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Anca Frumuselu currently works at the Department of English and German Studies (DEAA), Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Anca does research in Second Language Acquisition, Mobile learning, Audiovisual translation in EFL, Language Education and Didactics.
Using technology in the classroom context can be an effective way to learn a foreign or second language. Vocabulary is considered one of the important skills for identifying a learner's performance in various academic and non-academic contexts. The present paper investigated the effect of text messaging on learners' lexical knowledge and vocabulary...
This paper investigates the efficiency of using text messaging in the EFL reading classroom at the Islamic Azad University-South Tehran Branch, Iran. After the administration of an Oxford Placement Test (OPT), 74 participants who scored one standard deviation above and below the mean were selected. Participants were randomly assigned into two group...
This paper investigates the efficiency of text messaging as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructional tool to enhance learner autonomy and perception at the Islamic Azad University-South Tehran Branch, Iran. The study considers seventy-four learners to participate in the study after the administration of an Oxford Placement Test to measu...
Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) is a fast-developing field that is constantly growing and evolving in education. There is a lack of publications focusing on implementation studies of MALL as a means to enhance second language/foreign language (L2) reading comprehension. Building on Burston's (2013). Mobile-Assisted Language Learning: a Sel...
Mobile assisted language learning (MALL) has developed and gained importance over the years in foreign language learning settings. However, mobile phones are still perceived as distracting devices in most of the schools. Within the field of second and foreign language learning, one of the most difficult things for school teachers is to give feedbac...
Teaching and learning informal language in the form of single-word lexis and multi-word expressions (idioms, collocations, phrasal verbs and slang) has always been a challenge in the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom. Foreign language teaching theoreticians perceive that the acquisition of vocabulary – individual words and phrases – is...
The pedagogical use of subtitled and captioned material in the foreign language classroom is upheld by various theories which reveal the cognitive processing activated when students are exposed to multimedia and subtitled audiovisual materials. The three theories that will be considered here are Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), Cognitive Theory of Mult...
EL ANÁLISIS DE LA TRADUCCIÓN AUDIOVISUAL COMO RECURSO DIDÁCTICO EN EL APRENDIZAJE DE LENGUAS EXTRANJERAS THE ANALYSIS OF AUDIOVISUAL TRANSLATION AS A DIDACTIC RESOURCE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION
StratApp is an Erasmus+ KA2 EuropeanUnion funded project aimed to improve the English academic reading skills of university students through a game-based application: StratApp (short for Strategies App), that can be accessed through mobile technology or web. We are currently working on the main reading skills and strategies needed to attain a B2 English level. We are also working on the pedagogical design, the types of texts and activities needed in order to reach B2 English level.