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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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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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Salem, Ashraf Atta M. S. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study explores the impact of using TED Talks on improving oral presentation skills of Business English students and vocabulary uptake/retention. It also assesses the impact of improving such hard cognitive skills on increasing Business majors' speaking anxiety level. Sequential explanatory mixed method was used, which includes both…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speeches
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Uz Bilgin, Cigdem; Tokel, S. Tugba – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate how the contextual vocabulary exploration processes of English as a Foreign Language learners can be facilitated in a mobile-supported situated learning environment. A Science and Technology Museum populated with interactive science experiments was chosen as the situated learning context. A mobile…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Telecommunications, Museums
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Ma, Xingxing; Yodkamlue, Butsakorn – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 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…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Computer Software, Asians, College Students
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Sheridan, Robert; Tanaka, Kathryn M.; Hogg, Nicholas – TESL-EJ, 2019
Analysis of the different methods of teaching English has become increasingly important as the subject of global Englishes receives greater attention. In Asia, more educators have been using textbooks that are culturally specific in their design; however, a limited number of studies have been conducted that demonstrate their practical efficacy.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McGregor, Karla K.; Marshall, Brooke A.; Julian, Samantha K.; Oleson, Jacob – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2019
Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine whether college students build their vocabularies by playing a serious game that incorporates principles of learning and memory. Design: This study used a single-site, prospective, randomized trial with 2 branches--immediate and delayed treatment. Outcome measures were obtained after a 1-month…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Mastery Learning, Vocabulary Development, Game Based Learning
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Ito, Kinji; Hilliker, Shannon M. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Acquiring and retaining vocabulary knowledge are two of the most important aspects of second language (L2) learning. Some scholars (e.g. Hedrick, Harmom, & Linerode, 2004; Nation, 1999; Stone & Urquhart, 2008) advocate that we should re-think and explore in depth the importance of vocabulary. According to Wilkins (1972), "while…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Learning, Japanese, Language Acquisition
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Okyar, Hatice; Çakir, Abdulhamit – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study investigated whether encountering the target language words in variety of reading texts would have positive effects on vocabulary development or not. The participants of the study were 55 EFL learners from a state university in Turkey, and two classes were randomly assigned to a control (n=27) or an experimental (n=28) group. 58 English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Beukes, Vernita – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
The research discussed in this article is specifically aimed at non-Afrikaans-speaking international students served by the Language Centre at Stellenbosch University. As a result of students who would like to become proficient in Afrikaans during their stay in South Africa, many of them choose the course "Beginner Afrikaans Vlak 1"…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Foreign Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Elyas, Tariq; Al-Zahrani, Budor S. – Higher Education Studies, 2019
This research aimed to explore students' views towards the use of a critical thinking pedagogical model for vocabulary instruction. From this end, a questionnaire was utilized to collect both quantitative and qualitative data to investigate the students' opinions about such an educational experience. Data analysis revealed that the meaningful and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Critical Thinking, Student Motivation, Vocabulary Development
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