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The EUROCALL Review, v20 n2 p47-59 Sep 2012

Vocabulary acquisition is one of the most important aspects of language learning. There are a number of techniques and technologies which enhance vocabulary learning in the year 2012, e.g. wordlists, flashcards and m-learning. Mobile phones are among those devices which not only meet the expectations of their users for communication, but are also good devices for language learning. Mobile phones can be used anywhere and anytime, and students are free to use them inside or outside the classroom setting. The present study compared the use of two strategies for vocabulary learning (i.e. flashcards and m-learning) among 80 students studying English Literature and Translation at BA level in a non-profit, non-governmental university in the city of Tehran, the capital of Iran. The findings showed that the use of mobile phones for language learning and vocabulary learning would be a better strategy compared to the use of other paramount techniques, such as flashcards.

Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Literature, Translation, Instructional Materials, Telecommunications, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Word Lists, Computer Assisted Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Control Groups, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis

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Autor: Azabdaftari, Behrooz; Mozaheb, Mohammad Amin


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