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ERIC Number: EJ1080015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
The Impact of Task-Based Approach on Vocabulary Learning in ESP Courses
Sarani, Abdullah; Sahebi, Leila Farzaneh
English Language Teaching, v5 n10 p118-128 2012
This study investigates the teaching of vocabulary in ESP courses within the paradigm of task-based language teaching, concentrating on Persian literature students at Birjand University in Iran. Two homogenous groups of students who were taking their ESP courses participated in the study as a control and an experimental group. A teacher-made test of technical vocabulary knowledge was administered as the pre-test. Vocabularies in the control group were taught using a traditional approach, whereas in the experimental group, technical vocabularies were taught on the basis of task-based approach. At the end of the semester, a post-test was given to the students to determine the influence of the treatment on the experimental group. Data analysis showed that the task-based approach was more effective in teaching technical vocabularies compared to the traditional one. Furthermore, the results showed that in the experimental group the male learners outperformed the female learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran