Hamed Zandi received his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics with a focus on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) form the University of Tehran. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working with Prof. Fred Davidson on language testing and assessment. He is interested in assessment validity and its relationship to fairness, the validity of research methodologies from a philosophy of science perspective, and the validity of teaching practices from the perspective of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and the communicative pragmatics it entails.
My research interests lie in the intersection of general Linguistics, teaching English, Persian literature, and drama. More precisely, I am interested in research where those different fields might work together or affect each other. To be even more exact, I would like to mention the following as my main research interests:
1- The role of learning different modules of linguistics such as syntax, grammar, semantics, morphology, phonology and discourse on the improvement of Iranian learners of the English language.
2- The use of literature including prose, poetry and drama in English classes to help improve the process of learning.
• Using Drama In Boosting International students’ Motivation Melbourne Cup Day Professional Development Monash College, Melbourne Australia, November 2015
• “On the Search of Criteria for Teacher Recruitment”, TELLSI Conference, a 3-day Conference, Yazd, Iran, 2009
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