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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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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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Zou, Di; Xie, Haoran – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Many studies have highlighted the importance of personalized learning, and most current e-learning systems are able to personalize materials, activities, etc., based on individualized learner-factors. However, none of the extant word-learning systems provides a personalized learning experience that is guided by a comprehensive word learning…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Second Language Learning
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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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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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Niu, Ruiying; Helms-Park, Rena – Language Teaching Research, 2014
This study investigates the roles of collaborative output, the modality of output, and word engagement in vocabulary learning and retention by Chinese-speaking undergraduate EFL learners. The two treatment groups reconstructed a passage that they had read in one of two ways: (1) dyadic oral interaction while producing a written report (Written…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Oral Language, Control Groups, Written Language