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Volume 5 Issue 12
December-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR1812953

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355-362

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e-Vocabulary (e-Voc) Tools for Enriching the Vocabulary of The Engineering Students

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2349-5162

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"e-Vocabulary (e-Voc) Tools for Enriching the Vocabulary of The Engineering Students", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.355-362, December-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812953.pdf

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Abstract - The present paper highlights on some novel and simple eVoc (e-Vocabulary) tools to enrich the vocabulary of the engineering students. These eVoc tools seem to be well supported with research on effective vocabulary instruction (Pearson, Hiebert, &Kamil, 2007), and multimedia learning (Fadel & Lemke, 2008; Mayer, 2001), given the pace of technology integration into pedagogical methodologies. It not only allows teacher’s autonomy to design tools but also provides learners’ autonomy. The present paper focuses on the effects of teaching vocabulary using eVoc tools under the umbrella term of information and computer technology (ICT) on vocabulary learning and retention of engineering students EFL/ESL learners. The methodology adopted for this study is, pre-test, intervention and post-test. A pre-test, for 30 students, was administered to measure the present level of their vocabulary. The test consisted of forty multiple choice questions, twenty to test their knowledge of synonyms and twenty to test their knowledge of antonyms respectively. The students were taken to the English Language Multimedia Laboratory and were introduced to a few English vocabulary sites which were tested and tried. The duration of the lab session was of two lecture hours. An instruction length of three sessions was given. During intervention the students were instructed to explore, understand and learn new vocabulary words-synonyms and antonyms, connotations and denotations. In this scenario, the teacher plays the role of a facilitator and makes the learning environment as learner- centred as possible.The students studied approximately around 80 of the highly new words of general vocabulary using the eVoc tools for ninety minutes (one lab session) per week and for three sessions. The data obtained and analyzed after the post test showed that students who used e-Voc tools got an opportunity to acquire highly new vocabulary and learned a significantly larger number of both the components of vocabulary words.

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ICT, e-Voc, Strategy, Digital Tools, Learner Autonomy, Vocabulary Learning

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"e-Vocabulary (e-Voc) Tools for Enriching the Vocabulary of The Engineering Students", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp355-362, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812953.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1812953
Registration ID: 193639
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 355-362
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"e-Vocabulary (e-Voc) Tools for Enriching the Vocabulary of The Engineering Students", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp355-362, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812953.pdf




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