Dr. Javad GholamiJavad Gholami

                               Assistant Professor in TESOL


                                               Department of English,


                                                 Urmia University


                                        Primary Email: gholamij@gmail.com


                                       Second Email: j.gholami@urmia.ac.ir


I. Academic qualifications


   PhD in TEFL (GPA 18.63), 2007, Tabriz University, Tabriz.


   M.A. in TEFL (GPA 18.34), 2000, Tehran University, Tehran.


   B.A. in TEFL  (GPA 17.17), 1997, University for Teacher Education


        (Tarbiat Moalem University), Tehran.


 


  II. Language Proficiency 


   Fluent in Turkish (mother tongue), Persian & English.


   (Paper-based TOEFL, May, 2005. Overall Score: 627; Writing: 6)


 


  III. Refereed Journal Publications


 Gholami, J. & Bassirian, (forthcoming issue). Measuring the effectiveness of focus on form through uptake sheets. Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics (IJAL). 


 Gholami, J., Sadeghi, K., & Nozad, S. (2011). Interviewers’ gender and interview topic in oral exams. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 1(10), 1394-1399.


 Gholami, J.  & Ghaemian, A. (2010). An investigation into the relationship between personality type and interpersonal problem solving styles with material adjustment in the married students. The Arab Journal of Psychiatry, 21(1), 70-84.


  Mohammadnia, Z. & Gholami, J. (2008). Incidental Focus on Form: Does Proficiency Matter? TELL, 2(6), 1-26.


  Farrokhi, F. & Gholami, J. (2007). Reactive and preemptive language related episodes and uptake in an EFL class. Asian EFL Journal, 9(2), 58-92.         


  Farrokhi, F. & Gholami, J. (2005). Preemptive language related episodes, corrective feedback, and uptake in an EFL class. Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics (IJAL), 8(1),  23-45 


 


        IV. Conference proceedings publications


  Gholami, J. & Mahboobrezaei, M. (2009). A heuristic study on pragmatic knowledge  incorporation into Iranian EFL textbooks. The proceedings of the 7th International TELLSI Conference; New Horizons in Language Education. Iran Language Institute.  


  Gholami, J. & Farrokhi, F. (2006). Uptake and language related episodes in EFL classes. International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA06). Helsinki University, Finland, May 10-14.


  Gholami, J., Rasouli, M. & Mohammadnia, Z. (2005). A process-oriented, interactive EAP project on Medical English; a case report. First National ESP/EAP Conference. SAMT. Tehran, Iran.


  Gholami, J. (2003). CDA and Syllabus Design: A critical reflection on EFL materials. In  C. N. Srinivasan (Ed.)critical discourse analysis; the message of the medium; proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on ELT in Yemen. Hodeidah University. Yemen.


  Farhady, H. & Gholami, J. (1999). Intralingual Translation. In K. Lotfipor Saedi (Ed.) Proceedings of 3rd Tabriz Translation Conference. Tabriz: Tabriz University.


 


 V. Books or chapters published in an edited volume


Gholami, J. (In press). Media English. Tehran: Eshtiag Publications.


      Gholami, J. (In press). Building blocks of academic writing. Urmia: Urmia University 


                           Publications.


Gholami, J. & Sedagatgoftar, N. (2011). Same Classes, Different Voices; Do Teachers Teach What Learners Want?Correspondence Between Teachers' Teaching Preferences and Learners' Learning Preferences. VDM Verlag Dr.Müller


Gholami, J. & Abdollahpour, Z. (2011). Multimedia Annotations and Vocabulary Learning: Enriching EFL learners' vocabulary through still picture, dynamic picture, and written annotations. VDM Verlag Dr.Müller


Gholami, J. & Bassirian, M. (2010). Incidental Focus on Form and Uptake: A New Visage of  Learner- and Teacher-initiated Preemptive Focus on Form and Uptake in EFL Classes. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Gholami, J.  & Mahboubrezaei, F (2009). Pragmatic Knowledge and its Reflection in EFL Materials: Incorporation of Pragmatic Knowledge in High School English Textbooks. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Gholami, J. (2009). Incidental focus on form in English language teaching. Germany: VDM Verlag.


