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Koren, Shira – TESL-EJ, 1999
Tests retention of two types of words, words that have to be inferred and words glossed in a text in an interactive program on the Internet for the practice of reading skills for academic purposes. Confirmed theories that retention of inferred words is higher than retention of words where the meaning is given, and that incidental vocabulary…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Inferences, Internet, Reading Skills
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Koren, Shira – TESL-EJ, 1997
Compares advantages and disadvantages of most types of modern dictionaries from teachers' and researchers' as well as students' points of view. Shows that if clear distinctions are made between learning, test-taking, reading for pleasure, or extensive reading, each type dictionary can be used by itself or in combination with another dictionary,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Dictionaries, English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension
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Koren, Shira – TESL-EJ, 1997
Observed Israeli students taking notes in a first language while listening to lectures in English-as-a-foreign-language given by the law faculty. Questions addressed include these: (1) Why did the students translate the lecture into Hebrew while taking their notes?; (2) What did they gain and lose by doing this?; (3) How good was their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Hebrew, Higher Education