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  1. English Vocabulary Teaching Strategies

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    王敏

    2012-01-01

    Vocabulary is very necessary in language teaching and acquisition.If students have a certain amount of vocabulary,they will overcome many difficulties in reading.listening、 speaking and writing.In vocabulary teaching,scholars have been working hard to find better ways.This paper attempts to find how to improve students’ enthusiasm of learning vocabulary and teach vocabulary more successfully and effectively.

  2. Vocabulary Teaching Strategies in College

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    张爱荣

    2009-01-01

    We all focus on the students' abilities of listening, speaking, wading, writing and translating in college teaching. But actually, it is nothing without vocabulary. Thus, vocabulary teaching is an essential part in English teaching. However, seme traditional teaching takes vocabuhury out from the context, which costs a lot of time and energy, but students are involved in the dull circle of memorizing to forgetting to memorizing again. Finally, they lose their patience on English learning and maybe give it up. In this paper, we discuss some vocabulary teaching strategies, so as to help the memorizing of vocabulary and enhance the efficiency of vocabulary teaching and learning.

  3. Vocabulary teaching strategies

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    徐桂荣

    2016-01-01

    Vocabulary has always been one of the significant issues related both with teachers and learners of foreign languages. How to teach vocabulary efficiency? Teachers should choose proper ways to instruct words. Many teachers often write new words they want to teach on the blackboard and then explain them one by one. It makes students feel bored. This paper will summarize some teaching approaches that are better on teaching English words.

  4. Strategies for teaching and learning vocabulary

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    Feng Teng

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This article presents an overview of current research on second language vocabulary learning and proposes eight strategies for teaching and learning vocabulary. First, to facilitate effective vocabulary teaching, choosing high-frequency words is essential. Teachers of vocabulary also need to add explicit, intentional teaching to incidental learning. In addition, vocabulary learning strategies including morphological awareness and lexical inference provides a platform by which learners can improve both receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge. This article also suggests that productive vocabulary knowledge needs more attention than receptive vocabulary knowledge, and that available textbooks seldom address vocabulary sufficiently. In summary, it is very important for all learners and teachers to acknowledge that learning vocabulary is incremental in nature, and we should develop a principled, long-term program for teaching and learning vocabulary.

  5. Advanced Teaching Strategies of College English Vocabulary

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    谭萍

    2016-01-01

    Vocabulary teaching is an important part in English teaching, which purpose is to foster students to use learned words to conduct language communication, increasing the capability of language using in daily life. This paper analyzes the present condition and exposes the problems existing in English vocabulary teaching and learning, then, puts forward some scientific, effective strategies for the education of English vocabulary. I hope these teaching strategies can help teachers improve their teaching methods and help English learners acquire knowledge easily and efficiently.

  6. TEACHING VOCABULARY LEARNING STRATEGIES IN CLASSROOM

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    ZhangWentao

    2004-01-01

    Vocabulary knowledge is one component of language skills such as reading and writing and enables language learners to more appropriate language use. 13ecause of the features of vocabulary learning, which is wide coverage in content and time, teaching vocabulary should base on learners previous knowledge and arouse their motivation to .further learning. Teaching language learning strategy in class can help studentsmore consciously monitor their learning, learn autonomously and become independent learner. Hence teacher should attach great importance to the instruction of voeabalary learnig strategies to students in classroom. This paper discusses theoretically the function and application of teaching learning strategy in vocabulary learning and also provides an applicable class sample to teach some vocabulary learning strategies to students.

  7. A Research on Vocabulary Teaching Strategies and Students’ Mastery

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    Tian Yuan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available By means of questionnaire and quantitative research, this article aims at investigating the effects on students’ mastery of vocabulary by studying teachers’ adoption of seven kinds of common vocabulary teaching strategies and the usage of analyzing strategies in intensive English in order to improve vocabulary teaching strategies and to help enlarge students’ vocabulary.

  8. A RESEARCH ON VOCABULARY TEACHING STRATEGIES AND STUDENTS’ MASTERY

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    Tian Yuan; Liu Bingbing

    2013-01-01

    By means of questionnaire and quantitative research, this article aims at investigating the effects on students’ mastery of vocabulary by studying teachers’ adoption of seven kinds of common vocabulary teaching strategies and the usage of analyzing strategies in intensive English in order to improve vocabulary teaching strategies and to help enlarge students’ vocabulary.

  9. A Study on English Vocabulary Teaching Strategies of Middle School

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    付宗菊

    2014-01-01

    Vocabulary is an ele mentary component of a language, which is essential to communication and plays an important role in language learning. Therefore, how to strengthen and improve the vocabulary teaching has become one of important fields in English teaching. To some degree, whether or not the vocabulary teaching is successful will have direct effect on the quality of English teaching. In retrospect, foreign language researchers and educators have probed into vocabulary teaching theoretically and practically on the second language acquisition, linguistics, psychology, pedagogy and have obtained great accomplishment. The present paper incorporates five parts: 1) introduction, 2) English vocabulary learning strategies, 3) English vocabulary teaching principles and strategies and 4) conclusion.

  10. Strategies on teaching English vocabulary of Non-English majors

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    李辉

    2014-01-01

    As we know that mastery of vocabulary is an essential component of foreign language acquisition, and learners cannot learn a language without vocabulary. Based on the vocabulary leaning problems of Non-English majors, this article makes analysis of the main factors for the problems and tries to provide some vocabulary teaching strategies to solve the problems.

  11. Five Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary as a Process.

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    Hadaway, Nancy L; Florez, Viola

    1988-01-01

    Recommends five process-oriented strategies for teaching vocabulary: (1) teach words in context; (2) move from known to unknown; (3) group and categorize items; (4) relate content to students' interests; and (5) provide for constant review. (ARH)

  12. VOCABULARY TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

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    Adriana Teodorescu

    2011-01-01

    This paper aims at presenting various strategies and techniques used in vocabulary teaching and learning while reassessing the importance and role of vocabulary knowledge in second language acquisition. Lexical knowledge has proven to be central to communicative competence and to the acquisition of a second language. Besides, vocabulary knowledge involves much more than knowledge of single words, but knowledge of how words work together to achieve a communicative function.

  13. VOCABULARY TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

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    Adriana Teodorescu

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims at presenting various strategies and techniques used in vocabulary teaching and learning while reassessing the importance and role of vocabulary knowledge in second language acquisition. Lexical knowledge has proven to be central to communicative competence and to the acquisition of a second language. Besides, vocabulary knowledge involves much more than knowledge of single words, but knowledge of how words work together to achieve a communicative function.

  14. VOCABULARY TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

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    Adriana Teodorescu

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims at presenting various strategies and techniques used in vocabulary teaching and learning while reassessing the importance and role of vocabulary knowledge in second language acquisition. Lexical knowledge has proven to be central to communicative competence and to the acquisition of a second language. Besides, vocabulary knowledge involves much more than knowledge of single words, but knowledge of how words work together to achieve a communicative function.

  15. Teaching Vocabulary

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    Lessard-Clouston, M.

    2013-01-01

    Vocabulary is central to English language teaching. Without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas. Teachers who find the task of teaching English vocabulary a little daunting are not alone! This book presents important issues from recent vocabulary research and theory so that teachers may approach…

  16. Teaching Vocabulary

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    Lessard-Clouston, M.

    2013-01-01

    Vocabulary is central to English language teaching. Without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas. Teachers who find the task of teaching English vocabulary a little daunting are not alone! This book presents important issues from recent vocabulary research and theory so that teachers may approach…

  17. The Use of Vocabulary Learning Strategies in Teaching Turkish as a Second Language

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    Baskin, Sami; Iscan, Adem; Karagoz, Beytullah; Birol, Gülnur

    2017-01-01

    Vocabulary learning is the basis of the language learning process in teaching Turkish as a second language. Vocabulary learning strategies need to be used in order for vocabulary learning to take place effectively. The use of vocabulary learning strategies facilitates vocabulary learning and increases student achievement. Each student uses a…

  18. Constructivist Strategies for English Vocabulary Teaching in Senior Middle School

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    程文文

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary is one of the cores of language abilities in communication. As the main means to help students learn new words and expressions, vocabulary teaching is very important. Constructivism and constructivist learning theory are proposed by the Swiss psychologist Piaget at the earliest, and then completed by many linguists and psychologists to form a rigorously theoretical system.

  19. Vocabulary Acquisition and Teaching Strategies%词汇习得与教学方法

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    王谦; 黄云婷

    2013-01-01

    With a growing number of scholars starting to focus on vocabulary acquisition, this paperis also to explore the vocabulary acquisition from two aspects:denotative and connotative meaning and syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations. Then some strategies on vocabulary learning and teaching are demonstrated.

  20. VOCABULARY STRATEGIES AND VOCABULARY LEARNING

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    2001-01-01

    This research is a comparative study of Chinese EFLgradutes′vocabulary strategies applied in their EGeneralAP(English for General Academic Purposes)and ESpecialAP(English for Special Academic Purpose)learning.Participantswere the first-year graduates of non-English major in ChinaPharmaceutical University(N=102).The present study uses ataxonomy of strategies developed by O’Malley and Chamot(1990),which was modified to more accurately reflectvocabulary strategies(altogether 31 sub-strategy variables within16 strategies).Analysis through SAS(Statistic Analysis System)on the collected date has revealed that:1)Learners apply more types of vocabulary stategies inEGeneralAP than in ESpecialAP vocabulary learning.2)Translation and Extensive Reading gain higher frequencyof application in ESpecialAP learning.3)11 vocabulary strategies strongly predict EGeneralAPvocabulary achievement and only 6 strategies strongly predictESpecialAp vocabulary achievement.At the end of the paper,some practical suggestions aremade for EFL graduate teachers to adjust their teaching targetand methods.

  1. Teaching English Vocabulary to Elementary Mexican American Students in South Texas: Some Responsive Modern Instructional Strategies

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    Ekiaka Nzai, Valentin; Reyna, Concepción

    2014-01-01

    Teaching reading and vocabulary to Mexican American children in the United States of America today requires an acknowledgment of historical social injustice that continues to affect many communities in South Texas. This article debriefs some vocabulary teaching strategies--such as mnemonics and game play under the learning centers…

  2. Teaching English Vocabulary to Elementary Mexican American Students in South Texas: Some Responsive Modern Instructional Strategies

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    Ekiaka Nzai, Valentin; Reyna, Concepción

    2014-01-01

    Teaching reading and vocabulary to Mexican American children in the United States of America today requires an acknowledgment of historical social injustice that continues to affect many communities in South Texas. This article debriefs some vocabulary teaching strategies--such as mnemonics and game play under the learning centers…

  3. Teaching Vocabulary: The Relationship between Techniques of Teaching and Strategies of Learning New Vocabulary Items

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    Elyas, Tariq; Alfaki, Ibrahim

    2014-01-01

    This study aims to investigate the techniques of teaching new lexis which are adopted by non-native teachers of English language. It also aims to investigate the strategies of learning new lexis which are adopted by learners in relation to their level. The work is based on two hypotheses: It is hypothesized that there is a relationship between the…

  4. 英语词汇教学摭拾%Teaching Strategies of English Vocabulary

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    张莉

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary is one of three elements of language, so it is essential for language teaching. As we all know, vocabulary teaching is an important part in English teaching,because it will directly affect students English integrated applied abilities.This paper consists of the importance,problems in vocabulary teaching and teaching strategies.%词汇是语言的三要素之一,语言教学离不开词汇教学。词汇教学是一项重要的教学环节,这将直接影响学生对英语的综合运用能力。本文从词汇教学的重要性,词汇教学存在的问题以及教师应采用的策略来阐述。

  5. Effects of coaching on educators' vocabulary-teaching strategies during shared reading.

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    Namasivayam, Ashwini M; Hipfner-Boucher, Kathy; Milburn, Trelani; Weitzman, Elaine; Greenberg, Janice; Pelletier, Janette; Girolametto, Luigi

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether an emergent literacy professional development program enhanced educators' use of vocabulary-teaching strategies during shared reading with small groups of pre-schoolers. Thirty-two pre-school educators and small groups of pre-schoolers from their classrooms were randomly assigned to experimental or comparison groups. The 15 educators in the experimental group received four in-service workshops as well as five individualized classroom coaching sessions. The comparison group received only the workshops. Each educator was video-recorded reading a storybook to a small group of pre-schoolers at pre-test and post-test. The videos were transcribed and coded to yield measures of the vocabulary-teaching strategies and children's vocabulary-related talk. The findings revealed that the children in the experimental group engaged in significantly more vocabulary-related talk relative to the comparison group. A non-significant trend in the data indicated that educators in the experimental group used more vocabulary-teaching strategies at post-test. The educators' familiarity with children's authors and book titles at pre-test was a significant predictor of their outcomes. These findings suggest that an emergent literacy professional development program that includes coaching can enhance children's participation in vocabulary-related conversations with their educators.

  6. Teaching English Vocabulary

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    郝丹

    2014-01-01

    Grammar provides the overall patterns, and vocabulary is the material to put in the patterns. Without grammar we can convey a little, but without vocabulary we can convey nothing. Vocabulary teaching is an indispensable part of English curriculum. Art is a kind of creation. Teaching vocabulary artistically can make teachers and students build up created consciousness in teaching and learning vocabulary activities and teachers put their experience and emotions towards beauty into teaching activities to raise general vocabulary teaching activities to appreciation of beauty and creative activities, convert bitter into happy, tense into ease. Thus the non-intellectual factors like motive, interest, emotion, self-confidence and so on can be developed naturally and they will elaborate a great part in English vocabulary teaching. At the same time, the relationship between teachers and students can get improved fundamentally furthest and it pushes vocabulary teaching powerfully in turn.

  7. Teaching Vocabulary Learning Strategies in German as a Foreign Language Class in Slovenian High Schools

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    Andreja Retelj

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to find out the type and the frequency of vocabulary learning strategies that German language teachers teach in their classes. An online questionnaire which included 37 vocabulary learning strategies based on Schmitt’s (1997 and Nation’s (2001 taxonomies was administered to 72 German teachers. The results revealed that all vocabulary learning strategies were instructed in German as foreign language lessons in Slovenia; however, 10 strategies were instructed often, 19 strategies occasionally and 8 strategies rarely. None of the strategies were instructed very often. The strategies that teachers often taught in their classes included learning the meaning from context, guessing and active use of words. The strategies that were occasionally instructed cover also other aspects of word knowledge. Strategies that promote memorization of words were rarely instructed. We can conclude that German teachers with the deliberate instruction of vocabulary learning strategies contribute to learners’ autonomy in learning German language and indirectly in further learning of foreign languages.

  8. 谈有效的词汇教学策略%Strategies of Effective Vocabulary Teaching

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    林岚

    2006-01-01

    This essay is focused on college English vocabulary teaching and mainly probes into the effective vocabulary teaching strategies based on relevant semantic theories--semantic field,derivation,core meaning and prototype.The author explores three vocabulary teaching procedures,that is,how to get a desirable word list,how to teach words with different qualities by adopting different strategies,and how to consolidate the words students have learnt,and then offer certain effective solutions to each stage.%本文从相关的语义学理论入手,着重探讨了大学英语词汇教学的有效手段和策略.文中主要涉及词汇教学中存在的三方面问题,即:如何获得适应不同层次学生需求的单词表;如何将单词表进行分类;如何巩固学生已学的单词.作者在语义学理论的基础上分别就以上三个问题提出了相应的对策,以实现大学英语词汇教学的预期目标.

  9. Linking Research and Practice: Effective Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary in the ESL Classroom

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    Nam, Jihyun

    2010-01-01

    Vocabulary plays a pivotal role in the ESL classroom. Whereas a considerable amount of research has examined effective ESL vocabulary teaching and learning, missing are studies that provide examples of how to put various research findings into practice: that is, apply them to real texts including target vocabulary items. In order to close the gap…

  10. Linking Research and Practice: Effective Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary in the ESL Classroom

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    Nam, Jihyun

    2010-01-01

    Vocabulary plays a pivotal role in the ESL classroom. Whereas a considerable amount of research has examined effective ESL vocabulary teaching and learning, missing are studies that provide examples of how to put various research findings into practice: that is, apply them to real texts including target vocabulary items. In order to close the gap…

  11. How to develop vocabulary learning strategies

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    董振

    2010-01-01

    @@ Due to limited class time,students will not be able to learn all the vocabulary simply from class teaching.Thus we need to help students develop items vocabulary learning strategies so that they can effectively acquire more vocabulary on their own,especially outside the class.Below are some strategies.

  12. Considerations on Carrying Out Vocabulary Teaching Efficiently

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    吴白音那

    2002-01-01

    This paper analyses current situations and some problems with vocabulary leaning confronted by students (especially Mongolian students) in Inner Mongolian, which should be solved urgently since the requirements of College English Teaching Curriculum are increasing, and it points out the improvement of vocabulary teaching strategies should become college English teachers' main concern. Finally, interesting methods of presenting vocabulary and effective ways of checking students' vocabulary are suggested ...

