Structure Reviewing versus Discussing Your Feelings with Someone Else Vocabulary Learning Strategies: Which Strategy Serves Better

Maki Naeimi, Shohreh Raftari, Sedigheh Skourdi, Ayoob Damavand


The aim of this study was to compare the effect of Structure Reviewing as a direct vocabulary learning strategy versus Discussing Your Feeling with Someone Else as an indirect vocabulary learning strategy on reading comprehension skill of Iranian students. To fulfill the purpose of the study, a vocabulary test was administrated to one hundred male and female EFL university students. Ultimately, fifty students were selected and assigned into two groups. The first group (A) was taught vocabulary through Structure Reviewing and the second group (B) received instruction on Discussing Your Feeling with Someone Else vocabulary learning strategy. The data analysis conducted through Independent samples t-test statistics revealed that there was a significant difference between the two groups in terms of their vocabulary learning. Results showed that Structure Reviewing strategy can lead to higher achievement of vocabulary storage in reading comprehension of Iranian EFL undergraduate students.

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