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Payam Rahmati

PhD Student, TESOL and Linguistics

Office: Morrill Hall 112, Linguistic Lab
MA, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Azad University
BA, English Language Translation, Azad University


Areas of Interest & Expertise
  • Teaching of L2 pronunciation

  • Oral corrective feedback on L2 learners’ pronunciation errors

  • Teacher cognition

  • Teacher training

  • Intelligibility, comprehensibility, accentedness, and oral fluency

Recent Courses Taught
  • ENGL 1223: International Freshman Composition II 

Selected Publications
  • Saeli, H., Rahmati, P., Dalman, M. (2021). Oral corrective feedback and pronunciation errors: The mediating effects of learners’ engagement with feedback. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 12(4), 68-78. [Link to the article]

  • Saeli, H., Dalman, M., & Rahmati, P. (2020). How do learners engage with oral corrective feedback on lexical stress errors? Effects of learner engagement on the working of corrective feedback. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 43(3), 247–276. [Link to abstract]

  • Marashi H. & Rahmati P. (2017). The Effect of teaching reading strategies on EFL learners’ reading anxiety. International Journal of Research in English Education, 2(2), 43-52. [Link to the article]

Selected Conference Presentations
  • Rahmati, P. & Dalman, M., & Saeli, H. (2021). U.S. Undergraduates’ Perceptions of ITAs’ Speech:  Does Accentedness Render ITAs’ Speech Less Acceptable? (2021); Paper presented at AAAL.

  • Dalman, M., Rahmati, P., & Saeli, H. (2021). Pronunciation in EFL classrooms: A study of the Iranian teachers’ training, attitudes and practices. (2021); Paper presented at Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching PSLLT; Purdue University, IN., USA.

  • Rahmati, P. & Dalman, M. (2020). U.S. undergraduates' perceptions of ITAs' acceptability: Does intelligibility override accentedness in acceptability judgements? Paper presented at Second Language Research Form (SLRF); Nashville, TN., USA.

  • Rahmati, P. (2019). The correlation between the use of formulaic sequences and temporal measures of utterance fluency. Paper presented at ​Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT)​; Flagstaff, AZ., USA.

  • Dalman, M. & Rahmati, P. (2019). Listening anxiety, listening comprehension strategies, and listening performance among university EFL students. Paper presented at Second Language Research Form (SLRF); East Lansing, MI, USA.

Professional Appointments/Service
  • Teaching assistant at the Language Studies Lab; January 2020 – present.

  • International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Examiner; January 2019 – Present.

    Academic Chair at TESLing Student Organization; May 2020 – May 2021.

  • President at TESLing Student Organization; May 2019 – May 2020.

  • Coordinator at Friends of Oklahoma and Language Studies (FOOLS); Fall 2020 – Present.

  • Coordinator at Lab Research and Tools Training Sessions (LabRATTS); Fall 2020 – Present.

Awards and Recognition
  • The TESLing Excellence in Leadership (2021).

  • The TESLing Board of Administration (2021).

  • The OSU Dr. Ravi Sheorey Travel Grant. (2020).

  • The OSU Dr. Ravi Sheorey Travel Grant. (2019).

  • The TESLing President’s (2020).

  • The TESLing Excellence in Leadership Award. (2020).

Current Research
  • Teacher Cognition and Teacher Training

  • Oral Corrective Feedback on L2 Pronunciation

  • Intelligibility, comprehensibility, accentedness, and acceptability

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