Publications.

Parsaiyan, S. F., Moslem Azar, S., Moslem Azar, S., Zarrinfar, F. (2018). A step towards realization of Islamic humanities: A new approach in teaching English alphabets based on Qur’anic stories. Islamic Humanities Journal, 31 (1), 53-65.

Parsaiyan, S. F. & Jafarpoor, H. (2017). [Review of the book Creativity in language teaching: Perspectives from research and practice, by R.H. Jones & J.C. Richards, (Eds.)]. Journal of Language, Identity and Education, 16 (3), 189-191, DOI: 10.1080/15348458.2017.1307000.

Parsaiyan, S.F., Ghahremani-Ghajar, S., Salahimoghaddam, S., Janahmadi, F. (2016). From Spectator to Composer: The Roses and Rocks in the Life of a Language Teacher. Language Teaching Research, 20 (2), 196-208. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362168815614339.


Parsaiyan, S.F., Ghahremani-Ghajar, S., Salahimoghaddam, S., Janahmadi, F. (2014). Inquiring “tree of life” at home: Persian literature in English classes. English Teaching: Practice and Critique Journal, 21 (3) , 89-109.
o http://education.waikato.ac.nz/research/files/etpc/files/2014v13n3art5.pdf.

Parsaiyan, S.F., Ghahremani-Ghajar, S., Salahimoghaddam, S., Janahmadi, F. (2014). "You give me thousand green breathings…": crafting literary arts in English language classrooms. Teaching & Learning: The Journal of Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice, 28 (2), 49-61.

Parsaiyan, S.F., Ghahremani-Ghajar, S., Salahimoghaddam, S., Janahmadi, F. (2014). Analyzing the effect of Islamic-Iranian native stories on English language pedagogical texts. The Knowledge Studies in the Islamic University Journal,18 (1), 117-140.

Parsaiyan, S. F. (2013). Footsteps of mind controlling in ELT textbooks: A critical discourse analysis. Iranian EFL Journal, 10 (5), 269 – 285.


o Paper/ Workshop Presentations

Parsaiyan, S. F., Moslem Azar, S., Moslem Azar, S., Zarrinfar, F. (2018, June). Using religious stories in designing English materials for young language learners. Paper presented at the First National Conference on Fundamental Researches in Language and Literature Studies, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran.

Parsaiyan, S. F. (2018, June). An eye for detail: practicing visual literacy in language classrooms. Paper presented at the First National Conference on Fundamental Researches in Language and Literature Studies, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran

Parsaiyan, S. F. (2017, April). The early reflections of Mena catastrophe in English news sites (BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Aljazeera America). Hajj in the Flux of History Conference, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran.

Parsaiyan, S. F. (2017, February). A synopsis of woman and Islamic-Iranian lifestyle in English language classes: Challenges confronting language teachers and learners. Korsi Tarviji, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran.

Parsaiyan, S. F., & Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. (2016, February). On the stage: Designing English dramatic plays for young language learners based on Persian classic literature. Paper presented at Literature and Cinema Interdisciplinary Conference, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran.

Parsaiyan, S. F., Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. & Salahimoghaddam, S. (2015, October). “I can draw analogies between Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Attar’s Thirty Birds…”: Comparative literature in English classes. Paper presented at the Second Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language Teaching, Literature and Translation Studies, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.


Parsaiyan, S. F., & Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. (2015, May). A decade of English language global textbooks: The same sugar-coated story? Paper at the First Postgraduate Conference on Applied Linguistics, Alzahra University, Tehran. Iran

Parsaiyan, S.F., Ghahremani-Ghajar, S., Salahimoghaddam, S., Janahmadi, F. (2015, February). From being a spectator to a composer: The roses and rocks in the life of a practicing teacher. Paper presented at the Twelfth International TELLSI Conference, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan.


Ghahremani Ghajar, S., Parsaiyan, S.F. & Pourghannad, R. (2015, January). How we weave our learning carpet: A course on rooted syllabus design! Paper presented at the Seventh Multiversity Conference: 'Decolonisation, Leadership and Knowledge Democracy in the 21st Century University', University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia.