Farhady, H. & Gholami, J. (2005). Intralingual Translation. In Farhady (Ed.) Twenty-five years of living with applied linguistics; Collection of Articles. Tehran: Rahnama Press. 


 


 VI. Unpublished MA thesis & doctoral dissertation  


Gholami, J. (2007). Reactive and preemptive language related episodes and uptake in EFL classes. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Tabriz University, Tabriz. 


Gholami, J. (2001). Intralingual Translation; a heuristic study on VOA’s Special English Programs. Unpublished MA thesis. Tehran University, Tehran. 


 


        VII. National and International Conference Presentations


 


 Gholami, J. & Rafieyan, H. (2011). Experienced vs. novice teachers’ use of preemptive focus on form. The 45th Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition. April 15-19, 2011.


 Gholami & Azarmi (2010). An Introduction to Mobile Assisted Language Learning An Untapped Media inIran. The 8th International TELLSI Conference: Call for Change in our Language Teaching. Tehran,Alzahra University. October 13-15, 2010


 Gholami & Bassirian (2010). Teacher-vs. Learner–initiated Preemptive FonF and uptake in an EFL class. The 8th International TELLSI Conference: Call for Change in our Language Teaching. Tehran, AlzahraUniversity. October 13-15, 2010


 Gholami, J. (2010). Discoursal feedback on essays based on thematic progression. CELC Symposium 2010 Global Perspectives, Local Initiatives: Reflections and Practices in ELT. National University of Singapore,May 26-28, 2010.


 Gholami, J. & Rafsanjani, S. (2010) Language Proficiency and Metadiscourse Markers: A Heuristic Study of EFL Students' Essays. The First National Conference on Language, Discourse and Pragmatics. Ahvaz,Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz. Jan. 20-22, 2010


 Gholami, J. & Sedagatgoftar, N.  (2010)  Do Teachers Teach What Learners Want Regarding Proficiency and Gender? The First National Conference on Language, Discourse and Pragmatics. Ahvaz, Shahid ChamranUniversity of Ahvaz. Jan. 20-22, 2010


 Gholami, J.  (2010)  A Critical Analysis of Native Versus Non-Native Written EFL Books in Iran. The First National Conference on Language, Discourse and Pragmatics. Ahvaz, Shahid Chamran University ofAhvaz. Jan. 20-22, 2010


 Gholami, J. & Mahboobrezaei, M. (2009). A heuristic study on pragmatic knowledge incorporation into Iranian EFL textbooks. The 7th International TELLSI Conference; New Horizons in Language Education. YazdUniversiyt, Iran. October 20-22, 2009.


 Gholami, J. (2008). Communicative Language Teaching: is that all we need to do in EFL classes? NELTA’s 13th International Conference on Global Change and Local    Realities: addressing methodological issues.Kathmandu, Nepal, February 16-18.


 Gholami, J. (2007). Preemptive incidental focus on form. The Fourth Conference On Issues in English Language Teaching in Iran: Effective Practices in Language Teaching and Testing (IELTI 4).TehranUniversity, July 18-19.


 Gholami, J. (2007). Missing uptakes in focus on form studies; a modified definition. The Fourth TELLSI Conference on Teaching and Learning English Language & Literature in Iran. Shiraz University, February 8-9.


 Gholami, J. & Farrokhi, F. (2006). Uptake and language related episodes in EFL classes. International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA06). Helsinki University, Finland, May 10-14.


 Gholami, J., Rasouli, M. & Mohammadnia, Z. (2005). A process-oriented, interactive EAP project on medical English; a case report. First National ESP/EAP Conference. SAMT. Tehran, Iran.


 Gholami, J. & Mohammadnia, Z. (2005). Preemptive language related episodes, corrective feedback, and uptake in an EFL class”. IETI 3, Tehran University, Iran.


 Gholami, J. (2003). CDA and Syllabus Design: A critical reflection on EFL materials. The 2nd International Conference on ELT in Yemen. Hodeydah University, Yemen. October 7-9.


