Mostafa Papi is an ABD doctoral candidate in the Second Language Studies Program at Michigan State University. He is interested in the social and psychological aspects of language learning especially motivation, emotions, and personality. His past research mainly focused on the topic of EFL/ESL learning motivation. He has published in major professional journals in the field of Applied Linguistics including Language Learning, System, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, and TESOL Quarterly. He is planning to research how motivation could influence the learning processes and outcomes involved in second language acquisition and how to improve second language pedagogy through motivational teaching.
Ph.D. in Second Language Studies, in progress: Michigan State University
M.A. in TEFL, 2009: Iran University of Science & Technology
B.A. in TEFL, 2006: Teacher Training University of Sabzevar
TESOL Theory and Practice, Second Language Learning, Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, Introductory Linguistics
- Language Teaching Methods (Michigan State University)
- Second Language Learning (Michigan State University)
Publications and Presentations
Loewen, S., Lavolette, E., Spino, L. A., Papi, M., Schmidtke, J., Sterling, S. and Wolff, D. (2013), Statistical literacy among applied linguists and second language acquisition researchers. TESOL Quarterly.
Papi, M., & Abdollahzadeh, E. (2012). L2 teacher motivational practice, student motivation and possible L2 selves: An examination in the Iranian EFL context. Language Learning, 62, 571-594.Papi, M. (2010). The L2 motivational self system, L2 anxiety, and motivated behavior: A structural equation modeling approach. System, 38, 467-479.
Papi, M., & Teimouri, Y. (2012). Dynamics of selves and motivation: A cross-sectional study in the EFL context of Iran. International Journal of Applied Linguistics. 22, 287–309.
Taguchi, T., Magid, M., & Papi, M. (2009). The L2 motivational self system amongst Chinese, Japanese, and Iranian learners of English: A comparative study. In Z. Dörnyei & E. Ushioda (Eds.), Motivation, language identity and the L2 self (pp. 66–97). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.