The Role of Lexical Chunks in Learning ESP Terms among Iranian Computer Engineering Students
Hashemifardnya, A., Namaziandost, E., & Rahimi, M. (2017)
The present study was carried out to investigate the effects of lexical chunks on improving Iranian computer engineering students' ESP terms. To reach this objective, firstly 60 homogeneous computer engineering students from Azad University of Ramhormoz were chosen for the target participants. They were divided into two equal groups of 30 members: experimental and control groups. Then the researcher employed a researcher-made pretest for tapping their present status of ESP terms. After the pretest, the researchers started to teach the experimental group by using lexical chunks during 10 sessions. The control group received no treatment. At the end, the researcher administered the posttest. After collecting the data, they were analyzed by using Independent and Paired Samples T-tests. The results revealed that experimental group outperformed the control group in the post-test. It was proved that lexical chunks teaching helped the computer students to learn ESP terms more efficiently.