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Haghighi H. The Effects of Two Technological Tools on Idiom Learning of Iranian EFL Learners:A MALL Perspective. MLSJ. 2017; 4 (1) :1-12
URL: http://mls.europeansp.org/article-19-156-en.html
Ph.D candidate in TEFFL, Department of Language, Payamnoor University , Tehran, Iran Assistant professor in TEFL, Department of Language, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
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This study aimed at exploring the effects of Telegram messenger and movie clips on idiom learning of Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 59 students were assigned to two experimental and one control group. In the control group, the idioms were taught conventionally using definitions and examples, but in the movie clips group the same idioms were taught by playing them on TV, and in the Telegram group, they were taught by sending pictures consisting of their definition and example. Finally, the participants in the Telegram and the movie clips groups completed a 10-item questionnaire to find out their attitudes toward learning idioms. The results revealed that both the Telegram and movie clips groups significantly outperformed the control group in the posttest. Thus, they can be used as effective educational tools for learning idioms and can help teachers to use and apply them in English courses to improve idiom learning. Moreover, the results of the questionnaires showed that the participants had positive attitudes towards using Telegram messenger and movie clips in learning idioms.
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Received: 2019/08/8 | Accepted: 2019/08/8 | Published: 2019/08/8

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