The Effect of Extensive Reading on Iranian EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Learning

Maryam Karimpour, Nader Assadi Aidinlou


Vocabulary knowledge has indispensable function in learning and using a language. The number of words one knows is really important in how effectively s/he makes use of a particular language. Thus, the current study aimed at investigating the effect of reading on vocabulary learning of the Iranian EFL learners. Sixty female elementary level learners took part in this quasi-experimental study which lasted for one academic semester. The results of the study provided strong support for the effectiveness of reading in vocabulary acquisition. The effectiveness of reading might be due to “a richer grasp of the contextual meaning and useâ€, “the concurrency of the two activities of reading and vocabulary learning†and having “a more learner-centered learning atmosphereâ€.


extensive reading, Iranian EFL learners, vocabulary learning

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