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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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Chin, Kai-Yi; Lee, Ko-Fong; Chen, Yen-Lin – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This paper proposes a novel interactive ubiquitous learning system (IULS) for authentically teaching a cultural heritage course and imparting relevant concepts to students. Experimental results demonstrated that learning performance was significantly improved after students used the IULS. This study also demonstrated that students using the IULS…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Cultural Background, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Chang, Anna C-S; Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study investigates 62 EFL young adults' vocabulary learning rates immediately after reading ten graded readers, and their vocabulary decay rates after a three-month period. The participants were divided into two relative levels: higher (n = 31) and lower (n = 31). One hundred target words were semi-randomly selected from the reading texts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second 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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Pan, Wen Fu – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The objective of this study was to test whether the Kinect motion-sensing interactive system (KMIS) enhanced students' English vocabulary learning, while also comparing the system's effectiveness against a traditional computer-mouse interface. Both interfaces utilized an interactive game with a questioning strategy. One-hundred and twenty…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Control Groups
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Chang, Cheng-Chieh; Yeh, Ting-Kuang; Shih, Chang-Ming – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
It generally is accepted that concept mapping has a noticeable impact on learning. But literatures show the use of concept mapping is not benefit all learners. The present study explored the effects of incorporating computer-based concept mapping in physics instruction. A total of 61 9th-grade students participated in this study. By using a…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Physics, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Lai, Ying-Chun – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2016
This study describes English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' use of vocabulary consolidation strategies and explores the connection between strategy use and vocabulary learning outcomes. This study included 218 participants who were students from five freshman English classes at a university in Taiwan. Students' self-reports on their use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Liu, Pei-Lin – Language Learning & Technology, 2016
Numerous researchers in education recognize that vocabulary is essential in foreign language learning. However, students often encounter vocabulary that is difficult to remember. Providing effective vocabulary learning strategies is therefore more valuable than teaching students a large amount of vocabulary. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yang, Fang-Chuan Ou; Wu, Wen-Chi Vivian – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
This study demonstrated an e-learning system, MyEVA, based on a mixed-modality vocabulary strategy in assisting learners of English as a second language (L2 learners) to improve their vocabulary. To explore the learning effectiveness of MyEVA, the study compared four vocabulary-learning techniques, MyEVA in preference mode, MyEVA in basic mode, an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Electronic Learning, English (Second Language)
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Webb, Stuart; Chang, Anna C-S. – Language Teaching Research, 2015
This study investigated (1) the extent of vocabulary learning through reading and listening to 10 graded readers, and (2) the relationship between vocabulary gain and the frequency and distribution of occurrence of 100 target words in the graded readers. The experimental design expanded on earlier studies that have typically examined incidental…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Word Frequency
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Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Shih, Timothy K.; Yeh, Shih-Ching; Chou, Ke-Chien; Ma, Zhao-Heng; Sommool, Worapot – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
This study, based on total physical response and cognitive psychology, proposed a Kinesthetic English Learning System (KELS), which utilized Microsoft's Kinect technology to build kinesthetic interaction with life-related contexts in English. A subject test with 39 tenth-grade students was conducted following empirical research method in order to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Kinesthetic Methods, Kinesthetic Perception, Technology Uses in Education
Yan, Yaw-liang – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Computer technology has been applied widely as an educational tool in second language learning for a long time. There have been many studies discussing the application of computer technology to different aspects in second language learning. However, the learning effect of both de-contextualized multimedia software and sound gloss on second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Lee, Li-Tze; Hung, Jason C. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
McCarthy (1985) constructed the 4MAT teaching model, an eight step instrument developed in 1980, by synthesizing Dewey's experiential learning, Kolb's four learning styles, Jung's personality types, as well as Bogen's left mode and right mode of brain processing preferences. An important implication of this model is that learning retention is…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Teaching Models, Academic Achievement, Experiential Learning