4. Developing New Software to Analyze the Emo-‎Sensory Load of Language

Mohammad Hossein Akbari; Reza Pishghadam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 1-13


  Technology plays a crucial role in fully understanding all aspects ‎of language and uncovering the hidden patterns, such as sense and emotion ‎density in texts. Yet, it seems that remarkable attention has not been paid to ‎the sensory and emotional loads of learning texts as the primary source ...  Read More

5. Enhancing the Communicative Skills of Normal ‎and Mentally-Challenged Learners through ‎Emo-Sensory Textbooks ‎

Shima Ebrahimi; Maryam Sadat Tabatabaeian; Taqi Al Abdwani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 1-12


  Struggling with basic restrictions in mental operations, information processing, and social and communicative skills, mentally-challenged children learn with delay. Numerous methods have been proposed to enhance learning among the mentally challenged. One is emo-sensory education which highlights the ...  Read More

6. The Effect of Music on the Communication Ability: A Case of Vocabularies

Nasim Boustani; Taqi Al Abdwani

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 1-12


  Vocabulary growth predicts communication ability and communication without vocabulary is impossible. The study was done among 50 EFL learners to examine the effect of music-based instruction on their vocabulary retention and attitudes. They were divided into experimental and control groups. First, a ...  Read More

7. Second Language Communication and Interference from L1

Ahmad Fawad Kakar; Kawita Sarwari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 13-23


  A vast body of available literature presents controversial perspectives on the role of L1 in learning and communicating an L2. The current exploratory qualitative study attempted to investigate the reported experiences of ten Afghan EFL learners regarding their L1 (Farsi Dari) role in communicating an ...  Read More

8. Students’ Perceived Cultural Styles, Second Language Communication, and Confidence in Communication

Akin Gürbüz; Mehmet Abi; Bekir Canlı

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 13-25


  A common challenge for most students in intercultural contexts both in their academic studies ‎and future careers is balancing speaking opportunities for talkative and less talkative students. ‎The differences in individuals’ communication styles due to their backgrounds may lead to ‎some ...  Read More

9. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems ‎Development in Omani Higher Education ‎Institutions from the Perspectives of Software ‎Project Managers and Developers‎

Ali H. Al-Badi; Ashar Khan

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 14-23


  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have recently gained significance among companies, organizations, higher education institutions, and business owners in Oman. Delving into the implementation and success of ERP systems is a time-consuming process and mostly requires longitudinal research. In ...  Read More

10. Understanding the Challenges of Social Media ‎Users: Management Students' Perspectives in ‎Two Asian Countries

Anna C. Bocar; Gina G. Jocson

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 24-34


  The primary objective of this study is to discover the challenges faced by social media users. To this end, the researchers first designed a scale and then asked 272 individuals from Indonesia and Oman to take it. Frequency, percentile distribution, and weighted mean were used to analyze the data qualitatively. ...  Read More

11. National Learning Outcome Standards: A Case of the Computing Element in Oman

Peyman Nouraey

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 24-33


  The General Foundation Program (GFP) is a pre-requisite program for nearly all undergraduate students in Oman in both private and government higher education institutions. The GFP elements include English Language, Computing, Mathematics, and General Study Skills. The present study aimed at evaluating ...  Read More

12. Iranian EFL Learners’ Production of Online ‎English Requests: Effects of Technology-‎Mediated Task-Based Instruction

Minoo Alemi; Zahra Maleknia; Babak Meschi Nezami

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 26-39


  This quasi-experimental study scrutinized the impact of technology-mediated TBLT in an online collaborative and individual EFL learning environment on the development of request production of 20 male and female B.A. students of TEFL. The participants were divided into two equal individual and collaborative ...  Read More

13. Tapping into Software for Oral Communication: A Comparative Study of Adobe Connect and Skype

Mohammad Abbasian; Ghasem Modarresi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 34-43


  Despite the theoretical importance of online learning, there is a lack of research on oral communication skills. The present study, adopting a mixed-methods design, aimed at 1) examining whether Adobe Connect and Skype could improve listening skills for pre-intermediate EFL learners and 2) exploring ...  Read More

14. Communication Skills of Selected Omani College ‎Students: Implications for Business ‎Skills

Anna Bocar; Ruel Ancheta

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 40-49


  This study aimed to determine the effectiveness level of the communication skills of the ‎selected participants who were non-native speakers of the English language, and examine its implications ‎for their business skills. A descriptive method of research was utilized and a borrowed questionnaire ...  Read More