  13. Influence of Three Teaching Strategies on Korean EFL Students' Vocabulary Development

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    Chin, Cheongsook

    2009-01-01

    This research examined the effectiveness of three different learning strategies on Korean EFL students' vocabulary comprehension and retention: context, semantic mapping, and word lists. 116 college freshmen were placed into one of the three treatments of vocabulary instruction. Subjects were tested on varying levels of vocabulary knowledge using…

  14. Vocabulary Learning Strategies

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    Craven, Laurence

    2015-01-01

    The prominent role of vocabulary knowledge in second or foreign language learning has been recently recognized by theorists and researchers in the field. This article aims to provide a digest of recent research on vocabulary learning strategies specifically in the English as a foreign language context in Japan. In Japan where there is minimal exposure to English in daily life and where word knowledge is often tested, teachers should be informing learners about vocabulary learning strategies a...

  15. Supplements to Traditional Vocabulary Teaching

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    布亚男

    2012-01-01

      In a word, Vocabulary plays an indispensable part in language proficiency and provides much of the basis of how wel learns language, so it cannot be ignored. I discussed Schools’ viewpoints on the vocabulary teaching ,Reason for forgetting, Traditional approach to vocabulary teaching, supplements to vocabulary teaching,the author hope the above content can offer some hints for language learners.

  16. TEACHING VOCABULARY THROUGH SENTENCES

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    irfan tosuncuoglu

    2015-12-01

    Almost every teacher is certain about that vocabulary is an important facet of learning a second language. It may be more important than grammar, at least in so far as this concerns communication , and particularly in the early stages when learners seem to understand that amassing a basic vocabulary is very important to fluency in another language. As a rule, receptive vocabulary exceeds productive vocabulary and why listening with comprehension and speaking with comprehension are two very different things—the latter a more difficult cognitive process than the former. Furthermore, vocabulary acquisition is highly idiosyncratic and depends largely on the learner and her or his individual learning styles and cognitive abilities. No two people learn alike. In particular, as understanding and fluency increases,  individual interests and even needs will change, which then requires teacher-assisted guidance and remediation vis-à-vis the compilation of a specified and nuanced vocabulary that is tailored to the learner’s more practical linguistic needs, whatever these might be. In this case, new vocabulary items are more likely to be recalled and communicative. Essential to such an approach to teaching vocabulary acquisition, it is argued here, is exposure to authentic language, that is, reading, writing, listening, and speaking in class that both engages the visual, tactile, and aural-oral senses and imprints. In the case of texts, it is paramount that the comprehension level be such that the learner can guestimate with a nigh degree of accuracy the meaning and proper usage of new vocabulary items without a dictionary and thus from their context. And the more often these new vocabulary items appear, the more likely it is that their full meaning will be understood and committed to memory.  For that reason we wanted to make use of sentences in vocabulary teaching.

  17. A Brief Introduction on the Vocabulary Teaching Strategies%英语诃汇教学策略浅析

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    苏佳卓

    2011-01-01

    作为语言三要素(语音、词汇、语法)之一的词汇,是语言的重要组成部分。正确的词汇教学策略能够达到帮助学生有效地掌握并在实践中准确地运用词汇的目的。词汇教学要注意:灵活设定教学目标;关注高频词汇和主流词汇;注意同源词和固定搭配;避免词的交叉干扰。%Vocabulary, together with pronunciation and grammar, are three ingredients of language. Vocabulary teaching strategies play a vital role in helping students build up vocabulary, and use words in an appropriate way. When teaching vocabulary, it is highly i

  18. Interactive College English Vocabulary Teaching

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    杨敏

    2013-01-01

    Vocabulary learning is the foundation of language learning and the security to realize the language communication. However, vocabulary learning for many students is a difficulty which is hard to pass across. This paper attempts to explore the present vocabulary teaching reform, which aims to establish a teaching method that is to help students develop vocabulary learn-ing interest with the game.

  19. Conceptual Metaphor and English Vocabulary Teaching

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    徐立

    2013-01-01

      We can see how metaphors exist in everyday language, even if we may not always notice. Metaphor plays an important role in vocabulary teaching. In accordance with the analysis of the fundamental theories proposed by Lakoff&Johnson (1980), this thesis provides some suggestions which help English teachers improve vocabulary teaching strategies.

  20. 初中英语词汇教学的有效性策略%Effective Strategies for Junior High School English Vocabulary Teaching

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    黄勤春

    2011-01-01

    This paper raises some feasible strategies for improving English vocabulary teaching effect according to problems in the current English vocabulary teaching.%本文针对现在英语词汇教学中的问题,提出了提高英语词汇教学效率的可行性办法。

  1. 英语词汇教学中的认知策略%The cognitive Strategy in English Vocabulary Teaching

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    郑维

    2012-01-01

    在外语词汇教学中,教师应指导学生学习、运用有效的词汇认知策略,而且还要培养学生对自己学习过程进行调节和控制情绪的能力,减少学生词汇学习的盲目性,提高英语词汇的学习效率。%In vocabulary teaching, teachers should guide students to learn and apply effective vocabulary cognitive strategy, cultivate their ability to regulate and control emotion in learning process, and reduce blindness in learning vocabulary to promote the efficiency of learning vocabulary.

  2. VOCABULARY AND LANGUAGE TEACHING

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    Abrudan Cristiana

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we have looked at the difference between teaching language structure and teaching vocabulary. We have discussed how counts of frequency alone are not enough to determine what words should be taught. We have seen that knowing a word means more than just knowing its meaning. Even that is problematical since meaning includes sense relations and context, for example. To know a word we also need to know about its use, how it is formed and what grammatical behavior it provokes. Above all, in this paper, we have approached the idea of how vocabulary teaching and learning need to be emphasized in order for students to be competent language users.

  3. Cooperative Learning Strategy The Round Table in Teaching English Vocabulary to Secondary School Pupils

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    Bambale, Ieva

    2008-01-01

    Vocabulary development is an important element in every human’s life in order to be able to communicate not only in the native language but also in any other language. Wordage influences communication possibilities. To enrich vocabulary to secondary school students the author of the Diploma Paper offers to use Cooperative Learning strategy the Round Table because it offers students a possibility to interact and they are allowed to have equal roles when participating. That is the reason why th...

  4. Discussion on University English Vocabulary Teaching

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    关颖

    2014-01-01

    Vocabulary is the foundation of language systems and the students' vocabulary ability directly affects their ability of lis⁃tening, speaking, reading, writing and translating.However, the traditional college English teaching of vocabulary can't meet the needs of memorizing words for students. Memorizing words is a heavy burden of students.Teaching practice shows that using the etymology of auxiliary teaching in the process of teaching can improve the students' learning interest and deepen their memory,al⁃so can improve the efficiency of vocabulary memory,which isnot only help students enlarge their vocabulary, but also can strengthen the students understand the English national cultures.In this paper, we start from the importance of vocabulary teach⁃ing and the present situation of college English vocabulary teaching,we talk about the feasibility of using etymology college Eng⁃lish vocabulary teaching strategies based on the etymology related knowledgein this paper in order to improve the English skills for students.

  5. VOCABULARY AND LANGUAGE TEACHING

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    Abrudan Cristiana

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we have looked at the difference between teaching language structure and teaching vocabulary. We have discussed how counts of frequency alone are not enough to determine what words should be taught. We have seen that knowing a word means more than just knowing its meaning. Even that is problematical since meaning includes sense relations and context, for example. To know a word we also need to know about its use, how it is formed and what grammatical behavior it provokes. Above ...

  6. Mobile English Vocabulary Learning Based on Concept-Mapping Strategy

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    Liu, Pei-Lin

    2016-01-01

    Numerous researchers in education recognize that vocabulary is essential in foreign language learning. However, students often encounter vocabulary that is difficult to remember. Providing effective vocabulary learning strategies is therefore more valuable than teaching students a large amount of vocabulary. The purpose of this study was to…

  7. The Effect of Language Learning Strategies on Learning Vocabulary in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language

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    Fatma BÖLÜKBAŞ

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study is to specify the learning strategies that the students use while learning Turkish as a foreign language and the effects of these strategies on learning vocabulary. Conducted in compliance with “pretest – posttest control group model” among experimental patterns, this study involved 40 students of Turkish as a foreign language in Istanbul University Language Center, who were divided into two groups as the experimental group and the control group, each of which consisted ...

  8. Teaching Vocabulary for Peace Education.

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    de Matos, Francisco Gomes

    2002-01-01

    Shows English-as-a-Second-Language educators how vocabulary teaching can become humanizingly meaningful through the use of techniques inspired by some of the interdependent traditions to peace, and to make a plea for ESL teachers and learners to humanize their repertoires of best practices in vocabulary teaching and learning. (Author/VWL)

  9. The Exploration of Effective Strategies of College English Vocabulary Teaching%有效的大学英语词汇教学策略探究

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    张哲华

    2012-01-01

      Vocabulary teaching is extremely important in college English teaching. Nowadays there exist many problems in col⁃lege English vocabulary teaching, which influence on the students’English learning. The effective college English vocabulary teaching strategies include: 1) teaching and learning vocabularies in the context; 2) strengthening the understanding and memory of the vocabularies through association;3) mastering the strategies to memorize and study vocabularies and developing self-aware⁃ness of acquiring vocabularies;4) empathizing emotional factors and developing the active motives to learn vocabularies. Through those strategies,it is helpful to improve the present situation of college English vocabulary teaching and promote the quality of col⁃lege English teaching and learning.%  词汇教学在大学英语教学中至关重要。目前在大学英语教学中,制约学生英语学习的只要问题是词汇。词汇作为学习语言的基础,在教学中常用的教学策略有:在语境中教、学词汇;通过联想,加深对词汇的理解与记忆;掌握词汇记忆、学习策略,培养习得词汇的自我意识;注重情感因素,培养学生学习词汇的积极动机。在教学中合理运用这些策略,有利于改进学生的英语学习状况,通告学生掌握词汇的能力,为学生学好英语打下坚实的基础。

  10. English Vocabulary Memorizing Strategies

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    侯首慧

    2014-01-01

    With the high-speed development of society, English has already become a university language and learning English is the basic requirement to learners. Vocabulary learning is one of the key factors in English Learning. This paper focuses on the vocabulary memories strategies.%随着社会高速发展,对任何学习者来说,掌握英语,这个世界性语言是学习中最基本的要求。词汇学习当然是英语学习中关键因素之一。本文将侧重介绍词汇记忆的策略。

  11. 词汇教学策略在英语教学中的运用%The Application of Vocabulary Teaching Strategy in English Teaching

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    郭海燕

    2011-01-01

    Starting from the application of vocabulary teaching strategy in English teaching,this thesis argues that strategy training should be an indispensable part of the English class so that the students can sharpen their ability to use language comprehensively.%本文探讨了词汇教学策略在英语教学中的运用,以此提出教师应将策略培养纳入课堂教学,培养学生综合使用语言的能力。

  12. Talking about Cultural Elements in Vocabulary and English Vocabulary Teaching

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    Zhang Jinjing

    2015-01-01

    By illustrating the significance of cultural elements in vocabulary and current situations in English vocabulary teaching,the author hope that English teachers can pay more attention to cultural elements behind the conceptual meanings of English words and change their method of teaching to motivate students' interest in vocabulary learning.

  13. Talking about Cultural Elements in Vocabulary and English Vocabulary Teaching

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    Zhang; Jinjing

    2015-01-01

    By illustrating the significance of cultural elements in vocabulary and current situations in English vocabulary teaching,the author hope that English teachers can pay more attention to cultural elements behind the conceptual meanings of English words and change their method of teaching to motivate students’ interest in vocabulary learning.

  14. Impact of Training Deep Vocabulary Learning Strategies on Vocabulary Retention of Iranian EFL Learners

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Considering the overall tendency of foreign language learners to use mechanical strategies of rote rehearsal in vocabulary learning and their resistance towards use of 'deep' vocabulary learning strategies, namely contextual guessing, Keyword Method, metacognitive strategy, and semantic mapping, this study intended (a to explore what impact the instruction of these deep strategies, on vocabulary retention of 32 post-intermediate adult EFL Iranian learners, (b to determine how the variable of gender influences the vocabulary retention of students after receiving training in these strategies. To this end, on the basis of a strategy-based model of instruction–CALLA (Chamot & O'Malley, 1994, the experimental group received training in using 'deep' vocabulary learning strategies while the control group received only the common method of vocabulary teaching. After the treatment, following factorial design, the performance of the participants in the teacher-made vocabulary test as posttest was analyzed statistically.  The results indicated higher vocabulary retention for the experimental group, and it was revealed that female students were more receptive to strategy training. This study provides evidence for confirmation of 'depth of processing' hypothesis and the emerging theory about the impact of gender on effective strategy teaching and use, and it recommends incorporation of teaching these 'deep' strategies of vocabulary learning into EFL classrooms.

  15. On Vocabulary Teaching%关于词汇教学

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    王建卿

    2005-01-01

    Vocabulary is a very important part of language teaching and learning. This article discusses vocabulary teaching from the aspects of "aspects of vocabulary teaching, pattern of vocabulary teaching, memory and teaching techniques of vocabulary and strategies-based instruction on vocabulary teaching".%词汇是语言教学的一个很重要的方面.文章讨论了以下方面:词汇教学的方面,词汇教学的模式、记忆和词汇数学技艺以及在词汇数学中应对学生进行词汇学习策略指导.

  16. Techniques for Vocabulary Teaching in Elementary English

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    刘丽华

    2004-01-01

    All teachers know very well how important vocabulary is in learning language, but, for many years, vocabulary has all been neglected in language teaching. In this essay will try to introduce some practical and effective methods in presenting, practising,and consolidating vocabulary in elementary level in which, I wish, the elementary teachers may get some inspiration for their vocabulary teaching.

  17. Vocabulary Learning Strategies in an ESP Context

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The paper focuses on vocabulary learning strategies as a subcategory of language learning strategies and their instruction within the ESP context at the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport in Portorož. Vocabulary strategy instruction will be implemented at our faculty as part of a broader PhD research into the effect of language learning strategy instruction on strategy use and subject-specific and general language acquisition. Additional variables that will be taken into consideration are language proficiency, motivation and learning styles of the students. The introductory section in which the situation that triggered my PhD research is presented is followed by a theoretical introduction to the concept of language and vocabulary learning strategies. The aspects that the paper focuses on are the central role of lexis within ESP, vocabulary learning strategy taxonomies, and the presentation of research studies made in the examined field to date. The final section presents the explicit vocabulary learning strategy instruction model. In the conclusion, some implications for teaching can be found.

  18. 大学英语词汇教学策略探讨%A Discussion on Vocabulary Teaching Strategies in College English

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    操晶

    2013-01-01

    英语教学中词汇是十分重要的一个部分,而传统的英语词汇教学存在许多弊端,很多大学生在学习词汇方面存在很多问题。该文首先通过问卷调查法对大学生的词汇学习策略做一个描述性的研究。然后,通过问卷结果来探讨一些很难想到却十分实用的词汇教学策略,希望能帮助提高教师的词汇教学能力。%Vocabulary is a very important part in English teaching. There are many shortcomings in traditional English teaching, and many college students have many difficulties in learning the vocabulary. This paper first has a descriptive study of the college students’vocabulary learning strategies and attitudes by way of questionnaire. And then, according to the result of the question-naire, some difficult-to-think-of but very applicable vocabulary teaching strategies are introduced in the hope of helping the teachers teach vocabulary.

  19. Teaching Word Recognition, Spelling, and Vocabulary: Strategies from "The Reading Teacher."

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    Rasinski, Timothy V., Ed.; Padak, Nancy D., Ed.; Church, Brenda Weible, Ed.; Fawcett, Gay, Ed.; Hendershot, Judith, Ed.; Henry, Justina M., Ed.; Moss, Barbara G., Ed.; Peck, Jacqueline K., Ed.; Pryor, Elizabeth, Ed.; Roskos, Kathleen A., Ed.

