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Melhi, Abdullah A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Prior research indicated that computer-mediated glosses had an overall medium effect on second language reading comprehension. This study investigated the effects of computer-mediated glosses on reading comprehension. It also investigated the predictive power index of the e-glosses use with regard to reading comprehension performance, from a…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Predictive Validity
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Zaid, Mohammed A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
In a quasi-experimental study, the researcher used two approaches to vocabulary instruction with 34 Level III College of Languages and Translation students, enrolled in King Khalid University, KSA. The purpose of the study was to explore the effects of each approach. One strategy emphasized direct teaching of the individual meanings for a set of…
Descriptors: Semantics, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Material Development
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Al-Jarf, Reima Sado – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
The study investigated EFL students' ability to comprehend and analyze advertisements and identify their stylistic features. Results of a test with sixty six EFL college students showed lexical and structural features that are easy to identify and those that are difficult to identify. Responses also reflected the difficulty level of the lexical…
Descriptors: Advertising, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students