IASBS Research
Language Teaching and Research Group
English Section


Dr Hamed Zandi

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.

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9462-4575
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hamed-zandi-63089955
https://abbasesmaeely.academia.edu/HamedZandi
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hamed_Zandi

Dr Shahrokh Rahmani

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.

Amir Esmkhani

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:
He did his second Master’s in ICT (Information Communication Technology) at Monash University in Australia in 2011 followed by an Advanced Diploma of Management at South Pacific Institute in Melbourne, Australia.
In 2012, he was employed by Monash University English Language Center as an ELICOS teacher to teach general English, IELTS, Bridging courses and Academic English to International students at Monash University. At this position he gained interest in using drama in education and presented on it at ELT conferences in Australia and Iran. Since then, his interest lies in this area and he has written two papers on dramapedagogy which have been published in Scenario which is a center for performative pedagogy. Currently he is engaged with a research on using Theatre on the curriculum of IASBS.


Presentations
• 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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