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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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van de Ven, Marco; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Language Learning, 2019
This longitudinal randomized trial study investigated the effects of phonological specificity training on second language (L2) vocabulary learning. Eighty-six Dutch secondary-school students participated in one of two experimental conditions or in an animacy judgment (active control) condition. Participants in the phonological specificity training…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Phonology, Pretests Posttests
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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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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
Jones, Paketrice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As a scholar practitioner, the goal is to use the most effective teaching strategies available to help eighth-grade social studies students retain the vocabulary from each unit of study and increase both their short- and long-term memories. The problem identified for this action research was that the current use of the word wall (WW) vocabulary…
Descriptors: Intervention, Vocabulary Development, United States History, History Instruction
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Rahmi, Zelika – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The objectives of the study was to know the difficult words encountered by the gamers and to know their strategies in translating this unknown word. The researcher used interview as the instrument to collect the material needed for this particular study. It is found that unknown word combined with certain feeling such as disappointment creates…
Descriptors: Translation, Computer Games, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Alamri, Khaled; Rogers, Vivienne – Language Learning Journal, 2018
The effectiveness of explicit instruction, within the context of strategy development in learners, has been widely accepted for several years. However, the methods used within explicit vocabulary instruction are varied and comparatively few studies have directly compared methods. This study investigates the type of instruction (in a visual or…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Serrano, Raquel; Huang, Hsiao-Yun – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
Repeated reading, which involves the reading of short passages several times, has been demonstrated to be beneficial for second language fluency (Chang & Millett, 2013) and vocabulary acquisition (Liu & Todd, 2014). Despite the increasing interest in repeated reading, no study has addressed the effects of time distribution--how different…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Bozavli, Ebubekir – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Word is one of the most important components of a natural language. Speech is meaningful because of the meanings of words. Vocabulary acquired in one's mother tongue is learned consciously in a foreign language in non-native settings. Learning vocabulary in a system based on grammar is generally neglected or learned in conventional ways. This…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Second Language Learning, Junior High School Students, English (Second 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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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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Choi, Mui Lan; Ma, Qing – Language and Education, 2015
This paper proposes a personalised instructional strategy, "student-selected vocabulary," to facilitate secondary school students' vocabulary building. It then reports how this personalised instructional strategy was implemented and evaluated through a teacher-led intervention study of 57 low-achieving Hong Kong secondary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Secondary School Students
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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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