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Utilizing QR Codes for Vocabulary Quiz in the TOEIC Classroom

  • Modern English Education
  • Abbr : MEESO
  • 2015, 16(4), pp.45-63
  • Publisher : The Modern English Education Society
  • Research Area : Humanities > English Language and Literature > English Language Teaching

Yoo-jean, Lee 1

1단국대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The present study examined the effect of using Quick Response (QR) code, which makes it easier to access a website or resources immediately, with the smartphone as a means of assessing students’ vocabulary knowledge. Ninety-six Korean EFL university students who were taking a core intermediate level TOEIC course participated in this study. During the semester, 51 took the QR code-delivered vocabulary quiz, while the other 45 were being given the paper-delivered one. The two groups’ vocabulary quiz scores were compared, and the QR code-based groups’ responses to the survey were analyzed. The survey results indicated that the students were in favor of using the QR code as it helped them become more motivated, practice more to learn new words and to use them appropriately within sentences, and consequently improve their vocabulary and writing ability. And these positive perceptions of using the QR code for a limited time seemed to have led them to better perform on the vocabulary quiz than those in the paper-based group. It is suggested that the QR code should be used for only a brief time under strict control of teachers in order to maximize language learning.

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