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ERIC Number: EJ1394776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1017-7108
EISSN: EISSN-2671-9312
Effects of Visual Input Enhancement and Working Memory on Grammar Learning by Korean EFL Learners
Cho, Juhyung; Song, Mi Jeong
English Teaching, v78 n2 p29-54 Sum 2023
This study aimed to investigate the effect of visual input enhancement (VIE) on the comprehension of reading texts and the learning of two grammatical forms: English relative clauses and articles. Individual learners' working memory (WM) capacity was also tested to explore its impact on the effectiveness of VIE. A total of 48 Korean college learners of English were assigned into three groups: (a) relative group receiving VIE on relative clauses (b) article group receiving VIE on articles, and (c) a control group receiving no VIE. Results showed that VIE did not have any negative effect on the learners' reading comprehension. Rather, it had positive effects on the learning of the two grammatical forms. According to the findings, VIE on relative clauses enhanced the learners' receptive knowledge of the grammatical form, whereas VIE on articles enhanced the learners' productive knowledge of the form. There was a potential link between the effectiveness of VIE and the learners' working memory processing ability. Pedagogical implications are also discussed based on these findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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