THE EFFICIENCY OF QUIZLET-BASED EFL VOCABULARY LEARNING IN PREPARING UNDERGRADUATES FOR STATE ENGLISH EXAM

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https://doi.org/10.20535/2410-8286.197808

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Quizlet, EFL, vocabulary, experimental study, spaced repetition, intensive language courses

Abstract

Students’ EFL learning experience in the rural context is poorer in comparison to urban quality of education. More than 70% of students at the State Agrarian and Engineering University in Podillia are from rural areas. To reduce rural-urban disparities in academic learning the university teachers should use high-quality instruction techniques that can make the process of studying both effective and motivating. The traditional methods of EFL teaching no longer satisfy the needs of modern society. Hence, technology applications need a theoretical foundation based on experimental surveys to determine the strategies for effective EFL learning. This research paper was conducted to examine the possibility of utilising such MALL technology like Quizlet in improving EFL learners’ vocabulary acquisition. A brief review of scholarly literature published from 2005-2019 on Quizlet implementation in foreign language learning showed that there are many studies on the benefits of using Quizlet in EFL vocabulary acquisition. However, the research papers on the principles and strategies for adequate Quizlet-based learning in Ukrainian higher educational institutions are still lacking. Pre- and post-experimental questionnaires, pre- and post-experimental tests were adopted as tools for data collection. The results of the experiment have proven the proposed hypothesis. After utilising Quizlet and using spaced repetition technique for vocabulary learning to prepare undergraduates to state English exam, the results proved that the learners of the experimental group improved their level of EFL vocabulary at the post-test.

Author Biographies

Olha Chaikovska, State Agrarian and Engineering University in Podillia

Foreign languages department

Lesia Zbaravska, State Agrarian and Engineering University in Podillia

Department of Physics, Labour Protection and Engineering Environment, PhD in Pedagogics, Associate Professor

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2020-05-14

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