Najafabad University, Iran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Najafabad University, Iran (Rafieemarzieh@gmail.ir)
This study aimed at investigating the effects of using triple play plus English software on vocabulary learning among Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners. To this end, 32 Iranian male and female pre-intermediate EFL learners whose ages were between 9 and 12 years old participated in the study. The participants were randomly assigned to two equal groups of control and experimental and each group contained equal number of male and female learners. Before performing the treatment, all participants were tested to assess their vocabulary knowledge. Triple Play Plus (TPP) software was used for teaching vocabulary to the participants of the experimental group while the participants of the group were taught by traditional methods. A questionnaire was also administered to the learners of the experimental group to elicit their opinions about learning vocabulary by the software. The results revealed that the software was very effective for vocabulary learning since the participants of the experimental group significantly outperformed on the posttest. In addition, the participants had positive attitudes towards the software. The results of the study may offer practical implications for English teaching, vocabulary teaching, and curriculum development.
Keywords: electronic learning; CALL; vocabulary; vocabulary learning; Triple Play Plus