8th International TELSSI Conference: Call for change in our language teaching , 2010-10-13

Title : ( The effect of keyword versus semantic mapping methods on vocabulary retention of Iranian intermediate EFL learners )

Authors: Mohammad Reza Hashemi , Hossein Abbaszade Shahri ,

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The present study attempted to investigate the effectiveness of keyword and semantic mapping methods on vocabulary retention of Iranian intermediate students. Initially, 75 female students participated in this study: They were divided into three groups: 2 experimental groups and a control group. During the eight treatment sessions, one experimental group was taught vocabulary by using keyword-strategy instruction that involved associating new L2 words with an acoustically or orthographically similar L1 keyword. The other experimental group received semantic-mapping strategy instruction. In the control group, the participants were exposed to the conventional vocabulary instruction activities. Data analysis indicated that there was a significant difference among the mean of the experimental groups and that of the control group. Hence, it was concluded that the keyword-strategy instruction is superior to semantic-mapping method of vocabulary retention of Iranian intermediate EFL students. Accordingly, suggestions are put forward for teachers, learners and material designers.

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, Keywords: Keyword, semantic mapping, second language teaching, vocabulary
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@inproceedings{paperid:1018078,
author = {Hashemi, Mohammad Reza and Hossein Abbaszade Shahri},
title = {The effect of keyword versus semantic mapping methods on vocabulary retention of Iranian intermediate EFL learners},
booktitle = {8th International TELSSI Conference: Call for change in our language teaching},
year = {2010},
location = {تهران, IRAN},
keywords = {Keywords: Keyword; semantic mapping; second language teaching; vocabulary retention},
}

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%0 Conference Proceedings
%T The effect of keyword versus semantic mapping methods on vocabulary retention of Iranian intermediate EFL learners
%A Hashemi, Mohammad Reza
%A Hossein Abbaszade Shahri
%J 8th International TELSSI Conference: Call for change in our language teaching
%D 2010

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