Personal Information
Dara Tafazoli

Department of English, Islamic Azad University, Science & Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

Dara Tafazoli
Educations
From 10/2009 to 09/2011, B.A. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) , Iran
From 10/2012 to 07/2014, M.A. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) , Iran
Work Experiences
From 2014 to Current, English Instructor , University of Applied Science & Technology – Khabarnegaran, Iran
From 2012 to Current, English Instructor , University of Applied Science & Technology – Miras Farhangi, Iran
From 2012 to 2014, English Instructor , University of Applied Science & Technology – Farhang-o Honar (1), Iran
Speciality
Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language
Computer Assisted Language Learning
Educational Technology
Applied Linguistics
Book
Tafazoli, D. & P. Aqaee. (2014). Game Assisted Language Teaching. Tehran, Iran: Khate Sefid Press.
Tafazoli, D., & Chirimbu, S.C. (Eds.) (2014). Language Learning & Teaching: Interdisciplinary Research. California, USA: Josh Jones Publishing.
Tafazoli, D., & Chirimbu, S.C. (Eds.) (2014). Triangle of Language: Translation Studies, Discourse Analysis & Linguistics. California, USA: Josh Jones Publishing.
Chirimbu, S.C., Dejica, D. & Tafazoli, D. (Eds.) (2013). Investing in Science & Research: Linguistics, ESP & Cultural Studies. Utah, USA: ECKO Academic Publishing House.
Tafazoli, D., & Chirimbu, S.C. (Eds.) (2013). Language & Technology: Computer Assisted Language Learning. Tehran, Iran: Khate Sefid Press.
Chirimbu, S., Alexe, M., Barbu-Chirimbu, A., Tafazoli, D., Costache, E., Ionescu, G., Simut, R., Dragusin, D., & Burda, A. (Coords.). (2012). Interdisciplinary Researches: Creation & Creativity in the 21st Century. Romania, Iaşi: Stef Publishing House.
Tafazoli, D. & Romero, M. (2014). English for Electrical Engineering. Tehran, Iran: Khate Sefid Press.
Journal Articles
Solgi, F., & Tafazoli, D. (accepted, 2014). Collocation learning through CALL: Comparing in-class & out-of-class instructions. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.
Tafazoli, D., Nosratzadeh, H., & Hosseini, N. (accepted). Computer-mediated corrective feedback in ESP courses: Reducing grammatical errors via Email. Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Golshan, N., & Tafazoli, D. (accepted). Technology-enhanced language learning tools in Iranian EFL context: Frequencies, attitudes and challenges. Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Jafari, G., Rahimi, A., & Tafazoli, D. (accepted). Mobile assisted language learning: Is it possible to learn grammar with SMS? Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Rahimi, A., & Tafazoli, D. (accepted). Error analysis in technology-mediated communication: Focus on EFL writing in synchronous and asynchronous modes of communication. Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Kargozari, H.R., & Tafazoli, D. (2013). Computer-mediate discourse & Memes. Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics 5 (3), 162-171.
Tafazoli, D. (2013). Wordling: Using word clouds in teaching English language. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning 10 (8), 53-58.
Tafazoli, D., Golshan, N., & Piri, S. (2013). The frequency taxonomy of syntactico-morphological errors in Persian-English translation based on contrastive analysis & error analysis. Journal of Academic & Applied Science 3 (10), 13-21.
Tafazoli, D., & Chirimbu, S. C. (2013). Social networking: Using Facebook in teaching English idioms. World of Linguistics and Communication, 1(30), 1-6.
Chirimbu, S. C., & Tafazoli, D. (2013). Technology & media: Applications in language classrooms (TEFL, TESL & TESOL). Professional Communication and Translation Studies, 6(1-2), 187-194.
Kargozari, H. R., & Tafazoli, D. (2013). Evaluating the zone of proximal development: A Vygotskian perspective. Research Scholar, 1(4), 1-5.
Tafazoli, D., & Chirimbu, S. (2012). A brief foray into language classrooms and the modern use of the technology. Annals of Spiru Haret University, XVII (17), 151-160.
Kargozari, H. R., & Tafazoli, D. (2012). The role and relevance of play in foreign language teaching: A socio-cultural perspective. Education in the Knowledge- and Computer based Society, 97-102.
Tafazoli, D. (2012). The effect of videogames on foreign language vocabulary retention. Education in the Knowledge- and Computer based Society, 109-119.
Conference Papers
Chirimbu, S.C., & Tafazoli, D. (2014, April). Blended learning: Bridging the motivational gap in ESP courses. 10th eLearning and Software for Education Conference (eLSE2014), Romanian Advanced Distributed Learning Association, Bucharest, Romania.
