Dr. Sarvenaz Hatami

Dr. Sarvenaz Hatami

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Sarvenaz Hatami

Title: Associate Professor
Office: PSY 415
Office Hours: Tuesday: 8:30-12:30pm (by appointment ONLY)
Phone: (562) 985-5914
E-mail: Sarvenaz.Hatami@csulb.edu


BA in English Language and Literature, University of Isfahan, 2006
MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, University of Isfahan, 2008
PhD in Teaching and Learning English as a Second Language, University of Alberta, 2015

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in second language vocabulary teaching and learning and second language teacher education. I am also interested in individual differences in second language acquisition as well as the impact of second language proficiency on immigration/settlement experiences.

Courses Taught

LING 329: Introduction to Language Acquisition
LING 486: Second Language Teaching Methods
LING 450/550: Teaching Second Language Listening and Speaking
LING 460/560: Teaching Second Language Composition
LING 593: Practicum in TESOL


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Hatami, S. (2019). Does perceptual learning style matching affect L2 incidental vocabulary  acquisition through reading? Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 21(2), 102-125. doi: 10.7202/1058463ar [PDF]

Hatami, S. (2017). The impact of learner-related variables on second language incidental vocabulary acquisition through listening. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction, 6(1), 1-20. doi: 10.7820/vli.v06.1.Hatami [PDF]

Hatami, S. (2017). The differential impact of reading and listening on L2 incidental acquisition of different dimensions of word knowledge. Reading in a Foreign Language, 29(1), 61-85. doi: 10125/66728 [PDF]

Abbott, M. L., Rossiter, M. J., & Hatami, S. (2016). Promoting engagement with peer-reviewed journal articles in adult ESL programs. TESL Canada Journal, 33(1), 80-105. doi: 10.18806/TESL.V33I1.1228 [PDF]

Rossiter, M. J., Hatami, S., Ripley, D., & Rossiter, K. R. (2015). Immigrant and refugee youth settlement experiences: “A new kind of war”. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 6(4.1), 746-770. doi: 10.18357/ijcyfs.641201515056 [PDF]

Rossiter, M. J., Abbott, M. L., & Hatami, S. (2014). Enhancing the reading of peer-reviewed research articles in the Teaching English as a Second Language community. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 59(4), 674-692. [PDF]

Hatami, S. (2014). Teaching formulaic sequences in the ESL classroom. TESOL Journal, 6(1), 112-129. doi: 10.1002/tesj.143 [PDF] 

Hatami, S., & Weber, D. (2013). Identifying barriers to the English language training of underemployed immigrants in Edmonton. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 58(4), 710-713. [PDF]

Hatami, S. (2013). Key concepts in ELT: Learning styles. ELT Journal, 67(4), 488-490. doi: 10.1093/elt/ccs083 [PDF]

Hatami, S., & Tavakoli, M. (2013). The role of depth versus breadth of vocabulary knowledge in L2 lexical inferencing success and ease. TESL Canada Journal, 30(1), 1-21. doi: 10.18806/tesl.v30i1.1123 [PDF]

Non-peer-reviewed Articles

Hatami, S. (2014, September). Resources for second language vocabulary teaching and learning. ATESL Newsletter, 6-8. [PDF]

Ripley, D., Hatami, S., & Rossiter, M. J. (2013, September). In their own words: The experiences of newcomer immigrant youth. Accent, 21(1), 17-18. [PDF]

Hatami, S. (2012). [Review of the book Researching and analyzing vocabulary, by I. S. P. Nation & S. Webb]. TESOL Quarterly, 46(4), 868-869. doi: 10.1002/tesq.58

Awards & Grants

  • Summer Stipend Award, Office of Research and Economic Development, CSULB, 2021
  • Summer Student Research Assistantship (SSRA) Award (Role: Research Mentor), Academic Affairs and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, CSULB, 2020
  • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) Faculty Small Grant, College of Liberal Arts, CSULB, 2019
  • Professors Around the World (PAW) Faculty Incentive Award, Office of the Provost in conjunction with Office of International Education and Global Engagement, CSULB, 2019
  • Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Faculty Incentive Award, Office of International Education and Global Engagement, CSULB, 2018
  • Integrating Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Stipend Award, Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership, CSULB, 2018
  • J Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award, University of Alberta, 2014
  • Language Learning Dissertation Grant, Language Learning (journal), 2014
  • Green and Gold Student Leadership Grant, University of Alberta, 2012
  • Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Award, University of Alberta, 2012
  • Canadian Post-Graduate Study Award, Golden Key International Honour Society, 2012

Professional Activities

Editorial Assistant of TESL Canada Journal, 2011-2016