Document Type : Research Paper


1 University of Medical Sciences of Isfahan

2 Sheikh-bahaee University


The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of blended learning and multimedia softwares on Iranian ESP students' vocabulary learning. To this end, 120 Iranian ESP learners were assigned to two groups: the experimental and control groups. The experimental group received instructions through multimedia softwares while the control group received traditional instructions. The data were collected through a vocabulary posttest and classroom observations. The results indicated the great level of disparity between the two groups of learners regarding their acquisition of new vocabulary - in other words, multimedia softwares had positive effect on students' vocabulary learning. In addition, learning with technology also showed positive activity engagement. Based on the current study, suggestions were made on how multimedia softwares can be adopted and incorporated more effectively in ESP classes.