Effects of semantic and thematic categorization on Arabic-speaking EFL learners, The
The present study aims at investigating the most effective method of clustering vocabulary in the presentation of vocabulary to learners. It investigated three types of clustering, semantically-related sets, semantically-unrelated sets, and thematically related sets and their effectiveness in helping Arabic-speaking learners recall and acquire new vocabulary. The study employed three lists of vocabulary according to their clustering type and immediate and delayed L2-L1 translation recall tests. In each list, 15 new English words along with their equivalents in Arabic were chosen to represent; ...
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