 Gholami, J. (2003). Critical Discourse Analysis and EFL Practices. The first post-graduate student Seminar on ELT issues. Tabriz University, Iran.


 Farhady, H. & Gholami, J. (1999). Intralingual Translation. The 3rd Tabriz University Conference on Translation. Tabriz University, Iran. March 6-8.


 


 


         VIII. Scholarships & Honors


  2004-2006  Distinguished and awarded as an exceptionally talented student in Tabriz


                    University


  2003  Scholarship from the Ministry of Science, Research & Technology to complete   


         the PhD program in TEFL


  1999     Scholarship from Iran’s Ministry of Education to complete the MA program in TEFL.


  1993 Scholarship from Iran’s Ministry of Education to complete the BA program in TEFL. 


 


         IX. Research Interests


My research interests lie in the areas of Critical Discourse Analysis & syllabus design, integration of focus on form with communicative language teaching & uptake, and English for Academic Purposes.


 


   X. Professional Teaching Experience


            2008 – present   Assistant Professor in TEFL, Urmia University.    


              2005- 2007    Lecturer in English Department, Tabriz University. 


              2002- present EFL teacher, TOEFL and IELTS Preparatory Instructor, Quality


                                     Promotion Supervisor, TTC trainer, and R&D Manager in Goldis


                                     Language Institute, Tabriz.


               2001- 2004    Medical English Instructor for teaching staff &


                                       graduate students in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz. 


               2001, June-Aug. EFL Instructor, Genessis Club, Mersin, Turkey. 


               1999- 2001 ESP instructor teaching English for Students of Medicine, 


                                   Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran. 


                2000-2001 TOEFL Prep. Course Instructor for the PhD students in  


                                 Mathematics Department, Amir Kabir Technical University, Tehran.  


              1998-2000   TOEFL Preparation Course Instructor for graduate students. 


                                   Faculty of Management, Tehran University.               


              1999-2000   Business English (Communication & Correspondence) Program


                                  Designer and Instructor in the Faculty of Management, Tehran


                                 University.  


               1996-1999  EFL Teacher in the Ministry of Education and Kish Language


                                  Institute, Tehran.


 


    XI. Workshops run for English teachers


2009 An overview of English proficiency exams; an orientation to IELTS.


          Department of English; Urmia University


2009 Principles of instructed language learning. Tabriz: Goldis Language Institute


2008 Tourism English in Goldis. Tabriz: Goldis Language Institute   


2008 How to run Effective workshops in ELT.  English for Teaching/ Teaching for


         English (ETTE) Project. Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur & Tabriz: Goldis


         Language Institute.


2008 Implementing task-based language teaching in Iranian EFL classes. Tabriz:


         Goldis Language Institute


2008  Restructuring teacher associations. Miandoab: Azer-ELTA.


2007-2009 An overview of ELT, past and current practices. Urmia: Ministry of     


                   Education  & Tabriz: Goldis Language Institute


2006-2009 Communicative language teaching in action. Tabriz: Goldis Language


                   Institute 


 


XII. Training Programs, attended workshops & Membership


       in Professional Organizations


           2009     Academic Secretary of English Union, Department of English, Urmia University 


           2008     Strengthening Teacher Associations; Peer Support in ELT; Managing and


                        mentoring in ELT (Three workshops held in Dubai, UAE; Katmandu, Nepal; Almaty,


                           Kazakhstan)


             2006-2009 Member of the Editorial Board in the Iranian Journal of Language Studies  


                          (IJLS)  


             2003    Member of Teaching English Language and Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI) 


             2003    Syllabus Design and Material Development Workshop. Tabriz University. 


             1999    Internet Technology and EFL classrooms. Tehran University.


             1997    TTC program. Kish Language Institute  


             1995    Audio-Visual facilities in EFL classrooms. Iranian Ministry of Education. 


                           Tehran.


              2009       Paper Reviewer for Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics (IJAL), Teaching


                              and Literature (TELL),  and a few other online journals


 


 


 


آدرس : Department of English, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Urmia University


 


آدرس پست الکترونیکی : gholamij@gmail.com   &    j.gholami@urmia.ac.ir