Early Efl Vocabulary Learning

Early Efl Vocabulary Learning

This book is a report of an investigation about the impact of implementing computer games and motor activity on early EFL vocabulary learning.

Author: Akbar Hesabi

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3659499536

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Page: 136

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This book is a report of an investigation about the impact of implementing computer games and motor activity on early EFL vocabulary learning. To do so, thirty students were divided into three groups randomly. To have homogenized groups, Raven's colored progressive test (IQ test) was run. computer group was taught by using two software Jumpstart English and Baby Einstein, and students of control group learned vocabulary through repetition....
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Second Language Learning in the Early School Years Trends and Contexts Oxford Applied Linguistics

Second Language Learning in the Early School Years  Trends and Contexts   Oxford Applied Linguistics

Orosz (2009) focused on FL vocabulary learning in the first two years of EFL in Hungarian schools. A cohort of 253 children aged 9–12 learning English in Grade 2 and receiving two lessons per week were given Meara and Milton's (2003) ...

Author: Victoria A. Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194348898

Category: Study Aids

Page: 401

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Provides a much-needed overview of current themes and research on child second language learning.
Categories: Study Aids

Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary and Phraseology

Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary and Phraseology

Reasoning figuratively in early EFL : Some implications for the development of vocabulary Ana María Piquer Píriz Abstract The Cognitive Linguistic ... However , this line of research has mainly focused on adolescents or adult learners .

Author: Frank Boers

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110196301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

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Mastering the vocabulary of a foreign language is one of the most daunting tasks that language learners face. The immensity of the task is underscored by the realisation that it is not only single words but also numerous standardised phrases (idioms, collocations, etc.) that need to be acquired. There is thus a clear need for instructional methods that help learners tackle this task, and yet few proposals for vocabulary instruction have so far gone beyond techniques for rote-learning and familiar means of promoting of noticing. The reason for this is that vocabulary and phraseology have long been assumed arbitrary. The volume offers a long-overdue alternative by exploring and exploiting the presence of linguistic 'motivation' - or, systematic non-arbitrariness - in the lexicon. The first half of the volume reports ample empirical evidence of the pedagogical effectiveness of presenting vocabulary to learners as non-arbitrary. The data reported indicate that the proposed instructional methods can benefit when both the nature of the target lexis and the basic cognitive orientations of particular learners are taken into account. The first half of the book mostly targets lexis that has already attracted a fair amount of attention from Cognitive Linguists in the past (e.g. phrasal verbs and figurative idioms). The second half broadens the scope considerably by revealing the non-arbitrariness of diverse other lexical patterns, including collocations and word partnerships generally. This is achieved by recognising some long-neglected dimensions of linguistic motivation - etymological and phonological motivation, in particular. Concrete suggestions are made for putting the non-arbitrary nature of words and phrases to good use in instructed language learning. The volume is therefore of interest not only to applied linguists and researchers in Second Language Acquisition/Foreign Language Teaching, but also to second and foreign language teaching professionals.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Integrating Assessment into Early Language Learning and Teaching

Integrating Assessment into Early Language Learning and Teaching

Recent research has attempted to demonstrate and to quantify the importance of vocabulary in foreign language learning. Stæhr (2008), for example, in tests of school children demonstrated moderate to strong correlations between EFL ...

Author: Danijela Prošić-Santovac

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788924832

Category: Education

Page: 249

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The volume unites research and practice on integrating language learning, teaching and assessment at preschool and early school age. It includes chapters written by experts in the field who have studied some of the very youngest (pre-primary) children through to those up to the age of 12, in a variety of private and state contexts across Europe. The collection makes a much-needed contribution to the subject of appropriate assessment for children with the focus of many chapters being classroom-based assessment, particularly formative assessment, or the case for developing assessment skills in relation to even the youngest children. As a whole, the book provides useful case study insights for policymakers, teacher educators, researchers and postgraduate students with interest in or responsibility for how children are assessed in their language learning. It also provides practical ideas for practitioners who wish to implement greater integration of assessment and learning in their own contexts.
Categories: Education

Early Learning of Modern Foreign Languages

Early Learning of Modern Foreign Languages

Aims of the study The purpose of the investigation reported in this study is to measure the English as a foreign language (EFL) vocabulary size among young learners in the first years of English in Hungarian schools.

Author: Marianne Nikolov

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847691453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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Modern languages are taught to young learners at an increasingly early age, yet few publications focus on what is available to children in different contexts and classrooms. This book represents the state-of-the-art in research on young language learners. Covering a range of languages, contexts and research methods, it provides insights into how young learners progress.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Second Language Learning Before Adulthood

Second Language Learning Before Adulthood

For EFL vocabulary learning, past performance is most important; L1 vocabulary has a smaller but independent role and in ... Keywords: EFL, early second language acquisition, phonological processing, vocabulary, grammar, working memory, ...

