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This study investigates the use of SMS –a part of Mobile Technology- as a potential of learning vocabulary in English. The study was carried out for a week with 60 students from low SES in Turkey. A control and an experimental group –each consisting of 30 prep class students attending to ELT department at a university- were formed. While the control group was expected to learn the new words by classical techniques, the same words were sent to the experimental group as short messages. Both quantitative data analysis and qualitative survey data show that at the end of the study, there is a significant difference in favor of experimental group. Implications indicate that SMS can be used to teach vocabulary to digital natives providing motivation and promoting the regular study with push effect.
Abstract (Original Language): 
Bu çalışma, mobil teknolojisinin bir parçası olan SMS’in İngilizce kelime öğrenimindeki yerini araştırmaktadır. Türkiye’de yapılan bu çalışma bir devlet üniversitesindeki gelir seviyesi düşük 60 öğrenci ile bir hafta boyunca yürütüldü. Her biri İngiliz Dili Eğitimi Hazırlık programına devam eden 30 öğrenciyi kapsayan kontrol ve deney grupları oluşturuldu. Kontrol grubunun klasik yöntemlerle yeni kelimeler öğrenmesi beklenirken, deney grubuna yeni kelimeler kısa SMS’lerle gönderildi. Nicel ve nitel olarak yapılan verilerin analizi, deney grubunda anlamlı bir fark olduğunu göstermektedir. Bulgular, SMS’in sayısal vatandaş olarak adlandırılan öğrencilere kelime öğreniminde motivasyon sağladığı, itme etkisi (push) ile düzenli çalışmaya teşvik ettiği ve İngilizce kelime öğretiminde kullanılabileceğini göstermektedir.



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