Faculty Directory

Mehran Esfandiari
  • Title
    • Lecturer
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Languages and Applied Linguistics
  • Phone
    831-459-4727 (office), 831-459-2609 (msg)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 274
  • Office Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Mail Stop Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064

Summary of Expertise

English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Academic Writing, Grammar, Learner Autonomy, Task-based Learning (TBL), and Authenticity

Selected Publications

  • Esfandiari, M. (2019). Is Technology Paving the Way for Autonomous Learning? World Journal of English Language. 9(2), PP 64-73. 

  • Esfandiari, M. (2019). From Genuineness to Finder Authenticity in Communicative Language Teaching. International Journal of English and Cultural Studies. 2(1), PP 36-42. 

  • Esfandiari, M. (2018). Task-based Learning Applied: Satisfactory Grammar Coverage. International Journal of English and Cultural Studies. 1(1), PP 68-73. 

  • Esfandiari, M. & Rath, D. (2014). Teaching the Past Perfect: A Comparison of two approaches. World Journal of English Language. 4(4), PP 12-17.

  • Esfandiari, M. (2014). Task-Based Writing to Improve Young Teenage Learners’ Reading Skills. World Journal of English Language. 4(1), PP 20-25.

  • Esfandiari, M. & Knight, P. (2013). Using Pyramid Discussions in the Task-based Classroom to Extend Student Talking Time. World Journal of English Language. 3(3), PP 20-26.

  • Esfandiari, M. (2012). An investigation into the impact of task-based writing instruction upon the reading skills of PET candidates. Task-Based Learning Applied. Nottingham: Jubilee Press.