Author: Vanessa De Wilde

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110743135

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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Researchers have looked into the role of individual differences in second language learning and found that differences between learners in areas such as language aptitude, language learning motivation and exposure to the language influence second language learning. Most of this research concerned adults. Far fewer studies have addressed the role of individual differences in second language learning of young learners. As second language learning programmes tend to start earlier than before and children are nowadays frequently exposed to a foreign language in social settings such as online games and social media, studying the role of individual differences in young learners can contribute both to SLA-theories and to evidence-based L2 education. This book discusses recent findings concerning the role of individual differences in language learning in young learners. The chapters in the book concern different topics linked to internal individual differences such as language aptitude, motivation, attitude and external individual differences such as exposure and type of instruction, the relative contribution of internal and external factors to language learning, and the interplay between the two types of individual differences.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Recent Researches in Education

Recent Researches in Education

Learning a new language at an early age optimizes children's learning potential, as they have the ability to learn a ... based lessons in the learning of early EFL vocabulary to preschoolers at the Corazonista School (Master's thesis).

Author: Emin Atasoy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527514829

Category: Education

Page: 716

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The book brings together 49 chapters related to the field of education. The main topics explored here include teacher-student interactions; pre-service teachers; children and play; early childhood education; elements of education; children’s rights; digital education; attitudes of students towards the environment; art education; and problem solving skills, among many others. It will attract the attention of researchers, but will also be of great interest to academics, teachers, students and staff in social sciences departments and related researchers.
Categories: Education

The Mental Lexicon and Vocabulary Learning

The Mental Lexicon and Vocabulary Learning

Piquer Píriz, A. M. (2008). Reasoning figuratively in early EFL: Some implications for the development of vocabulary. In F.Boers & S.Lind- stromberg(Eds.), CognitiveApproachesto Teaching Vocabulary and Phraseology (pp. 219–240).

Author: Saskia Kersten

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783823365860

Category: Cognitive grammar

Page: 218

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Categories: Cognitive grammar

Current Perspectives on Vocabulary Learning and Teaching

Current Perspectives on Vocabulary Learning and Teaching

Learning Vocabulary in Another Language. ... Cognitive and Discourse Perspectives on Language and Language Learning (pp. 100-111). ... Reasoning figuratively in early EFL: Some implications for the development of vocabulary.

Author: Nuray Alagözlü

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527556706

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 397

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This book brings together current perspectives and up-to-date research on vocabulary teaching and the learning of a foreign or second language. It will serve as a basis for academic studies and can be used as a supplementary source for vocabulary courses in English language teacher training programs. Featuring contributors from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey, who detail their experiences of language teaching in different cultural contexts, this collection is valuable as it reflects theory and practice at work in different settings on vocabulary acquisition, teaching vocabulary to young learner, and vocabulary teaching and learning strategies. The volume also provides insights into the use of technology in vocabulary teaching, and details various forms of vocabulary testing.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Advancing English Language Education

Advancing English Language Education

Advancing English Language Education Edited by Wafa Zoghbor & Thomaï Alexiou This volume contains a selection of nineteen articles that focus on skills and strategies for advancing English language teacher education in several contexts ...

Author: Wafa Zoghbor

Publisher: Zayed University Press

ISBN: 9789948383352

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 295

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Advancing English Language Education Edited by Wafa Zoghbor & Thomaï Alexiou This volume contains a selection of nineteen articles that focus on skills and strategies for advancing English language teacher education in several contexts where English is taught to speakers of other language. The volume focuses on the teachers and learners as the prime participants in the learning process. The papers selected for inclusion represent the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and research interests of EFL educators and showcase contribution that document theory, research and pedagogy. The volume comprises six sections: Teacher Education and Professional Development; Young Learners; Testing and Assessment; Teaching of Writing Skills; Context-Specic Issues in EFL; Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Contributors: Alessandro Ursic, Alison Larkin Koushki, Athanasios Karasimos, Daria Grits, David Rear, Irshat Madyarov, Ivan Ivanov, James Milton, Laila Khalil, Larysa Nikolayeva, Mariam Al Nasser, Marianthi Serafeim, Marielle Risse, Marta Tryzna, Mher Davtyan, Michael M. Parrish, Nikita Berezin, Nour Al Okla, Peter Davidson, Richard D. Miller, Syuzanna Torosyan, Talin Grigorian, Thomaï Alexiou, Wafa Zoghbor, Zainab Rashed Aldhanhani
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles