Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Education
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Identifying myself as the first generation immigrant in Australia has largely shaped my unique perspective and inspiration. I understood how much the mother tongue is important and how much is resilience in today’s world. It may hurt easily and the new language would be highlighted more, given the new situation new lifestyle and many more socio-psycholinguistic factors. Therefore as a person who always cares about the educational systems and language, I attempt to find its roots and look at the psychological and sociological factors that potentially affect the mother-tongue, within the first language attrition process, directly and indirectly.
Title: "Psycholinguistic and Sociolinguistic Aspects of Pragmatic Language attrition among Persian Immigrants in South Australia"
Aims: looking at Pragmatic Language attrition among Persian native speakers in Iran and Persian Immigrants in South Australia from the perspectives of psycholinguistics such as emotion, attitude, and language preference as well as sociolinguistics like acculturation, lifestyle, food preference, and identity.
Title: "The Effect of Collaborative Output Task of Dictogloss on Iranian EFL Learners’ Writing Skill and Emotional Intelligence".
Aims: Finding the impact of the output-oriented task of Dictogloss on intermediate English as a foreign language students' writing skills and Emotional intelligence (EI) by comparing the results of experimental and control groups and examining the relationship between emotional EI and writing skill in general.
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Research Assistant University of Adelaide 2019 - ongoing PhD Candidate University of Adelaide 2018 - 2018 Lecturer University of Applied Science
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Scholarship Adelaide Scholarship International University of Adelaide Australia -
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Persian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Title Institution name Country 2022 Completion Certificate “Tech Start Program” Modis Tech Academy Australia 2022 Getting started with NVivo Intersect Australia 2022 Creative and Body-Based Learning University of Adelaide Australia 2022 Python Intersect Australia 2022 Educational Robotics and STEM in Australian Schools University of Adelaide Australia 2022 Data Entry and Processing in SPSS Intersect Australia 2021 Working with Children Check Government of South Australia, Department of Human Services Australia 2016 Statistical Package for the Social Sciences Technical & Vocational Training Organization Iran
Year Citation 2022 Arabmofrad, A., & Mehdiabadi, F. (2022). Developing a Multiple-choice Discourse Completion Test for Iranian EFL Learners: The Case of the Four Speech Acts of Apology, Request, Refusal and Thanks. Language Related Research, 13(4), 1-34.
2020 Mehdiabadi, F., Maadad, N., & Arabmofrad, A. (2020). The Role of First Language Attrition in Persian Idiomatic Expressions. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH, 49(4), 607-629.
2016 Mehdiabadi, F., Arabmofrad, A., & Mahfoozifar, S. (2016). Scrutinizing the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic performance in foreign language learning. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research. 2016 Mahfoozifar, S., & Mehdiabadi, F. (2016). The effect of direct vs. indirect feedback on speaking accuracy of Iranian learners at elementary level of proficiency. International Journal of Basic Sciences & Applied Research. 2015 Mehdiabadi, F., & Arabmofrad, A. (2015). Form-focused instruction and EFL learners' writing performance: The case of collaborative out-put task of dictogloss. International Journal of Language Learning and Applied Linguistics World. - Mehdiabadi, F., & Arabmofrad, A. (n.d.). The Effectiveness of Collaborative Output Task of Dictogloss in Enhancing EFL learners’ Emotional Intelligence. International Journal of Linguistics, 6(6), 128.
Year Citation 2016 Mehdiabadi, F., & Arabmofrad, A. (2016). Considering the effect of collaborative output task of Dictogloss on Iranian EFL learners’ writing skill and emotional intelligence. In Civilica. Islamic Azad University.
Teaching English as a second language
Date Role Membership Country 2022 - ongoing Member HerTechPath Australia 2022 - ongoing Member American Association for Applied Linguistics United States 2020 - ongoing Member Learning, Technology and Assessment Research Group Australia 2019 - ongoing Member Young Researchers and Elite Club Iran, Islamic Republic of
Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country 2022 - 2022 World Education Leadership Symposium (WELS) - Virtual Conference University of Teacher Education Zug Switzerland 2022 - 2022 Rethinking the Justifications For Qualitative Research Workshop University of South Australia Australia 2021 - 2021 Quantitative Approaches to Research Workshop University of Adelaide Australia 2019 - 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages Symposium University of Adelaide Australia 2019 - 2019 HERGA Symposium: Theories and practice for 21st century learning Symposium University of Adelaide Australia 2012 - 2012 Teacher Training Courses Workshop Sama Organization Iran, Islamic Republic of
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2022 - 2022 Tech Academy Data Challenge - Case Study University of South Australia Modis Tech Academy Australia 2020 - 2020 Sociolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Perspectives on First Language Attrition and Acculturation: An Analysis of Speech Acts University of Adelaide University of Adelaide Australia 2016 - 2016 Considering the effect of collaborative output task of Dictogloss on Iranian EFL learners’ writing skill and emotional intelligence Islamic Azad University Islamic Azad University Iran, Islamic Republic of
Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice
Date Title Type Institution Country 2021 - 2021 Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research Peer Review Australian National University (ANU) Australia
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