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An Empirical Study on the English Verbs Studies of Art ESLs in the Multimodal Approach

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DOI: 10.23977/langta.2021.040101 | Downloads: 33 | Views: 2044

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Yiqing Wang 1

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1 Shanghai Publishing and Printing College/Institute of Modern Media Technology and Art, Shanghai, China

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Yiqing Wang

ABSTRACT

This study tested 48 English as Second Language Learners (ESLs), who are art students in Chinese college, on their studies of English verbs using different multimodal approaches. The 48 students were divided into 3 groups. Materials of 16 verbs respectively with annotations in Chinese and English, pictures reflecting the word itself and with short video prescribing pronunciation were given to the students for a test. With deliberately preparation, the first test was carried out and the scores were recorded. After a week, a chronological test was held again to test if the students could still master the 16 verbs. This study indicates that comparing videos or words, pictures could help the art students best in their studies of English verbs.

KEYWORDS

multimodal approach, abstract verbs, art ESLs

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Yiqing Wang, An Empirical Study on the English Verbs Studies of Art ESLs in the Multimodal Approach. Journal of Language Testing & Assessment (2021) Vol. 4: 1-5. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/langta.2021.040101

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