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Pages: 6886-6894
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TASK TYPES ON THE VOCABULARY LEARNING OF IRANIAN LEARNERS OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

B. Gorjian

Department of TEFL, Abadan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Abadan (IRAN)
The present study attempted to investigate the relative comparison of three task types: Information-gap task, opinion-gap task and reasoning-gap task on the vocabulary learning of Iranian learners of English as a foreign language whose access to the target language is limited. In this study, the researcher questioned the efficacy of each task type in a context where learners do not have adequate opportunities to use English outside classroom, such as is the case with learners of English in Iran. Moreover, effectiveness of using Task-based Instruction, which is an approach popularly practiced in EFL, was investigated in this study. Data were collected from three lower-intermediate high school classes which were taught for eight weeks with three different task types: One class practiced language through information-gap tasks, another through opinion-gap tasks, and the last one through reasoning-gap tasks. Findings from the results of an achievement vocabulary test which was given to the students of the three classes after instruction, and a think-aloud report protocol run by the researcher herself are discussed in terms of their implications for future English teaching and learning as a foreign language.
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B. Gorjian (2012) A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TASK TYPES ON THE VOCABULARY LEARNING OF IRANIAN LEARNERS OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, EDULEARN12 Proceedings, pp. 6886-6894.
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