English Teacher Trainers (one week), Tehran, Iran.
دوره هايي كه برگزار كرده ام (Courses held)
v June 2006 – continued: MA preparation courses in TEFL, IELS, Urmia, Iran.
v December 2004 – March 2005: TOEFL preparation course for PhD students of Urmia University, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran.
v January 2005 – June 2005: Workshop on IELTS Listening and Speaking for Urmia University Academic Staff, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran.
v November –December 2004: Workshop for Urmia English Teachers on How to Teach and Test (based on Pre-University English Book), Momeni High School, Urmia, Iran.
v July – October 2004: Workshop on IELTS Listening and Speaking Skills, IELS, Urmia, Iran.
v June – July 2004: Workshop on IELTS Reading and Writing Skills (for Urmia Medical University Academic Staff), Urmia Medical University, Urmia, Iran.
v March-June 2004: Workshop on IELTS Reading and Writing Skills (for Urmia University Academic Staff), Urmia University, Urmia, Iran.
v September 1999: An in-service training course for Pre-University English Teachers of West Azarbaijan Province (one week), Shahid Rajaie Teacher Training College, Urmia, Iran.
v September 1998: An in-service training course for Pre-University English Teachers of West Azarbaijan Province (one week), Shahid Rajaie Teacher Training College, Urmia, Iran.
v And a number of IELTS , TOEFL, MCHE and MA Entrance preparation courses held in Iranian English Language Services, Urmia Language Institute and Arvand Language Centre, Urmia, Iran
وضعیت شغلی و مسئولیت اجرایی
Full-time professor at English Language Department of Urmia University
Deputy Head of the English Language Department from April 2007 to April 2010
Head of the English Language Department since February 2010 to Jan 2012
عضویت در انجمن های علمی
Professional Membership 2002-2003: TESOL Scotland Member
2006 - continued: TESOL Arabia Member
Asia TEFL Member since March 2007
AILA Member since August 2008
International Reading Association Member since September 2008
IATEFL Member sice September 2008
TELLSI member since May 2009
TESOL member since January 2010
تألیفات و ترجمه
Task-supported language teaching (with Esmail Fazelijou), Lambert LAP, August 2011.
Collocational knowledge, use and oral proficiency of EFL learners: A corpus-based approach (with Fatemeh Panahifar), Lambert LAP
, Germany, June 2011.
Dynamic assessment of EFL grammar: The role of mediated experience in L2 learning (with Farid Khanahmadi), Lambert LAP
, Germany, May 2011.
v Facilitating reading comprehensio in EFL classrooms (with Sepideh Atmani),
VDM Verlag, Germany, February 2011.
v Getting the most out of EFL reading comprehension: The role of semantic mapping strategy training on text comprehension and recall (with Elmira Taghavi),
VDM Verlag, Germany, August 2010.
Ensuring quality of ELT in higher education: The match between course objectives and EFL learners' achievments (with Leila Jabbarnejad),
VDM Verlag, Germany, March 2010.
Effective EFL reading comprehension and recall: The role of note-taking strategy training and using graphic organizers (with Mina Rahmani),
VDM Verlag, Germany, 2009.
Becoming an effective EFL teacher: Living up to the expevtations of L2 learners and teachers of English (with Homa Babai),
VDM Verlag, Germany, 2009.
Unpublished Texts and Papers
ý August 2003: An Investigation of cloze procedure as a measure of EFL reading comprehension with reference to educational context in Iran. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
ý March 1997: Bilingualism and conversational implicature. Unpublished MA Thesis, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
ý February 1997: Justification and development of an achievement test. Unpublished Manuscript.
ý January 1997: Coherence and Dictation. Unpublished Manuscript.
ý December 2003: Urmia University Prospectus, Urmia University, Iran.
مقالات چاپ شده در مجلات علمی و پژوهشی و یا ISI
z Forthcoming: Textual metadiscourse resources (MTRs) in two original and simplified novels (with Sonur Esmaeili). JLTR
z Forthcoming: Student-centred cloze: A new tool for measuring reading comprehension? 3L
z September 2011: Classroom Translation: The case of Iranian EFL learners. TPLS, 1, 9.
z August 2011: Iranian EFL teachers' views on measuring reading comprehension. Journal of Teaching Language Skills, 3, 2.
z April 2011: Effects of note-taking training on EFL reading comprehension and recall (with Mina Rahmani). The Reading Matrix, 11, 2.
