Morteza

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Educational Background: Morteza Bakhtiarvand received his M.A. (Master of Art) in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from Research and Science Center of Islamic Azad University of Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, in (2006). He received his B.A. (Bachelor of Art) in TEFL from Islamic Azad University of Dezful, Khuzestan Iran, in (2004), and received his A.A (Associate of Art) in TEFL from Rasoole Akram Teacher Training Center of Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, in (2001). He is certificated in Mathematics and Physics from Sahle Ebne Abdullah Tostari Pre-University Center of Shushtar, Khuzestan Iran, in (1999). Experiences: 2005 to date He has worked as English language Lecturer at Islamic Azad University, Dezful, Khuzestan, Iran. Here He teaches various English sources and textbooks to students of English Language Translation Course and Teaching English Language as a Foreign Language Course, and as a university professor, He teaches General English and Pre-University English textbooks to students whose major course is not English Language translation or Teaching English. He teaches ESP (English for Specific Purposes) and EAP (English for Academic Purposes) to students of civil engineering and agriculture and other non-English courses. 2005 to date He has worked as English language Lecturer at Islamic Azad University, Andimeshk, Khuzestan, Iran. Here He teaches various English sources and textbooks to students Teaching English Language as a Foreign Language Course, and as a university professor, He teaches General English and Pre-University English textbooks to students whose major course is not English Language translation or Teaching English. He teaches ESP (English for Specific Purposes) and EAP (English for Academic Purposes) to students of civil engineering and agriculture and other non-English courses. . 2005 to date He has worked as English language Lecturer at Payame Noor University, Andimeshk, Khuzestan, Iran. Here He teaches various English sources and textbooks to students of English Language Translation Course, and as a university professor, He teaches General English and Pre-University English textbooks to students whose major course is not English Language translation or Teaching English. He teaches ESP (English for Specific Purposes) and EAP (English for Academic Purposes) to students of civil engineering and agriculture, Humanities and other non-English courses. 2005 to date He has worked as English language Lecturer at Payame Noor University, Susa, Khuzestan, Iran. Here He teaches General English and Pre-University English textbooks to students whose major course is not English Language translation or Teaching English. He teaches ESP (English for Specific Purposes) and EAP (English for Academic Purposes) to students of civil engineering, agriculture and Humanities and other non-English courses. 2005 to 2006 He has worked as English language Lecturer at Islamic Azad College (SAMA) Dezful, Khuzestan, Iran. Here, He teaches General English and Pre-University English textbooks to students whose major course is not English Language translation or Teaching English. He teaches ESP (English for Specific Purposes) and EAP (English for Academic Purposes) to students of civil engineering and other non-English courses. 2002 to date He has worked as English language teacher in Administration of Education, Gotvand, Khuzestan, Iran. He teaches English as Foreign Language in Junior High Schools and Pre-University Centers of Gotvand, Khuzestan, Iran. 2002 to date He has worked as English language teacher in Administration of Education, Andimeshk, Khuzestan, Iran. He teaches English as Foreign Language in Junior High Schools and Pre-University Centers of Andimeshk, Khuzestan, Iran. 2002 to date He has worked as English language teacher in private language schools and language institutions of Andimeshk and Dezful, Khuzestan, Iran. Morteza Bakhtiarvand has published his books in the field of ELT (English Language Teaching), with Lambert Academic Publishing of Germany in (2011).He has Published his famous article about the relationship between cultural knowledge and listening comprehension in the international RELC Journal of SAGE Publication in Malaysia, And has presented papers at international conferences in UAE, Pakistan, Vietnam, Turkey, China, Russia, Philippines, UK and USA. Responsibilities: Morteza Bakhtiarvand was the Head of English Department of Payame Noor University, Andimeshk, Khuzestan, Iran, for two years and the Head of English Department of Educational system in Andimeshk and Gotvand, Khuzestan, Iran, Also He was the fonder and manager of his well-known institution: Avin Language Academy. Publications: Books: 1. Bakhtiarvand, M. 2012.The Relationship between Self-esteem and listening. