International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Effect of Episodic Texts on Developing Saudi EFL Students' Vocabulary and Grammatical Competence
Issam Mostafa Ta'amneh, Abeer Al-Ghazo

The present study aims at investigating the effect of Brown episodic model on developing Saudi EFL students' vocabulary and grammatical competence. To achieve the purpose of the study, the researchers prepared a vocabulary as well as a grammar test, which were used as pre-posttests. Moreover, the passages, which were chosen from the New Headway Plus, were changed into dialogues depending on episodic model. The sample of the study consisted 60 male EFL Saudi student who were studying Islamic studies at the university college of Taymaa in the academic year 2017/2018.The sample of the study was purposefully chosen to apply the study. The participants of the study were assigned into two groups; 30 students in the experimental and 30 students in the control groups. The study adopted the experimental design since one experimental group and one control group were selected purposefully. The data obtained from the students' responses in the vocabulary and grammar tests were analyzed using proper statistics analyses. The results of the study revealed that the scores of the students in the experimental group in the posttest were higher than the scores of the students in the control group. The results revealed that using episodic model had a positive effect in developing the Saudi EFL students' vocabulary and grammatical competence in the experimental group.

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