VLI 11(2): Mueller & Hays (2022)

Vocabulary Learning Outside of the Classroom: Institutional Use of a Spaced Repetition Vocabulary Learning App
Kevin Muellera and George Haysb
aGlobal Teaching Institute; bSchool of Language Communication, Tokyo International University
doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v11.2.mueller
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The Global Teaching Institute (GTI) at Tokyo International University (TIU) was founded in 2013 with 10 faculty members and now in 2022 has 55 faculty members. In order to provide students with similar learning opportunities while improving and supplementing their general English vocabulary, the writers of the present paper, decided in phases, from small beta-runs in 2013 and 2014 to implement vocabulary learning app assignments institutionally for all English-major first- and second-year students. The spaced repetition learning app that has been utilized is WordEngine. This paper will provide an overview of the rationale and implementation as well as an introduction to WordEngine.

Mueller, K. and Hays, G. (2022). Vocabulary learning outside of the classroom: Institutional use of a spaced repetition vocabulary learning app. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction, 11(2), 48–56. https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v11.2.mueller