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Hatami, Sarvenaz – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
Learning style matching is a neglected factor that may affect the complex process of second language (L2) incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading. The purpose of the current study is to investigate whether there is any difference in L2 incidental vocabulary acquisition and retention through reading when learners' perceptual learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Incidental Learning
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Hatami, Sarvenaz – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2017
This study compares the impact of second language (L2) reading and listening on the incidental acquisition and retention of five dimensions of vocabulary knowledge--spoken form, written form, part of speech, syntagmatic association, and form-meaning connection--at the level of recognition (form-meaning connection was measured also at the level of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages
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Gheisari, Nouzar; Yousofi, Nouroldin – Cogent Education, 2016
The effectiveness of different teaching methods of collocational expressions in ESL/EFL contexts of education has been a point of debate for more than two decades, with some believing in explicit and the others in implicit instruction of collocations. In this regard, the present study aimed at finding about which kind of instruction is more…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Pretests Posttests, Multiple Choice Tests, Phrase Structure
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Lotfolahi, Amir Reza; Salehi, Hadi – SAGE Open, 2016
The spacing effect is a ubiquitous phenomenon, whereby memory is enhanced for the information that is learned across different points in time rather than being learned at once. A considerable amount of research has focused on the nature of the spacing effect, and there is general acceptance that spacing learning events out in time promotes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rahmatian, Rouhollah; Armiun, Novid – International Education Studies, 2013
This paper aims to present the results obtained in a survey whose objective was to investigate the Iranian French language learner's definition of memorization, and the techniques they adopt most frequently in memorizing linguistic structures and vocabulary. The results indicate that although memorization plays a significant role in learning a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, French, Memorization
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Alemi, Minoo; Sarab, Mohammad Reza Anani; Lari, Zahra – International Education Studies, 2012
Mobile phones as new addition to information and communication technologies have created new ways to help learners in the process of foreign language learning. Given the importance of academic vocabularies for university students, this study tried to investigate the effectiveness of SMS on Iranian university students' vocabulary learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Word Lists, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning