M.A. Exam Sources

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Dear users:

What comes below is a list of important books suggested for M.A. entrance exam for State and Azad universities in Iran. I hope you'll find it useful. If there's any comment, you can contact me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: Students and colleagues are invited to send me their own list of M.A. sources if they think the new sources can be of any help.







Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching (Richards & Rodgers, 1990)

Principles of Language Learning and Teaching (H. Douglas Brown, 2000)

Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Learning (Stephen Krashan)

Technique and Principle in Language Teaching (Dian Larsen Freeman, 1986)



Fundamental considerations in language testing (Lyle F. Bachman, 1995)

(Study validity and reliability from the above source)

Language Skills Testing from Theory to Practice (Farhadi, Jafarpour, Birjandi)

Techniques in Testing (Harold Madsen, 1983)



An Introduction to Language (3rd ed.), Fromkin, 1983.

Essential Introductory Linguistics (Grover Hudson, 2000)

The Study of Language (George Yule, 2010)


General English

504 words

1100 words

Essential words for TOEFL

Longman’s PBT TOEFL for grammar and reading comprehension


Last updated: 10/11/2018


Prepared by Hadi Hamidi

Ph.D. in TEFL, USR, Tehran, Iran


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