z March 2011: Dynamic assessment of L2 grammar of Iraninan EFL learners (with Farid Khanahmadi). International Journal of Academic Research, 3, 2.
z March 2011: A comparative study of refusal strategies used by Iraninas and Americans (with Sanam Savojbolaghchilar). IJAR, 3, 2, 601-606.
z March 2011: The effect of teaching FSG on listening comprehension of Iranian intermediate EFL learners (with Sara Nazarbaghi). IJAR, 3, 2, 595-600.
z December 2010: The process of discourse comprehension: Implications for translation. Journal of Translation Studies 31, 8, 9-32.
z December 2010: Assessing reading comprehension from the perspective of test-takers: A qualitative approach. TELL, Vol 3, No 10, 75-94.
z November 2010: 'Metric Yardstick': The status of EFL research evaluation in Iran. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (ISI Journal), Vol 19, No 3, 475-488.
z October 2010: Measuring L2 reading ability: A review of common tools. Ferdowsi Review: An Iranian Journal of TESL, Literature and Translation Studies, Vol 1, No 2, 111-129.
z September 2010: Cloze validation against IELTS Reading Paper: Doubts on correlational validation. Journal of English Language Teachning and Learning, Tabriz University, Vol 53, No 217, 130-153.
z February 2010: Review of Tecahing ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking (by I. S. P. Nation ans J. Newton, 2009) and Tecahing ESL/EFL Reading and Writing (by I.S. P. Nation, 2009). The Modern Language Journal, Volume 94, No. 1. (ISI Journal).
z December 2009: Tranlation, Interpretation, or Composition: The art of 'transition'. Journal of Translation Studies, Vol. 7, No 27.
z December 2009: The art of 'transition': The case of Iranian EFL learners, in English in translation studies: Methodological perspectives (editted by Viviana Gaballo), EUM, Italy. Journal of Translation Studies, Vol. 7, No 27.
z December 2009: Review of Discourse Analysis (By H. G. Woddoweson, 2007). Asian EFL Journa, Vol. 11, No 4l.
z December 2009: Characteristics of an effective English language teacher as perceived by Iranian teachers and learners of English, English Language Teaching Journal, Volume 2, No. 4.(with Homa Babai)
z November 2009: Review of Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics (by P. A. Duff, 2008). Canadian Journal of Linguistics (ISI Journal), Vol. 54, No 3.
z April 2009: Collocational differences between L1 and L2: Implications for EFL learners and tecahers. TESL Canada Journal, Volume 26, No. 2.
z November 2008: The effect of semantic mapping on reading comprehension. Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol. I, No. 3. (with Elmira Taghavi)
z September 2008: Measuring reading comprehension: The judgemental validity of cloze procedure. Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Volume 11, No. 2.
z April 2008: Review of Researching Second Languuage Classrooms (by Sandra Lee McKay), The Reading Matrix, Vol. 8, No. 1.
z October 2007: Review of Vocabulary acquisition: Implications for reading comprehension (edited by R. K. Wagner et al., 2007). Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (ISI Journal), Vol. 51, N0. 2.
z October 2007: Review of Literature in language teaching and learning (edited by A. Pran, 2006). Reading in a Foreign Language, Vol. 19, No 2 .
z September 2007: The key for successful reader-writer interaction: Factors affecting reading comprehension in L2 revisited, Asian EFL Journal, Vol. 9, No 3.
z April, 2007: Review of Methods of research on teaching the English language arts (edited by J. Flood et al, 2005). The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, Vol. 7. No 1.
z April 2006: Review of Assessment Accommodations for Diverse Learners (D. S. Goh, 2004). The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, Vol. 6, No 1.
z November 2005: Challenges facing a PhD graduate from the UK: An Iranian context, in A. Robinson-Pant, Cross-cultural perspectives on educational research, Berkshire: Open University Press.
z September 2004: Researcher research: An alternative in language testing research. Proceedings of the First International Online Conference on Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Research, edited by Meena Singhal. The Reading Matrix Inc.: USA.
z September 2004: Researcher research: An alternative in language testing research. The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal 4 (2), 85-95.
مقالات ارائه شده در سمینارها و یا کنفرانسهای علمی
Papers presented in conferences/seminars
ý August 2011: Translation, interpretation, mediation or composition: Transitional
'transition'. Paper accepted for oral presentation at 16th AILA World Congress, University of Beijing, China.
ý April 2011: A corpus-based analysis of collocational errors in oral productions of Iranian EFL learners (with Fatemeh Panahifar). Paper accepted for oral presentation at International Language Conference, Malaysia.
