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Bahadorani, Homeira – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Language instructors play a decisive role in adult language learners' learning and retention of vocabulary through planning, selection, and teaching of vocabulary and strategies. However, some professional language schools lack extensive teacher-training programs that prepare instructors with the skills required to select and teach vocabulary,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Guidelines
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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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Ibarra Santacruz, Diana; Martínez Ortega, David – HOW, 2018
This study sought to determine how working memory training could contribute to retaining vocabulary studied in English lessons through the implementation of a set of strategies. Two intact groups of beginners: one experimental, with 28 students, and one control group, with 22 students, belonging to undergraduate English as a foreign language…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Short Term Memory
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Kiliçkaya, Ferit – Online Submission, 2018
Cloze procedure is a technique generally used to assess learners' reading comprehension by deleting words based on a criterion. Learners are then asked to supply the omitted words to complete the sentences as they read the text, guessing the words that may be inserted based on the context. Cloze procedure can also be used to assess, recycle, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Kalashnikova, Marina; Escudero, Paola; Kidd, Evan – Developmental Science, 2018
The mutual exclusivity (ME) assumption is proposed to facilitate early word learning by guiding infants to map novel words to novel referents. This study assessed the emergence and use of ME to both disambiguate and retain the meanings of novel words across development in 18-month-old monolingual and bilingual children (Experiment 1; N = 58), and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Vocabulary Development, Retention (Psychology), Monolingualism
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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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Hsu, Hui-Tzu – JALT CALL Journal, 2018
Use of captioned video in classrooms has gained considerable attention in the second and foreign language learning. However, the effect of application of captioned video embedded with glosses on incidental vocabulary enhancement has not been explored. This study aims to examine the effect of video captions with glosses on EFL students' incidental…
Descriptors: Video Technology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hatami, Sarvenaz – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
Learning style matching is a neglected factor that may affect the complex process of second language (L2) incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading. The purpose of the current study is to investigate whether there is any difference in L2 incidental vocabulary acquisition and retention through reading when learners' perceptual learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Incidental Learning
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Chambré, Susan J.; Ehri, Linnea C.; Ness, Molly – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
Orthographic facilitation refers to the boost in vocabulary learning that is provided when spellings are shown during study periods, but not during testing. The current study examined orthographic facilitation in beginning readers and whether directing their attention to print enhances the effect. In an experiment, first graders (N = 45) were…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Vocabulary Development
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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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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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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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Petersen-Brown, Shawna; Panahon, Carlos J.; Schreiber, Cassandra M. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
A growing body of research has established incremental rehearsal (IR) as an effective intervention for teaching basic skills in various student populations. However, there have been no published studies to date in which interventionists have been school-based personnel rather than researchers. In this study, a paraprofessional implemented IR with…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Basic Skills, Drills (Practice), Intervention
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Ferjan Ramirez, Naja; Kuhl, Patricia – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
The first years of life represent a unique window of opportunity for foreign language learning. However, key questions are: How much and what kind of foreign language exposure is needed to ignite learning? We conducted a foreign language (English) intervention in four public Infant Education Centers in Madrid, Spain. Intervention children (N =…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Infants, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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