Can Inspirational Quotes Help the Recall of Abstract Vocabulary?

نویسندگان

  • Hadi Farjami Associate Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
  • Monireh Mokhtarzadeh Ma in Applied Linguistics, Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran
چکیده

The present study investigates the potential impact of inspirational quotes on improving English abstract vocabulary recall. To achieve this, a multiple-choice Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT) of 60 items including vocabulary and grammar component was administered as the proficiency test to a sample of 63 second-semester male and female students aged 18 to 22, studying English Translation in Semnan University, Iran. The 40 upper-level language students were selected and randomly assigned into two groups of 20 as an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group was exposed to inspirational quotes for one month and the control group was instructed abstract vocabularies through plain sentences. At the end of the treatment, a cued recall achievement test was used to measure the participants' immediate recall of the target words. Two weeks after the treatment, the same test was administered to explore the delayed recall of participants and to estimate the effect of inspirational quotes on long term recall of abstract vocabulary by the experimental group compared with that of the control group. Analysis of immediate and delayed cued recall achievement tests confirmed the hypotheses that inspirational quotes had a significant effect on both immediate and delayed recall of abstract vocabulary. Based on these findings it is concluded that inspirational quotes can be utilized not only as a supportive context for teaching and learning of abstract vocabulary but also as motivational, emotional, and meaningful pedagogical sources.

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عنوان ژورنال:

دوره 8  شماره 2

صفحات  141- 157

تاریخ انتشار 2021-01-01

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