    This book, one of four in the Teaching Reading Collection, presents the "best of the best" classroom-tested ideas, approaches, and practical applications for helping students learn about words. The articles have been drawn from the journal "The Reading Teacher" from 1993-1999. The ideas and strategies are intended to provide possible building…

  20. 大学生英语词汇误用诊断与英语词汇教学策略研究%Research on the Treatment of College Students' Misuse of Vocabulary and the Strategies of English Vocabulary Teaching

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    周婧丹

    2013-01-01

    The basic role of vocabulary in English learning has been generally affirmed, but there are still many problems in Chinese college students' methods of vocabulary learning. There is a huge gap between the amount of students' vocabulary and the depth of their vocabulary cognition, resulting in the misuse of many words and even the rigidity of the overall ability of vocabu-lary use. This paper analyzes the problems existing in college students' vocabulary use in their English writing and translation, and proposes corresponding strategies of vocabulary teaching.%词汇在英语学习中的基础性作用已经得到人们的普遍肯定,然而中国大学生的词汇学习方法存在诸多问题。学生的词汇量与词汇知识深度之间有着巨大的差距,因而导致了许多词汇的误用甚至整体词汇运用能力的僵化。本文就大学生在英语写作和翻译中词汇运用方面存在的问题进行了分析和诊断,并提出了相应的词汇教学策略。

  1. Application of Semantic Field Strategy in the Teaching of English Vocabulary%语义场策略在英语词汇教学中的运用

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    孙良诚

    2011-01-01

    词汇是语言的基础,词汇学习是英语语言学习中至关重要的环节。本文分析了英语词汇学习的现状,介绍了语义场策略理论,并在该理论的基础上,对高职英语词汇教学方法进行了探究和尝试,取得了一定的效果。%Vocabulary is the basis of language, and vocabulary learning is a vital part of language learning. This paper analyzes the current situation of English vocabulary learning, and describes the theory of semantic field strategy. On the base of the theory, vocabulary teaching methods of vocational English have been studied, and certain effects have been achieved.

  2. 大学英语词汇教学方法和策略%On Methods and Strategies of College English Vocabulary Teaching and Learning

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    孙鹏; 周晓玲

    2014-01-01

    鉴于词汇习得在大学英语教学中的重要地位,本文就目前高校英语词汇教学现状,结合个人教学实践经验,具体阐述词汇教学方法和策略,目的在于引起高校教师对课堂词汇教学的重视并努力改进教学方法,以增加学生的英语学习兴趣和增强词汇记忆效果。%Due to the important status of vocabulary acquisition in college English language teaching, the authors propose some useful vocabulary teaching and learning methods and strategies in detail according to their own teaching practice and experience in order that college teachers will pay attention to vocabulary teach-ing in class and try to improve teaching methods so as to arouse the students' interest in learning English language and ensure in-creased retention of vocabulary.

  3. The Challenge of Effective Vocabulary Teaching

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    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Helping students develop vocabulary competence is one of the main challenges English language teachers face. This paper addresses the main aspects we should consider when planning and developing lessons in terms of vocabulary improvement. To achieve that objective, we will analyse the linguistic background and principles of vocabulary teaching and learning, as well as some ways of opening up vocabulary.

  4. THE INFLUENCE OF VOCABULARY JOURNAL IN TEACHING STUDENTS’ VOCABULARY MASTERY

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The aims of this research is to find out the influence of vocabulary journal as media in teaching student vocabulary at the eighth grade students of SMP Al-Fajar. The quantitative method was conducted and this research is a population research, because all the member of population is taken as sample, which consisted of 30 students of eighth grade. To collect the data, the writer used pre-test and post-test, then the vocabulary test was used as the research instrument. To know whether there is an influence, the writer analyzed the data by using paired-sample T-test.The result shows that there is significant influence of vocabulary journal in teaching students’ vocabulary mastery.Keywords: Influence, vocabulary journal, students’ vocabulary mastery

  5. Vocabulary Strategies that Work: Do This-Not that!

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    Wilfong, Lori

    2013-01-01

    Update your vocabulary practices to meet the Common Core and improve students' word knowledge! This new, clearly-structured guide shows you how. It's packed with engaging, research-based, classroom-ready strategies for teaching vocabulary. Topics include: (1) Selecting meaningful words for direct instruction; (2) Strategies for engaging students…

  6. 初中英语词汇教学的有效策略%The Effective Strategies in Vocabulary Teaching in Junior Middle School

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    焦春莹

    2014-01-01

    The vocabulary is an important part of English teaching, it is the basis of language, is a student in learning a foreign language, to master one of the most important, the most basic elements. The vocabulary size directly determines the development of the students listening, say, read, write and other language skills. The importance of vocabulary teaching in junior middle school English teaching process as the breakthrough point, the implementation of better vocabulary teaching, improve teaching efficiency and puts forward some simple strategies.%词汇作为英语教学的一个重要组成部分,它是语言的基础,是学生在一门外语的学习中,需要掌握的一个最重要,最基本的元素。词汇量的大小直接决定着学生听、说、读、写等各项语言技能的发展。以初中英语教学过程中的词汇教学的重要性为切入点,对更好地实施词汇教学,提高教学效率提出了一些简单的策略。

  7. Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Vocabulary Size of ELT Students at EMU in Northern Cyprus

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    Kalajahi, Seyed Ali Rezvani; Pourshahian, Bahar

    2012-01-01

    This research study aimed at exploring the relationship between vocabulary learning strategies and vocabulary size of 125 undergraduate English Language Teaching students at Eastern Mediterranean University. This research study was a correlational survey study of descriptive nature. The major findings of this study were as follows. First, the…

  8. 大学英语词汇教学策略%Strategies of university English vocabulary teaching

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    王秋红; 石雪芬

    2012-01-01

      In the university English teaching of our country, vocabulary teaching is still the key point and the difficulty, both teachers and students pay a lot, but produce little. The traditional way of teaching is the student to learn phonetics, understand the meaning of word, the usage of the word, then the students master the words again. Basic methods in common use are repeated recitation of the rote, remember fast, quickly forgotten, if things go on like this, not only a waste of time for students, but also to make students have a negative attitude, influence the students' learning interest. According to educational psychology, language learning method and the teaching and learning practice, the vocabulary learning is discussed, and put forward practical and effective teaching and learning strategies.%  在我国的大学英语教学中,词汇的教学仍然是重点和难点,教师和学生都为此付出许多,但却收效甚微。传统的教学方式是学生先学习单词的音标、了解单词的词义、再来学习单词的用法,然后学生再来掌握单词的拼写。基本常用的方法是反复背诵的死记硬背,记得快,忘得也快,长此以往,不但浪费学生的时间,还会使学生产生消极的态度,影响学生的学习兴趣。本文根据教育心理学、语言学习方法以及教学和学习实践,对词汇学习进行探讨,并提出实用有效的教学和学习策略

  9. Cultivating Pragmatic Competence in English Vocabulary Teaching

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    刘果果

    2007-01-01

    vocabulary is one of the most important elements of the language. It is closely related with context and pragmatic. This paper intends to find out some effective method of vocabulary teaching under the pragmatic principles, exploring how to improve pragmatic competence of students in English vocabulary teaching.

  10. Exploring Vocabulary Learning Strategies Used by UPM TESL Undergraduates

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    Safian, Nur Hanisah; Malakar, Sharmila; Kalajahi, Seyed Ali Rezvani

    2014-01-01

    Vocabulary learning is one of the most challenging factors that learners will face during the process of second language learning. The main pursuit of the present study was to investigate the vocabulary language strategies among Malaysian ESL students majoring in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) at University Putra Malaysia. There are…

  11. The Choice of Effective Vocabulary Learning Strategies

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    刘建芳

    2015-01-01

    This paper aims to make a comparison between good and poor language learners in the use of vocabulary learning strategies.It will introduce some helpful vocabulary learning strategies to help those frustrated Chinese college non-English major learners.

  12. Strategies for Senior High School English Vocabulary Teaching%浅谈高中英语词汇教学的策略

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    李国丰

    2012-01-01

    本文就新课程背景下对高中英语词汇教学的理解,针对学生语言习得的要求,并结合自身教学实践,对词汇教学策略进行一些阐述,从而提高学生的英语语言综合运用能力。%This paper throws some light on vocabulary teaching strategies based on the understanding for senior high school English vocabulary teaching against the background of new curriculum, according to the requirements for students' language acquisition and combing the author's teaching practice.

  13. A Study of Association Strategies in Middle School Vocabulary Learning

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    李娜

    2013-01-01

    English for a long time, they still find their vocabulary insufficient. Because of the lack of vocabulary, they cannot understand the meaning of a sentence or cannot understand what others say. And their desire to learn is very strong. Therefore, possessing the efficient strategies of vocabulary learning is especially important. From this point, according to the investigation, this paper is intended to discuss the efficiency of the association methods in middle school vocabulary learning. Only when teachers adopt the appropriate strategies can they make a productive classroom teaching and arouse students’ learning interest.

  14. 初中英语词汇教学的方法与策略探究%Methods and Strategies Exploration of Junior English Vocabulary Teaching

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    何柳

    2014-01-01

    词汇作为语言的三要素之一,是语言的基本材料,在二语或外语习得中起着关键作用,其重要性得到了普遍认可。针对目前词汇教学方法单一乏味的现象,本文进行了研究与探讨,归纳了词汇教学中选词的标准和记忆原则,提出了各种词汇教学方法和激发学生学习兴趣的策略,从而实现学生综合运用语言能力得到提高的最终目标。%As one of the three elements of language, vocabulary is the basic material of language, plays a key role in the sec-ond or foreign language acquisition, and its importance has been widely recognized. For the current single boring vocabulary teaching methods were studied and discussed in this article, summed up the standards and principles of vocabulary teaching selected memory word, a variety of vocabulary teaching methods and strategies to stimulate student interest in learning, en-abling students to the integrated use of language skills get the ultimate goal of improving.

  15. Teaching and Learning Vocabulary through Reading as a Social Practice in Saudi Universities

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    Altalhab, Sultan

    2016-01-01

    The study explores the social practice of vocabulary learning by examining vocabulary teaching techniques employed by teachers, the vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs) identified by students as most useful and the ones they felt most competent in using when reading and teachers' and students' attitudes towards learning vocabulary through…

  16. 国俗语义与英语词汇教学策略解析%Tional Justice and English Vocabulary Teaching Strategies to Resolve

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    徐育新

    2015-01-01

    在英语词汇教学工作中,国俗语义是词汇中的一种特殊语义,它与特定的历史文化和风俗习惯以及思维方式等因素有着密切关系,这就增加了英语词汇教学的难度。该文结合英语词汇教学实际情况,介绍了国俗语义的相关概念,并在此基础上对国俗语义教学策略进行了分析,希望对今后英语词汇教学水平的提高能够有所帮助。%In the English vocabulary teaching work, saying the country is justified in terms of a special semantics, it has a close re⁃lationship with a particular history, culture and customs and ways of thinking and other factors, which increases the difficulty of vo⁃cabulary teaching. In this paper, the actual situation of teaching English vocabulary, introduces concepts tional justice, and on this basis the Cultural Meanings of teaching strategies are analyzed, hoping to improve the future of English vocabulary teaching stan⁃dards can help.

  17. Vocabulary Teaching Based on Semantic-Field

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    Wangru, Cao

    2016-01-01

    Vocabulary is an indispensable part of language and it is of vital importance for second language learners. Wilkins (1972) points out: "without grammar very little can be conveyed, without vocabulary nothing can be conveyed." Vocabulary teaching has experienced several stages characterized by grammatical-translation method, audio-lingual…

  18. The Way on Teaching English Vocabulary of Non-English Majors

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    曾彪

    2014-01-01

    Based on the vocabulary leaning problems of Non-English majors, this article makes analysis of the main factors for the problems and tries to provide some vocabulary teaching strategies to solve the problems.

  19. AN EXPERIMENT INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHING GUESSING STRATEGIES IN PROCESSING VOCABULARY IN A TEXT

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    The one thing that most interferes with English as a Second Language learner’s reading is unknownvocabulary.This refers to any word which blocks the readers’understanding in their process ofreading.When reading,one will inevitably meet unknown vocabulary no matter how large one’smental lexicon is.Often the density of unfamiliar words in reading makes the reader feel greatlyfrustrated and give up in the end,for he has already lost his train of thought when looking up words inthe dictionary.It is clear that too great a density of unknown lexical items slows down the readingspeed which leads to poor comprehension of the text.Of course,one’s knowledge of Englishvocabulary is bound to be limited;but is there a way one can efficiently cope with the unknown wordsone comes across in reading without having to stop and look them up in the dictionary.

  20. 高职高专轮机英语词汇教学策略%Vocabulary Teaching Strategies of English for Marine Engineering in Colleges

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    梁小华

    2012-01-01

    The article analyzed the vocabulary characteristics of English for marine engineering which is ESP.According to these characteristics,the author put forward some teaching strategies which should be used in the practical teaching.%文章分析了轮机英语作为专门用途语言的词汇特点,并针对其词汇特点提出在实际教学中应使用的词汇教学策略。

  1. The Relationship between Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Vocabulary Size

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    Rashidi, Nasser; Mortazavi, Fariba

    2012-01-01

    This research investigated the relationship between vocabulary learning strategies and vocabulary size of Iranian university EFL students. Participants in the present study were a total of 67 EFL learners, studying at Shiraz Azad University as senior English Translation students. The instruments utilized for data collection were three tests: A…

  2. The Relationship between Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Vocabulary Size

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    Rashidi, Nasser; Mortazavi, Fariba

    2012-01-01

    This research investigated the relationship between vocabulary learning strategies and vocabulary size of Iranian university EFL students. Participants in the present study were a total of 67 EFL learners, studying at Shiraz Azad University as senior English Translation students. The instruments utilized for data collection were three tests: A…

  3. 重视教学策略,提高教学效果——高职高专公外英语词汇教学策略探究%Emphasis on Teaching Strategies and Improve Teaching Effectiveness-- Strategy Research on Vocational English Vocabulary Teaching

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    龙珊; 徐艳珍

    2011-01-01

    本文从高职高专公外英语词汇教学的现状入手,分析当前高职高专公外英语词汇教学中存在的一些问题,并结合教学实践探讨了高职高专公外英语词汇教学的策略。%This article starts from the vocabulary teaching status of vocational public outside English teaching, analyzes of the current problems of vocational public outside English vocabulary teaching, and discusses teaching strategies combined with teaching practice of vocational public outside English vocabulary teaching.

  4. Learning Strategies in Acquisition of Medical Vocabulary

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    田俊英; 蒋东坡

    2016-01-01

    Medical vocabulary consists of so many words and terms.Medical students are often terrified by large vocabulary.The paper aimed to analyze the problems lie in acquisition of medical vocabulary,review literature of learning strategies of medical vocabulary,and offers a few simple rules for students to follow to facilitate their acquisition of medical vocabulary.

  5. Teaching Strategies for Senior High School Students' English Vocabulary Teaching%高中生英语词汇教学策略

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    唐川

    2012-01-01

    Vocabulary is an important part in language teaching and it is the basis of listening, speaking, reading and writing.In order to improve students' vocabulary learning effect, the author probes into how to improve students' English vocabulary memory, and circulation teaching method solves this problem to some extent.%词汇是语言教学的组成部分之一,它是听、说、读、写的基础。为了提高学生的词汇学习效率,笔者对如何提高学生的英语词汇记忆作了一些探索,循环式教学法在一定程度上解决了这一问题。

  6. The Ways Metaphor is Brought into Vocabulary Teaching

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    LiuYan; ShenXiang jing

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of vocabulary teaching in English is to enlarge breadth and depth of vocabulary and From the point of cognitive metaphor, meaning extension of vocabulary contributes a lot to the vocabulary teaching. The paper tries to sum up ways metaphor is brought into teaching as a means of improving English teaching.

  7. The Ways Metaphor is Brought into Vocabulary Teaching

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    LiuYan; ShenXiang; jing

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of vocabulary teaching in English is to enlarge breadth and depth of vocabulary and From the point of cognitive metaphor,meaning extension of vocabulary contributes a lot to the vocabulary teaching.The paper tries to sum up ways metaphor is brought into teaching as a means of improving English teaching.

  8. IMPROVING VOCABULARY TEACHING IN INTENSIVE READING

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    IntroductionIn China,intensive reading is the main method for teaching English.One feature of the textbooks isthat they all have large quantities of new words in each text,so vocabulary is one of the mostimportant aspects of this course.Recently,I conducted a survey among students who entered thePetroleum University in Shandong.To the question‘What is the greatest problem in your Englishstudies?’,82 out of the t00 students answered-vocabulary.This,to some extent,suggests that ourapproaches to vocabulary teaching should be improved.This article explores more effective ways toteach vocabulary.It suggests the idea of classifying and grouping vocabulary items and how to teachthem differently.A series of task-based activities are recommended to present and review vocabulary.

  9. Vocabulary Memorizing Strategies by Chinese University Students

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    Yang, Wei-dong; Dai, Wei-ping

    2012-01-01

    The findings of the study indicate that students prefer to engage in the vocabulary learning strategies that would be most appealing to them and that would entail less manipulation of the language. Of the four vocabulary memorizing strategies cited in the study (rote repetition, structural associations, semantic strategies, and mnemonic keyword…

  10. Teaching Vocabulary to Senior High School Student

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    张庆梅

    2009-01-01

    This paper deals with methods of teaching vocabulary to high school students. It mainly talks about that vocabulary learning should relate to cultural background, connotative meaning, and social meaning. In order to collect dependable and reasonable result, a survey was conducted in a high school. The result of survey shows that this method is acceptable.

