Hiromi Nishioka*

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Vocabulary.com promotes learners’ vocabulary learning by providing short online vocabulary quizzes, explanations of answers, and online dictionaries In particular, the sophisticated algorithm and custom-made quiz function allow users to learn essential vocabulary at their level of proficiency efficiently. Educators can adopt the app to promote vocabulary teaching in online and blended online courses. However, the website designers could enhance vocabulary learning on the platform by improving the readability of the webpages, using explicit navigation words, and providing a simplified navigation path. It would also be worthwhile for the website designers to integrate functions to upload short sentences written by users and to offer feedback from native speakers. Such app design improvements may optimize vocabulary learning using Vocabulary.com.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-212
Number of pages8
JournalCALICO Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Computer Science Applications


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