Parsaiyan, S.F., Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. (2013, November). What I have been blind to: Practicing vision in language classrooms. Paper presented at the Eleventh International TELLSI Conference, Tabaran University, Mashhad, Iran


Parsaiyan, S.F. (2012, October). Not being a scarecrow: Re-visioning teacher supervision through action research. Paper presented at the Tenth International TELLSI Conference, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

Parsaiyan, S.F. (2011, October). Designing online quizzes: A workshop on Proprofs and Quibblo. The Ninth International TELLSI Conference, Ilaam University, Ilaam, Iran.


Parsaiyan, S.F. (2010, October). Designing online quizzes: A workshop on Quia. The Eighth International TELLSI Conference, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran.

Parsaiyan, S.F. (2010, October). Bringing Bakhtin to digital age: An analysis of weblogs’ dialogism. Paper presented at the Eighth International TELLSI Conference, Alzahra University ,Tehran, Iran.

Parsaiyan, S.F. (2010, February). Dynamic assessment. Lecture presented at Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran.


Parsaiyan, S.F. (2009, October). Critical discourse analysis: The missing cameo of our education. Paper presented at the Seventh International TELLSI Conference, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.

Parsaiyan, S.F. (2008, June). Speaking: The sleeping bully of foreign language learning. Lecture delivered at Jahad-e-Daneshgahi of Teacher Training University for language teachers, Tehran, Iran.


Parsaiyan, S.F. (2007, April). English language learning: Is it a must in the 21st century? Lecture presented at Teacher Training University for university students, Tehran, Iran.


o Translation and Editorial Activities
Translation of International Association of Universities' (IAU) Annual Reports (2007 & 2008), under the supervision of Inter-University & International Academic Relations of Alzahra University
English Translator and editor of abstracts published in the Quarterly Refereed Research Journal of Islamic History 1391-1394.
English Translator and editor of abstracts published in refereed journals, under the
supervision of Research Center for Human Sciences and Cultural Studies
English Translator of Alzahra University Website
Cooperation with Inter-University & International Academic Relations of Alzahra University
Reviewer of abstracts submitted to Fist Postgraduate Conference on Applied Linguistics, Alzahra University
Reviewer of Language Horizons Journal
Reviewer of Language Research Journal



Personal Information
Seyyedeh Fahimeh Parsaiyan
Assistant Professor of English Language Department, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
E-mail: fahimehparsa@yahoo.com; f.parsa@alzahra.ac.ir
Research interests:
Action/ Classroom research, Qualitative inquiry, Materials development
Educational Experiences and Academic Degrees
PhD in TEFL , Alzahra University (1388-1393)
• PhD Dissertation (October, 2014): From Roots to Routes: Self-Identity Pedagogy in English Language Classrooms
Advisors: Dr. Su-San Ghahremani Ghajar, Dr. Soheila Salahimoghaddam, Dr. Fatemeh Janahmadi
MA in TEFL, Alzahra University (1383-1386)
• MA Thesis (December, 2007): A Study on Language De-socialization: EFL Learner's Unlearning Wo/r/lds through Dialogics in Critical English Literacy Classrooms
Advisor: Dr. Azam Savar, Reader: Dr. Su-San Ghahremani Ghajar
• BA in English Language and Literature, Teacher Training University (T.T.U) (1379-1383)
• T.T.C & T.E.C degrees from Jahad-e-Daneshgahi of Teacher Training University and
Iran Language Institute ( ILI)
• English Language Diploma, Iran Language Institute (1375-1379)
Career History and Teaching Experiences
• Academic staff member of Alzahra University (Fall 1394-Present)
• University lecturer of Islamic Mazaheb University (Winter 1390- Summer 1395)
• University lecturer of Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch (Fall 1388- Summer 1394)
• University lecturer of Elmi-Karbordi University, (Fall 1386- Winter 1387)
• Educational head teacher of Iran Language School (Fall 1387-1388)
• English language instructor of Jahad-e-Daneshgahi, (T.T.U), Karaj branch (Summer 1384-1388)
• English instructor of Hamrahan-e- Aftab Educational & Cultural Institute (Summer1385)
• English language instructor of Kish Way English Language Institute, Karaj branch (Summer 1382)
• English Language instructor of Adib English Language Institute, Karaj branch (Summer 1382)


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