The Effect of Collocations on Iranian Male and Female Learners' Vocabulary Knowledge

Authors(1) :-Behnam Behforouz

The present study tried to address the probable impact of teaching English collocations on Iranian EFL learners to increase their level of vocabulary knowledge. To this purpose, 55 learners studying at the intermediate level of English language institute were selected to participate in the study. TOEFL test was employed to homogenize 22 male and 23 female participants. As the treatment, the two groups had three kinds of collocations; matching collocations with their partners, collocations with adjectives, and appropriate usage of prepositions. After the administration of the posttests, the statistical analysis revealed that teaching collocation increased learners' vocabulary knowledge in both gender but females outperformed their male counterparts on the posttest. It was concluded that integration of collocations with teaching materials and increasing the students' awareness of the significance of collocations expand their knowledge.

Authors and Affiliations

Behnam Behforouz
Foundation English Department, University of Buraimi, Oman

Collocation, Vocabulary Knowledge, Gender

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 212-216
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173147
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Behnam Behforouz, " The Effect of Collocations on Iranian Male and Female Learners' Vocabulary Knowledge , International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.212-216, January-February-2017.
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