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Alemi, Minoo; Bahramipour, Shirin – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
The present case study investigated the probable effect of applying a humanoid robot as a teacher-assistant for learning and retention of English vocabulary among 10 Iranian foreign language learners with intellectual disabilities, more specifically Down syndrome. This method is a new trend in using technology to teach classes called Robot…
Descriptors: Robotics, English (Second Language), Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome
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Haghani, Nader; Kiani, Samira – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The concept of text-oriented vocabulary exercises is based on Kühn's (2000) three-step model of vocabulary teaching--receptive, reflective and productive vocabulary exercises--which focuses on working with texts. Since the production is in principle more exhausting than the reception--as can be seen from the Levels of Processing Effect--one can…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Retention (Psychology), Hypothesis Testing
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Mousavi, Khorshid; Alavinia, Parviz; Gholami, Javad – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study investigated the comparison between short and long-term effectiveness of input-providing and output-prompting negotiation strategies on mastering the target structures. To this end, the participants were divided into three groups, namely two experimental groups who had a special kind of treatment, and one control group without…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Navaie, Leila Ashegh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Oral communication is one of the main reasons language learners attend language classes. As pronunciation is among the most significant aspects of oral communication, this study attempted to see how learning-oriented assessment (LOA) could affect pronunciation learning of Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 64 language learners in a private…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Foreign Countries, Speech Communication, English (Second Language)
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Abbassi, Adele; Hassaskhah, Jaleh; Tahriri, Abdorreza – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study targeted to explore the effect of memory strategy on EFL learners' vocabulary retention with a consideration of learners' multiple intelligences. In this study, the memory strategy consisted of three parts of grouping, acronym and images. The participants of this study were 80 male and female EFL learners of intermediate level who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Memory, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning
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Negari, Giti Mousapour; Azizi, Aliye; Arani, Davood Khedmatkar – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study attempted to investigate the effects of audio input enhancement on EFL learners' retention of intensifiers. To this end, two research questions were formulated. In order to address these research questions, this study attempted to reject two null hypotheses. Pretest-posttest control group quasi-experimental design was employed to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design
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Khanahmadi, Farid; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Mediation in general, and teacher and peer mediation in particular, whose genesis are Vygotsky's sociocultural and Feuerstein's mediated learning experience theories, is a novel approach aimed at teaching low level learners by an experienced instructor or peer. The main objectives of the present study, however, were to investigate the effects of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Amin Afshar, Maryam; Mojavezi, Ahmad – English Language Teaching, 2017
EFL learners at all ages and proficiency levels are usually confronted with various problems in vocabulary learning and retention. This study sought to introduce strategies for improvement of vocabulary learning and retention. Therefore, the effects of using aural/visual storytelling on Iranian EFL learners' vocabulary learning and retention were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ghorbani, Mohammad Reza – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2017
In an attempt to facilitate and foster idiom retention and recall, this study investigated the effect of pictorial and etymological treatments on Iranian undergraduate students' idiom learning. The paired-samples experimental design was used to study 26 students who had registered for the Use of Idioms course at the University of Bojnord (UB). One…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pretests Posttests, Figurative Language
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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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Heidari-Shahreza, Mohammad Ali; Tavakoli, Mansoor – Language Learning Journal, 2016
Based on a prior study by Chen and Truscott, the present study investigated the possible effects of repetition (repeated exposure) and L1 lexicalization on the incidental acquisition and retention of 10 English target words by 90 Persian-speaking EFL learners at an Iranian university. Seven aspects of vocabulary knowledge were measured, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Retention (Psychology)
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Davoudi, Mohammad; Yousefi, Dina – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study aimed at investigating the effect of keyword method, as one of the mnemonic strategies, on vocabulary retention of Iranian senior high school EFL learners. Following a quasi-experimental design, the study used thirty eight (n = 38) female senior high school students in grade four from two intact classes at a public high school. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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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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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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