Journal of Foreign Language Education and Technology

AComparison of Teaching Vocabulary throughAudio-Visual Materials versusTraditional Ways

Abstract

Merve Nur

The present research aims at comparing whether teaching vocabulary by the help of audio-visual materials or through traditional ways is a better option in EFL settings. The differences between audiovisual materials and traditional wayshave been remarked in the current study.Theexperimentlasted 3 weeksand was carried out with 36 secondary school students(control and experiment groups). Eachgroup consisted of 18 participants. Firstly,the predetermined target words were taught to both groups byaudiovisual materials ortraditional ways such as writing, repeating, and translation. Secondly, avocabulary quiz was applied to the experimental and control groups. When the scoreswere compared, there wasn’t anysignificant difference. However, the experimental group was relatively more successful than the control group.Thirdly, aquestionnaire and an interview were applied to the participants by the researcher. The results showedthat participants prefer to useaudiovisual materials in vocabulary activities. Also, it was observed that audiovisual materials make the lessons more interesting and promote the motivation of the learners.

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