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ERIC Number: EJ1066215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
Are the Best Language Learners from Mars or from Venus? Gender and Vocabulary Acquisition in the L2 Spanish Classroom
Pahom, Olga; Farley, Andrew; Ramonda, Kris
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v15 n1 p158-172 Apr 2015
This study examines the effect of Spanish learners' gender on their rate of recall of abstract and concrete words. The experiment included forty-six learners of Spanish who were taught twentyfour new words via an instructional treatment based on L2-L1 and L1-L2 translations. The results of the immediate and a delayed posttest showed no effect for gender on the recall of abstract and concrete words separately, but males did significantly better on the overall recall of all words. These results call into question previous findings and suggest that research on gender and vocabulary learning must use various treatments and assessments to discover what effect gender has and in which instructional contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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