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Using Mixed-Modality Learning Strategies via e-Learning for Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition
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Journal of Educational Technology & Society Volume 18, Number 3 ISSN 1176-3647 e-ISSN 1176-3647

Abstract

This study demonstrated an e-learning system, MyEVA, based on a mixed-modality vocabulary strategy in assisting learners of English as a second language (L2 learners) to improve their vocabulary. To explore the learning effectiveness of MyEVA, the study compared four vocabulary-learning techniques, MyEVA in preference mode, MyEVA in basic mode, an Internet dictionary, and a traditional paper-based dictionary. The findings indicate that the mixed-modality with preference-mode setting stimulated the greatest vocabulary acquisition and the best retention for L2 students. The more proficient students in the study selected a preferred strategy that they employed consistently. Less proficient students did not select a preferred strategy and improved less than their more proficient fellow students. Researchers also provided recommendations for language teachers, curriculum designers, and in particular, the developers of English e-learning systems.

Citation

Yang, F.C.O. & Wu, W.C.V. Using Mixed-Modality Learning Strategies via e-Learning for Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 18(3), 309-322. Retrieved November 18, 2019 from .

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