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Ashiyan, Zahra; Salehi, Hadi – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
During the recent technological years, language learning has been attempted to transform its path from the conventional methods to instrumental applications. Mobile phone provides people to reach and exchange information through chats (WhatsApp). It is a tool or mode that means the facilities are used for main purposes. The unique features of the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, English (Second Language)
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Aidinlou, Nader Asadi; Moradinejad, Alireza – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
The current study made an attempt to compare the impacts of teaching authentic materials through traditional techniques with teaching authentic materials through authentic use, where students in the experimental group were taught new vocabulary items of subtitles through watching subtitled videos, and control group were taught the same vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Control Groups, Second Language Learning
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Nematollahi, Shirin; Maghsoudi, Mojtaba – English Language Teaching, 2015
In this current study the researchers have tried to investigate the possible effect of authentic and non-authentic texts on Iranian EFL learners' vocabulary retention. Despite the great deal of studies conducted in the area of EFL/ESL learning, the effect of authentic versus non-authentic texts have almost gained little attention and been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mansouri, Vahid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
When it comes to language learning, vocabulary learning is the main activity focused on. Vocabulary learning is the main problem and also the goal of new language learners. It is one of the major problems that language learners encounter during learning a new language. Krashen (1989) (cited in Tokac, 2005) points out the role of vocabulary in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Khabiri, Mona; Akbarpour, Raheleh – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2011
Vocabulary glosses are considered effective learning tools since they decrease incorrect meaning inferences from context while keeping reading uninterrupted. The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of different gloss conditions on intermediate EFL learners' vocabulary retention and production. The participants were 101 EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Statistical Analysis, Experimental Groups