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Fourth Applied Linguistics Webinar Session Held at TUMS

The 4th session of TUMS Applied Linguistics Webinar Series 1 entitled “Academic Literacy Development in EAP Classes” was virtually held by the Department of Foreign Languages of Tehran University of Medical Sciences on 23 November, 2020. The session, which was co-chaired by Dr. Yasin Yazdi, the director of the webinar series, and Dr. Enayat Shabani, the head of the department, was attended by professors, researchers and students of applied linguistics. The keynote speaker was Dr. Amir Zand-Moghaddam, an associate professor of applied linguistics at the Department of English Language & Literature, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, who elaborated on the concept of academic literacy, its underlying components as well as its process of development in EAP classes. The perceptions of university lecturers and students at 10 Iranian universities towards the construct of Academic Literacy were also elaborately compared and contrasted. The webinar came to an end with a discussion of the pedagogical implications of the findings by the speaker, followed by a very active Q & A session. 



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