First name: Farhad
Family name: Mazlum Zavarag
Address: English Department, Faculty Human Sciences, Maragheh University, Iran.
Cell Phone: +98 0914 420 5393
Date of Birth: 1976
Place of Birth: Maragha, E. Azerbaijan, Iran
Marital Status: Married
PhD in Applied Linguistics/TEFL from Kharazmi University, Tehran
M.A. in TEFL, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran.
B.A. in TEFL, Kharazmi University, Tehran.
2007-present Lecturer in University of Maragheh, E. Azerbaijan
2006-2007 Lecturer in Kharazmi University, Tehran
2001-2004 ESP instructor & lecturer in Payame-Nour University
2001-2004 ESP instructor & lecturer in Community Colleges
2002-2003 ESP instructor & lecturer in Ulume-Ghorani University
2002-2003 Teacher Educator and in-service trainer; Ministry of Education
1999- 2000 TOEFL Preparatory instructor, Zabansara Language Institute
2000-2008 English teacher in public high schools
2013 An ESP approach to course and material design for the students of agriculture. Taiwan International ESP Journal, 5 (2), 21-46.
2014 Discourse analysis of Lady Fatima’s Fadak discourse. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Research, 1 (3), 1-22.
2014 Vocabulary assessment anew: de-institutionalizing assessment behavior. Roshd FLT Journal, 28(3), 50-57.
2012 ELT Curriculum in Iran: planning and practice. The Curriculum Journal, 21(2), 123-140. (co-authored with Mahmood Reza Atai)
2012 Mainstream ELT curriculum implementation in Iran: A micro analysis perspective. Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature Society of Iran, 6 (2), 1-24. (co-authored with Mahmood Reza Atai and Esmat Babaii)
2010 A Corpus-based Analysis of Iranian High School English
Textbooks, Roshd FLT Journal, 96(25), 14-25.
2010 Performatives, Phonetic Repertoire, Phonological Processes, Socio- emotional and Communicative Development of a Monolingual Azerbaijani Turkish Child; Journal of Modern Turkish Studies, 5(1), 93-118.
2008 Cross-cultural Genre Analysis: Application Letters. Pazand Journal, 3(11), 1-8.
2008 New tasks for old texts: Alternative Techniques for Reading
Comprehension Assessment, Roshd FLT Journal, 91 (23), 15-22.
2008 Scoring Open-ended Reading Comprehension Items; Competing
and Contrasting Criteria. Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 10(2), 83-109.
9. Conferences & Workshops
2013 Word and language: Moslem thinkers’ and philosophers’ views. 3rd International Conference on the Eastern Thought Word in the Cultures of the East: Sound - Language – Book 28-30 November 2013, Kraków, Poland.
2013 English Language Teaching in Iran: a Meta-analytic and Triangulated View of Persistent. Challenges. The 1st International Conference on Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. August 22-24. Pattaya, Thailand.
2012 Social assumptions in EFL materials: a comparative study of Iranian, Turkish and Azerbaijani textbooks. 2nd National LDP Conference, Shahid Chamran University, Ahwaz, Iran.
2012 Evaluation, personnel, and methods policy in Iran's English language-in-education policy. International Conference of TELLSI 10, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
2012 ELT curriculum planning and implementation in Iran: policy rhetoric and practice realities. Symposium paper at the International Conference of TELLSI 10, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
2012 Iranian teachers' views on educational philosophies of Dewey, Rousseau, and Aristotle. Paper presented at the first National LL-T Conference, Ferdowsi Mashhad University, Iran.
2010 Does Providing L1 Equivalent of Unknown Vocabulary Items Affect/Enhance
EFL learners' Reading Comprehension Level? An Empirical Investigation.
Proceedings of the International Conference of Asia TEFL, Hanoi, Vietnam.
2010 Translation Bias in the news; Towards Critical Translation. Paper presented at
the National Conference on Translation Studies, Birjand University. (with
2009 The Use of ICT to Teach English; Focus on Internet and Cell Phones. Proceedings of the National Conference on Modern Instructional Methods, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University. (with Alireza Talebzadeh)
2010 Globalization and Structural Development in Education; an Overview of Asia- Pacific Countries' Experiences. Proceedings of the National Conference on Modern Instructional Methods, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University. (with Mahdi Dasta)
2011 L1 Literacy for Iranian Bilinguals; Scientific, Ethical and Political Justifications. Abstract book of the 1st National Conference on Bilingualism and Education: Challenges, Perspectives and Solutions, Research Institute for Education in Tabriz.
2009 English Language Teaching: the neutral lingua franca or the modern
Trojan horse? Paper presented at the 6th International Conference of
ELT in Baku Slavic University, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
2009 Teaching Grammar; Consciousness-raising activities vs. Practice.
Workshop conducted at the 6th International Conference of ELT in
Baku Slavic University, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
2007 Authentic Assessment; structural Vs communicative scoring rubrics for
open-ended reading comprehension test items; paper presented in the
Second Conference on Language Testing and Evaluation, Urmia, Iran.
2007 Techniques for Testing Reading; an Overview, a workshop held in Urmia, the 2nd
Conference on Language Testing and Evaluation, Urmia, Iran.