Cognitive Approach and Vocabulary Improvement of Iranian EFL Learners Using Visual Devices

Parvin Hajializadeh, Mahboubeh Mohseni


The study meant to emphasize meaningful and natural presentation of vocabulary usage by emphasizing the cognitive styles of EFL learners. To this purpose, two groups of pre-intermediate EFL learners, each with 20 subjects, as experimental and control group participated in study. The experimental group received instruction to learn new words in the form of video slides and scanned photos. After a period of 2 months of instruction 20 hours, 350 new words were presented. To estimate the effect of the treatment, pre and posttests were taken. Using some statistical procedures such as Spearman correlation and T-test, meaningful relationship could be identified between the procedures incorporated for both groups. However, the experimental group reached higher degree of achievement for the material presented to them by scoring higher in the total mean.


cognition, vocabulary, learning style, graphic devices

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