Home About Us Journal Contact Us Search F.A.Q

Authors Instruction

    BASIC RESEARCH JOURNALS OF EDUCATION RESEARCH AND REVIEW ISSN 2315-6872   
Home
About
Call for Research Articles
Submit Manuscript
Guide to Authors
Editorial Team
Archive

Basic Research Journal Education Research and Review ISSN 2315-6872 Vol. 5(5) pp 27-37 October 2016

Copyright © Basic Research Journals

 

 

Full Length Research Paper

 

The comparative effects of the word association and the lexical inferencing strategies on EFL intermediate learners’ phrasal verbs retention

 

*1Ali Safari, 2Zahra Kalaa

 

1Hazrat Masoumeh University, Iran

2Azad University, Iran

 

Author's email: alisafari228@gmail.com

 

Received 18 December, 2016; Accepted 28 December 2016; Published 02 January 2017

 

Abstract

 

The present study is an attempt to investigate the comparative effects of word association and lexical inferencing strategies on intermediate EFL learners’ phrasal verbs learning and retention. For this purpose, 90 intermediate female English learners attending Jahad language school took a piloted sample KET test, 60 of whom were selected as homogenous learners. They were randomly divided into two experimental groups-one learning phrasal verbs through word association strategy and the other with the lexical inferencing strategy. They were given a pre-test on phrasal verbs to ensure that the participants had no prior knowledge of the target phrasal verbs. Then all participants in both groups were taught using the same material and received the same amount of instruction. The only difference was for teaching of phrasal verbs. One experimental group was taught mainly through the word association strategy while the other experimental group learned by the lexical inferencing strategy. After conducting the treatment, a post-test was administered to both groups. The analysis of the test scores using t-test revealed that both strategies had a significant effect on learning and retention of the phrasal verbs. It was also concluded that there was no significant difference between the performances of both groups on learning and retention of the phrasal verbs.

 

Keywords: Phrasal verbs, lexical inferencing strategy, word association strategy, collocation

 

 
Basic Research Journal of Business Management and Accounts.

Basic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Review.

Basic Research Journal of Medicine and Clinical Sciences.

Basic Research Journal of Social and Political Sciences.

J. Educ. Res. Rev

Vol.5 No 5

Optional view:

Abstract
Full Text
Reprint (PDF) (155 KB)

Search Pubmed for article by:

Safari A

Kalaa Z
Other links:
Pubmed citations
Related articles in Pubmed

Privacy Policy  Copyright © Basic Research Journals 2015