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Seifoori, Zohreh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
A formidable challenge facing many Iranian postgraduate English students is critically negotiating their course content which entails a well-developed strategic competence. This quasi-experimental study examined the effect of negotiated strategic awareness-raising (NSA-raising) on English Language Teaching (ELT) and English Literature (EL)…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Retention (Psychology), Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Elekaei, Atefeh; Tabrizi, Hossein Heidari; Chalak, Azizeh – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2020
The advent of new technologies and rapid growth of online distance education have fostered interaction as well as collaboration among learners and created a true learning community. Moreover, forming synchronous and asynchronous learning networks utilizing the Internet have been simplified by new technologies. Since the importance of technology is…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Retention (Psychology), Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Elekaei, Atefeh; Tabrizi, Hossein Heidari; Chalak, Azizeh – Teaching English with Technology, 2020
Forming synchronous and asynchronous learning networks utilizing internet has been simplified by new technologies. The present study investigated the effects of learners' choice of cognitive and meta-cognitive strategies on vocabulary gain and retention levels in the e-learning context. 180 participants took part in this study and 120 audio…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment
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Rashtchi, Mojgan; Yazdani, Parisa – English Language Teaching Educational Journal, 2020
Nowadays, vocabulary as an influential domain in mastering second/foreign languages has encouraged researchers to put forth conceptualizations that can substantiate the successful learning of words. This study used WhatsApp to investigate the different impacts of two input modalities (voice messages vs. written texts) on EFL learners' intentional…
Descriptors: Intentional Learning, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Alemi, Minoo; Bahramipour, Shirin – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
The present case study investigated the probable effect of applying a humanoid robot as a teacher-assistant for learning and retention of English vocabulary among 10 Iranian foreign language learners with intellectual disabilities, more specifically Down syndrome. This method is a new trend in using technology to teach classes called Robot…
Descriptors: Robotics, English (Second Language), Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome
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Karami, Amirreza; Bowles, Freddie A. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether intentional vocabulary learning, incidental vocabulary learning, or a combination of the two best prepares students for learning and retaining vocabulary in English as foreign language learning (EFL) classrooms. Three experimental groups and three control groups were selected. All groups were…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Intentional Learning, Vocabulary Development, Instructional Effectiveness
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Elekaei, Atefeh; Tabrizi, Hossein Heidari; Chalak, Azizeh – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Distance education is a development in teaching and learning. Learners work and learn on their own at a distance from teachers and instructors with a degree of independence. The most important problem confronted by EFL learners is that they do not have enough time to be present in classes and they want to be taught through distance language…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Vocabulary, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Haghani, Nader; Kiani, Samira – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The concept of text-oriented vocabulary exercises is based on Kühn's (2000) three-step model of vocabulary teaching--receptive, reflective and productive vocabulary exercises--which focuses on working with texts. Since the production is in principle more exhausting than the reception--as can be seen from the Levels of Processing Effect--one can…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Retention (Psychology), Hypothesis Testing
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Mousavi, Khorshid; Alavinia, Parviz; Gholami, Javad – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study investigated the comparison between short and long-term effectiveness of input-providing and output-prompting negotiation strategies on mastering the target structures. To this end, the participants were divided into three groups, namely two experimental groups who had a special kind of treatment, and one control group without…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Navaie, Leila Ashegh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Oral communication is one of the main reasons language learners attend language classes. As pronunciation is among the most significant aspects of oral communication, this study attempted to see how learning-oriented assessment (LOA) could affect pronunciation learning of Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 64 language learners in a private…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Foreign Countries, Speech Communication, English (Second Language)
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Abbassi, Adele; Hassaskhah, Jaleh; Tahriri, Abdorreza – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study targeted to explore the effect of memory strategy on EFL learners' vocabulary retention with a consideration of learners' multiple intelligences. In this study, the memory strategy consisted of three parts of grouping, acronym and images. The participants of this study were 80 male and female EFL learners of intermediate level who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Memory, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning
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Negari, Giti Mousapour; Azizi, Aliye; Arani, Davood Khedmatkar – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study attempted to investigate the effects of audio input enhancement on EFL learners' retention of intensifiers. To this end, two research questions were formulated. In order to address these research questions, this study attempted to reject two null hypotheses. Pretest-posttest control group quasi-experimental design was employed to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design
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Mohamadi, Zohre – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
As a response to the advancement of technology into every aspect of human life especially education and the need for more involvement on the side of learners advocated by learner-centered approaches towards education, this study aimed at investigating comparative effect of project-based (PBL) learning and electronic project-based learning (EPBL)…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Electronic Learning, Comparative Analysis
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Eftekhari, Maryam; Sotoudehnama, Elaheh – ReCALL, 2018
Compared to traditional pen-and-paper presentation of information, computer-assisted argument mapping seems to be more efficient in developing lower order thinking skills such as memory and comprehension. The present study investigated the impact of argument map construction and reading via computer versus pen and paper on English as a foreign…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Concept Mapping, Reading Comprehension
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Khanahmadi, Farid; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Mediation in general, and teacher and peer mediation in particular, whose genesis are Vygotsky's sociocultural and Feuerstein's mediated learning experience theories, is a novel approach aimed at teaching low level learners by an experienced instructor or peer. The main objectives of the present study, however, were to investigate the effects of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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