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ERIC Number: EJ1116269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1094-3501
Mobile English Vocabulary Learning Based on Concept-Mapping Strategy
Liu, Pei-Lin
Language Learning & Technology, v20 n3 p128-141 Oct 2016
Numerous researchers in education recognize that vocabulary is essential in foreign language learning. However, students often encounter vocabulary that is difficult to remember. Providing effective vocabulary learning strategies is therefore more valuable than teaching students a large amount of vocabulary. The purpose of this study was to encourage teachers to apply these strategies by using mobile phones and technology to facilitate vocabulary learning. Participants were divided into learner-constructed concept-mapping and text-only strategy groups. The concept-mapping group received the vocabulary instruction according to the concept maps constructed by the students themselves while the other group received the vocabulary in a random order. The research question was as follows: Does mobile English vocabulary learning based on concept-mapping strategy have a significant effect on EFL learners' vocabulary performance? For vocabulary learning acquisition and retention, the concept-mapping group performed significantly superior to the text-only group.
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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: Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: English Proficiency Test
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