ERIC Number: ED236914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Learning of Nouns under Three Treatments with Students of English as a Second Language.
Eubanks, Audrey Cochran; Ferguson, William F.
The effectiveness of three teaching techniques used by native speakers with students of English as a second language was studied. The three techniques were presenting a word in isolation, in combination with a picture, and in a sentence. The study included a 24-hour interval between teaching and testing to determine which method was more effective in word retention. All subjects were Spanish-speaking adolescents and adults. The use of pictures facilitated the identification of target words in initial learning situations. However, for retention purposes, presentation of the new word in a sentence context was the superior method. Also for retention purposes, presenting the word in isolation was superior to presenting the word with a picture. It is suggested that teachers and curriculum designers should consider a combination of pictures and contextual presentation of new words for non-English speaking students. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 11, 1982).