Zahra Amirian, PhD










Zahra Amirian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Head of the Department of English Language and Literature,

University of Isfahan, Iran.













Journal Paper:


1) Amirian, Z. and Tahririan, M. H. (2003). Analysis of e-mail genre: a new perspective to EAP writing. IJAL. Vol. 6, No. 1, March 2003.


2) Amirian, Z., Kassaian, Z., and Tavakoli, M. (2008).Genre Analysis: An Investigation of the Discussion Sections of Applied Linguistics Research Articles. Asian ESP Journal, 4 (1).pp. 39-63.


3) Amirian, Z. and Tavakoli, M. (2009). Reassessing the ESP courses offered to engineering students in Iran (A case Study), Journal of English for Specific Purposes World, 8(23). pp. 1-13.


4) Amirian, Z. and Tavakoli, M. (2009). A Contrastive Intercultural Analysis of the English and Persian Research Articles (The Case of the Discussion Sections). Iranian EFL Journal, 4. pp.134-168.


5) Tavakoli, M. , Bahrami, L. and Amirian, Z. (2012). Improvement of Metadiscourse Use among Iranian EFL Learners through a Process- based Writing Course. Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning, 9.


6) Amirian, Z., Sharia'ti, Z. (2013). Cultural Adaptation in IRIB’s Dubbing - The case of “Due    South” series, episode 65, Journal of Intercultural Communication. 33. Retrieved at: 02/02/2016.


7) Amirian, Z., Ketabi, S, Eshaghi, H. (2013). The use of lexical bundles in native and non-native post-graduate writing: the case of Applied Linguistics M.A. theses. Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning, 5 (11). 1-29.


8) Amirian, Z., Soleymani Dameneh, S. (2014). Microstrategies Employed for Translation of English Humor Subtitled into Persian: A Case Study of The Simpsons Movie. Journal of Intercultural Communication. 34. Retrieved at: 02/02/2016.


9) Zare, M. Amirian, Z. (2014). Exploring the effect of Java mobile dictionaries on

      Iranian   EFL students' vocabulary learning. International journal of Research Studies

      In Educational  Technology. 3, 1, pp. 23-35.


10) Sharia’ti, Z. , Amirian, Z. , Eslami Rasekh, A. (2015). Strategies in Cultural Dubbing

       of the  Humorous Parts of a Drama Series: The Case of “Due South”, Episode 60.

        Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Science Journal (CSJ), 36, 3 Special Issue, pp.



11) Nasri, N. , Eslami Rasekh, A. , Vahid Dastjerdy, H. , Amirian, Z. (2015). Promoting

       learner autonomy in an Iranian EFL high school context: Teachers’ practices and

      constraints in focus. International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning.

     4, 3. pp. 91-105.


12) Faqih Noormohamadi, M., Amirian. Z. (2015). The Effect of Proficiency on Vocabulary  Learning Strategy Use: A Case of Iranian English Translation Students. Journal of  Applied  Linguistics and Language Research. 2 , 2, pp. 39-53.


13) Nasri, N. , Eslami Rasekh, A. , Vahid Dastjerdy, H. , Amirian, Z. (2015). Iranian EFL teachers’ practices and learner autonomy: Do gender, educational degree, and experience matter? Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, DOI: 10.1080/17501229.2015.1078337.


14) Dabaghi, A., Ghorbanchian, A., Amirian, A. (2015). Pedagogical Efficacy of Planned vs. Unplanned Focus on Form Instruction in Scaffolding Transitional Devices Used by Iranian EFL Learners in Writing Paragraphs. Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning, 7(16), pp. 1-14.


15) Aminoroaya, Sh., Amirian, Z. (2016). Investigating the Translation of Songs in Persian Dubbed Animated Movie. SKASE journal of translation and interpretation, 10 (2), pp.44-68.

 16) Khazaeenezhad, B., Tavakoli, M., Amirian, Z. (2018). Making sense of core qualities to sustain professional development through core reflection practice. Journal of teacher education for sustainability, 20 (1), pp. 93-105.

17).  Amiryousefi, M.,  Amirian, Z. and Ansari, A. (2019). Relationship between classroom environment, teacher behavior, cognitive and emotional engagement, and state motivationTwo quarterly Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning. Volume 11, Issue 23 , June 2019, , Pages 27-56.

18) Afshari, H., Amirian, Z., & Tavakoli, M. (2020). Applying group dynamic assessment procedures to support EFL writing development: Learner achievement, learners’ and teachers’ perceptions. Journal of Writing Research (ISI, Q1), 11(3), 445-476.


19) Asgari, M., Ketabi, S., Amirian, Z. (2019).  Interest-based Language Teaching: Enhancing Students’ Interest and Achievement in L2 Reading.  Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 7(1), p. 61-75. (ISI, Q2)


20) Amirian, Z. Karamifar, Z., Youhanaee, M. (2020). Structural Equation Modeling of EFL Learners' Willingness to Communicate and Their Cognitive and Personality Traits. Applied research on English Language, 9 (1), p. 103-136. DOI:10.22108/are.2019.116248.1451.


