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Arvizu, Maria Nelly Gutierrez – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2020
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) has exponentially grown in the past decades as it has become part of the curricula from kindergarten to higher education. In many countries, governments have conducted initiatives that resulted in the implementation of English classes in public education settings. The use of narratives in language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Native Language
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Gruhn, Sophie; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2020
We investigated pictorial versus contextual support effects over and above teaching of definitions on children's word learning and retention as well as the moderating role of reading comprehension. In a between-subject pre-post-retention test control group design, Dutch fourth graders learned concrete and abstract Dutch words. The context group…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Vocabulary Development
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O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Sanchez, Victoria M.; Jones, Brian T.; Suchlit, Luisana; Youkhana, Valencia; Beach, Kristen D.; Widaman, Keith – Grantee Submission, 2020
In this multi-year study, we taught English/Language Arts teachers of students with Learning Disabilities in middle school to incorporate 15 minutes of daily vocabulary activities with students in their intact special education English/Language Arts classes. During Year 1, teachers taught 48 words to their sixth grade students, who learned and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Middle School Students, English, Language Arts
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Albashtawi, Abeer Hameed; Jaganathan, Paramaswari; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
This current quasi-experimental study examined the effect of the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) on Jordanian EFL undergraduate RVK- recall and retention. 122 participants took part in this study. Quantitative data were collected by administering a pre, post and delayed vocabulary-reading test. The respondents were assigned…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Vocabulary Development, Academic Language, Second Language Learning
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Kuhail, Ashraf Ahmed; Aqel, Magdy Saeed – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2020
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of using interactive digital videos on developing sixth graders' English reading skills and vocabulary learning and its retention. To achieve this aim, the researcher adopted the experimental approach and recruited a sample of 82 6th grade EFL male learners. The researcher used 5 instruments to…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Grade 6, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Skills
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Dagdeler, Kübra Okumus; Konca, Mustafa Yavuz; Demiröz, Hakan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
The aim of this study was to identify the effectiveness of a mobile application in vocabulary knowledge improvement of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. This study adopted a quasi-experimental research design consisting of an experimental and a control group with 73 participants studying at two state universities in Turkey. During the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Ünal, Kerim; Yelken, Tugba Yanpar – English Language Teaching, 2020
The aim of this study was not only to help pre-service English language teachers (PS-ELTs) to design vocabulary learning materials for a web-supported situated learning (SL) environment but also to have them learn the vocabulary they used to prepare those materials in the web-supported SL environment. Also, the effects of this process on the…
Descriptors: Situated Learning, Content Analysis, Self Esteem, Vocabulary Development
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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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Lee, Hansol; Warschauer, Mark; Lee, Jang Ho – Modern Language Journal, 2020
We investigated how learner factors, such as vocabulary proficiency, strategy use, and working memory, are associated with successful corpus-based second language (L2) vocabulary learning, in which learners are encouraged to analyze and explore large, structured collections of authentic language data (i.e., corpora) to resolve their lexical issues…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Language Proficiency, Learning Strategies
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Wang, Zhuo; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yin, Zhaoyi; Ma, Yongjun – Educational Technology & Society, 2020
Vocabulary mastery is critical to English as Foreign Language students. Mobile technologies enable students to learn vocabulary without space and time limitations. However, existing mobile-assisted vocabulary learning research often employed teacher-directed activities that increased instructors' workload, undermined student motivation or targeted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Electronic Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Li, Cuihong; Hu, Zhongyu; Yang, Jiongjiong – Learning & Memory, 2020
In recent years, there have been intensive debates on whether healthy adults acquire new word knowledge through fast mapping (FM) by a different mechanism from explicit encoding (EE). In this study, we focused on this issue and investigated to what extent reteninterval, prior knowledge (PK), and lure type modulated memory after FM and EE. Healthy…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Vocabulary Development, Cognitive Mapping, Language Acquisition
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Howe, Eric E. – International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present, 2019
The study of art, especially perspective, involves the use of specialized vocabulary words which can be difficult to learn. Metacognitive reflection (MR) offers a method to improve student learning of academic language. Teacher feedback on students' reflections provides additional benefits. This quasi-experimental study measured the influence of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Art Education, Vocabulary Development, Academic Language
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Rahimi, Merak; Allahyari, Atefeh – SAGE Open, 2019
The present study investigated the impact of multimedia-assisted explicit vocabulary learning strategy (VLS) instruction on foreign language learners' strategy use and vocabulary learning. A total of 40 learners of English as a foreign language participated in the study as the experimental (n = 20) and control groups (n = 20). The participants'…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies
Orozco, Guadalupe – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Students with Learning Disabilities (LDs) have less extensive vocabularies than their typically developing peers (Simmons & Kameenui, 1990). This is a critical problem, as the importance of vocabulary knowledge in relation to reading comprehension is widely documented in the literature (Pearson & Gallagher, 1983; Stahl, 1983) and has been…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Students with Disabilities
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Jordano-Kudalis, Leah – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Teach and Trade is a versatile vocabulary-building activity that the author's students love. It is designed to introduce key vocabulary in a learner-centered, engaging way and makes an upcoming unit or text more accessible. Learners become experts in one or two words and become familiar with most target words they subsequently come across. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, English Language Learners
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