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Salem, Ashraf Atta M. S. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study explores the impact of using TED Talks on improving oral presentation skills of Business English students and vocabulary uptake/retention. It also assesses the impact of improving such hard cognitive skills on increasing Business majors' speaking anxiety level. Sequential explanatory mixed method was used, which includes both…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speeches
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Xu, Liju – English Language Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to explore the effectiveness of vocabulary enhancement activities on vocabulary learning in an ESP course. In designing the activities, technical terms on journal entries were chosen for the acquisition of language necessary for the successful implementation of accounting major's professional tasks. The desirable…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Duan, Shiping – English Language Teaching, 2018
Enhancement Techniques are conducive to incidental vocabulary learning. This study investigated the effects of two types of enhancement techniques-multiple-choice glosses (MC) and L1 single-gloss (SG) on L2 incidental learning of new words and retention of them. A total of 89 university learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) were asked to…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language 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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Abdulmajeed, Rufaidah Kamal; Hameed, Sarab Khalil – English Language Teaching, 2017
Teachers who teach a new language grammar do not usually have the time and the proper situation to introduce humour when starting a new topic in grammar. There are many different opinions about teaching grammar. Many teachers seem to believe in the importance of grammar lessons devoted to a study of language rules and practical exercises. Other…
Descriptors: Humor, Grammar, Teaching Methods, Retention (Psychology)
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Salem, Ashraf Atta Mohamed Safein – English Language Teaching, 2017
The concept of teaching and learning has changed drastically over the past few years by the virtue of both research results carried out in the fields of second/foreign language learning and acquisition. Of all these researches, findings related to the brain structure and functions in cooperation with cognitive aspects of the education process,…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Teaching Methods, Listening Skills, Cognitive Style
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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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Zabidin, Nursyafiqah Binti – English Language Teaching, 2015
Successful language acquisition requires extensive word knowledge. However, learners are reportedly unable to increase their word knowledge due to insufficient meaningful input in the language classrooms. This paper intended to present another tool to encourage learners' vocabulary development. It examined the effect(s) of using short narrative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Humor, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kassim, Asiah; Ng, Lee Luan – English Language Teaching, 2014
This paper discusses findings from a study investigating feedback efficacy on the accurate use of prepositions by ESL learners in written work over a period of 12 weeks. The study involved two treatment groups and a control group comparing the differential effects of the focused indirect with the unfocused indirect corrective feedback on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Feedback (Response), Language Usage
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Zhang, Min – English Language Teaching, 2014
Vocabulary is the basis of any language learning. To many Chinese non-English majors it is difficult to memorize English words. This paper applied associative method in presenting new words to them. It is found that associative method did receive a better result both in short-term and long-term retention of English words. Compared with the…
Descriptors: Associative Learning, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gasigijtamrong, Jenjit – English Language Teaching, 2013
This study aimed to investigate the effects of using multimedia annotations on EFL readers' word recall and text recall and to explore which type of multimedia annotations--L1 meaning, L2 meaning, sound, and image--would have a better effect on their recall of new words and text comprehension. The participants were 78 students who enrolled in an…
Descriptors: Documentation, Recall (Psychology), Multimedia Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Siriganjanavong, Vanlee – English Language Teaching, 2013
The objectives of the study were to introduce the technique called "Mnemonic Keyword Method" ("MKM") to low proficiency English learners, and to explore the effectiveness of the method in terms of short-term and long-term retention. The sample was purposefully drawn from one intact class consisting of 44 students. They were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Freshmen, Remedial Instruction
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Stroud, Robert – English Language Teaching, 2013
The use of humor in EFL across the world has been widely discussed as an effective way to create a more comfortable, productive classroom environment in language learning. However, student-perceived benefits of both teacher and student-produced humor in the more specific context of a Japanese language classroom have not been explored in any great…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs
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Zandieh, Zeinab; Jafarigohar, Manoochehr – English Language Teaching, 2012
The present study investigated comprehension, immediate and delayed vocabulary retention under incidental and intentional learning conditions via computer mediated hypertext gloss. One hundred and eighty four (N = 184) intermediate students of English as a foreign language at an English school participated in the study. They were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ozcan, Mehmet – English Language Teaching, 2012
This study is designed to investigate whether the sequence of input is influential in the recollection of the retained information. Eighty first year students, 40 girls and 40 boys, studying in ELT department participated in the study. Three tasks were administered to the participants. In the first test three different lists of words and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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