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Uz Bilgin, Cigdem; Tokel, S. Tugba – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate how the contextual vocabulary exploration processes of English as a Foreign Language learners can be facilitated in a mobile-supported situated learning environment. A Science and Technology Museum populated with interactive science experiments was chosen as the situated learning context. A mobile…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Telecommunications, Museums
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Chen, Yi-chen – Language Learning Journal, 2019
The present study examines the effects of cognitive-based metaphoric mapping instruction (MMI) on English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners' retention and awareness of figurative language at different levels of English proficiency. Ninety-one Taiwanese EFL learners participated in the study, and were separated into a control group that received…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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van de Ven, Marco; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Language Learning, 2019
This longitudinal randomized trial study investigated the effects of phonological specificity training on second language (L2) vocabulary learning. Eighty-six Dutch secondary-school students participated in one of two experimental conditions or in an animacy judgment (active control) condition. Participants in the phonological specificity training…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Phonology, Pretests Posttests
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Okyar, Hatice; Çakir, Abdulhamit – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study investigated whether encountering the target language words in variety of reading texts would have positive effects on vocabulary development or not. The participants of the study were 55 EFL learners from a state university in Turkey, and two classes were randomly assigned to a control (n=27) or an experimental (n=28) group. 58 English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Sheridan, Robert; Tanaka, Kathryn M.; Hogg, Nicholas – TESL-EJ, 2019
Analysis of the different methods of teaching English has become increasingly important as the subject of global Englishes receives greater attention. In Asia, more educators have been using textbooks that are culturally specific in their design; however, a limited number of studies have been conducted that demonstrate their practical efficacy.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kilickaya, Ferit – Online Submission, 2019
Much has been written about the influence of various factors that affect learners' retention of course contents in various contexts and at various levels. However, few studies have focused on the factors that may both affect and indicate the organization of materials or contents presented to learners. This study aims to determine the effects of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grammar, English (Second Language)
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Nakata, Tatsuya; Suzuki, Yuichi – Modern Language Journal, 2019
Cognitive psychology research has shown that interleaving, wherein learners practice multiple skills or concepts at once, facilitates learning more than does blocking, wherein learners practice only one skill or concept at a time. Despite the advantage of interleaving over blocking observed across a number of domains, limited attention has been…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Kasprowicz, Rowena E.; Marsden, Emma; Sephton, Nick – Modern Language Journal, 2019
Within limited-input language classrooms, understanding the effect of distribution of practice (spacing between practice) on learning is critical, yet evidence is conflicting and of limited relevance for young learners. For second language (L2) grammar learning, some studies reveal advantages for spacing of 7 days or more, but others for shorter…
Descriptors: Verbs, Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Li, Man; Dekeyser, Robert – Modern Language Journal, 2019
This study investigated the effects of temporal distribution of practice on the learning and retention of Mandarin tonal word production. Eighty native English-speaking adults with no prior knowledge of a tonal language participated in this study. They were randomly assigned to four experimental conditions varying in intersession interval (ISI)…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Intonation, English, Native Language
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Ahmad, Samah Zakareya – English Language Teaching, 2019
The present study attempted to investigate the effect of multimedia glosses on EFL students' vocabulary acquisition and retention. Forty-five EFL students were divided into two groups: control (n=22) and experimental (n=23). A vocabulary test was administered to both groups in order to ensure that they were equivalent. Then, all participants…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Tsai, Kuei-Ju – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Corpora are well-known for the affordance to make linguistic regularities salient. Since the coinage of the term 'data-driven learning' (DDL) in the 1990s, much has been done to investigate the effects of DDL on learning vocabulary, most notably lexico-grammatical patterns. However, less researched is how learners construct vocabulary knowledge…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aguilar, Jessica M.; Plante, Elena; Sandoval, Michelle – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: Variability in the input plays an important role in language learning. The current study examined the role of object variability for new word learning by preschoolers with specific language impairment (SLI). Method: Eighteen 4- and 5-year-old children with SLI were taught 8 new words in 3 short activities over the course of 3 sessions.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Impairments, Linguistic Input, Preschool Children
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Rahmi, Zelika – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The objectives of the study was to know the difficult words encountered by the gamers and to know their strategies in translating this unknown word. The researcher used interview as the instrument to collect the material needed for this particular study. It is found that unknown word combined with certain feeling such as disappointment creates…
Descriptors: Translation, Computer Games, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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McQuillan, Jeff; Ediger, Warren – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
There is considerable evidence that incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading accounts for a large portion of the growth in word knowledge for both first (L1) and second (L2) language acquirers. In this paper, we evaluate the Markov Estimate of Semantic Association (MESA) technique for detecting small, incremental gains in vocabulary…
Descriptors: Markov Processes, Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, Native Language
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Lin, Su-Fei – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of group work (GW) in EFL vocabulary learning by second year, non-English major, university students in Taiwan, in comparison with working individually (IW). The students (N = 44) worked in mixed ability groups of 3-4 or in IW to complete vocabulary exercises following reading activities. The classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Cooperative Learning, Vocabulary Development
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