  11. Exploring Vocabulary Learning Strategies Used by UPM TESL Undergraduates

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    Full Text Available Vocabulary learning is one of the most challenging factors that learners will face during the process of second language learning. The main pursuit of the present study was to investigate the vocabulary language strategies among Malaysian ESL students majoring in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL at University Putra Malaysia.  There are five different categories of vocabulary leaning strategies determination, social, memory, cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Quantitative research design has been used in this study by providing a set of questionnaire of 58 items that was given out to 50 participants at the Faculty of Educational Studies in UPM. The findings of this research hope to help all educators to acknowledge the type of vocabulary strategies used by students in acquiring second language (L2.

  12. The Way of Improving the Efficiency of Teaching and Learning Vocabu-lary in College English Class

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    2013-01-01

      Teaching vocabulary plays an essential role in English class. How to improve the efficiency of teaching and learning vo⁃cabulary has attracted much attention. This paper tries to analyse the importance of vocabulary and the problems of teaching and learning vocabulary. The author will give the corresponding strategies from the point of involvements of knowing a word.

  13. Teaching Vocabulary across the Curriculum

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    2011-01-01

    Learning vocabulary is an important instructional aim for teachers in all content areas in middle grades schools. Recent research, however, indicates that vocabulary instruction may be problematic because many teachers are not "confident about best practice in vocabulary instruction and at times don't know where to begin to form an instructional…

  14. The Application of SPSS in Analyzing the Effect of English Vocabulary Strategy Instruction

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    Chen, Shaoying

    2010-01-01

    The vocabulary learning is one of very important part in the college English teaching. Correct analysis of the result of vocabulary strategy instruction can offer feedbacks for English teaching, and help teachers to improve the teaching method. In this article, the issue how to use SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Science) to…

  15. Vocabulary Strategies for a Fourth Grade Classroom

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    Howell, Gina

    2012-01-01

    For this project I worked with twelve of my fourth grade students from a local school in the southwestern part of Stokes County, North Carolina on increasing their vocabulary skills through the development and implementation of seven vocabulary strategies. During the Literature Review I came across the following seven strategies: Prediction;…

  16. The Choice of Effective Vocabulary Learning Strategies

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    LIU Jian-fang

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to make a comparison between good and poor language learners in the use of vocabulary learning strat-egies. It will introduce some helpful vocabulary learning strategies to help those frustrated Chinese college non-English major learners.

  17. Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Arabic Vocabulary Size among Pre-University Students in Malaysia

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    Baharudin, Harun; Ismail, Zawawi

    2014-01-01

    Vocabulary learning strategies and vocabulary size are among the main factors that help determine how students learn second language vocabulary. The present study was an attempt to exploring the relationship between vocabulary learning strategies and Arabic vocabulary size of 742 pre-university in "Religious High School" (SMKA) and…

  18. VOCABULARY TEACHING FOR NON—ENGLISH MAJORS

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    Introduction "How can we enlarge the students’ vocabulary?" This is a very essential problem in the teaching of Enslish as a foreign language for non-English majors in our college. Firstly, their English level is low, They are not only lack of linguistic patterns, grammar rules, but also vocabulary, Secondly, they have only three hours of intensive reading every week, They should pass 2-grade college English examination through two years studying of English. Thirdly, botn the teachers and students are in very passive position in English language teaching and learning. Almost every lesson begins with vocabulary, then text reading comprehension, and exercises, which based on the traditional method.

  19. On the Current Situation and Improvement Strategies of Senior English Vocabulary Teaching%高中英语词汇教学的现状分析与改进策略

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    范静

    2015-01-01

    语言的基础是词汇,英语教学离不开词汇教学。传统的词汇教学多照本宣科,主次不分,缺乏系统,难以让学生形成积极主动的词汇积累意识。学生以死记硬背、重复训练为主,比较机械、枯燥、乏味,不仅耗费时间,而且效率不高,词汇成为学生苦恼,老师头疼的问题。本文将阐述英语词汇教学的重要性,分析目前词汇教学现状及存在的问题,提出词汇教学的行之有效的方法和策略。%Vocabulary is the foundation of a language, so English teaching cannot be separated from vocabulary teaching. The tra-ditional vocabulary teaching is mainly limited within textbooks, confusing the primary with secondary and lacking a system, which makes it difficult for students to form an active and au-tonomous consciousness of vocabulary accumulation. Students mainly memorize by rote and practice repeatedly, which is a me-chanical, boring, tedious and inefficient process, wasting a lot of time and making vocabulary an agonizing issue for both students and teachers. This paper will elaborate the importance of English vocabulary teaching, analyze the current situation and existing problems of vocabulary teaching, and propose feasible methods and strategies for vocabulary teaching.

  20. On the Application of Games in Junior English Vocabulary Teaching

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    2015-01-01

    <正>Vocabulary,pronunciation and grammar are the three essential components of language,vocabulary being the building material of languages.The famous linguist Wilkins said,"Without grammar,very little can be conveyed;without vocabulary,nothing can be conveyed."The importance of vocabulary is strongly manifested.Therefore,vocabulary teaching has been the focus of

  1. Attempt to improve Vocabulary Teaching for Higher Vocational College Students

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    赵春香

    2012-01-01

      Vocabulary is the building material of language, and vocabulary study is therefore one of the most important aspects in any language learning. It is a key point to improve English learning through paying more attention to vocabulary acquisition. However, vocabulary teaching is one aspect of language teaching that has not been given enough attention in China. Therefore, some issues in vocabulary teaching and learning in higher vocational colleges are being addressed at present, which are worthy of our further consideration.

  2. FL Vocabulary Learning of Undergraduate English Majors in Western China: Perspective, Strategy Use and Vocabulary Size

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    Zhang, Baicheng

    2009-01-01

    The present study, by use of questionnaire and vocabulary tests, has investigated the foreign language vocabulary learning situation of 481 undergraduates in terms of their perspective of vocabulary learning, strategy use and vocabulary size. Based on the questionnaire investigation and vocabulary level tests, the characteristics of the subjects'…

  3. Essential French Vocabulary Teach Yourself

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    Essential French Vocabulary is the course for you if you need help with your study of French. This fully revised edition of our best-selling course now comes with free downloadable audio support containing hints on how to learn vocabulary effectively.

  4. A Brief Analysis of Vocabulary Teaching in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The goal of the article was to develop Mandarin vocabulary teaching material for Indonesian people and foreigners. Teaching material was developed by cutting vocabulary, called Chunk theory. Article clarified Chunk theory, basic strategy of teaching Chunk theory, and the basic idea of teaching Chunk theory; gave opinions and some important factors related to Chunk theory. It can be concluded that there is a significant factor in teaching Chunk theory, that is, a meaning transformation process to different context. It can be more (Chunk Up, less (Chunk Down, and similar (Chunk Laterally.

  5. Cultural Connotation in English Vocabulary Teaching

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    ZhangJiying

    2004-01-01

    As an English language teacher with years of teaching experience, I have gradually recognized this fact that foreign language instruction and its vocabulary learn/rig should be closely combined with learning the knowledge of cultural contents of target language. Unfortunately, only a small number of teachers realize that teaching culture is very

  6. Effect of Use of Caricatures on Teaching Vocabulary in Teaching Turkish as Foreign Language

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    Topal, Yakup

    2015-01-01

    Teaching vocabulary in teaching Turkish as Foreign language is important. Different methods are employed in teaching vocabulary. In this study the pre- and post-test results of experimental group where caricatures were used to teach vocabulary and control group where vocabulary items were taught without use of caricatures when teaching Turkish…

  7. Discussion on English Vocabulary Teaching in Higher Vocational College

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    陈蓉

    2012-01-01

    Mastering vocabulary is one of the key factors for learning a language. Therefore, how to teach and help students acquire vocabulary is worth researching for every English teacher. This paper mainly provides some effective ways of teaching vocabulary and discusses how to implement these methods in higher vocational English teaching.

  8. 新建本科院校大学英语词汇教学策略研究%Study on Strategies of Teaching English Vocabulary in Newly Built University

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    唐芸

    2012-01-01

    Teaching strategies teaching goal and students. English theory. Since vocabulary is the key point in language are methods used by teachers to present the materials according to the vocabulary strategies are the main parts in the foreign language teaching regarded as one part of the three elements of the language and is believed to be learning. It plays a very important role in college English teaching . But some problems of the students arise in the process of learning, such as monotonous or mechanical way of remembering words, still hinder the effect of college English teaching .The essay tries to explore the study on strategies of teaching English vocabulary for the purpose of finding enlarge their vocabulary with efficiency and in return to improve the some acceptable ways to help students vocabulary teaching effectively.%教学策略是教师根据教学任务和教学对象用来组织或实施教学的方法,英语词汇教学策略是外语教学方法的重要组成部分。词汇是语言的三大要素之一,词汇量的大小是提高语言学习者水平的关键。在大学英语教学中词汇教学起着举足轻重的作用,但目前仍然存在许多问题,问题主要是学生记忆词汇的方法机械、单一,费时低效,缺乏有效的词汇学习策略,这些问题既制约着学生学习英语的进程,也影响大学英语教学的效果。

  9. A Brief Analysis of Senior High School English Vocabulary Teaching Strategy%浅析高中英语词汇教学策略

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    2012-01-01

    本文结合笔者的教学实践,介绍了高中英语词汇教学应注意的几个方面。%This paper introduces some aspects worthy of notice in senior high school English vocabulary teaching based on the author's teaching practice.

  10. Teaching Vocabulary to Preschool Children with Hearing Loss

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    Lund, Emily; Douglas, W. Michael

    2016-01-01

    Despite poor vocabulary outcomes for children with hearing loss, few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of specific vocabulary teaching methods on vocabulary learning for this group. The authors compared three vocabulary instruction conditions with preschool children with hearing loss: (a) explicit, direct instruction; (b) follow-in…

  11. Teaching Vocabulary to Preschool Children with Hearing Loss

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    Lund, Emily; Douglas, W. Michael

    2016-01-01

    Despite poor vocabulary outcomes for children with hearing loss, few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of specific vocabulary teaching methods on vocabulary learning for this group. The authors compared three vocabulary instruction conditions with preschool children with hearing loss: (a) explicit, direct instruction; (b) follow-in…

  12. Effects of Reading Strategies and Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge on Turkish EFL Learners' Text Inferencing Skills

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    Çakir, Abdulvahit; Ünaldi, Ihsan; Arslan, Fadime Yalçin; Kiliç, Mehmet

    2016-01-01

    Within the framework of foreign language teaching and learning, reading strategies, depth of vocabulary knowledge and text inferencing skills have not been researched extensively. This study tries to fill this gap by analyzing the effects of reading strategies used by Turkish EFL learners and their depth of vocabulary knowledge on their text…

  13. Translating Vocabulary Research to Social Studies Instruction: Before, during, and after Text-Reading Strategies

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    Hairrell, Angela; Simmons, Deborah; Swanson, Elizabeth; Edmonds, Meaghan; Vaughn, Sharon; Rupley, William H.

    2011-01-01

    In the upper elementary grades, content-area text gains increasing importance as a primary source of reading and information. This article focuses on the specialized vocabulary demands of social studies texts and presents a framework of teaching and learning strategies based on vocabulary research. Strategies are introduced before, during, and…

  14. WORD ORIGIN HELPS EXPAND LEARNERS’ VOCABULARY A VOCABULARY TEACHING APPROACH

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    Full Text Available Word origin (motivation deals with the connection between name and sense, explaining how a word originated. With the knowledge of how words are originated, learners can grasp a word easier and thus expand their vocabulary more quickly. The introduction to word origin (motivation by teachers can also help the learners gain interest in the process of learning and learn more about the cultural and historical background of the English-speaking countries. This paper tries to clarify this method of teaching from four aspects: onomatopoeia, word formation, cultural and historical background and cognitive linguistics.

  15. Interactive Approaches for Vocabulary Teaching

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    Lin, Grace Hui Chin

    2009-01-01

    Vocabulary acquisition research has been paid attention these years (e.g. Beck, McKeown & McCaslin, 1983; Harley, 1996; Huckin, Haynes, & Coady, 1993; Zahar, Cobb & Spada, 2001). A serious methodologies had been reported, including applying learner dictionaries (Nesi, 1999; Tribble, 2003), using forms of visual glossing (Al-Seghayer,…

  16. Effectiveness of Structural Method of Teaching Vocabulary

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    Behlol, Malik; Dad, Hukam

    2010-01-01

    The study was conducted to find out the effectiveness of structural method of teaching vocabulary in English subject at secondary level. The population of the study was the students of secondary classes studying in Federal Government schools of Islamabad District. Purposive and random sampling techniques were applied to select the school, teachers…

  17. Word Lists for Vocabulary Learning and Teaching

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    Lessard-Clouston, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Within the communicative approach, often the assumption has been that with the right exposure, students will simply "pick up" the vocabulary required for learning and using English, and thus there is no need to focus on or teach it. Yet, as many teachers can attest, this is frequently not the case, and there have been recent efforts to…

  18. Metaphor and Vocabulary Teaching in ESP Economics.

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    Charteris-Black, Jonathan

    2000-01-01

    A case is made for basing vocabulary teaching to English for special purposes economics students on lexis that reflects important underlying metaphors of the subject. These are identified with reference to high frequency lexis in "The Economist" magazine, and an explanation is offered of their metaphorical basis. (Author/VWL)

  19. How to Choose and Use of Classroom Teaching in English Vocabulary Teaching Strategies%英语词汇教学中如何选择和运用课堂教学策略

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    2014-01-01

    英语词汇是基础教育阶段学生应该学习和掌握的语言基础知识(包括词汇、语音、语法、功能和话题)五方面中的一个重要内容,是构成语言的要素之一,是语言的基本建筑材料,是综合语言运用能力的直接体现和关键因素。对英语词汇教学中如何选择和运用课堂教学策略进行探讨和分析,从而提高学生对词汇的记忆、学习和运用能力。%English vocabulary is the foundation stage of education students should learn and master the basic knowledge of language,and it is an important content in the five aspects. In this paper,we were discussed and analyzed how to choose and use of classroom teaching in English vocabulary teaching strategies to improve students’ ability to learn and use vocabulary memory.

  20. The Application of Metacognitive Strategy in College English Vocabulary Teaching%元认知策略在大学英语词汇教学中的应用

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    王耀敏

    2012-01-01

    在大学英语词汇的学习和教学过程中普遍存在一些问题,为此引入了元认知策略的理论。元认知策略在大学英语词汇教学中具有重要的作用。教师在大学英语教学过程中运用元认知策略进行词汇学习,可以帮助学生有效地掌握英语词汇,提高英语词汇学习的效率。%There are some widespread problems in college English vocabulary learning and teaching. Therefore, metacognitive strategy is introduced to solve those problems. This strategy is of vital importance in college English vo- cabulary teaching. During the process of college English teaching, teachers can instruct the students to apply metacog- nitive strategy to vocabulary learning, which helps the students to grasp vocabulary effectively and improve the efficien- cy in vocabulary learning.

  1. The Relationship between EFL Teachers’ Critical Thinking Skills and Vocabulary Learning Strategy Instruction across Gender

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was investigating the relationship between Iranian EFL teachers’ critical thinking skills and teaching vocabulary-learning strategies to their students. Additionally, it explored the difference of the strength of correlation between critical thinking skills and vocabulary learning strategy instruction across gender. California Critical Thinking Test- form B and Yu-Ling’s inventory of teaching vocabulary-learning strategies were administered to 90 Iranian EFL teachers. The results showed that strategy instruction significantly and inversely correlated with analysis (r=-.27, inference (r=-.22, and inductive reasoning (r=-.3 skills, while the correlation was not significant considering evaluation (r=-.11 and deductive reasoning (r=-.089 skills. Moreover, the difference between correlation of vocabulary learning strategy instruction and inference skill was statistically significant when male and female participants were compared (Zobs=2.24. Keywords: critical thinking skills, vocabulary, learning strategies, EFL teachers

  2. The Relationship between Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Breadth and Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge

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    Zhang, Xian; Lu, Xiaofei

    2015-01-01

    This study investigated the relationship between vocabulary learning strategies and vocabulary breadth and depth knowledge. One hundred and fifty first-year university students in China took the Vocabulary Levels Test, a meaning recall task, and the Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge Test. The first two tests were used to elicit two types of vocabulary…

  3. The Relationship between Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Breadth and Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge

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    Zhang, Xian; Lu, Xiaofei

    2015-01-01

    This study investigated the relationship between vocabulary learning strategies and vocabulary breadth and depth knowledge. One hundred and fifty first-year university students in China took the Vocabulary Levels Test, a meaning recall task, and the Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge Test. The first two tests were used to elicit two types of vocabulary…

  4. Teaching Vocabulary through Poetry in an EFL Classroom

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    Ozen, Baki; Mohammadzadeh, Behbood

    2012-01-01

    This study has been conducted to investigate the effectiveness of using poetry to teach vocabulary in a foreign language classroom. It aims to find answers to two research questions (1) "Do the learners enhance more extensive vocabulary knowledge by means of poetry-based vocabulary teaching activities than the traditional coursebook…

  5. Research on English vocabulary teaching based on frequency

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    Full Text Available The key to accurately grasp the semantics in the context is to grasp the vocabularies. Only mastering a lot of vocabularies, many methods will be available in the process of English vocabulary learning and memory, of which English vocabulary teaching based on frequency gradually becomes an English vocabulary learning method recognized by everyone. In English teaching process, this paper makes the current English learning form a more systematic and comprehensive context theory through the questionnaires and application for English context and frequency method in English teaching process, thus proposing a feasible teaching method for the overall grasp of English language.

