The Effect of STAD Technique on the Idiom Learning of Low-Intermediate Institute Language Learners
Science Journal of Education
Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages: 30-36
Received: Feb. 17, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 19, 2015; Published: Mar. 24, 2015
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Shokoufeh Safari, Department of English Language, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran
Shaban Berimani, Department of English Language, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran
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Abstract
Learning a language is learning how to communicate in culturally, socially and academically in appropriate ways consistent with the norms and customs of the target language users. Cooperative learning as a technique used by teachers can assist students in improving essential social skills. This study aimed to investigate the effect of STAD technique on learning idioms of low-intermediate EFL learners. In addition, it aimed to compare the idiom learning of male and female language learners based on STAD. Sixty low-intermediate language learners were selected from No’andishan language institutes in Sari. Oxford Placement Test and the idiom learning package test were used in this study. Results showed that there was a significant difference between the mean scores of the two groups on the posttest of the idiom. The STAD group performed better on the post-test of idiom. No significant difference between the mean scores of the males and females on the posttest of the idiom was found.
Keywords
Cooperative learning, idiom learning, social skill, STAD
To cite this article
Shokoufeh Safari, Shaban Berimani, The Effect of STAD Technique on the Idiom Learning of Low-Intermediate Institute Language Learners, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 30-36. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20150302.13
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