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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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Beukes, Vernita – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
The research discussed in this article is specifically aimed at non-Afrikaans-speaking international students served by the Language Centre at Stellenbosch University. As a result of students who would like to become proficient in Afrikaans during their stay in South Africa, many of them choose the course "Beginner Afrikaans Vlak 1"…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Foreign Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rahimi, Merak; Allahyari, Atefeh – SAGE Open, 2019
The present study investigated the impact of multimedia-assisted explicit vocabulary learning strategy (VLS) instruction on foreign language learners' strategy use and vocabulary learning. A total of 40 learners of English as a foreign language participated in the study as the experimental (n = 20) and control groups (n = 20). The participants'…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies
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Lin, Jen-Jiun; Lin, Huifen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) has been a popular research area in recent years in the SLA field, as it has been considered as being able to facilitate language learning by offering an authentic, socially connective, contextually sensitive, and personalized mobile-mediated language learning environment. To investigate the benefits and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Handheld Devices
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Krause, Tim – ORTESOL Journal, 2018
Vocabulary acquisition is central to language learning, and many instructors believe that technology can facilitate this core activity. While numerous websites and apps offer language-learning activities and games, not all provide evidence that their content and techniques are effective. VocabularySpellingCity (VSC), however, commissioned a study…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Pan, Wen Fu – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The objective of this study was to test whether the Kinect motion-sensing interactive system (KMIS) enhanced students' English vocabulary learning, while also comparing the system's effectiveness against a traditional computer-mouse interface. Both interfaces utilized an interactive game with a questioning strategy. One-hundred and twenty…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Control Groups
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Liu, Pei-Lin – Language Learning & Technology, 2016
Numerous researchers in education recognize that vocabulary is essential in foreign language learning. However, students often encounter vocabulary that is difficult to remember. Providing effective vocabulary learning strategies is therefore more valuable than teaching students a large amount of vocabulary. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yang, Fang-Chuan Ou; Wu, Wen-Chi Vivian – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
This study demonstrated an e-learning system, MyEVA, based on a mixed-modality vocabulary strategy in assisting learners of English as a second language (L2 learners) to improve their vocabulary. To explore the learning effectiveness of MyEVA, the study compared four vocabulary-learning techniques, MyEVA in preference mode, MyEVA in basic mode, an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Electronic Learning, English (Second Language)
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Dias de Oliveira Santos, Victor – Language Teaching Research, 2015
Knowledge of lexical items is arguably the most essential aspect of being able to communicate in a foreign language (Richards, 2000). Many studies have examined effective strategies for retaining the meaning of foreign words, but studies investigating the effectiveness of different methods for the retention of essential grammatical features of…
Descriptors: Color, Imagery, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mansouri, Vahid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
When it comes to language learning, vocabulary learning is the main activity focused on. Vocabulary learning is the main problem and also the goal of new language learners. It is one of the major problems that language learners encounter during learning a new language. Krashen (1989) (cited in Tokac, 2005) points out the role of vocabulary in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Lee, John; Wong, Tak-Sum – Research-publishing.net, 2014
This paper reports our experience in using a parallel corpus to teach Cantonese, a variety of Chinese spoken in Hong Kong, as a second language. The parallel corpus consists of pairs of word-aligned sentences in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, drawn from television programs in Hong Kong (Lee, 2011). We evaluated our pedagogical approach with…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Mandarin Chinese, Translation, Language Usage
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Hwu, Fenfang – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
Using script-based tracking to gain insights into the way students learn or process language information can be traced as far back as to the 1980s. Nevertheless, researchers continue to face challenges in collecting and studying this type of data. The objective of this study is to propose data sharing through data repositories as a way to (a) ease…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Second Language Learning, Data, Information Transfer
Kim, Scott Sungki – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The present research study investigated the effects of 8 versions of a computer-based vocabulary learning program on receptive and productive knowledge levels of college students. The participants were 106 male and 103 female Korean EFL students from Kyungsung University and Kwandong University in Korea. Students who participated in versions of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Expressive Language, Receptive Language
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Samur, Yavuz – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This study was designed to examine the effect of the redundancy principle in a multimedia presentation constructed for foreign language vocabulary learning on undergraduate students' retention. The underlying hypothesis of this study is that when the students are exposed to the material in multiple ways through animation, concurrent narration,…
Descriptors: Animation, Multimedia Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Quasiexperimental Design
Rollins, Karen F. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The following study examined the difference in science vocabulary acquisition comparing computer-assisted learning and a traditional study review sheet. Fourth and fifth grade students from a suburban school in central Texas were randomly selected and randomly assigned to either experimental group or control group. Both groups were given a…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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