The data were analyzed through SPSS software package, via Mann-Whitney U Test and Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Tests.
The qualitative data were obtained through a questionnaire and a semi-structured interview which were analyzed descriptively.
Thirty kindergartens were randomly selected for this purpose.
From the selected kindergartens 6 did not participate in the research of which 2 kindergartens were private and 4 were public.
—————————————- “A Case Study on Armenian EFL Learners’ Use of Mobile Phones for Listening Activities” By Arevik Nersisyan Thesis Committee: Irshat Madyarov, Ph. Results of this study show that the majority of EFL learners, acknowledging the benefits of mobile phone assisted listening activities, think that mobile phones can help them enhance their listening skills. Abstract This study aimed at investigating the role of graded readers in developing students’ speaking skills as well as the possible activities meant to develop the students’ speaking skills through reading graded readers.
The present study is a case study research which involves both qualitative and quantitative data: Questionnaire, Interview and Lesson Observations.Furthermore, the results of the analyses of the post interview and the self assessment checklist confirmed that learners had positive attitude towards the graded readers, as they provided the students with a lot of interactive activities which created an environment that was fun, enjoyable and effective for improving the students’ speaking skills. Abstract This study investigates the effect of blogging on idiom production in an academic EFL setting.—————————————– “The impact of Blogging on Idiom Production in an EFL Environment” By: Armineh Ab Thesis Committee: Irshat Madyarov, Ph. Blog as a motivating and user-friendly writing tool, which provides various options such as uploading pictures and commenting, was considered as a suitable tool for writing assignments aimed at enhancing idiom production.The data collected from the pre- and post-tests were analyzed by implementing the Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon tests, in order to compare the test results of both groups.The findings of the study indicated that graded readers are valid tools for developing students’ speaking skills.Both the pre and the post test were administered in the two groups.The quantitative data analysis was conducted with the SPSS software, namely Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney U tests.instructional materials on vocabulary acquisition in EFL setting.This study is quasi-experimental and it involved one control group and one experimental group (17 students in experimental group and 16 students in control group).The classes were held twice a week and the study was conducted over a period of ten weeks (overall 20 hours per group).Data was collected with the help of a pre and a posttest, a questionnaire, and an interview.