The impact of an online explicit lexical program on EFL vocabulary gains and listening comprehension
The study examines the effects of an explicit vocabulary program on the gains of EFL lexical and listening abilities. Two sets of 4-week-self learning lessons were constructed (http://formoosa.fl.nthu.edu.tw/moodle2/). The experimental group with 11 EFL college freshmen was given: a weekly listening clip, and the explicit lexical lesson targeting word sounds, meanings, and collocations. The control group with 7 freshmen was given three clips per week (2 extra clips). The results show that the experiment group performed better in the lexical and listening posttests but the control group did not. Significant correlations were found between the gains of lexical and listening abilities.
Lin, M., & Chiu, T. (2009). The impact of an online explicit lexical program on EFL vocabulary gains and listening comprehension. The JALT CALL Journal, 5(2), 3-14. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v5n2.76