Tafazoli, D. (2013, December). The relationship between multiple intelligence and the attitudes of EFL students: The focus on applying instructional technology in learning and teaching. 6th Iranian Symposium of Neuropsychology, Humanities Scholars’ Home, Tehran, Iran
Tafazoli, D., Nosratzadeh, H., & Hosseini, N. (2013, December). Computer-mediated corrective feedback in ESP courses: Reducing grammatical errors via Email. Global Conference on Linguistics & Foreign Language Teaching, Antalya, Turkey
Golshan, N., & Tafazoli, D. (2013, December). Technology-enhanced language learning tools in Iranian EFL context: Frequencies, attitudes and challenges. Global Conference on Linguistics & Foreign Language Teaching, Antalya, Turkey
Jafari, G., Rahimi, A., & Tafazoli, D. (2013, December). Mobile assisted language learning: Is it possible to learn grammar with SMS? Global Conference on Linguistics & Foreign Language Teaching, Antalya, Turkey
Rahimi, A., & Tafazoli, D. (2013, December). Error analysis in technology-mediated communication: Focus on EFL writing in synchronous and asynchronous modes of communication. Global Conference on Linguistics & Foreign Language Teaching, Antalya, Turkey
Tafazoli, D., & Jafari, G. (2013, October). Professional identity: Perceptions of current & prospective English language teachers. The 11th International Conference of Teachers of English Language & Literature of Iran (TELLSI11), Tabaran Institute of Higher Education, Mashhad, Iran
Tafazoli, D., & Jalali, E. (2013, October). Human teacher vs. computer teacher: “To be or not to be?” The 11th International Conference of Teachers of English Language & Literature of Iran (TELLSI11), Tabaran Institute of Higher Education, Mashhad, Iran
Davoudi, A., Tafazoli, D., & Choubsaz, Y. (2013, October). Cognitive director and discourse actor in the language film. The 11th International Conference of Teachers of English Language & Literature of Iran (TELLSI11), Tabaran Institute of Higher Education, Mashhad, Iran
Kafshgarsouteh, M. & Tafazoli, D. (2013, June). Philosophy of educational technology: Applications to contemporary teaching. The 4th Conference of Philosophy of Education in Iran, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran
Chirimbu, S. & Tafazoli, D. (2013, April). Technology & media: Applications in language classrooms. The 8th International Conference on Professional Communication and Translation Studies, Polytechnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Kafshgarsouteh, M., Tafazoli, D., Amininezhad, A. & Hosseini, N. (2013, March). E-portfolio: Attitudes of ESP Students. The 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2013), International Association of Technology, Education & Development, Valencia, Spain
Kafshgarsouteh, M., Tafazoli, D., Jalili, T. & Jafari, G. (2013, March). Applications of technology in ESP courses – A psycholinguistic study. The 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2013), International Association of Technology, Education & Development, Valencia, Spain
Tafazoli, D. & Mokhtarnia, S. (2013, February). Designing scoring rubrics with students: Applications of negotiated syllabus to translation evaluation. The Conference on Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, Islamic Azad University – Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran
Mokhtarnia, S. & Tafazoli, D. (2013, February). The impact of teacher corrective feedback on EFL learners’ computer-mediated writing. The Conference on Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, Islamic Azad University – Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran
Tafazoli, D. (2013, January). Blogging: Teaching Art Jargon in ESP Courses. The 2nd National Conference on Language, Discourse & Pragmatics (LDP2013), Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Kargozari, H.R. & Tafazoli, D. (2013, January). Computer-mediated discourse & memes. The 2nd National Conference on Language, Discourse & Pragmatics (LDP2013), Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Tafazoli, D. (2012, December). Blended learning in Art ESP courses: A case study on graphic design students. The 1st National Higher Art Education Seminar, Art University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Tafazoli, D. & Chirimbu, S. (2012, October). Machine vs. human translation: A comparative study on syntactico-morphological errors in Persian-English translation. The 10th International Conference of Teachers of English Language & Literature of Iran (TELLSI10), Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Kargozari, H.R. & Tafazoli, D. (2012, October). Evaluating the Zone of Proximal Development: A Vygotskyan perspective. The 1st Conference on Language Learning & Teaching: An Interdisciplinary Approach (LLT-AP), Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran
Tafazoli, D., & Yousefnejad, A. (2012, July). Concordancing: Implications to teaching & learning English. The 1st International Interdisciplinary Conference on Art, Language & Technology (ICALT2012), University of Applied Science & Technology – Culture & Art (1), Mashhad, Iran
Tafazoli, D. (2012, July). VAALL: Visual Arts Assisted Language Learning. The 1st International Interdisciplinary Conference on Art, Language & Technology (ICALT2010), University of Applied Science & Technology – Culture & Art (1), Mashhad, Iran
