Sara Farshad Nia - Phd Student Profile - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury

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Sara Farshad Nia

Sara Farshad 


M.A. in Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language
B.A. in English Language and Literature

PhD Project

A study of digital labels on teachers’ attitudes, performance, and belief towards computer assisted language learning (CALL) in the New Zealand ESOL context.


Associate Professor Una Cunningham

Expected Completion of PhD


Research Interests

Computer assisted language learning, e-learning, teacher education, professional teacher development, online communication culture.


Farshad Nia, S. (2009, April). The impact of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) on learners’ reading comprehension: Benefits and challenges. Paper presented at the Allameh Tabatabai ELT Conference, Tehran, Iran.

Farshad Nia, S. & Marandi, S. (2009, October). Patterns of language behavior in a digital world: E-mail etiquette. Paper presented at the 7th International TELLSI Conference on New Horizons in Language Education, Yazd, Iran.

Farshad Nia, S. & Davey, R. (2012, October). Evaluating EFL teachers’ TPACK competence and confidence in Iran: A need for curriculum reform presented. Paper presented at the 10th International TELLSI Conference, Tehran, Iran.

Farshad Nia, S. (2014, July). Computer assisted language learning in New Zealand context: Factors affecting ESOL teachers’ adoption and integration. Paper presented at the CLESOL Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Farshad Nia, S. & Davey, R. (2014, August). Integrating CALL in ESOL classrooms: Understanding teachers’ perspectives and meeting students’ needs. Paper presented at the EUROCALL Conference, Groningen, Netherlands.

Farshad Nia, S. (2014, August). Online communication culture: Netiquette awareness in CALL Context. Paper presented at the EUROCALL Conference, Groningen, Netherlands.