VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2019

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Anki – Vivid memory, cards ready!
Trinh Thu Trang

Building: Library
Room: Lobby - 3rd Floor
Date: 2019-10-11 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Last modified: 2019-09-20

Abstract


It is widely acknowledged that technology has been coming as a boon for learning and teaching a language. At the same time, a myriad of software applications is invented to facilitate foreign language acquisition. Among those is Anki, a free educational programme which is well-known for enhancing language learners’ memorization by using electronic flashcards that are available on computers and smartphones. In the world, Anki has been being applied in several language classes, and the tangible results that it brings to leaners are impressive. A study conducted by Usak University in Turkey proved considerable benefits thirteen students obtained after three weeks learning with Anki for ten minutes every day. The research then shows the growing perception of these students of learning academic vocabulary and the useful aspects of using Anki in language learning. This study discusses further advantages of using Anki as a multi-purpose tool in learning and teaching English which is suitable for students with different learning styles. In particular, not only is Anki used for remembering a wide vocabulary, but it also assists English learners in improving their pronunciation, listening and speaking skills thanks to additional properties that can be installed on the platform. Besides, the study suggests teachers exploit Anki for designing learning activities such as revising vocabulary and grammatical exercises to aid their students in the process of learning English in a non-speaking country like Vietnam.

 

 


Keywords


Anki; learning vocabulary; flashcards