15. Key Demand Factors in Professional Business Courses: A Mixed-Methods Study

Haitham Y. Adarbah; Mark. M. H. Goode

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 44-53


  Most businesses recognize that education and advancement opportunities are essential components of human resource development. Transfer of training is considered to be a significant problem in the process of transferring knowledge, skills, and attitudes from training to a job, even though training and ...  Read More

16. Use of Cultulings in Business Communication: A Case of Flattery

Saba Hasanzadeh; Golshan Shakeebaee

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 50-63


  Since business without appropriate language use is impossible and language is an inseparable ‎part of a culture, knowing about the cultural patterns of communities can also be valuable. ‎Considering language as an essential component of any given culture, studying linguistic ‎expressions ...  Read More

17. Emo-Sensory Communication, Emo-Sensory ‎Intelligence and ‎Gender ‎

Elham Naji Meidani; Hossein Makiabadi; Mohammad Zabetipour; Hannaneh Abbasnejad; Aida Firoozian Pooresfehani; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 54-66


  The evolutionary definition of intelligence has made it a multifaceted concept. Emo-sensory ‎intelligence (ESQ), as integration of emotional intelligence (EQ) and sensory intelligence ‎‎(SQ) is the sensitivity to the emotions evoked by sensory inputs. It puts emphasis on ‎individuals’ ...  Read More

18. Media Reportage and the Perceived Attitudes of Electorates: A Case of the 2020 Presidential Elections in Ghana

John Demuyakor; De-Love Anobah Opare; Rachel Naa Kwarkor Quartey

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 64-73


  The communication skills of politicians determine the attitudes of electorates towards the outcomes of national elections. However, media news framing of presidential elections affects and shapes the electorate’s perceived attitudes toward elections. This study employed a comparative experimental ...  Read More

19. Gendered Voices and Ideological ‎Communications: A Case from the Film Industry ‎

Folakemi Oladoja; Dubamo Tomere

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 67-81


  Gender is a social construct that finds expression in cultural and ideological communicative practices. This research focuses on gendered voices and ideological communications, drawing insights from the film industry in Nigeria. The study adopts the triangulation of critical discourse analysis, polyphony, ...  Read More

20. The Impact of Adobe Connect Vs. Shaad Applications as Communicative Software on EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Knowledge

Faeze Pouria; Tahereh Zamani Behabadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 74-84


  The current study, following a mixed-methods design, aimed at: 1) investigating whether internet-based applications including Adobe Connect and Shaad for online teaching could improve communication and vocabulary knowledge for pre-intermediate EFL learners, 2) examining if the difference varies with ...  Read More

21. ESQ in L2 Willingness to Communicate and Communicative Ability

Samyra Ghadirzade Toosy; Haniyeh Jajarmi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 April 2023

  Individuals are not always willing to communicate in L2 due to different factors. Given the essential role of effective communication in all aspects of life and the vital role of communicative ability in successful communication, this study investigated the role of emo-sensory intelligence (ESQ) in L2 ...  Read More

22. Teaching through Educational Apps: The Effect of Using Smart Books on Enriching the Oral Communicative Ability of the Learners

Hoda Hamidi; Sepideh Rahimpour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 April 2023

  The appropriate use of new technologies and educational applications is undoubtedly very important in facilitating English language learners’ communicative competence. One of these technological devices used in education is the smartbook. Accordingly, the present study has tried to investigate ...  Read More

23. Use of Mobile Technologies in the Healthcare Industry and Business: The Case of Pulmonary Function or Breathing Test Supportive Care

Amir Alreisi; Raziyeh Moghaddas

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 May 2023

  Digital spirometry, which is used to monitor and diagnose both acute and chronic lung diseases, has been the subject of research for many years. This research undertakes the initiative to build a novel mobile-based digital spirometry application helpful in diagnosing diseases such as asthma and Chronic ...  Read More

24. How to Enhance the Communicative Ability of L2 Learners: A Case of Afghan Cadets

Younos Dost Mohammadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 May 2023

  This qualitative study explored the perceived experiences of Afghan English language teachers teaching at the Afghanistan National Army Officers Academy in terms of the student’s communication, motivation, and willingness to communicate. The study also investigated the challenges faced by language ...  Read More