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An Exploration of Teaching Practices of Private, Public, and Public-Private EFL Teachers in Iran

same teacher, different practices: A comparative analysis of EFL teachers’ practices in public and private language schools (Unpublished Master’s thesis). Urmia University, Urmia. Iran. Bagheri, H. (1994). A profile for teaching and teaching English in pre-university schools of Sistan and Baluchestan: Problems and solutions (Unpublished Master’s Thesis). Shiraz University, Shiraz. Besong, F., & Holland, C. (2015). The dispositions, abilities and behaviors (DAB) framework for profiling learners’ sustainability competencies in higher

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Professional Development of EFL Teachers through Rotatory Peer Supervision

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Error Analysis in EFL Classroom of Lower Secondary Students

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EFL Teachers’ Cultural Identity Development through Participating in Cultural Negotiation: Probing EFL Students’ Perspectives

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Exploring Change in EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of Professional Development

., & Abdi, H. (2016). An Exploration of Teaching Practices of Private, Public, and Public-Private EFL Teachers in Iran. Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 18(1), 16-33. Guskey, T.R. (2000). Evaluating Professional development: Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc Hanushek, Eric A., 2010. ìGeneralizations about using value-added measures of teacher quality.î American Economic Review 100, no. 2 (May): 267-271. Guskey, T. R. (2002). Professional development and teacher change. Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice, 8(3), 381

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Textbooks as Resources for Education for Sustainable Development: A Content Analysis

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Use of Student-Produced Videos to Develop Oral Skills in EFL Classrooms

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The Benefits of Using ICT in the EFL Classroom: From Perceived Utility to Potential Challenges

Student Achievement in English as a Foreign Language in Pakistan. World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology. Issue 37, p129 Ilter, B. G. (2009). Effect of technology on motivation in EFL classrooms. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE October 2009 ISSN 1302-6488 Volume: 10 Number: 4 Article 9 Jay D. A. (2006). Motivating for writing through blogs. A Master thesis submitted to the Graduate College of Bowling Green State University. Available online at http://etd.ohiolink.edu Joyce, N. (1998). Is

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Discourse Analysis and Language Pedagogy: A Review

–363). Boston, MA: Springer. Cook, G. (1990). Discourse . Oxford: Oxford University Press. Cots, J. M. (1996). Bringing discourse analysis into the language classroom. Links & Letters , 3, 77–101. Cots, J. M. (2006). Teaching ‘with an attitude’: Critical discourse analysis in EFL teaching. ELT Journal , 60 (4), 336–345. Demo, D. A. (2001). Discourse analysis for language teachers (Report No. ED456672). ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics Washington DC. ERIC Digest. Retrieved from ERIC database. Fairclough, N. (1992). Discourse

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Assessing Speaking Proficiency: A Challenge for the Portuguese EFL Teacher

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Speaking has been increasingly promoted in curricula, both nationally and internationally, as one of the major aims of foreign language teaching. However, the unique features of this skill make it the most challenging one to assess. Portuguese EFL teachers seem to be at odds with suitable assessment procedures designed to monitor students’ progress. This paper examines the rationale underlying some of the core concepts on educational classroom-based assessment, including their definitions and key characteristics, as well as briefly outlining the theoretical premises of the communicative competence model designed by Canale and Swain to suggest what may be assessed. It also focuses on a new approach to language assessment – learning-oriented assessment, by highlighting its twofold potential to be the link between instruction and what is learned and to promote effective student learning. The paper concludes with two different practical examples of how to assess speaking in the classroom with a learning-oriented perspective in mind.

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