ý April 2011: Interviewer's Gender and Topic in Oral Exams: Their Relationship with EFL Learners' Anxiety Level and Performance (with Sanaz Nozad + Javad Gholami). Paper accepted for oral presentation at International Language Conference, Malaysia.
ý March 2011: Assessing reading comprehension from the perspetive of test-takers (with Sepideh Atmani), Presented orally at FLLT 2011, Bankok, Thailand
ý March 2011: The effect of semantic mapping pre-reading strategy on learning EFL vocabulary (with Sepideh Atmani), Presented orally at FLLT 2011, Bankok, Thailand
December 2010: The undesirable status of EFL research evaluation in Iran's universities. Accepted for oral presentan at Reaserch and Technology Managemant Congress, Tehran
December 2010: The effect of teachning FSG on listening comprehension (with Sara Nazarbaghi)Presented at ELT in the Isalmic World International Conference, Iran Language Institute, Tehran
ý November 2010: The process of discourse comprehension: Implications for translation. Paper presented at 10th International Symposium on Language, Literature and Stylistics, Gazi University, Ankara.
ý November 2010: English-Persian collocations. Paper presented at 10th International Symposium on Language, Literature and Stylistics, Gazi University, Ankara.
ý November 2010: Save the Language: Save the Azeri Children. Paper presented at UNESCO International Conference on Language, Education and Millenium, Bankok, Thailand
ý October 2010: Correlational validation: What are the concerns? Paper presented at 8th International TELLSI Conference, Al Zahra University, Iran.
ý March 2010: Translation or interpretation: The art of Transition. Paper presented orally at the 2nd International Conference on Translation, University of Sharjah, UAE.
ý January 2010: The match between EFL objectives and learners' achievement in Iran's universities. Paper presented orally at the IELTI-5, University of Teharn, Iran. (with Leila Jabbarnejad)
ý December 2009: ELT research evaluation in Iran: An academic prctice? Paper presented at the 3rd CETL Conference, Oxford University, UK.
ý October 2009: The status of resaerch evaluation in Iran's higher education: Local issue or international concern? Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research, University pof Vienna, Austria.
ý March 2009: L1 – L2 differences in conversational implicature. Paper presented orally at First and Second Language Relationships Conference, University of Oxford, UK.
ý October 2008: An investigation of characteristics of an effective English language teacher (with Homa Babaie). Paper presented orally at 3rd International Language Learning Conference, University of Sait, Malaysia.
ý October 2008: Semantic mapping and reading comprehension (with Elmira Taghavi). Paper presented orally at 6th TELLSI Conference, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran.
ý August 2008: A comparative study of relative clauses in Persian and English. Paper presented orally at 15th AILA World Congress, Essen, Germany.
ý August 2008: The art of ‘transition’: The case of Iranian EFL learners. Paper presented orally at 9th International ESSE Conference, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
ý March 2008: Introducing student-centred cloze, Paper presented orallay at 14th TESOL Arabia International Conference, Dubai, UAE.
ý December 2007: The benefits of being an English Major. Invited paper presented orally at First Maku Azad University Seminar, Maku, Iran.
ý November 2007: Standards what standards? Paper presented orally at 4th Az-ETA International ELT Conference, Baku Slavic University, Azebaijan.
ý August 2007: Validity of reading tests in the eyes of test-takers. Paper presented orally at 15th European Reading Conference, Berlin, Germany.
ý July 2007: Defending the professionality of our profession:How is our scholarship judeged? Paper presented orally at theIELTI 4, Tehran University, Iran.
ý June 2007: Who cares about standards? Paper accepted for oral presentation at 10th BUSEL International Conference, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
ý February 2007: Rethinking reliability. Paper presented orally at 4th Iranian EFL Conference, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
ý December 2006: Learner problems and collocations. A Seminar Lecture presented at Salmas Islamic Azad University (29 December).
ý November 2006: What does student-centred cloze measure? Paper presented at 10th INGED International Conference, Konya, Turkey (3-5 November).
ý August 2006: Assessing reading comprehension: Insights from test-takers. Paper presented at 21st World Congress on Reading, Budapest, Hungary (7-10 August).
ý May 2006: A comparative study of English and Farsi collocations: Where do learner problems lie? Paper presented at Idioms and Collocations 1: The First Nordic Conference on Syntactic Freezes, University of Joensuu, Finland (19-20 May).
