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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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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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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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Okyar, Hatice; Çakir, Abdulhamit – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study investigated whether encountering the target language words in variety of reading texts would have positive effects on vocabulary development or not. The participants of the study were 55 EFL learners from a state university in Turkey, and two classes were randomly assigned to a control (n=27) or an experimental (n=28) group. 58 English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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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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Rukholm, Vanessa Natale; Helms-Park, Rena; Odgaard, Eric C.; Smyth, Ron – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
The effects of song and elaboration were assessed on the acquisition and retention of lexical items by beginner learners of Italian. Lexical acquisition investigated through an incidental learning experiment based on the premise that growth in L2 vocabulary can be facilitated by subvocal rehearsal and elaborate processing of lexical items.…
Descriptors: Singing, Italian, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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McQuillan, Jeff; Ediger, Warren – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
There is considerable evidence that incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading accounts for a large portion of the growth in word knowledge for both first (L1) and second (L2) language acquirers. In this paper, we evaluate the Markov Estimate of Semantic Association (MESA) technique for detecting small, incremental gains in vocabulary…
Descriptors: Markov Processes, Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, Native Language
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Altalhab, Sultan – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This experimental study examines the role of oral and written repetition strategies in consolidating new vocabulary in the classroom context. The participants in this study were divided into three treatment groups: oral, written and oral+written. A pretest and three delayed post-tests given at one day, one week and six weeks intervals were…
Descriptors: Repetition, Oral Language, Written Language, Vocabulary Development
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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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Lin, Su-Fei – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of group work (GW) in EFL vocabulary learning by second year, non-English major, university students in Taiwan, in comparison with working individually (IW). The students (N = 44) worked in mixed ability groups of 3-4 or in IW to complete vocabulary exercises following reading activities. The classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Cooperative Learning, Vocabulary Development
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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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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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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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Abbassi, Adele; Hassaskhah, Jaleh; Tahriri, Abdorreza – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study targeted to explore the effect of memory strategy on EFL learners' vocabulary retention with a consideration of learners' multiple intelligences. In this study, the memory strategy consisted of three parts of grouping, acronym and images. The participants of this study were 80 male and female EFL learners of intermediate level who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Memory, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning
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