Tafazoli, D. (2012, June). Negotiated syllabus: Application in ESP courses. The 4th Annual International Colloquium “Modern Trends in Communication, Education and Interdisciplinary”, Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, Romania
Kargozari, H.R. & Tafazoli, D. (2012, June). Issues in the suitability of task-based instruction in secondary school: Perspectives from Iran. The 4th Annual International Colloquium “Modern Trends in Communication, Education and Interdisciplinary”, Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, Romania
Tafazoli, D. & Kargozari, H.R. (2012, May). Reading comprehension via computer. The 4th National Conference on Education, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran
Kargozari, H.R., Tafazoli, D. & Javadi, R. (2012, May). Translation of social sciences websites. The conference on Language & Concepts of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Tafazoli, D. & Al-Ajlan, M. (2012, May). Language and technology: Investigation on word changes in Farsi-speaking and Arabic-speaking societies. The conference on Language & Concepts of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Tafazoli, D., Kargozari, H.R. & Sabeti, G. (2012, May). The suitability of approved words by Persian Academy with society needs. The conference on Language & Concepts of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Kargozari, H.R., Tafazoli, D. & Javadi, R. (2012, May). Translation of social science texts and suggested solutions. The conference on Language & Concepts of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Javadi, R., Kargozari, H.R. & Tafazoli, D. (2012, May). Language and social science studies. The conference on Language & Concepts of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Kargozari, H.R. & Tafazoli, D. (2012, March). Idiom on the move: Mobile a ubiquitous technology for learning idioms. The 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2012), International Association of Technology, Education & Development, Valencia, Spain
Kargozari, H.R. & Tafazoli, D. (2012, March). Podcasting: A supporting tool for listening. The 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2012), International Association of Technology, Education & Development, Valencia, Spain
Tafazoli, D. & Kargozari, H.R. (2012, January). Games in language classes. The 1st International Conference on Development of Persian Language & Literature, Allame Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
Tafazoli, D. & Sabeti, G. (2011, December). Learning styles and reading comprehension. The 5th National Symposium of Neuropsychology of Iran, Islamic Azad University – Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
Kargozari, H.R., Tafazoli, D. & Kargozari, R.K. (2011, December). Corrective reading: A means for improving awareness and processing phonemes. The 5th National Symposium of Neuropsychology of Iran, Islamic Azad University – Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
Tafazoli, D. (2011, October). The role of technology in education: New approach towards the educational future of Iran. The 1st National Congress on Education in Iran 1404 Vision, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Tafazoli, D. & Tafazoli, E. (2011, October). The frequency taxonomy of syntactico-morphological errors in Persian-English translation based on contrastive analysis & error analysis. The 9th International Teaching English Language & Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI9), Ilam University, Ilam, Iran
Tafazoli, D. (2011, September). The effect of video games on foreign language vocabulary retention. The 1st International Congress of Child & Adolescent Psychology, Islamic Azad University – Fars Science & Research Branch, Shiraz, Iran
Kargozari, H. R., Tafazoli, D. & Kargozari, R.K. (2011, September). Reciprocal reading: A means of cognitive development in EFL classes. The 1st International Congress of Child & Adolescent Psychology, Islamic Azad University – Fars Science & Research Branch, Shiraz, Iran
Kargozari, H. R., Tafazoli, D. & Kargozari, R.K. (2011, September). The role and relevance of play in foreign language teaching. The 1st International Congress of Child & Adolescent Psychology, Islamic Azad University – Fars Science & Research Branch, Shiraz, Iran
Tafazoli, D. (2011, July). Persian as a pluricentric language. The 1st International Conference on Non-dominating varieties of Pluricentric Languages, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Tafazoli, D. (2011, June). Online grammar corrector: Applications of educational technology to Farsi grammar teaching. The 6th International Conference of Iranian Society for the Promotion of Persian Language and Literature, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran
Kargozari, H.R. & Tafazoli, D. (2011, May). Vodcasting: A reusable learning object to teach writing. The 4th Annual ELT Conference - From Theory to Practice: Practical Aspects of ELT, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
Tafazoli, D. (2011. April). Arrangement of students in EFL/ESL classrooms: Strong-weak students’ interaction hypothesis. The 1st International Student Conference on Modern Approaches in English Language and Literature, Qafqaz University, Baku, Azerbaijan Rep.
Tafazoli, D. (2010, February). Eye dialect. The 1st National Persian Language Teaching and Linguistics Conference, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran
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