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Webb, Stuart; Chang, Anna C-S. – Language Teaching Research, 2015
This study investigated (1) the extent of vocabulary learning through reading and listening to 10 graded readers, and (2) the relationship between vocabulary gain and the frequency and distribution of occurrence of 100 target words in the graded readers. The experimental design expanded on earlier studies that have typically examined incidental…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Word Frequency
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Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Shih, Timothy K.; Yeh, Shih-Ching; Chou, Ke-Chien; Ma, Zhao-Heng; Sommool, Worapot – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
This study, based on total physical response and cognitive psychology, proposed a Kinesthetic English Learning System (KELS), which utilized Microsoft's Kinect technology to build kinesthetic interaction with life-related contexts in English. A subject test with 39 tenth-grade students was conducted following empirical research method in order to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Kinesthetic Methods, Kinesthetic Perception, Technology Uses in Education
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Lin, Jian-Wei; Lai, Yuan-Cheng – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
This paper harnesses collaborative annotations by students as learning feedback on online formative assessments to improve the learning achievements of students. Through the developed Web platform, students can conduct formative assessments, collaboratively annotate, and review historical records in a convenient way, while teachers can generate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Formative Evaluation, Documentation
Cheng, Hsin-Chia – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact on Taiwanese students' English vocabulary retention, task difficulty ratings, and task utility ratings under varied task load conditions (reading only, fill-in-the-blanks, writing) when controlling for level of trait anxiety. The task loads were based on the Involvement Load Hypothesis. The…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Anxiety
Yan, Yaw-liang – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Computer technology has been applied widely as an educational tool in second language learning for a long time. There have been many studies discussing the application of computer technology to different aspects in second language learning. However, the learning effect of both de-contextualized multimedia software and sound gloss on second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Wu, Chu-Chu; Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
In this study we adapted DeBaryshe and Binder's Parent Reading Belief Inventory (PRBI) with middle-class, well-educated (M = 14-15 years of education) Taiwanese mothers to find what their beliefs were about reading aloud to young children. Parental reports of home literacy practices including children's emergent literacy behaviours were also…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Family Income, Reading Aloud to Others, Factor Analysis
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Lee, Li-Tze; Hung, Jason C. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
McCarthy (1985) constructed the 4MAT teaching model, an eight step instrument developed in 1980, by synthesizing Dewey's experiential learning, Kolb's four learning styles, Jung's personality types, as well as Bogen's left mode and right mode of brain processing preferences. An important implication of this model is that learning retention is…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Teaching Models, Academic Achievement, Experiential Learning
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Lin, Huifen; Chen, Tsuiping; Dwyer, Francis M. – Foreign Language Annals, 2006
The purpose of this experimental study was to compare the effects of using static visuals versus computer-generated animation to enhance learners' comprehension and retention of a content-based lesson in a computer-based learning environment for learning English as a foreign language (EFL). Fifty-eight students from two EFL reading sections were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Animation, English (Second Language)
Tzu, Judy Huang – Online Submission, 2005
Why do some of adult learners successfully accomplish their learning while the others drop out? This has been an important question in the field of adult learning. For a long time researchers have been exploring this subject around learning barriers as well as motivations. Not until lately did some of the adult and distance scholars start to pay…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Adult Students, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning
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