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Sarayani, Amir; Rashidian, Arash; Gholami, Kheirollah; Torkamandi, Hassan; Javadi, Mohammadreza – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2012
Introduction: Weight management is a new public health role for community pharmacists in many countries. Lack of expertise is one of the key barriers to counseling obese patients. We evaluated the comparative efficacy of three alternative continuing education (CE) meetings on weight management. Methods: We designed a randomized controlled trial…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Public Health, Cost Effectiveness, Vignettes
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Ghabanchi, Zargham; Ayoubi, Elham Sadat – Journal of International Education Research, 2012
This study is an attempt to compare the effect of four reading conditions on incidental vocabulary learning and recall of intermediate EFL learners. A sample population of 120 Iranian intermediate students read two short passages in one of four reading conditions: 1) L1 Marginal Glosses (MG1--provision of L1 translations of unknown words), 2) L2…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Incidental Learning, Vocabulary Development, Recall (Psychology)
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Mohammadzadeh, Afsaneh – English Language Teaching, 2012
This study was carried out to find out if there was any significant difference in learning English collocations by learning with different dominant experiential learning styles. Seventy-five participants took part in the study in which they were taught a series of English collocations. The entry knowledge of the participants with regard to…
Descriptors: Correlation, Experiential Learning, Cognitive Style, Phrase Structure
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Goudarzi, Zahra; Moini, M. Raouf – International Education Studies, 2012
Collocation is one of the most problematic areas in second language learning and it seems that if one wants to improve his or her communication in another language should improve his or her collocation competence. This study attempts to determine the effect of applying three different kinds of collocation on collocation learning and retention of…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Phrase Structure, Statistical Analysis, Retention (Psychology)
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Alemi, Minoo; Sarab, Mohammad Reza Anani; Lari, Zahra – International Education Studies, 2012
Mobile phones as new addition to information and communication technologies have created new ways to help learners in the process of foreign language learning. Given the importance of academic vocabularies for university students, this study tried to investigate the effectiveness of SMS on Iranian university students' vocabulary learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Word Lists, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Khabiri, Mona; Akbarpour, Raheleh – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2011
Vocabulary glosses are considered effective learning tools since they decrease incorrect meaning inferences from context while keeping reading uninterrupted. The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of different gloss conditions on intermediate EFL learners' vocabulary retention and production. The participants were 101 EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Statistical Analysis, Experimental Groups
Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Fazel, Ismaeil – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
In recent years, idioms have received overwhelming attention in language pedagogy. Experts in the field have sought ways to optimize learning and teaching of these prefabricated language chunks. It is now maintained that the meaning of idioms which was once deemed as arbitrary is somehow "motivated" by their literal, original usage.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Advanced Students
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Sabet, Masoud Khalili; Shalmani, Hamed Babaie – English Language Teaching, 2010
The present study sought to explore the effects of Multimedia Computer-Assisted Language Learning (MCALL) programs drawing on two different text modalities on the vocabulary retention of Iranian EFL learners. The two groups under study received treatment on vocabulary items under two multimedia conditions: The first group received treatment on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary
Fazeli, Seyed Hossein – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of research described in the current study to investigate the impact of structure knowing on two types of test, i.e. word-meaning test and fill-in-the-blank test, their correlation and procedures on both short-term and long-term retention of vocabulary items. The importance of the present study, to test the condition that learners are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary, Semantics, Language Tests
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