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ERIC Number: ED500359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan-12
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
Modality Effect in Foreign Language Context
Shahheidaripour, Gholamabbas
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It has been shown that previously presented material, if auditory, is remembered better than visual. The present study investigated the role of modalities in a foreign language context, hypothesizing that visual modality is superior to that of an auditory one with regard to a text-based recognition test. Thirty-six intermediate male EFL students who were randomly assigned to three groups of 12; Listening group (L), Reading group (R), and listening-Reading group (LR), participated in this study. A 200-word passage was selected. Group (L) listened to the pre-recorded passage, Group (R) read the passage, and Group (LR) listened to and read the passage. A written ten-item multiple-choice recognition test was immediately administered after each task. The results indicated no significant difference between the modes of input whether auditory or visual and that of auditory-visual. Two-hundred word passage; and 10-item multiple choice recognition test are appended. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran