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ERIC Number: EJ1006675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0039-8322
Effects of Four Vocabulary Exercises on Facilitating Learning Vocabulary Meaning, Form, and Use
Lu, Minhui
TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, v47 n1 p167-176 Mar 2013
The present study aims to answer the questions concerning whether composition tasks or blank-filling tasks better facilitate vocabulary learning, which aspect of vocabulary knowledge is enhanced, whether the benefits can be retained over two weeks, and which task is more suitable to foreign language classrooms facing the challenge of time constraints. The four vocabulary tasks examined in this study are single blank filling, triple blank filling, blank filling of a summary, and summary writing. Three aspects of vocabulary knowledge (meaning, form, and use) were detected through three test forms (passive recall, active recall, and sentence production) conducted on two test schedules (immediately after a reading instruction and 2 weeks later). The time each task demanded for completion and students' perceptions of the tasks' benefits were also investigated. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan