The Effect of Concordancing-Based Teaching on Vocabulary Learning and Retention on Thai EFL Learners

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Nuchsara Choksuansup Montri Tangpijaikul



This study investigated the effect of enriching vocabulary instruction and vocabulary retention with concordance based teaching ctivitiesversus the traditional vocabulary teaching techniques. Eighty EFL subjects from a university in the northeastern Thailand participated in the study formed two groups. The experimental group worked on concordance materials, whereas the traditional vocabulary exercises were given to the
control group. The results showed that the experimental group with the concordance based teaching had more positive effects on subjects’ vocabulary learning than the traditional vocabulary teaching technique. Moreover, the experimental group outperformed the control group in the vocabulary retention test. The results suggested that the subjects were able to work on concordance vocabulary teaching and datadriven
learning strategies could be promoted as a useful vocabulary teaching technique for Thai subjects. They also offered some support to the ideathat learning vocabulary through concordance lines could help to improve subjects’ vocabularyretention. KeyWords: Data Driven Learning, Vocabulary learning and teaching, Concordancing- based teaching


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Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences