The Effect of Using the MoodleReader Module on Iranian EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Depth and Breadth

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Shiraz University, Iran

2 Shiraz University


The present study investigated the effects of using the MoodleReader Module on Iranian EFL learners’ vocabulary depth and breadth. The participants of this study, chosen based on their availability, were 30 male and female Iranian EFL learners attending two intact reading comprehension classes. One class was assigned to the treatment group and the other one to the control group. Three tests measuring vocabulary breadth, depth, and partial knowledge of vocabulary were used to collect the data. The tests were administered in both classes at the beginning of the study as pre-tests; then, the treatment group received the MoodleReader as the extensive reading tool, while the control group used the traditional intensive reading program during three and a half months. At the end of the study, the three tests were once again administered to both classes as post-tests. To analyze the collected data, a set of paired and independent samples t-tests was run to compare the performance of the participants in both groups. The findings of the study indicated that the treatment group improved regarding all the three aspects of vocabulary knowledge, i.e., breadth, depth and partial knowledge and the control group improved in terms of vocabulary breadth, but not in terms of vocabulary depth and partial knowledge. The findings indicated that the application of the MoodleReader module affected the development of EFL learners’ vocabulary breadth, depth, and partial knowledge.


Article Title [Persian]

تاثیر کاربرد مودل ریدر بر عمق واندازه واژگان فراگیران ایرانی زبان انگلیسی

Authors [Persian]

  • سعید مهرپور 1
  • زهرا منتصری 2
1 دانشگاه شیراز
2 دانشگاه شیراز
Abstract [Persian]

هدف پژوهش حاضر بررسی تاثیر استفاده ی مودل ریدر به عنوان یک ابزار خواندن آزاد بر عمق و اندازه واژگان فراگیران ایرانی زبان انگلیسی بود. شرکت کنندگان در این تحقیق، 30 نفر از دانشجویان زبان انگلیسی مرد و زن بوده‌اند که‌ از دو کلاس درک مطلب انگلیسی به روش نمونه گیری قابل دسترس انتخاب شدند. یکی از کلاس ها به عنوان گروه آزمایش وکلاس دیگر به عنوان گروه شاهد انتخاب شد و برای آنها سه سری آزمون سنجش اندازه، عمق و دانش جزئی واژگان طراحی شد تا اطلاعات مربوطه جمع آوری شود. آزمون های ذکر شده در ابتدای تحقیق به عنوان پیش آزمون به دانشجویان هر دو کلاس داده شد و پس از آن، یکی از گروه ها از مودل ریدر استفاده کرد و در کلاس دیگر از روش آموزش سنتی استفاده شد. در پایان تحقیق، آزمون های سنجش اندازه و عمق واژگان بار دیگر به عنوان پس آزمون به دانشجویان دو کلاس داده شد. به منظور تحلیل داده های به دست آمده از آزمون تی وابسته برای مقایسه ی عملکرد شرکت کنندگان در پیش آزمون و پس آزمون و از آزمون تی مستقل برای مقایسه ی عملکرد دو گروه با یکدیگر استفاده شد. تحلیل داده‌ها نشان داد که استفاده از مودل ریدر بر عمق و اندازه واژگان زبان آموزان ایرانی تاثیرگذار بوده است. نتایج آماری همچنین نشان داد که تفاوت معناداری در عملکرد گروه شاهد در پیش آزمون و پس آزمون اندازه‌ واژگان ایجاد شده است.

Keywords [Persian]

  • مودل ریدر
  • گستره دانش واژگان
  • عمق دانش واژگان
  • خواندن آزاد
  • دانش جزئی واژگان
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