21) Ebrahimzadeh Poustchi, M. & Amirian, Z. (2021): Strategies used in dubbing multilingual movies into Persian, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 42, 6, 475-488, DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2019.1702991. (ISI, Q1, Routledge).


22).  Amirian, Z. Shayanfar, M. and Rezazadeh, M. (2021). Structural Equation Model of Teachers' Mindsets, Self-Efficacy, and Emotional Experiences and Iranian EFL Learners' Willingness to Communicate and L2 Motivational Self SystemTwo quarterly Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning. Volume 13, Issue 28 , December 2021, , Pages 1-17.


23). Dousti, M., Amirian, Z. and Nejadansari, D. (2021). Application of WebQuest-based Instruction in Higher Education Context: EFL Students’ Achievement in Writing SkillTwo quarterlyJournal of English Language Teaching and Learning. Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, , Pages 113-136


24) Norouzi, N., Amirian, Z. and Amiryousefi, M. (2022). Intercultural Communicative Competence of Iranian University Students Studying Abroad: exploring key componentsTwo quarterlyJournal of English Language Teaching and Learning. Volume 14, Issue 30 , November 2022, Pages 209-229.

25) Mehri, M. Amirian, Z. and Rezazadeh, M. (2022). The Effect of Regulatory Focus and Reference of Comparison Feedback on EFL Learners’ Achievement Emotions and Achievement Goals. Two quarterly Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning. Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 May 2022.

26) Abdul Abbas, J., Amirian, Z. and Youhanaee, M. (2024). The Effect of Web-Based Pre-Task Activities On Writing Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency of Iraqi EFL Students. Migration letters, 21, s6, pp. 476-498.  


27) Dousti, M. and Amirian, Z. (2023). Construction and Validation of EFL Teachers’ Professional Identity Perception Inventory of Technology-Enhanced Instructions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Applied Research on English Language, 12, 2, PP. 79-126.

             DOI: 10.22108/ARE.2023.136213.2038. (Scopus, Q2)


28) Aljawazari, A. F. K., Abbasi, P., Amirian, Z. (2023). Metaphors of Body in Shakespeare’s Epyllia: A Feminist-Cognitive Study. Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 9(1), 252-261.

       Doi: (Scopus, Q2)

29) Dousti, M. and Amirian, Z. (2023). The effect of web‑mediated, blended, and purely online learning on EFL learners’ writing achievement in the Iranian context: A comparative study. Education and Information Technologies, 28. pp. 1675-1696. (ISI, Q1, Springer).

30) Golchinnezhad, M. & Amirian, Z. (2022): Dubbing multilingual movies into Persian: a case of invented languages as the third language, Perspectives, 30:4, 727-741, DOI: 10.1080/0907676X.2021.1974063 (ISI, Q1, Routledge).


31) Rezvani Sichani, B., Amiryousefi, M., & Amirian, Z. (2021). Audiovisual Translation as a Cultural Counter-Hegemonic Device: A Case Study of English-Persian Dubbed Animations. Sendebar, 32, Pages 111-129.




Conference presentations:

1) A Comparative Socio-cognitive Analysis of Discourse Strategies Employed by Islamic Republic of Iran News Network and Fox News Channel Reporting Covid 19’s Outbreak (2021).

The 1st International Online Conference, Language and the Pandemic, organized on March 22-24, 2021 at the Department of English, Faculty of Education, University of Kufa- Iraq.


2) Developing Intercultural Communication Skills through Integrated Social Language Tasks (2019). The First ICELS, University of Isfahan.

3) Iranian EFL Teachers’ Professional Self-concepts and Teaching Practices Regarding Intercultural Communicative Competence: the case of knowledge dimension. (2016). The 4rd International Conference on Applied Research in Language Studies.


4) Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence in Iranian TEFL Classrooms. (2016). The First international English-French conference on Applied Linguistics and Literature.


5) The issue of genre dynamism and language teacher pedagogy. (2015). 11th TELLSI International conference.


6) Exploring EFL Readers’ Hypertext Reading Strategies. (2015). The first international congress of linguistics and foreign literature.


7) Strategies in Cultural Dubbing of the Humorous Parts of a Drama Series: the Case of "Due South", Episode 60. (2015).The second national applied research conference on English language studies.


8) The place of genre in translation studies. (2014). National interdisciplinary conference on current issues of English language teaching and learning.


9) Study of Attitudes of Students of Linguistics about English in ESP Courses. the first national conference in teaching English, literature and translation. (2013). The first national conference in teaching English, literature and translation.


10) The effects of Addressees' gender and age on speakers' degrees of politeness: a case of Persian native speakers. (2011). The first national conference on Applied linguistics, English literature and translation.



1) Intermediate College English (1385), Sheikhbahaee University Publications.


2) Translating the book “Marketing 3.0: From Products to Customers to the Human Spirit, 2010” (by Philip Kotler, Hermawan Kartajaya, and Iwan Setiawan) into Persian. (1394)


3) English for Students of Genetics (1395). University of Isfahan Publications.


4) English for Students of Tourism Management (1) (1395). Payame Noor University Publications.

 5) The Effect of Teacher on Developing Students’ Willingness to Communicate in Iranian Intermediate EFL Context in New Perspectives on Willingness to Communicate in a Second Language. 

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