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. Available on: http://www.amazon.com/The-Relationship-between-Self-esteem-listening/dp/3847343734 2. Bakhtiarvand, M. 2012.A Consecutive Approach to the Teaching of the Reading Skill: Reading skill and Teaching approach. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. Available on: http://www.amazon.com/Consecutive-Approach-Teaching-Reading-Skill/dp/3847341987 3. Bakhtiarvand, M. 2012. Developing English for Specific Purposes Materials: A Strategy-oriented Approach. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. Available on: http://www.amazon.com/Developing-English-Specific-Purposes-Materials/dp/3847343548 4. Bakhtiarvand, M. 2012. Effects of cultural components in foreign language teaching books: Culture and Language. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. Available on: http://www.amazon.com/Effects-cultural-components-language-teaching/dp/3847336606 5. Bakhtiarvand, M. 2012. Is Listening Comprehension Influenced by the Cultural Knowledge. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. Available on: http://www.amazon.com/Listening-Comprehension-Influenced-Cultural-Knowledge/dp/3844383182 Articles published: 1. Bakhtiarvand, M. & S. Adinevand (2011). Is Listening Comprehension Influenced by the Cultural Knowledge of the Learners? A Case Study of Iranian EFL Pre-intermediate Learners. RELC Journal, 42(2): 111-124. 2. A similar article was also published in Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences: ‘Is Listening Comprehension Influenced by the Cultural Knowledge of the Learners? A Case Study of Iranian EFL pre-intermediate learners’ by Morteza Bakhtiarvand and Somaye Adinevand Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, Volume 9, 2010 http://www.kon.org/urc/v9/bakhtiarvand.html. Conferences: 1. Bakhtiarvand, M. & G.A. Kalanzade (2007). Perceived Problems in Using Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) By EFL Iranian Teachers. Paper was accepted and presented at International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguistics - ICLLL 2011, Dubai, UAE. 2. Bakhtiarvand, M. (2011). Cultural Background Knowledge. Paper was accepted and presented at 6th International Seminar on ELT in a Changing World: Innovative Approaches to New Challenges. January 29-30, 2011, Agha Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. 3. Bakhtiarvand, M. (2010). Listening Comprehension. Paper was accepted and presented at The 8th Asia TEFL International Conference.2010 Hanoi, Vietnam. 4. Bakhtiarvand, M. (2011). Listening comprehension. Paper was accepted and presented at The International Centre for Innovation and Education (ICIE), and the organizer of the 5th International Conference on Excellence in Education: Giftedness-Creativity-Development: July 6-9, 2011 .Istanbul, Turkey. 5. Bakhtiarvand, M. (2009). Listening and Culture. Paper was accepted and presented at The First International Conference "ESP in Asia" at Chongqing University on 29-31, October 2009, Chongqing, China. 6. Bakhtiarvand, M. (2010). Listening and Cultural Background Knowledge. Paper was accepted and presented at 8th FEELTA International Conference on Language Teaching, June 28-30, 2010, Khabarovsk, Russia. 7. Bakhtiarvand, M. (2010).Listening Comprehension and Cultural Background Knowledge. Paper was accepted and presented at International EFL Conference, October 8-9, 2010, Izmir Turkey. 8. Bakhtiarvand, M. (2010). Is Listening Comprehension Influenced by the Cultural Knowledge of the Learners? Paper was accepted and presented at BAAL at Aberdeen University in September 2010, Aberdeen, UK. 9. Bakhtiarvand, M. (2010). The Effects of Cultural Background Knowledge on Listening Comprehension. Paper was accepted and presented at International EFL Conference: August 12-14, Cebu. Philippines. Acceptance of Publication: 1. Bakhtiarvand, M. & S. Adinevand (2010). Is Listening Comprehension Influenced by the Cultural Knowledge of the Learners? A Case Study of Iranian EFL Pre-intermediate Learners. US-China Foreign Language and Sino-US English Teaching, 2010-08-05 Invitation for participation: 1. I was invited to participate in the 44the Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition 7th -11th April 2010, Harrogate, UK. Invitation to Review the manuscripts by Journals: 1. I was invited to review a manuscript titled: "The Veto Power of Official Cultural Resistance", by Journal of Languages and Culture (JLC)-11-070. 2. 1. I was invited to review a manuscript titled: "The Contribution of Electronic and Paper Dictionaries to Iranian EFL Learner's Vocabulary Learning.", by Educational Research Journal (ERJ)-11-091. Research Interests: Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Cultural Background Knowledge, Raiding Comprehension, Testing and Assessment of English language Proficiency.
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