International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Effect of Using Journalistic Texts on the Development of Vocabulary of English as a Foreign Language for University Students
Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Manasrah, Dr. Khalaf Al-Khawaldeh

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of using journalistic texts on the development of vocabulary items of English as a foreign language for university students. Fifty students participated in the study and lasted for one full semester / the summer semester 2012-2013. Each student enrolled in one of two classes of English 101 course. One of the classes was assigned to an experimental group of twenty-five subjects, who were taught using selected journalistic texts, while the other class was assigned to a control group of twenty-five subjects, who were taught using the current method. The adjusted means, standard deviation and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) were used for the study. The study results indicated that using journalistic texts was more effective in teaching vocabulary to Jordanian EFL university students than the conventional method (non- journalistic).

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