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IJET 2019 Vol.11(1): 68-74 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2019.V11.1125

Empirical Study on the Mobile App-Aided College English Vocabulary Teaching

Yuan Yuan
Abstract—The paper aims at analyzing how to improve College English vocabulary teaching with the aid of a Mobile App. The research objects are 60 freshmen of non-English majors from two classes of a provincial medical university in Mainland China. Based on the contrast of vocabulary tests results between the control group and the experimental group, the author analyzes the influences of a Mobile App aid on College English vocabulary teaching. The main findings of this research can be listed as follows: students’ pronunciation performances of required vocabulary in experimental group are much better than those of the control group; vocabulary spelling of students with the Mobile App aid learning is more accurate than that of those without the Mobile App aid; the experimental group students identify the meanings of required vocabulary more effectively than the control group students; the experimental group students tend to apply more newly-learned vocabulary required in the designed task. The results gained are of great methodological significance in the vocabulary teaching and learning.

Index Terms—College English, English vocabulary, mobile apps, vocabulary teaching.

Yuan Yuan is with English Department, Anhui Medical University, China (e-mail: shirleyyuan0921@163.com).

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Cite: Yuan Yuan, "Empirical Study on the Mobile App-Aided College English Vocabulary Teaching," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 68-74, 2019.

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