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ERIC Number: EJ1139371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
English Idioms and Iranian Beginner Learners: A Focus on Short Stories and Pictures
Mehrpour, Saeed; Mansourzadeh, Nurullah
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v17 n1 p97-111 Apr 2017
Idiomatic expressions are among the most difficult and challenging aspects in the realm of lexicon. The focus of the present study was on investigating the effect of short stories and pictures on learning idiomatic expressions by beginner EFL learners. For this aim, 52 Iranian EFL learners were chosen and assigned to three groups randomly: two experimental groups and a control one. In order to make certain that all the learners were at the same level of language proficiency, English Beginner Proficiency Test was administered at the outset of the experiment. Thirty English idioms were chosen and taught to each group in ten sessions. To measure the idiomatic knowledge of the participants, a pretest was also administered at the beginning of the study. The first experimental group was taught using short stories, the second experimental group was provided with the pictorial tools and the third group was taught based on conventional and traditional techniques. At the end of the tenth session, a posttest was administered to the three groups to see the effect of using pictures and short stories on learning idiomatic expressions. The obtained results supported the use of pictures and short stories in learning idioms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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