Document Type : Original Research Paper


Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


The present study was intended to investigate the effectiveness of using Short Message Service (SMS) in blended way of teaching English vocabulary items to Iranian high school students. Moreover, it aimed to understand whether or not using verbal annotation with new vocabulary items affect on students' learning process. To those ends, 60 Iranian high school juniors were divided to two groups to learn 100 vocabulary items in an educational year. To prevent the inclusion of word items that students already knew English vocabulary level test was conducted. Then, they were taught English vocabulary items in 10 sessions in the two modes of presentation. That is, the first group (hereafter G1) was taught the vocabulary items traditionally and the other group (hereafter G2) was taught vocabulary items, with and without annotation, using the blended way of teaching. At the end of each session, they took part in English Vocabulary Recognition and Recall (EVRR) tests under the same conditions. Based on their scores on EVRR tests and statistical analysis of the results it was revealed that compared with traditional method of language teaching there is a significant relationship between using mobile technology and Students' vocabulary learning abilities especially with incorporation of verbal annotation.


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