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ERIC Number: EJ1108008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1832-4215
Vocabulary Learning through an Online Computerized Flashcard Site
McLean, Stuart; Hogg, Nicholas; Rush, Thomas W.
JALT CALL Journal, v9 n1 p79-98 2013
Recent research has shown that paired-associate learning is an effective way to acquire second language vocabulary. However, much research in the field has measured small-scale vocabulary learning. This is due to the methods which learners used to conduct paired-associate learning: paper flash cards. This project sought to measure vocabulary growth over one academic year to determine what can be learned through an online flashcard website. Using three groups, one control and two two hour treatment groups, learners completed vocabulary size pretests at the beginning of the study and posttests after one year of weekly online flashcard site use. The gains were statistically significant, and suggest that weekly flashcard site use may increase vocabulary sizes as measured using the Vocabulary Size Test (Nation & Beglar, 2007).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan
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