  6. Multi-perspective Approaches of Vocabulary Teaching and Learning

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    2016-01-01

    It is universally acknowledged that vocabulary is an essential component in language system. Nevertheless, in English teaching practice, imparting grammatical knowledge is highly emphasized but the vocabulary teaching is given little attention. In second language acquisition, proper application of vocabulary in communication is one of the important and difficult points for students. The paper aims to discuss the current problems in vocabulary teaching and learning, advocate a multi-perspective approach in teaching vocabulary so as to enhance the accuracy and fluency of language output, promote students’pragmatic and cross-cultural communicative competence and lay a solid foundation for their life-long learning.

  7. Probe the Teaching Strategies of Medical English Vocabulary%医学英语词汇教学策略探究

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    2016-01-01

    医学英语是一门英语语言应用与医学专业知识紧密结合的课程,以鲜明的语言、特定的词汇结构为特色。词汇是学习医学英语的首要内容,是学生掌握语言知识和提高实际应用能力的前提,对提高医学英语教学效果起着基础性的作用。通过对医学英语词汇的特征和教学中存在的问题的分析,提出五个方面的教学策略,即增加词源文化教学、加强构词法学习、熟知词义演变、牢记缩略词和创设语境,提高学生自主学习能力。从而促进医学英语词汇的教学与记忆,帮助学生有效地掌握医学英语。%Medical English is the course in which English language application closely connects with the profes-sional medical knowledge. It has distinctive language feature and specific lexical structure system. Vocabulary is the first step of learning medical English, the premise of grasping the language and improving the practical applica-tion ability, and thus plays a fundamental role in the teaching effect of medical English. This paper analyzes the characteristics and current situation of medical English words, proposes the teaching strategies in five aspects such as adding cultural teaching of etymology, strengthening the learning of word-formation, understanding evolution of word-meaning, remembering the abbreviation and improving the students' autonomous learning ability in the specific context. This paper aims at promoting the teaching and memorizing of medical English vocabulary and helping students effectively grasp medical English.

  8. English Vocabulary Teaching Based on learners’Acquisition

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    2013-01-01

    Vocabulary is very important in language study, but it is not easy for students to learn efficiently. This essay first has a deep insight into the acquisition by learners, and then gives some ideas about teaching vocabulary in ELT classroom.

  9. Developing Mathematical Vocabulary.

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    Monroe, Eula Ewing; Orme, Michelle P.

    2002-01-01

    This article discusses the importance of mathematical vocabulary, difficulties students encounter in learning this vocabulary, and some instructional strategies. Two general methods for teaching vocabulary are discussed: context and explicit vocabulary instruction. The methods are summarized as they apply to mathematical vocabulary instruction and…

  10. Teaching vocabulary through collocations in EFL Classes: The case of Turkey

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    Full Text Available When vocabulary teaching is taken into account in EFL classes in Turkish state primary schools, teachers generally prefer to use classical techniques. The purpose of this study is to find out the effect of a relatively new vocabulary teaching technique; teaching vocabulary through collocations. Pre-test/Post-test Control Group Design was employed in this study. Fifty-nine (59 seventh (7th grade students from two classrooms in a lower-middle class, suburban state primary school in Konya, Turkey participated in this study. The experimental group was taught new words using collocation technique; the control group was taught new words using classical techniques such as synonym, antonym, definition and mother tongue translation as it was in the previous reading classes before the study. The statistical analysis revealed that teaching vocabulary through collocations results in a better learning of the words than presenting them using classical techniques and enhances retention of new vocabulary items. Teaching vocabulary through collocations can be an effective factor in helping students remember and use the new words easily in primary school EFL classes. Therefore, teachers of English could be encouraged to attach more importance to vocabulary teaching rather than the acquisition of grammar and the use of current vocabulary teaching strategies in their classes.

  11. Investigating Learning Strategies for Vocabulary Development: A Comparative Study of Two Universities of Quetta, Pakistan

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    Full Text Available The primary purpose of this research is to investigate the vocabulary learning strategies employed by the undergraduate students of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University (SBKWU and University of Balochistan (UOB, Quetta, Pakistan. A quantitative design was employed in this study to answer the two research questions of the present study. The quantitative data was obtained from the responses of 180 undergraduates in a questionnaire adapted from the study by Noor and Amir (2009 on vocabulary learning strategies proposed by Gu and Johnson (1996. The questionnaire comprised of 45 close-ended items on four broad vocabulary learning strategies, metacognitive regulation strategy, cognitive strategy, memory strategy, and activation strategy. Descriptive statistics was run in SPSS to obtain the results. The independent-samples t-test was run to test for statistically significant differences if any in the use of vocabulary learning strategies across the undergraduates of two universities. However, cognitive regulation strategy, and activation strategy emerged as the most influential source of learning new English words. The findings also revealed that there were no statistically significant differences found in practicing vocabulary learning strategies between undergraduates of SBKWU and UOB. The findings of the study have implications on enhancing teaching and learning by acquainting students with vocabulary learning strategies that can enhance their vocabulary in English language and can result to boost up their proficiency in this language. Keywords: Vocabulary development, learning strategies, gender difference

  12. Assessing the Relationship between Vocabulary Learning Strategy Use and Vocabulary Knowledge

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    Teng, Feng

    2015-01-01

    This study is an attempt to explore the correlation between direct and indirect vocabulary learning strategies along with the depth and breadth of vocabulary knowledge. To this end, a sample of 145 low proficiency students who learn English as a Foreign Language (EFL) completed a questionnaire concerning vocabulary learning strategy use.…

  13. he Use of Association in the Vocabulary Teaching in Middle School%he Use of Association in the Vocabulary Teaching in Middle School

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    2011-01-01

    Vocabulary is very important in the process of learning English. The gift of vocabulary will directly affect one' s gifts of listening, speaking, reading, writing and translating. How to teach vocabulary? There are many methods to teach vocabulary in Midd

  14. English Vocabulary Teaching in High school

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    <正>1.Introduction At present,because of the influence of"the one-sided pursuing of the proportion of students’entering schools of a higher grade",the middle school foreign language teaching stresses on memorizing vocabulary mechanically,and neglects actual practice.Finally the knowledge students have learned can not be applied actively,and they even can not carry on the

  15. Active Learning Strategies and Vocabulary Achievement

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    Griffith, John R.

    2015-01-01

    Using a quantitative method of data collection, this research explored the question: Do active learning strategies used in grades 5 and 6 affect student vocabulary achievement in a positive or negative direction? In their research, Wolfe (2001), Headley, et al., (1995), Freiberg, et al., (1992), and Brunner (2009) emphasize the importance of…

  16. Teaching vocabulary using collocations versus using definitions in EFL classes

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    2000-01-01

    Ankara : Institute of Economics and Social Sciences of Bilkent Univ., 2000. Thesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2000. Includes bibliographical references leaves 40-43 Teaching words in collocations is a comparatively new technique and it is accepted as an effective one in vocabulary teaching. The purpose of this study was to find out whether teaching vocabulary would result in better learning and remembering vocabulary items. This study investigated the differences betw...

  17. The PRO-VOC Method: Combining Pronunciation and Vocabulary Teaching

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    Nicolaidis, Katerina; Mattheoudakis, Marina

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes a new method for the combined teaching of pronunciation and vocabulary to learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). While there is commonly strong emphasis on the teaching of vocabulary, pronunciation teaching is frequently neglected in the EFL classroom. The proposed method aims to address such imbalance which may…

  18. Research on How to Teach Vocabulary by Adopting Morphological Method

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    涂敏

    2007-01-01

    On the basis of some theories and teaching experience, the thesis first attaches importance to vocabulary teaching and suggests that a morphological method should be applied. Supported by some examples, how to teach vocabulary in a morphological way is mainly discussed in the essay.

  19. The PRO-VOC Method: Combining Pronunciation and Vocabulary Teaching

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    Nicolaidis, Katerina; Mattheoudakis, Marina

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes a new method for the combined teaching of pronunciation and vocabulary to learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). While there is commonly strong emphasis on the teaching of vocabulary, pronunciation teaching is frequently neglected in the EFL classroom. The proposed method aims to address such imbalance which may…

  20. On Multi-Dimensional Vocabulary Teaching Mode for College English Teaching

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    Zhou, Li-na

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyses the major approaches in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) vocabulary teaching from historical perspective and puts forward multi-dimensional vocabulary teaching mode for college English. The author stresses that multi-dimensional approaches of communicative vocabulary teaching, lexical phrase teaching method, the grammar…

  1. Application of Error Analysis in English Vocabulary Teaching

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    WEI Qing-jie

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary is an indispensable part of language and is of vital importance for second language learners. Students make form, collocation and ambiguous errors in English vocabulary acquisition. This thesis attempts to analyze errors in students ’Eng⁃lish vocabulary acquisition based on error analysis, give the reasons and further put up some teaching approaches to lessen or avoid errors.

  2. Vocabulary teaching strategies and conceptual representations of words in L2 in children: evidence with novice learners.

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    Comesaña, Montserrat; Perea, Manuel; Piñeiro, Ana; Fraga, Isabel

    2009-09-01

    A controversial issue in bilingual research is whether in the early stages of L2 learning, access to the conceptual system involves mediation of L1 lexical representations [Kroll, J. F., & Stewart, E. (1994). Category interference in translation and picture naming: Evidence for asymmetric connections between bilingual memory representations. Journal of Memory and Language, 33, 149-174] or a direct route from the L2 word [Altarriba, J., & Mathis, K. M. (1997). Conceptual and lexical development in second language acquisition. Journal of Memory and Language, 36, 550-568; Finkbeiner, M., & Nicol, J. (2003). Semantic category effects in second language word learning. Applied Psycholinguistics, 24, 369-383]. The main goal of this paper is to study, in a child population, whether the creation of conceptual representations for L2 words is possible, even after only one session of learning of the L2 vocabulary. Furthermore, we do so by examining the efficacy of two different L2 learning methods: L2-L1 association learning vs. L2-picture association learning. A translation recognition task was employed to test whether there was a difference between a semantically related pair and an unrelated pair across conditions (i.e., a semantic interference effect). Results showed a significant semantic interference effect-a conceptual effect-in children after just one vocabulary learning session. Importantly, the L2-picture method produced a greater semantic interference effect than the L2-L1 method. The implications of these findings for models of bilingual memory are examined.

  3. Incidental English Vocabulary Studying in L2 learning : A Study of Learning and Teaching English Vocabulary in a College in China

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    Wu, Linglin

    2009-01-01

    This study aims to investigate whether incidental methods are used in learning English vocabulary by non-English students at college in China, and in teaching English vocabulary by their oral English teachers. It also finds out what kinds of incidental strategies are used. Then based on the results of the investigation, this study puts forward some pedagogical implications for teachers.

  4. Teaching Vocabulary to Turkish Young Learners in Semantically Related and Semantically Unrelated Sets by Using Digital Storytelling

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    Aitkuzhinova-Arslan, Ainur; Gün, Süleyman; Üstünel, Eda

    2016-01-01

    Teaching vocabulary is a comprehensive process in foreign language learning requiring specific techniques of appropriate instruction and accurate strategy. The present study was conducted to examine the effects of teaching vocabulary to Turkish young learners in a semantic clustering way through digital storytelling. To investigate this aim, six…

  5. Application of TBA to Teaching English Vocabularies in Colleges

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    杨建国

    2009-01-01

    "Vocabulary is of enormous importance in communication",however,in the context of college English teaching in China,although a lot of time and energy is spent on learning and teaching vocabulary,the situation is far from being satisfactory.A scientific and effecfive way of vocabulary teaching and learning is strongly desired.This paper explores a comparatively new approach-Task Based Approach(TBA)and its application to teaching English vocabularies in colleges.The emphasis of TBA is on learning by doing,which gets learners to do things or complete tasks by using English.The appfication of TBA to college English vocabulary teaching(CEVT)in this paper is an attempt that hopes to provide some practical reference value for the reform ofcollege English Teaching(CET).

  6. English vocabulary teaching in Chinese junior high schools

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    Zhang, Jinghong

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary learning is an important and indispensable part of the English language learning process. In this paper, the author tried to examine the vocabulary teaching practice in Chinese junior high schools. A questionnaire was used to investigate the problem from the perspectives of in-service teachers. Besides, the National English Curriculum (MOE, 2011) served as another important source of data in this study. The data revealed that progress has been made in English vocabulary teaching in...

  7. On Cultivation of Vocabulary Learning Strategies in Higher Vocational College English Teaching%高职英语教学中词汇学习策略的培养

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    陈玲; 饶晓丽; 肖倩

    2013-01-01

      词汇习得是第二语言习得的中心任务,词汇学习策略也直接影响和制约着学习者语言技能的整体水平发展。针对高职学生英语词汇学习的现状,教师应在教学中加大对学生词汇学习策略的培养,最终达到帮助学生提高词汇学习效率的目的。%Vocabulary learning is the core task of Second Language Acquisition, and vocabulary learning strategies directly affect and restrict the whole level of learners’language skills. This paper has put forward some pedagogical methods for English teachers on how to cultivate vocabulary learning strategies in high vocational English teaching, which hopefully are effective for students to acquire efficient vocabulary learning.

  8. The Effect of Vocabulary Self-Selection Strategy and Input Enhancement Strategy on the Vocabulary Knowledge of Iranian EFL Learners

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    Masoudi, Golfam

    2017-01-01

    The present study was designed to investigate empirically the effect of Vocabulary Self-Selection strategy and Input Enhancement strategy on the vocabulary knowledge of Iranian EFL Learners. After taking a diagnostic pretest, both experimental groups enrolled in two classes. Learners who practiced Vocabulary Self-Selection were allowed to…

  9. 小学英语词汇教学的策略研究%Research on strategy in primary school English vocabulary teaching

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    徐研博

    2013-01-01

    But in English, especially in English learning process at the stage of learning of primary school students, the master of vocabulary, and is the foundation of learning English, is the house of the Lord to the English ladder. The accumulation of the English vocabulary, English learners tend to be"a lifelong system". However,"not interested, do not back out, unsound mind"is perhaps the most sincere feelings when the children haven't mastered the skills in the back word. Now that we understand the importance of solid vocabulary foundation, based on past learning and practice experience, whether we can think of some innovative lexical approach, to bring the children out of the boring vocabulary? Therefore, the author summarizes some methods of vocabulary teaching, provide some inspiration for the future teaching work or family education.%古今皆有所语:“万事果之成败,依其基,夯实与否。”而在英语,特别是对于处于初学阶段的小学生的英语学习过程中,词汇的掌握,便是其学习英语的基础,是其今后通往英语华殿的阶梯。而英语词汇的积累,往往也是英语学习者学习“终身制”的一个方面,“背单词”也成了英语学习的“家常便饭”。但是,“没兴趣,背不出,记不牢”或许也是大多数还没有掌握技巧的孩子们在背单词时最真切的感受。既然我们已经了解了掌握坚实的词汇基础的重要性,那么,基于以往的学习与实践经验,我们是否应该想到一些创新性的词汇教学法,来把孩子们从枯燥乏味的“苦背生记”中解救出来呢?由此,笔者总结了一些词汇教学的方法,为日后的教学工作或家庭教育提供些许灵感。

  10. EFL Learners' Vocabulary Consolidation Strategy Use and Corresponding Performance on Vocabulary Tests

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    Lai, Ying-Chun

    2016-01-01

    This study describes English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' use of vocabulary consolidation strategies and explores the connection between strategy use and vocabulary learning outcomes. This study included 218 participants who were students from five freshman English classes at a university in Taiwan. Students' self-reports on their use of…

  11. The effect of explicit vocabulary teaching on vocabulary acquisiton and attitude towards reading

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    Hasbún Hasbún, Leyla

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available This study examines the effects of explicit vocabulary teaching on vocabulary acquisition and on attitude towards reading in an EFL class. Vocabulary exercises following the Lexical Approach (Lewis, 1993, 1997, 2000 were designed to supplement a college reading comprehension course, and several reading strategies were systematically practiced. Statistical analyses revealed that the students acquired the vocabulary. In addition, at the end of the term, learners claimed that knowing more words had made them better readers, and the final evaluation of the course showed that their attitude towards reading had greatly improved. El presente trabajo investiga los efectos que produce la enseñanza explícita del vocabulario tanto en la adquisición de dicho vocabulario como en la actitud de un grupo de estudiantes de inglés como lengua extranjera hacia la lectura. Se diseñó un grupo de ejercicios siguiendo el Acercamiento Léxico (Lewis, 1993, 1997, 2000 para complementar un curso universitario de comprensión de lectura. Además, en forma sistemática, se utilizaron varias estrategias de lectura en clase. Los análisis estadísticos revelaron que los aprendices habían adquirido el vocabulario. Al finalizar el semestre, los estudiantes afirmaron que el conocimiento de nuevas palabras los había hecho mejores lectores, y la evaluación del curso reveló que la actitud de los estudiantes hacia la lectura había mejorado en forma significativa.