ý May 2006: Student-centred cloze: A new tool for testing reading comprehension? Paper accepted for oral presentation at the 2nd International ELT Conference, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Cyprus (2-5 May). (unable to attend for funding problems).
ý March 2006: Do language teachers care about testing theories? Paper presented at 12th International TESOL Arabia Conference, Dubai, UAE (29-31 March).
ý February 2006: Rethinking correlational validation. Paper presented at the third TELLSI conference, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran (2-3, February 2006).
ý September 2004: Researcher research: An alternative in language testing research. Paper presented at the First International Online Conference on Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Research (25-26 September 2004).
ý June 2004: What do Iranian students think about English reading tests? Paper accepted for oral presentation at KATE2004 International Conference, Seoul National University, South Korea (24-26 June, 2004). (unable to attend for funding problems).
ý October 2003: The system of education in the UK. 6th Gathering of Scientific Association of English Language and Literature Department (SAED), School of Literature and Humanities, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran (14 October).
ý November 2002: Self-research: A new validation tool in language testing. 20th TESOL Scotland Conference, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (2 November).
ý September 2002: Is correlation a valid statistical tool in second language research? 12th EUROSLA Conference, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland (18-21) September).
ý September 2002: Criterion-related validity of cloze procedure as a measure of EFL reading comprehension. BERA (British Educational Research Association) Conference, University of Exeter, Exeter, England (11-14 September).
ý June 2002: Factors affecting EFL/ESL reading comprehension. 9th ISS (Iranian Student Seminar) in Europe, University of Central England, Birmingham, England (29 & 30 June).
ý May 2002: The judgemental validity of the cloze procedure as a measure of reading comprehension. 7th METU International ELT Convention, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (23-25 May).
ý November 2001: Experimental validity of standard cloze as a reading test as measured by IELTS Reading Paper. Research Students Seminar, Centre for Applied Research in Education, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (15 November).
زمینه های تحقیقاتی مورد علاقه
Research interests Discourse analysis, error analysis, contrastive analysis, language testing issues, alternative assessment, research methods, qualitative research, classroom interaction, language and culture, socio-linguistics
همکاری در اجرای پروژه های علمی یا اجرایی
Book Reviewer for The Reading Matrix
Book Reviewer for Reading in a Foreign Language
Book Reviewer for Journal od Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Book reviewer for Asian EFL Journal
Book reviewer for The Modern Language Journal
Book Reviewer for Canadian Journal of Linguistics
داوری کتب و مقالات پژوهشی
Reviewer for Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Reviewer for Tabriz University Faculty of Letters Journal
Reviewer for Journal of Applied Linguistics, TAU
Editor of Chinese EFL Journal
Editorial member of Iranian Journal of Language Studies
Advisory member of TELL
Reviewer for Foreign Language Annals
Reviewer for Journal of Teachning Language Skills
تدریس در دانشگاهها
Islamic Azad University
Jame Elmi University
and many institues of higher education
جوایز و پاداش ها
Achievements and Awards
1 July 2011: Cash award (Grant) US$ 6500 from Urmia University
1 June 2010: Cash award (Grant) US$ 2100 from Urmia University
1 January 2010: Cash award (Grant) US$ 1000 from Islamic Azad University
1 June 2009: Cash award (Grant) US$ 2100 from Urmia University
1 September 2009: Cash award (Grant) US$ 1700 from Islamic Azad University
1 June 2008: Cash award (Grant) US$ 2000 from Urmia University
1 June 2008: Cash award (Grant) US$ 1900 from Islamic Azad University
1 November2007: Cash award (Grant) US$ 1300 from Urmia Uniersity for research activities
1 May 2007: Cash award (Grant) US$ 1700 from Islamic Azad University
1 December 2006: Cash award (Grant) US$ 1100 from Urmia University for research activities
1 January 2007: Selected as the Researcher of the Year and awrded a gold coin
1 March 2003: Receiving a cash award of £2500 from the Scientific Section of the Consulate of the Islamic Republic in Iran in London for finishing PhD in a record period of less than two and a half years.
1 February 2003: Submitting the PhD dissertation in 2 years and 3 months, a record at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
1 November 2000: Winning of a 3-year scholarship from Iran’s MRST to do a PhD in the UK.
1 May 1998: Ranking first in the Scientific Competition of West Azarbaijan English Teachers.
1 March 1997: Finishing MA programme in 3 terms (including writing a thesis), a record at Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
1 1980 - 1997: Becoming the top student at the end of each academic year.
آدرس : English Language Department Urmia University Iran
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