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گواهی نمایه سازی مقاله Effectiveness of Vocabulary Learning via Short Message Service - SMS - on EFL Students of Bandare_E_Abbaas , Iran

عنوان مقاله: Effectiveness of Vocabulary Learning via Short Message Service - SMS - on EFL Students of Bandare_E_Abbaas , Iran
شناسه (COI) مقاله: TELT01_017
منتشر شده در اولین کنفرانس ملی آموزش زبان انگلیسی، ادبیات و مترجمی در سال ۱۳۹۲
مشخصات نویسندگان مقاله:

Mehrdad Zarafshan - Department of English, Bandar-Lengeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar-Lengeh, Iran
Amir Mirahmadi - M.A Student in Department of English, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hormozgan, Iran

خلاصه مقاله:
With encompassing power of cell phones and potentials of mobile learning for language teaching/learning, employing cell phones in language learning seems indispensable. Mobile phones as new addition to information and communication technologies have created new ways to help learners in the process of foreign language learning. Given the importance of vocabulary, especially the academic ones for institute students, this study tried to investigate the effectiveness of short message service (SMS) on Iranian institute students’ vocabulary learning and retention in Bandar_E_Abbaas. To this end, 28 institute students, aged 16-23, were chosen to take part in the experiment. After administering a pre-test and during 10 weeks of experiments, they were taught almost all words of Academic Word List (Coxhead, 2000) via SMS. At the end of the experiment, they were given a vocabulary test, to see the effect of mobile technology on their vocabulary learning and retention. Then, their pre and post test scores were compared using a dependent T-test. The result of t-test for vocabulary test (t=10.63 , p<.05) showed that their vocabulary knowledge had improved significantly in post test compared to pre test. Also they were administered a delayed post test the result of which showed that besides having a positive effect on vocabulary knowledge, SMS affects students vocabulary retention positively. The result of this study can have pedagogical implication for language teachers, in that they can use SMS as a useful way of teaching large numbers of vocabularies.

کلمات کلیدی:
m-learning , Short message service, vocabulary learning , vocabulary retention ,Academic Word List

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