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ERIC Number: EJ1227379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0125-2488
The Effects of Using a Self-Developed Mobile App on Vocabulary Learning and Retention among EFL Learners
Ma, Xingxing; Yodkamlue, Butsakorn
PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, v58 p166-205 Jul-Dec 2019
This study investigated the effects of a self-developed mobile app on Chinese university EFL learners' vocabulary learning and retention. Their perceptions of the mobile app were also explored. Data were collected using mixed methods. The results can be summarized as follow: firstly, the students using the mobile app could learn more words than those using the paper-based word list; secondly, the students in the experimental group could retain more words than those in the control group; thirdly, based on students' responses on both the questionnaire and the interview, most of them perceived the mobile app to be convenient and easy to use for vocabulary learning. Additionally, most of them believed that the mobile app was very useful and effective for their vocabulary learning and retention. Finally, all of them enjoyed using the mobile app to learn and remember EFL vocabulary.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China