  12. How to Teach English Vocabulary Effectively in New Ways

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    聂冬霞

    2014-01-01

    There are many important factors to help learn English better.In learning English, vocabulary could be very important part because it is a fundamental element to form a sentence. So many English teachers try very hard to use different and new ways to make their vocabulary teaching effective, and also improve students’ability of using the language. Here we are going to see what kinds of new ways an English teacher can use to help students to learn English vocabulary better.

  13. CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN VOCABULARY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

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    GuanJialing

    2004-01-01

    From illustrating the significance of cultural elements in vocabulary teaching, and the ctmtparison of some major differences between English and Chinese words, this paper emphasizes the indivisible relationship between vocabulary and culture. International cultural exchange occurring more and more often, this paper attempts to guide students to better understand the cultural connotation of vocabulary, enhance their awareness towards the target culture, improve their comtprehensive language skills, and, develop their cross-cultural communicative ctmtpetence.

  14. THE VOCABULARY SELF-COLLECTION STRATEGY:ENHANCING ACTIVE VOCABULARY THROUGH TOPICS

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    IntroductionThe majority of English courses books in China provide students with long lists of vocabulary attached tothe end of the texts.Since vocabulary is regarded as central to language learning.Students are supposedto memorise all the new words and expressions on which they will be tested.Teachers rarely considerwhich items may be students active vocabulary and which items may be students passive vocabulary.Therefore.they treat all the new words and expressions with an equal amount of time and care:andstudents tend to treat all the new items as active vocabulary.The consequence of this approach is often:students get bored of memorising the long lists:even if they succeed in memorising all the new items,they are usually still unable to use themactively.This inappropriate method of teaching vocabulary tends to make students lose interest inlearning.

  15. Vocabulary Memorization Strategies among Arab Postgraduate English Foreign Language Learners

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    Al-Qaysi, Fouad Hussein; Shabdin, Ahmad Affendi

    2016-01-01

    Many studies have investigated vocabulary memorization strategies in the EFL context, but few researches have been conducted on the types of memorization strategies used by the Arab students in Malaysia. Thus, this study investigates the types of vocabulary memorization strategies employed by the Arab students in the Intensive English course at…

  16. Vocabulary Learning Strategies of English Majors in Professional Universities

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    楚承华; 张宇超

    2007-01-01

    The study adopted qualitative method to investigate vocabulary learning strategies utilized by English majors in professional universities.The findings of the research show that English majors in professional universities employ a wide range of vocabulary learning strategies including metacognitive and cognitive strategies.

  17. Vocabulary Teaching in English Reading for Grade 5-6 Students

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    SUN Na

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary is an important component in English reading for Grade 5-6 students. Efficient vocabulary teaching is good for students to master this language better. In fact, inefficient and time-consuming phenomena in English vocabulary teach⁃ing are still obvious in primary schools. In order to make students acquire vocabulary effectively, some useful vocabulary teaching techniques will be introduced in this thesis to help teachers teach vocabulary effectively.

  18. Studies and Suggestions on English Vocabulary Teaching and Learning

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    Zheng, Shigao

    2012-01-01

    To improve vocabulary learning and teaching in ELT settings, two questionnaires are designed and directed to more than 100 students and teachers in one of China's key universities. The findings suggest that an enhanced awareness of cultural difference, metaphorical competence, and learners' autonomy in vocabulary acquisition will effectively…

  19. Translation and Bilingual Practice for German Vocabulary Teaching and Learning

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    Augustyn, Prisca

    2013-01-01

    This article offers a critical examination of the current practices and beliefs about vocabulary teaching and learning in typical communicative-approach German classrooms. While research on vocabulary acquisition is scarce, frequency dictionaries reveal that current practice is based heavily on the use of concrete, referential lexemes that may be…

  20. The Mind Map for Vocabulary Teaching of Vocational Business English

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    李静

    2016-01-01

    Mind map is the tool of converting abstract mind into concrete image. Students can understand and memorize business English vocabulary from horizontal and vertical angles with the aim of breaking through the traditional business Enlish teaching mode for vocabulary,so as to help students learn more efficiently and independently.

  1. The Implication of Cognitive Linguistics in Business English Vocabulary Teaching

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    唐薇

    2009-01-01

    Cognitive" linguistics is a newly emerging linguistic school in international linguistic fields in recent years. This paper is to discuss how to improve the efficiency of learning business English vocabularies by applying its theories into the business English vocabulary teaching of foreign language.

  2. Translation and Bilingual Practice for German Vocabulary Teaching and Learning

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    Augustyn, Prisca

    2013-01-01

    This article offers a critical examination of the current practices and beliefs about vocabulary teaching and learning in typical communicative-approach German classrooms. While research on vocabulary acquisition is scarce, frequency dictionaries reveal that current practice is based heavily on the use of concrete, referential lexemes that may be…

  3. Teaching Academic Vocabulary to Adolescents with Learning Disabilities

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    Beach, Kristen D.; Sanchez, Victoria; Flynn, Lindsay J.; O'Connor, Rollanda E.

    2015-01-01

    This article describes the efforts of a U.S. History teacher to directly teach word meanings using the "robust vocabulary instruction" (RVI) approach, because research supports this method as a way to improve vocabulary knowledge for a range of students, including adolescents reading below grade level (i.e., struggling readers) and…

  4. Analysis of Variance in Vocabulary Learning Strategies Theory and Practice: A Case Study in Libya

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    Salma H M Khalifa; Ahmad Affendi Shabdin

    2016-01-01

    The present study is an outcome of a concern for the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) in Libyan schools. Learning of a foreign language is invariably linked to learners building a good repertoire of vocabulary of the target language, which takes us to the theory and practice of imparting training in vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs) to learners. The researcher observed that there exists a divergence in theoretical knowledge of VLSs and practically training learners in using...

  5. Analysis of Variance in Vocabulary Learning Strategies Theory and Practice: A Case Study in Libya

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    Salma H M Khalifa

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The present study is an outcome of a concern for the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL in Libyan schools. Learning of a foreign language is invariably linked to learners building a good repertoire of vocabulary of the target language, which takes us to the theory and practice of imparting training in vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs to learners. The researcher observed that there exists a divergence in theoretical knowledge of VLSs and practically training learners in using the strategies in EFL classes in Libyan schools. To empirically examine the situation, a survey was conducted with secondary school English teachers. The study discusses the results of the survey. The results show that teachers of English in secondary school in Libya are either not aware of various vocabulary learning strategies, or if they are, they do not impart training in all VLSs as they do not realize that to achieve good results in language learning, a judicious use of all VLSs is required. Though the study was conducted on a small scale, the results are highly encouraging. Keywords: vocabulary learning strategies, vocabulary learning theory, teaching of vocabulary learning strategies

  6. Teachers' Technology Use in Vocabulary Teaching

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    Kilickaya, Ferit; Krajka, Jaroslaw

    2010-01-01

    It cannot be denied that vocabulary learning is central to learning a language, be it a mother tongue or the second/foreign language. According to Nunan (1991), learning vocabulary in the very early stages is more fundamental than grammar, since without vocabulary one would not be able to use the structures and functions for effective…

  7. An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Vocabulary Learning Strategies on Iranian EFL Learners' Vocabulary Test Score

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    Rahimy, Ramin; Shams, Kiana

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of vocabulary learning strategies on Iranian EFL learners' vocabulary test score. To achieve this aim, fifty Intermediate level students from Kish English Institute were randomly selected from among fifteen classes after administering the Oxford Placement Test (OPT). Then, an intermediate level…

  8. Using the Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy plus to Develop University EFL Students' Vocabulary Learning

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    Khodary, Manal Mohamed

    2017-01-01

    This study was carried out to examine the effectiveness of using the Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy Plus (VSSPlus) on developing university EFL students' vocabulary learning. It adopted the quasi experimental design which included two groups design. The participants were first level students at Languages and Translation Department, Arar…

  9. Metacognitive Strategy Training and Vocabulary Learning of Chinese College Students

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    Zhao, Na

    2009-01-01

    This paper attempts to tap the relationship between metacognitive strategy training and vocabulary learning of college students through a five week training program. It aims to answer the following question: Can metacognitive strategy training facilitate vocabulary learning of Chinese college students? Both questionnaire and tests were used in the…

  10. The Question of Teaching Vocabulary: Which Words? In What Ways?

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    Wilhelm, Jeffrey D., Ed.

    2013-01-01

    Recognizing the importance of vocabulary for comprehension, Wilhelm asks two key questions: "which words do I teach and how should I teach them?" Through years of trial and error, Wilhelm has adopted these principles to answer "which words": teach "important" words students will see and use again; words necessary to conceptual understanding; words…

  11. The Relationship between Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Vocabulary Proficiency of English Language Learners

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    Full Text Available The current study was carried out to examine L2 learners’ VLS use habits and the relationship of VLS with their vocabulary proficiency levels. In addition, language learners’ beliefs about VLS in terms of usefulness were also studied to understand L2 learners’ VLS use habits more deeply. To examine these matters, a descriptive research design was employed. The participants included 252 preparatory students from different proficiency groups (Upper-Intermediate, Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate, Beginner at Gaziantep University Higher School of Foreign Languages. To collect the related data, they were given “Vocabulary Learning Strategies Questionnaire” and “Vocabulary Levels Test”. The data analyses were conducted by descriptive and inferential statistics. The results of the study showed that the participants used a wide range of VLS, and there was an overlap between their beliefs about VLS in terms of usefulness and how often they used them to a large extent. Secondly, Memory Strategies correlated positively with the participants’ academic and general vocabulary proficiency levels. However, there were also some differences among the proficiency groups about which specific VLS are correlated with their vocabulary proficiency levels. As to the regression analysis results, none of the VLS predicted participants’ vocabulary proficiency levels. Keywords: Vocabulary learning strategies, vocabulary proficiency, learner beliefs

  12. 生物类专业英语词汇教学策略探讨%Teaching Strategies of Vocabulary for Biological Specificie English

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    刘进平; 庄南生; 王英; 唐燕琼; 许云; 黄小龙

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, combined characterististcs of English vocabulary of biology and teaching objectives, the following.approaches were put forward as follows:( 1 )teaching word-building to enable students to quickly grasp a lot of new words; (2)teaching analys%本文结合生物类专业英语词汇的特点和教学目标,提出以下教学法:(1传授构词法,使学生迅速掌握大量的新词汇;(2)讲述词素和词源分析法,加深学生对专业词汇的记忆和掌握;(3)辨析易混淆的同义词,阐明语境和词汇之间的关系,促进学生对专业英语词汇的理解;(4)加强专业英语词汇发音的教学,提高学生的听、说能力。

  13. The Students’ Interest on the Use of Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy in Learning English Vocabulary

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    Full Text Available The learning should be supported by an interesting strategy to make students enjoyable and interested in learning, as well as in learning English Vocabulary. The aim of this research is to investigate and describe the students’ perceptions on the use of vocabulary self-collection strategy in Learning English vocabulary. This study was a descriptive model consisting of 37 subject-students. The data were collected with a questionnaire, it was rating scale which distributed after 8 meetings of treatments, and it covered 15 positive and closed statements about the use of vocabulary self-collection strategy in learning vocabulary classroom. The questionnaire was analyzed based on the percentage of each answer. To calculate questionnaire data into percentage, the researcher used the formula where the number of frequency is multiplied to 100% then divided to the number of the total respondents. The result of the students’ perceptions indicated that vocabulary self-collection strategy is interesting strategy used in learning vocabulary classroom. The highest rank of the mean score is 56.6% of agree students, 35.5% of strongly agree students, 6.7% of undecided students, 0.7% of disagree students, and 0.2% of strongly disagree to the statements on the questionnaire.

  14. Memory strategies and ESL vocabulary acquisition

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available This article compares the effectiveness of three learning strategies (memory strategies for ESL vocabulary acquisition. Four intact ESL classes were divided into one control group and three treatment groups (keyword, semantic, and keyword-semantic. These Afrikaans-speaking standard 6 pupils then received 4 days of instruction. Both multiplechoice and cued-recall instruments were used to measure effects both 1 day and 9 days after instruction. The results indicated that for both the multiple-choice and cued-recall tests the combined keyword-semantic strategy differed statistically Significantly as well as practically significantly from the keyword method. The results, therefore, suggest that the combined keyword-semantic strategy increased retention above the other strategies. Hierdie artikel vergelyk die effektiwiteit van drie taalleerstrategiee (geheue strategiee vir die aanleer van woordeskat met mekaar. Vier intak Engels tweedetaal klasse is verdeel in een kontrole groep en drie eksperimentele groepe (sleutelwoord, semantiese en 'n kombinasie van die sleutelwoord-semantiese strategiee. 'n Groep Afrikaanssprekende standerd ses leerlinge het vir 'n tydperk van vier dae onderrig in elk van bogenoemde strategiee ontvang. Multikeuse en "cued-recall" instrumente is gebruik om die effek van onderrig beide een dag en nege dae na eksperimentering te bepaal. Die resultate het aangetoon dat die gekombineerde sleutelwoord-semantiese strategie statisties betekenisvol sowel as prakties betekenisvol van die sleutelwoord strategie en die kontrole groep verskil het. Dit wil dus voorkom asof die gekombineerde sleutelwoord-semantiese strategie die mees belowende strategie is ten opsigte van die retensie van woordeskat.

  15. A Study of Vocabulary Learning Strategies in Vocabulary Revising for Underachiever in Senior 3

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    钱晓敏

    2015-01-01

    Through questionnaire,strategies training and tests,the author concludes that,firstly,the high achievers of vocabulary are more likely to use meta -cognitive strategies,cog-nitive strategies and social strategies.In contrast,underachievers are likely to use some traditional ways like reciting and repeating;secondly,strategies training has a good impact on the undera-chievers’vocabulary ability;final y,the underachievers need to be trained to use social strategies,meta -cognitive strategies and cognitive strategies more often.And the training process re-quires special patience and creativities.This paper analyzes the application of vocabulary learning strategies in revision for senior underachieving students,hoping to provide some references for students and English teachers in senior high school.

  16. The Application Research of (Word-Grammar-Vocabulary) Cognitive Teaching Strategy in Business English Vocabulary Teaching---Based on Business English Major 2013 Grade of Yunyang Teachers' College%“点-段-面”式认知教学模式在商务英语词汇教学中的应用--以郧阳师专商务英语专业为研究对象

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    田薇

    2016-01-01

    “点-段-面”式认知教学模式利用认知语言学中的原型范畴、隐喻理论、象似性原则、认知模型理论从“点”(词汇理解)、“段”(词汇应用);“面”(词汇量扩大)三个阶段指导高职商务英语词汇教学。通过本校2013级商务英语专业进行实证研究,结果证明此种认知教学模式对商务英语词汇教学具有促进作用,是一种有效的教学模式,对培养学生认知能力,提升高职院校商务英语词汇教学的效果具有实践价值。%(Word-Grammar-Vocabulary) Cognitive teaching strategy employs the cognitive linguistic theories such as proto-type theory, metaphor, iconicity and ICM to guide the teaching of business English vocabulary in higher vocational schools from the three aspects ( word comprehension, word application, vocabulary enriching) . The experiment is finished in business English major 2013 grade of Yunyang Teachers ' College. It leads to a result that this cognitive teaching strategy is effective and can help the students acquire cognitive ability so that business English vocabulary teaching in higher vocational schools can be more efficient.

  17. The Effect of Teaching Vocabulary through Semantic Mapping on EFL Learners' Awareness of the Affective Dimensions of Deep Vocabulary Knowledge

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    Nilforoushan, Somayeh

    2012-01-01

    This study focused on the effect of teaching vocabulary through semantic mapping on the awareness of two affective dimensions, evaluation and potency dimensions of deep vocabulary knowledge as well as the general vocabulary knowledge of EFL students. Sixty intermediate EFL female adult learners participated in this study; they were chosen among 90…

  18. Vocabulary test Strategies used by the Students to answer Vocabulary Test the Reading Comprehension of TOEFL

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    Full Text Available Test of English as a foreign Language or TOEFL is a standardized test of English for non-native speaker. It consists of three parts or three sections of tests. In Reading Comprehension test, it consists of vocabulary test. To get better result of score, it needs strategies. The purposes of this study are to know the strategies used by the students to answer the vocabulary test on reading section of TOEFL, to know the most strategy used by the students, to know the least strategy used by the students and to know the distribution of strategies used by the students to answer the Vocabulary test of Reading Comprehension of the TOEFL. The researcher used descriptive qualitative research. The subject was twelve students. The instrument was questionnaire that consisted of thirty questions. Data analyzes technique was by using mean score. The result of the research showed that; (1 students used all strategies to answer the vocabulary test of reading comprehension of TOEFL. (2 the most strategies used by the students was ‘Looking for contextual clues to the meaning of unknown words.(3 the least strategy used by the students to answer vocabulary test was ‘Developing a new vocabulary study system, and (4 the distribution of the strategy number 1 was 3.88,strategy number 2 was 3.61, number 3 was 2.94, number four was 2.91, strategy number 5 was3.88, strategy number six was 3.47, strategy number seven was 3.69, strategy number eight was 3.02, strategy number nine was 3.00 and the last strategy was 3.13.

