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Gruhn, Sophie; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2020
We investigated pictorial versus contextual support effects over and above teaching of definitions on children's word learning and retention as well as the moderating role of reading comprehension. In a between-subject pre-post-retention test control group design, Dutch fourth graders learned concrete and abstract Dutch words. The context group…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Vocabulary Development
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Arvizu, Maria Nelly Gutierrez – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2020
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) has exponentially grown in the past decades as it has become part of the curricula from kindergarten to higher education. In many countries, governments have conducted initiatives that resulted in the implementation of English classes in public education settings. The use of narratives in language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Native Language
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Read, Kirsten; Furay, Erin; Zylstra, Dana – First Language, 2019
Preschoolers can learn vocabulary through shared book reading, especially when given the opportunity to predict and/or reflect on the novel words encountered in the story. Readers often pause and encourage children to guess or repeat novel words during shared reading, and prior research has suggested a positive correlation between how much readers…
Descriptors: Prediction, Reflection, Comparative Analysis, Story Reading
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Uribe, Samantha N. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This mixed-methods study investigated elementary teachers' perceptions of curriculum-based readers theatre (CBRT) as a relevant approach for teaching English language learners (ELLs). I collected quantitative survey data from teachers who worked at the school with the largest population of ELLs in a large Florida school district. The survey…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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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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Badr, Haytham M.; Abu-Ayyash, Emad A. S. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The present paper aimed to compare the influence of two vocabulary teaching strategies on students' vocabulary retention--roughly used in this paper to refer to the process of acquisition and memorisation. In particular, the strategies of semantic mapping and rote memorisation were compared and contrasted within a trail of evidence-based data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semantics, Rote Learning, Memorization
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Uz Bilgin, Cigdem; Tokel, S. Tugba – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate how the contextual vocabulary exploration processes of English as a Foreign Language learners can be facilitated in a mobile-supported situated learning environment. A Science and Technology Museum populated with interactive science experiments was chosen as the situated learning context. A mobile…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Telecommunications, Museums
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Alyami, Maha; Mohsen, Mohammed Ali – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
This article investigates how the use of a deliberate approach of analyzing a given reading may predict differences in CVA effectiveness. Sixty Arab EFL learners were randomly assigned to an experimental group and a control group, thirty participants for each. The experimental group received training in the deliberate Clarke and Nation (System…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Reading Strategies, Dictionaries
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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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Ma, Xingxing; Yodkamlue, Butsakorn – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2019
This study investigated the effects of a self-developed mobile app on Chinese university EFL learners' vocabulary learning and retention. Their perceptions of the mobile app were also explored. Data were collected using mixed methods. The results can be summarized as follow: firstly, the students using the mobile app could learn more words than…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Computer Software, Asians, College Students
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Petersen-Brown, Shawna; Lundberg, Ashlee R.; Ray, Jannine E.; Dela Paz, Iwalani N.; Riss, Carrington L.; Panahon, Carlos J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Spaced practice, or the distribution of practice opportunities across time, is a well-known and effective practice for improving retention. However, spaced practice is not effectively implemented in schools, perhaps as a result of a lack of educationally relevant research in the area. We conducted an educationally relevant investigation of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Retention (Psychology)
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Karami, Amirreza; Bowles, Freddie A. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether intentional vocabulary learning, incidental vocabulary learning, or a combination of the two best prepares students for learning and retaining vocabulary in English as foreign language learning (EFL) classrooms. Three experimental groups and three control groups were selected. All groups were…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Intentional Learning, Vocabulary Development, Instructional Effectiveness
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Sheridan, Robert; Tanaka, Kathryn M.; Hogg, Nicholas – TESL-EJ, 2019
Analysis of the different methods of teaching English has become increasingly important as the subject of global Englishes receives greater attention. In Asia, more educators have been using textbooks that are culturally specific in their design; however, a limited number of studies have been conducted that demonstrate their practical efficacy.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McGregor, Karla K.; Marshall, Brooke A.; Julian, Samantha K.; Oleson, Jacob – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2019
Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine whether college students build their vocabularies by playing a serious game that incorporates principles of learning and memory. Design: This study used a single-site, prospective, randomized trial with 2 branches--immediate and delayed treatment. Outcome measures were obtained after a 1-month…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Mastery Learning, Vocabulary Development, Game Based Learning
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Ahmad, Samah Zakareya – English Language Teaching, 2019
The present study attempted to investigate the effect of multimedia glosses on EFL students' vocabulary acquisition and retention. Forty-five EFL students were divided into two groups: control (n=22) and experimental (n=23). A vocabulary test was administered to both groups in order to ensure that they were equivalent. Then, all participants…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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