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Iranian EFL learners' vocabulary development through wikipedia
Abstract Language teaching has passed through a lonLanguage teaching has passed through a long way in search of a remedy for language learners and teachers. Countless theories, approaches, and methods have been recommended. With all these, however, more inclusive L2 theories and models ought to be considered to come up with real classroom practices. One of such crucial practices is authenticity, being straightforwardly found in web-based materials in general and Wikipedia texts and tasks in particular. In the same line and based on sound theoretical underpinnings, the place of Wikipedia is investigated in this study as a prospective tool to teach and learn a major language component with practical procedures i.e. vocabulary knowledge. To this end, 36 intermediate Iranian EFL students assigned to two control and experimental groups took part in the study. The results of the tests administered divulged that the learners in the Wikipedia group surpassed those of the control group. Hence, Wikipedia is considered as an encouraging authentic resource to assist EFL learners in improving their vocabulary knowledge. Implications of present findings and suggestions for further research are discussed.stions for further research are discussed.
Abstractsub Language teaching has passed through a lonLanguage teaching has passed through a long way in search of a remedy for language learners and teachers. Countless theories, approaches, and methods have been recommended. With all these, however, more inclusive L2 theories and models ought to be considered to come up with real classroom practices. One of such crucial practices is authenticity, being straightforwardly found in web-based materials in general and Wikipedia texts and tasks in particular. In the same line and based on sound theoretical underpinnings, the place of Wikipedia is investigated in this study as a prospective tool to teach and learn a major language component with practical procedures i.e. vocabulary knowledge. To this end, 36 intermediate Iranian EFL students assigned to two control and experimental groups took part in the study. The results of the tests administered divulged that the learners in the Wikipedia group surpassed those of the control group. Hence, Wikipedia is considered as an encouraging authentic resource to assist EFL learners in improving their vocabulary knowledge. Implications of present findings and suggestions for further research are discussed.stions for further research are discussed.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.5539/elt.v7n7p57  +
Has author Khany R. + , Khosravian F. +
Has keyword Authenticity + , EFL/ESL learners + , Language teaching + , Vocabulary knowledge + , Wikipedia +
Issn 19164742  +
Issue 7  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 57–67  +
Published in English Language Teaching +
Title Iranian EFL learners' vocabulary development through wikipedia +
Type journal article  +
Volume 7  +
Year 2014 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 4 November 2014 12:54:16  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without remote mirror parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 4 November 2014 21:32:54  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2014  +
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