  19. Teaching and Learning Vocabulary in a Second Language: Past, Present and Future Directions.

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    Maiguashca, Raffaella Uslenghi

    1993-01-01

    In a review of two decades of vocabulary research, it is noted that vocabulary has moved from "poor relation" to "guest of honor" status in language teaching. Research areas include specialized bibliographies, vocabulary acquisition, vocabulary teaching, course materials, and lexicography. Future research directions are suggested, including…

  20. Applying Integrated Computer Assisted Media (ICAM in Teaching Vocabulary

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    Opick Dwi Indah

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this research was to find out whether the use of integrated computer assisted media (ICAM is effective to improve the vocabulary achievement of the second semester students of Cokroaminoto Palopo University. The population of this research was the second semester students of English department of Cokroaminoto Palopo University in academic year 2013/2014. The samples of this research were 60 students and they were placed into two groups: experimental and control group where each group consisted of 30 students. This research used cluster random sampling technique. The research data was collected by applying vocabulary test and it was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result of this research was integrated computer assisted media (ICAM can improve vocabulary achievement of the students of English department of Cokroaminoto Palopo University. It can be concluded that the use of ICAM in the teaching vocabulary is effective to be implemented in improving the students’ vocabulary achievement.

  1. Vocabulary Acquisition through Direct and Indirect Learning Strategies

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    Naeimi, Maki; Foo, Thomas Chow Voon

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary learning has long been considered as one of the essential components for developing language learning. However, language learners are required to not just concern about memorizing definitions but also integrating vocabulary meaning into their present knowledge. Many strategies such as direct or indirect ones may be integrated to enhance…

  2. Parental Strategies in Supporting Chinese Children's Learning of English Vocabulary

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    Gao, Xuesong

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports on parental involvement as experienced by a group of elite secondary school pupils in learning English vocabulary on the Chinese mainland. It highlights the variety of strategies that Chinese parents adopted to support, sustain and enhance these pupils' efforts to learn English vocabulary. They functioned as critical agents…

  3. Integrating Vocabulary Learning Strategy Instruction into EFL Classrooms

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    Lai, Ying-Chun

    2013-01-01

    In the current study, explicit vocabulary learning strategy instruction was integrated into an EFL curriculum to investigate its effects on learners' vocabulary acquisition. A total of 180 EFL learners enrolled in the freshmen English program at a university in Taiwan participated in the study. The participants were guided to explore and practice…

  4. Vocabulary Teaching in Action-Oriented Approach

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    Gunday, Rifat; Atmaca, Hasan

    2016-01-01

    The words are called as basic building blocks of language. It is impossible to discuss the language system without words. It is related to the vocabulary whether a language is rich or not. It is also related to the peoples' vocabulary to understand what is said and written or to express effectively their thoughts and their feelings verbally or in…

  5. An Analysis of Implementation Strategies in a School-Wide Vocabulary Intervention

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    Roskos, Katheen A.; Moe, Jennifer Randazzo; Rosemary, Catherine

    2017-01-01

    From an improvement research perspective, this study explores strategies used to implement a school-wide vocabulary intervention into language arts instruction at an urban elementary school. Academic language time, an innovative change in the instructional delivery system, allots time and structure for deliberate teaching of cross-disciplinary…

  6. Students' Views on Contextual Vocabulary Teaching: A Constructivist View

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    Tosun, Bahadir Cahit

    2016-01-01

    The current study is a quantitative research that aims to throw light on the place of students' views on contextual vocabulary teaching in conformity with Constructivism (CVTC) in the field of foreign language teaching. Hence, the study investigates whether any significant correlation exists between the fourth year university students' attitudes…

  7. Teaching Vocabulary through Movement: What Are the Outcomes for Children?

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    Skoning, Stacey N.; Wegner, Theresa; Mason-Williams, Loretta

    2017-01-01

    Although past literature regarding the use of dance and creative movement to teach content has been supportive, it has been primarily anecdotal in nature. This study provided a systematic approach to evaluating the relationship between the use of dance and creative movement to teach character-trait vocabulary and students' understanding of those…

  8. Teaching Vocabulary through Movement: What Are the Outcomes for Children?

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    Skoning, Stacey N.; Wegner, Theresa; Mason-Williams, Loretta

    2017-01-01

    Although past literature regarding the use of dance and creative movement to teach content has been supportive, it has been primarily anecdotal in nature. This study provided a systematic approach to evaluating the relationship between the use of dance and creative movement to teach character-trait vocabulary and students' understanding of those…

  9. The elementary discussion on the context teaching in junior middle school English vocabulary teaching

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    2016-01-01

    vocabulary is the basis of English learning, and it plays a very important role in junior middle school English teaching. The meaning of words often needs to be determined by the context. This paper introduces the context theory and analyzes the application of context in English Vo?cabulary Teaching of junior high school.

  10. Vocabulary Memorization Strategies among Arab Postgraduate English Foreign Language Learners

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    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Many studies have investigated vocabulary memorization strategies in the EFL context, but few researches have been conducted on the types of memorization strategies used by the Arab students in Malaysia. Thus, this study investigates the types of vocabulary memorization strategies employed by the Arab students in the Intensive English course at UUM. The aims of the study were to investigate vocabulary memorization strategies used by the Arab students and to examine the most and the least frequent strategies employed by the Arab students in learning and memorizing vocabulary. The samples of the study were 65 postgraduate Arab students from different colleges; COB, CAS and COLGIS at UUM. One instrument was used in this study, which is a questionnaire. The questionnaire was adapted from Li (2004 which is based on Oxford’s taxonomy (2003. The results indicated that the Arab students use different strategies in learning and memorizing vocabulary. Reviewing well strategies were found to be the most preferred strategies in contrast with Employing actions which was found to be as the least category employed by the Arab students. Writing words repeatedly a strategy from Reviewing well category was found to be the most strategy used by the Arab students in the Intensive English course while the Associate sounds of words with similar English from Employing actions category was the least strategy used by them. The findings revealed that Arab students see vocabulary memorization strategies help them in learning the English language and consistent with their cultural and educational background. Keywords:  vocabulary memorization strategies, UUM, Intensive English course, Arab students

  11. Memory Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Long-Term Retention ...

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    Memory Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Long-Term Retention. ... AFRICAN JOURNALS ONLINE (AJOL) · Journals · Advanced Search · USING ... The results were reflected in the students' short-term and long-term memory retention.

  12. TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN INDONESIA: THE URGE TO IMPROVE CLASSROOM VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This article addresses some important issues regarding the teaching of foreign vocabulary. It draws on the literature reviews in this field and is also based on personal reflections and experiences of the writer. This article critically highlights the teaching of English vocabulary in Indonesian schools and universities. More particularly, it discusses issues dealing with curriculum, teaching techniques, instructional media, and vocabulary assessment. Finally, this article provides recommendations for the improvement of the teaching of English vocabulary in the Indonesian context

  13. 树立词汇教学新理念 优化高中英语词汇教学%Establishing New Vocabulary Teaching Idea and Optimizing Senior High School English Vocabulary Teaching

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    裴吉泉

    2012-01-01

    Vocabulary is building materials of language and vocabulary teaching is an important part in English teaching. Senior high school English vocabulary teaching in the light of new curriculum standard raises higher requirement and brings new challenges. All requires teachers to seek a new vocabulary teaching strategy. This paper makes an analysis of senior high school English vocabulary teaching and raises methods and strategies for vocabulary teaching.%词汇是语言的建筑材料,词汇教学是英语教学中的一个重要环节。新课标高中英语词汇教学有了更高的要求,也带来了新的挑战。这些都要求教师必须寻求一种新的词汇教学策略。本文就新课标高中英语词汇教学做了探析,并提出了一些词汇教学的方法及其策略。

  14. A Study on Students’Vocabulary Learning Strategies

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    朱晓莺

    2013-01-01

    English learners who want to acquire good language competence must essentially possess a great amount of vocabulary. In reality, however, quite a lot of students have difficulties in the process of vocabulary accumulation for the lack of efficient learn-ing strategies. As a result, we teachers should help the students overcome the problems via guiding them the necessary vocabulary learning strategies including rote learning, reading original books and doing note taking, guessing from the context, using diction-ary and reviewing and elaborating.

  15. 利用内隐和外显策略提升高中英语词汇教学水平%Using the Implicit and Explicit Strategies to Improve English Vocabulary Teaching Level in Senior High School

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    王冬平

    2014-01-01

    The author studied the literature in recent years about English vocabulary teaching,summarizes the main results of the research,and attempt to migrate to the teaching in senior high school English vocabulary,assist teachers and students to improve the English teaching effect.%通过研读近年来关于英语词汇教学的文献,总结了各研究的主要成果,并尝试迁移至高中英语词汇教学中,协助师生提升英语教学效率。

  16. An Investigation Into College English Vocabulary Learning Strategies

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    马慧

    2008-01-01

    This article focuses on the investigation into college English vocabulary learning strategies.The non-English major students should be instructed and encouraged by the teachers to apply various kinds of VLS that can facilitate their learning achievement because the versatile strategy use is not only a way to meet the increasing demand for vocabulary learning,but also a key to success in the learning of the English language.

  17. A Study on the Sex Differences of Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Col-lege Non-English Majors

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    温荣芬

    2013-01-01

      The paper deals with a study on the sex differences of vocabulary learning strategies employed by the college non-English majors through a questionnaire. The author found some significant differences between some strategies employed by these two groups of students, but there were no significant differences between most of them employed by both sexes. Thus some tentative suggestions to the college English teachers in the vocabulary teaching were provided.

  18. A Study of Vocabulary Learning Strategies in Vocabulary Revising for Underachiever in Senior 3

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    钱晓敏

    2015-01-01

    Through questionnaire,strategies training and tests,the author concludes that,firstly,the high achievers of vocabulary are more likely to use meta -cognitive strategies,cognitive strategies and social strategies.In contrast,underachievers are likely to use some traditional ways like reciting and repeating;secondly,strategies training has a good impact on the underachievers’vocabulary ability;finally,the underachievers need to be trained to use social strategies,meta-cognitive strategies and cognitive strategies more often.And the training process requires special patience and creativities.This paper analyzes the application ofvocabulary learning strategies in revision for senior underachieving students,hoping to provide some references for students and English teachers in senior high school.

  19. Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition and Instructed Vocabulary Teaching

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    Mehdi Ghobadi

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The present empirical study was conducted to compare instructed vocabulary teaching and incidental vocabulary acquisition that are two common approaches to teaching second language (L2 vocabulary in the literature.  For this purpose, 53 Iran learners of English as a Foreign Language were selected from a larger sample and were then randomly assigned into a control group and two experimental groups as the participants of the study.  The participants in the groups received placebo instruction while those in the experimental groups were either explicitly instructed or incidentally exposed to a number of targeted words (TWs selected for the purposes of the study.  The results of an immediate posttest of the TWs demonstrated that the participants in both experimental groups benefited from instruction on/exposure to the TWs compared to the participants in the control group who were neither instructed on nor exposed to the TWs.  The results of a delayed posttest indicated that, though there was a difference between the two experimental groups in the immediate posttest with respect to the acquisition of the TWs, the difference faded away in five-week interval as the experimental groups performed rather similarly on the delayed posttest.  At the end, the implication of these findings for L2 vocabulary research and pedagogy would be discussed, along with some suggestions for researchers who wish to follow this trend of research. Keywords: Intentional Vocabulary Teaching, Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition, Short-Term Effects, Long-Term Effects, Target Words

  20. 新疆高校汉语词汇教学现状及其策略研究——以汉语阅读教学为例%The Empirical Research on the Status of the Chinese Vocabulary Teaching and Strategies in Universities in Xinjiang-Using the Teaching of the Chinese Reading as a Research Case

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    彭国庆; 王芙菱

    2015-01-01

    The empirical results of the research survey show that due to the limited linguistics studying environment and a lack of systematic and correct study strategy on the studying of Chinese vocabulary, the minority students in universities in Xinjiang have a weaker studying strategy on the Chinese vocabulary in the Chinese reading activities. The practice of second language teaching indicates that during the vocabulary studying, the methods of increasing side notes, giving reading tasks and providing vocabulary training, in addition to the reading strategies of using the context clues, morpheme meanings and guessing the meaning of the Chinese characters can contribute to students' learning on the vocabulary and improving students' reading abilities.%据问卷调查统计,新疆高校少数民族学生囿于语言环境、系统正确的词汇学习策略培养缺失等原因,在汉语阅读活动中表现出汉语词汇学习策略水平较低.第二语言教学实践表明,在伴随性词汇学习中,增加边注、提出阅读任务及提供词汇训练等方式,以及借助语境线索、语素义和汉字猜测词义的阅读策略,都有助于学生习得词汇,促进阅读能力的提高.

  1. Teaching Vocabulary and Morphology in Intermediate Grades

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    Palumbo, Anthony; Kramer-Vida, Louisa; Hunt, Carolyn V.

    2015-01-01

    Direct vocabulary instruction of Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in intermediate-grade curricula is an important tool of literacy instruction because English is a language grafted from many roots and has not developed a one-to-one phoneme-grapheme correspondence. In addition to knowing graphemes and phonemes, students must formally learn words that cross…

  2. Pre-Service Teacher Cognition and Vocabulary Teaching

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    Macalister, John

    2012-01-01

    The knowledge and beliefs that teachers hold are an important determiner of what happens in the classroom. Ideally teacher cognition should be informed by research and theory about effective language learning. This paper examines the beliefs related to vocabulary teaching held by a cohort of 60 Malaysian pre-service teachers engaged in a…

  3. Words as "Lexical Units" in Learning/Teaching Vocabulary

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    Almela, Moisés; Sanchez, Aquilino

    2007-01-01

    One of the genuine contributions of theoretical linguistics to the interdisciplinary field of applied linguistics is to elucidate the nature of "what should be taught" and "how it should be taught". Traditionally, the input supplied in vocabulary teaching has consisted either of word lists (most often) or of words-in-context…

  4. Prototype Theory and Its Implication into English Vocabulary Teaching

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    郑禄娟; 张锐

    2015-01-01

    Prototype is the cognitive reference point that human beings use to categorize the world.It is the best and most typical member in the category while the other members of the category are centered on it.Guided by prototype theory,this paper will discuss some implications to English vocabulary teaching.

  5. Second Language Vocabulary Learning and Teaching: Still a Hot Topic

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    Larrotta, Clarena

    2011-01-01

    For many reasons second language vocabulary learning and teaching continues to be a topic of interest for learners, instructors, and researchers. This article describes the implementation of personal glossaries in a community program offering English as second language classes to Latina/o Spanish speaking adults. Field notes, interviews, and…

  6. The relationship between Iranian EFL learners’ self-regulatory vocabulary strategy use and their vocabulary size

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    Seyed Mohammad Reza Amirian

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Self-regulation is referred to as learners’ self-generated ideas and actions which are systematically directed towards achieving educational goals and require learners’ active participation in the learning process (Zimmerman & Bandura, 1994. The present study investigated the relationship between Iranian EFL students’ self-regulation capacity for vocabulary learning and their vocabulary size. For this purpose, the researchers made use of two main instruments: the self-regulation capacity in vocabulary learning scale developed by Tseng et al. (2006 consisting of five subscales of commitment, metacognitive, emotion, satiation and environment control, and a bilingual vocabulary size test developed and validated by Karami (2012. The results of the data analysis revealed no significant relationship between the two variables measured by these instruments. However, the results of the multiple regressions indicated that the metacognitive control compared to the other subscales made a better contribution to the prediction of learners’ vocabulary size. In addition, based on the analysis of variance (ANOVA, which examined and compared the self-regulatory strategy use of learners in different experience groups, the first year students had a higher mean score in their self-regulation capacity, which can possibly be attributed to the strategies they have learnt in their Study Skills courses. Finally, it was suggested that teachers must try to develop self-regulatory power in the learners because their creative effort and informed decisions in trying to improve their own learning are highly important.

