Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014, Page: 101-107
The Role of Short Text Messaging in Iranian EFL Vocabulary Learning and Motivation
Atefeh Kamalian, Department of English, college of Humanities, Yazd Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran
Sima Sayadian, Department of English, college of Humanities, Maybod Branch, Islamic Azad University, Maybod, Yazd, Iran
Received: Jun. 21, 2014;       Accepted: Jul. 14, 2014;       Published: Jul. 30, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20140204.12      View  2477      Downloads  149
Abstract
Although the penetration of mobile phones in Asian countries keeps climbing, little research has explored the application of the short message service (SMS) in vocabulary learning in Iranian young adult learners. This study aims to examine the role of SMS on vocabulary acquisition and motivation of Iranian students. Sixty young female learners in Pre-Intermediate level were randomly distributed into two groups and they were given a list of words to make sentences with. The experimental group sentences were corrected by the teacher through SMS and the control group sentences were checked in their notebooks. Later, the post-test was administered. Utilizing the paired and independent sample t-test, and descriptive statistics, the data were analyzed. The results revealed that the experimental group outperformed the control group (Sig= 0.01,sig<0.05). The findings also revealed that both learners and parents had positive attitude toward using cell phones in vocabulary learning.
Keywords
Vocabulary Learning, Short Text Messaging (SMS), Motivation
To cite this article
Atefeh Kamalian, Sima Sayadian, The Role of Short Text Messaging in Iranian EFL Vocabulary Learning and Motivation, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 101-107. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20140204.12
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