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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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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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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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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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Ebubekir, Bozavli – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
Mother tongue acquisition starts with words and grammar acquired spontaneously by means of communication, while at school foreign language learning takes place based on grammar. Vocabulary learning is very often neglected or rather it turns into an individual activity. The present study, which is considered to be unique on its own, is to reveal…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Phonetics, Lexicology, Native Language
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Ardasheva, Yuliya; Tretter, Thomas R. – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
This paper reports on the curriculum development stage for a larger science-literacy intervention for secondary school newcomers enrolled in an urban US school. After providing background to the study, we review literature on effective vocabulary instruction and report on the "Science Vocabulary Support" program development, refinement,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Observation
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Snoder, Per – TESL Canada Journal, 2017
This article reports on a classroom-based experiment that tested the effects of three vocabulary teaching constructs (involvement load, spacing, and intentionality) on the learning of English verb-noun collocations--for example, "shelve a plan." Laufer and Hulstijn's (2001) "involvement load" predicts that the higher the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
Thomas, Drusilla Brewington – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Student mastery of the academic vocabulary of course content is an important component of learning that content. This research study investigated the combination of two active multimedia strategies within 10 different high school science classrooms, to test for retention of science terminology. The dual process of learner-generated drawings…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Statistical Analysis, High School Students, Vocabulary Development
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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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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
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Chiu, Li-Ling; Liu, Gi-Zen – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
This study obtained empirical evidence regarding the effects of using printed dictionaries (PD), pocket electronic dictionaries (PED), and online type-in dictionaries (OTID) on English vocabulary retention at a junior high school. A mixed-methods research methodology was adopted in this study. Thirty-three seventh graders were asked to use all…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing, Handheld Devices, Dictionaries
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Ghabanchi, Zargham; Ayoubi, Elham Sadat – Journal of International Education Research, 2012
This study is an attempt to compare the effect of four reading conditions on incidental vocabulary learning and recall of intermediate EFL learners. A sample population of 120 Iranian intermediate students read two short passages in one of four reading conditions: 1) L1 Marginal Glosses (MG1--provision of L1 translations of unknown words), 2) L2…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Incidental Learning, Vocabulary Development, Recall (Psychology)
Nam, Ta Thanh; Trinh, Lap Q. – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2012
In Vietnamese secondary education, translation and visuals are traditionally used as major techniques in teaching new English lexical items. Responding to the Vietnamese government policy issued in 2008 on using IT for a quality education, the application of PowerPoint has been considered the most prevalent type of technology used in the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Pretests Posttests, Computer Software, Questionnaires
McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Cutcher, Cortney L., Ed. – Online Submission, 2011
As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 5900 Culminating…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Projects, Student Attitudes, Economics Education