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Textbook activities that promote deeper processing in EFL learning


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Sekulić, Ivana. (2017). Textbook activities that promote deeper processing in EFL learning. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Geld, Renata].

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The thesis deals with deeper processing likely to be promoted by vocabulary and grammar activities in EFL textbooks for Croatian elementary and high schools. The first part introduces the theoretical background on language processing, focusing primarily on the levels-of-processing theory and higher-order thinking. In addition, deeper processing is closely related to multimodal learning, so the thesis addresses the phenomenon of multimodal learning and the key models associated with it. The second part of the thesis pays special attention to the textbook analysis whose aim was to provide insight into the representation of vocabulary and grammar in EFL textbooks and examine whether vocabulary and grammar activities have the potential to encourage deeper input processing. In addition, the analysis investigated the illustrations present in the textbooks in order to see if they are purely decorative or actually contribute to learners` awareness and retention of the input.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: deeper processing, higher-order thinking, grammar, vocabulary, EFL textbooks
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Geld, Renata
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 10:17
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 10:17

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