  7. An Analysis on Teaching College English Vocabulary-From an Etymo-logical Perspective

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    刘菊

    2014-01-01

    Language and culture have influenced each other. They cannot be separated as isolated one. Culture finds a better rep-resentation through language use. Language is an indispensible carrier of culture. Many words have their origins in religion, my-thology stories and literary works. Looking at English vocabulary from an etymological perspective is a good way to go in teach-ing college English vocabulary. This paper gives a brief introduction about the characteristics of English vocabulary and some ad-vantages of teaching vocabulary from an etymological perspective, also, suggestions in using etymological perspective to teach col-lege English vocabulary.

  8. The Teaching of EFL Vocabulary in The Indonesian Context: The State of The Art

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    Bambang Yudi Cahyono

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available There has been extensive literature on the teaching of vocabulary of English as a foreign language (EFL vocabulary in the Indonesian context. However, a comprehensive analysis on the teaching of EFL vocabulary in this country has been a rare endeavour. This article aims to underpin various issues of the teaching of EFL vocabulary and relate them to a wider context of second/foreign language vocabulary teaching and review results of research as well as current practices of EFL vocabulary teaching and learning in the Indonesian context. It is expected that this article could provide an outline of the teaching of EFL vocabulary and some recommendations for future research and practices.

  9. The Teaching of EFL Vocabulary in the Indonesian Context: The State Of The Art

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available There has been extensive literature on the teaching of vocabulary of English as a foreign language (EFL vocabulary in the Indonesian context. However, a comprehensive analysis on the teaching of EFL vocabulary in this country has been a rare endeavour. This article aims to underpin various issues of the teaching of EFL vocabulary and relate them to a wider context of second/foreign language vocabulary teaching and review results of research as well as current practices of EFL vocabulary teaching and learning in the Indonesian context. It is expected that this article could provide an outline of the teaching of EFL vocabulary and some recommendations for future research and practices

  10. Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Japanese Life Science Students

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    Little, Andrea; Kobayashi, Kaoru

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates vocabulary learning strategy (VLS) preferences of lower and higher proficiency Japanese university science students studying English as a foreign language. The study was conducted over a 9-week period as the participants received supplemental explicit VLS instruction on six strategies. The 38 participants (14 males and 24…

  11. Vocabulary Acquisition Strategies of Indonesian Postgraduate Students through Reading

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    Subekti, Nanang Bagus; Lawson, Michael J.

    2007-01-01

    The ways that students learn new words when studying a foreign language is not well understood. Research in this field has commonly investigated the effectiveness of the application of certain vocabulary learning strategies. Relatively few of the studies have investigated the strategies that students use to learn new words. This paper reports the…

  12. Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Japanese Life Science Students

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    Little, Andrea; Kobayashi, Kaoru

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates vocabulary learning strategy (VLS) preferences of lower and higher proficiency Japanese university science students studying English as a foreign language. The study was conducted over a 9-week period as the participants received supplemental explicit VLS instruction on six strategies. The 38 participants (14 males and 24…

  13. THE EFFICIENCY OF VOCABULARY TEACHING METHODS IN TURKİSH LANGUAGE TEACHING

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    Full Text Available Realising communication requires senders’ vocabulary knowledge to use correct words to transfer their ideas to receivers. The more vocabulary one has the more capable one is to express oneself and to comprehend messages. A little vocabulary is enough for daily affairs, but people need to get vocabulary education officially to improve their cognivite development, and intellectual thinking. This education is limited to the vocabulary in Turkish coursebooks. Therefore, the vocabulary in coursebooks ought to be taught via the methods which enable ones to store it in long term memory and retrieve when needed. This study aims to evaluate Turkish coursebooks in the context of vocabulary teaching methods and to propose activities in the light of findings to contribute to the field. Firstly, the vocabulary teaching methods in the 6th grade Turkish coursebook taken as sample have been classified in a descriptive manner. After that, these methods have been evaluated in the context of retrival levels of students applying a vocabulary test prepared with the words chosen randomly from the 6th level Turkish coursebook to 180 7th grade students from all over Turkey who studied the same book in the previous year to determine the effiency of the methods used.

  14. On Vocabulary Acquisition by Chinese Learners

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    崔莉; 南二丽

    2006-01-01

    It is admitted that vocabulary acquisition, as the smallest unit in English leaning, is the most basic, decisive yet difficult part. Yet vocabulary acquisition has always obsessed and fascinated Chinese learners of English. This paper mainly presents a discussion of English vocabulary acquisition by Chinese learners in the respect of vocabulary size and correct use. Through the analysis of the problems existing in the present vocabulary learning and teaching, author also presents some learning strategies to expand vocabulary size.

  15. On Effective English Vocabulary Teaching in Senior High School

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    苏艳红

    2013-01-01

    Vocabulary is undoubtedly an important part in English language study.It's the basis of the development for the skills of reading. Thus,vocabulary teaching is a necessary part in English teaching.However,some traditional teaching methods take vocabulary out of context, which cost a lot of time and energy,but students fall into the dull circle from memorizing to forgetting to memorizing again.Finally,they lose their patience and may give it up eventually.This thesis,based on the new vocabulary teaching theory,seeks to investigate the present situation of vocabulary teaching.It is designed to put forward constructive suggestions so as to provide valuable reference for vocabulary teaching.%如果把英语比作自行车,那么对于英语学习而言,前轮是词汇,后轮是语法,想学好甚至精通英语,词汇语法二者缺一不可。词汇是培养阅读技能的基础。因此,词汇教学是英语教学中不可或缺的一部分。但是,一些传统的教学方法脱离了语境,耗费了学生大量的时间和精力而他们仍然处于一种忘了记,记了再忘的恶性循环状态。本文以新的词汇教学理论为基础,对中学教师的词汇教学状况以及方法进行研究,弄清中学英语教师们对词汇教学的重视程度、注重哪些方面及教学方法,找出这些方面可能存在的问题,提出了相应的建议。

  16. Effective teaching of college English vocabulary%论有效教学改革下的大学英语词汇教学

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    施珊珊

    2012-01-01

      词汇是语言不可或缺的组成部分,提高学生的英语词汇水平是大学英语有效教学的重心之一。本文在分析大学英语词汇教学中存在问题的基础上,探讨了一系列词汇教学策略,希望能够引起人们关注词汇教学,使教有实效,学有实效。%  Vocabulary is the essential part of language and improving students’ English vocabulary level is the keynote of effective teaching. Based on the existing problems in vocabulary teaching, this paper analyzes a series of vocabulary teaching strategies. It is hoped that this paper may draw teachers’attention to the effectiveness of vocabulary teaching.

  17. Implementing vocabulary strategies to help English language learners in science

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    Ton, Nancy

    This action research project was designed to incorporate two vocabulary strategies in the 'classroom to increase student learning for English language learners in science. Introduction of key words prior to starting a new chapter and incorporating pictures into glossaries are the two strategies used during the project. Teacher generated chapter pre-assessments, post-assessments, and summative assessments results were used to determine the impact of the strategies on English language learners.

  18. Effectiveness of Mobile Applications in Vocabulary Teaching

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    Basal, Ahmet; Yilmaz, Selahattin; Tanriverdi, Asli; Sari, Lutfiye

    2016-01-01

    Smartphones are increasingly becoming an ordinary part of our daily lives. With their remarkable capacity, applications used in these devices are extremely varied. In terms of language teaching, the use of these applications has opened new windows of opportunity, innovatively shaping the way instructors teach and students learn. This 4 week-long…

  19. A Preliminary Study of Cognitive Strategies in English Vocabulary Learning

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    刘亚丽

    2009-01-01

    The paper tries to put forward some methods to learn English words effectively from the perspective of cognitive psychology. According to objective cognition rules: human are easier to know things from near surroundings, from similar group, from familiar situations and so on. The article explores that some cognitive strategies such as category, semantic net, context, and chunk are helpful for English vocabulary learning.

  20. Vocabulary Developing Strategies Applied to Individuals with Hearing Impairments

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    Karasu, Guzin; Girgin, Umit; Uzuner, Yildiz; Kaya, Zehranur

    2016-01-01

    The general purpose of this research was to investigate the strategies utilized for vocabulary development of ten individuals (first year college students) in Graphic Art Department, School for The Handicapped, Anadolu University with hearing impairment. The reflective and cyclical data were consisted of videotape recordings of the actual lessons,…

  1. Building English Language Learners' Academic Vocabulary: Strategies and Tips

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    Sibold, Claire

    2011-01-01

    According to Beck, McKeown, and Kucan's Three Tier Model (2002), when it comes to language instruction the distinction between academic vocabulary words and content specific words has a significant bearing on the language success of English language learners (ELLs). In this article, the author describes strategies that give teachers and parents…

  2. Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Iranian Upper-Intermediate EFL Learners

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    Khatib, Mohammad; Hassanzadeh, Mohammad; Rezaei, Saeed

    2011-01-01

    This study examines the preferred vocabulary learning strategies of Iranian upper-intermediate EFL learners. In order to identify the aforementioned group in terms of language proficiency, a TOEFL test was administered to a population of 146 undergraduate EFL students at the university of Vali-e-Asr in Rafsanjan, Iran. Those scoring above 480 were…

  3. Vocabulary Materials and Study Strategies at Advanced Level

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    Pauwels, Paul

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports on a quasi-experimental study of the effect of different vocabulary study materials and strategies used by upper-intermediate English as a foreign language students in higher education. Students were assigned a selection of 163 words from the Academic Word List and were provided with different types of study materials. They were…

  4. CHINESE LEARNERS’STRATEGIES FOR ENGLISH VOCABULARY LEARNING

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    This thesis focuses mainly on vocabulary learning strategies,which is one of the most difficult areas for Chinese learners.Having investigated through questionnaires,discussed andsummarized respectively the five steps in vocabulary learning,the authors put forward some factual statements about the mostdifficult aspects in vocabulary commanding.In addition,theauthors suggest some theoretical basis for the solutions to theseaspects.When talking about vocabulary learning,Payne made aformal study in its strategies by ESL students.Based on Payne’sdata,Brown and Payne(1994)did an analysis that resulted in amodel where the strategies fall into five steps:(1)havingsources for encountering new words;(2)getting a clear image,either visual or auditory or both,for the forms of the newwords;(3)learning the meaning;(4)making a strong memoryconnection between forms and meanings;and(5)using thewords.In order to further describe in which step(s)do Chineselearners have troubles we have designed some questionnaires.The informants are 174 average non-English majors,learning"College English".They are from both science and artdepartments.They came from all over the country,so they aretypical in a way.Sex and whether they are good or bad studentsor whether they are science or art students are not taken asinvestigating elements since what we want to know is a generalphenomenon among average learners.

  5. Facilitating vocabulary learning through metacognitive strategy training and learning journals

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    Carmen Luz Trujillo Becerra

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports on a mixed- method action research study carried out with participants from three public high schools in different regions in Colombia: Bogotá, Orito and Tocaima.  The overall aim of this study was to analyze whether training in the use of metacognitive strategies (MS through learning journals could improve the participants’ vocabulary learning. The data, collected mainly through students’ learning journals, teachers’ field notes, questionnaires and mind maps, was analyzed following the principles of grounded theory. The results suggested that the training helped participants to develop metacognitive awareness of their vocabulary learning process and their lexical competence regarding daily routines.  Participants also displayed some improvements in critical thinking and self-directed attitudes that could likewise benefit their vocabulary learning. Finally, the study proposes that training in metacognitive and vocabulary strategies should be implemented in language classrooms to promote a higher degree of student control over learning and to facilitate the transference of these strategies to other areas of knowledge.

  6. BUSINESS ENGLISH WORD GAMES – A WELCOMED VOCABULARY TEACHING TECHNIQUE

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    Ioana Claudia Horea

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    Full Text Available Introducing vocabulary has never been very problematic nor a doubt generating aspect in teaching a language, at least not in respect of what has to be done actually along this part of the lesson or how this stage should be approached. It cannot be said that it has ever been too much of a challenge, but rather a simple and straightforward phase in the economy of the English class. Business English vocabulary teaching methods have to make allowance for the specificity of the field, though. Thus, much consideration has to be given to the way Business English lexical units are introduced so that the technique used could produce the desired results into the students: acquisition of specific terminology, assimilation of meanings and development of skills that shall ensure accurate usage of the terms in the future. After an experimental semester, most adequate class approaches to serve the purposes abovementioned proved to be – rather non-academic, it may be argued – the word games. The current study presents the detailed steps of two distinct teaching methods used and the comparative results obtained with the two groups of students submitted to the experiment. Along the Business English courses in one semester, there were four vocabulary introduction lessons. The nonconformist technique of word games was implemented to one of the two groups of students while the other was taught the regular style. The comparative study focused on several aspects, from the observation of the class reactions and participation along the process of teaching, i.e. response to the didactic process during each class, to the checking of the effects of both types of implementation, namely assessing assimilation of the previously taught material in terms of knowledge of vocabulary and correct interpretation, by random tests and by final test results. If teaching methodologies regularly claim that the general to particular approach is the most effective, here a vice

  7. Teaching learning strategies

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    The paper describes instructional approaches focused on teaching. The paper discusses four learning strategies: rehearsal, elaboration, organization, and monitoring. Because it makes learning a collective experience, the reciprocal teaching method encourages students to become a community of learners

  8. Effective Strategies for Turning Receptive Vocabulary into Productive Vocabulary in EFL Context

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    Faraj, Avan Kamal Aziz

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary acquisition has been a main concern of EFL English teachers and learners. There have been tons of research to examine the student's level of receptive vocabulary and productive vocabulary, but no research has conducted on how turning receptive vocabulary into productive vocabulary. This study has reported the impact of the teaching…

  9. Teaching Bird Identification & Vocabulary with Twitter

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    Hallman, Tyler A.; Robinson, W. Douglas

    2015-01-01

    Species identification is essential to biology, conservation, and management. The ability to focus on specific diagnostic characteristics of a species helps improve the speed and accuracy of identification. Birds are excellent subjects for teaching species identification because, in combination with their different shapes and sizes, their plumages…

  10. Teaching Bird Identification & Vocabulary with Twitter

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    Hallman, Tyler A.; Robinson, W. Douglas

    2015-01-01

    Species identification is essential to biology, conservation, and management. The ability to focus on specific diagnostic characteristics of a species helps improve the speed and accuracy of identification. Birds are excellent subjects for teaching species identification because, in combination with their different shapes and sizes, their plumages…

  11. A Model of Communicative Teaching and Learning of English Vocabulary Through Interactive Actin vities

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    Teaching English vocabulary is very important, and it is more than just presenting and introducing new vocabulary to the students. Knowing words is not only memorizing them, but the students need to understand the meaning of the word in context and how the words are used. This can be achieved through correct vocabulary instruction which should involve vocabulary selection, word knowledge, and techniques. The needs of prospective teachers in mastering English both spoken and written, and the a...

  12. Key Vocabulary Learning Strategies in ESP And EGP Course Books

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available An increasing body of research evidence is showing the advantages of using certain skills and behaviours called language learning strategies in general and vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs in particular in the process of L2 acquisition. University students who require reading English texts in their fields of study have to expand their vocabulary knowledge in a much more efficient way than ordinary ESL/EFL learners.  And ELT course books are a good place to incorporate learner training in this regard. The purpose of this study is to see how vocabulary learning strategies are treated in both the book designer's claims section and the exercises of English for Specific Purposes (ESP course books for students of medicine and para-medicine on the one hand and English for General Purposes (EGP course book used commonly by these students in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran on the other. In other words, the specified course books were analyzed based on the insights gained from VLS research to gauge the extent to which they have incorporated VLSs and training in using them. These books were published under the supervision of the center for studying and compiling university books in humanities (SAMT. Based on the review of the relevant literature, three key strategies were identified and an analytic framework was devised. The framework was then applied to the course books. It was found that the treatments in the specified course books were deemed unlikely to improve students’ abilities with these important skills and strategies. Keywords: Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLSs, English for General Purposes (EGP, English for Specific Purposes (ESP, medical course books, paramedical course books, University students

  13. 元认知策略训练指导下的大学英语词汇教学%On College English Vocabulary Teaching under the Guid-ance of Metacognitive Strategy Training

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    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to explore whether metacognitive strategy training can effectively help college English learners to improve their metacognitive ability, so as to effectively improve their vocabulary level. The result shows that, after metacognitive strategy training, students' metacognitive consciousness is strengthened, and their vocabulary level is obviously higher than that of students without metacognitive strategy training.%本文旨在探讨元认知策略训练能否有效地帮助大学英语学习者提高元认知能力,从而有效提高他们的词汇水平。结果表明在接受了元认知策略训练后,学生元认知意识得到加强,词汇水平明显优于没有经过元认知策略训练的学生。

  14. TEACHING NEW VOCABULARY TO IRANIAN YOUNG FL LEARNERS: USING TWO METHODS TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE AND KEYWORD METHOD

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    Amir Toghyani Khorasgani

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    Full Text Available Early language learning for children is increasingly common, and the majority of parents and the public do not see it as superfluous or overburdening children. Moreover, teaching a foreign language to very young children has been an increasingly dominant trend in most globalized societies. While there is abundant literature that supports teaching a foreign language at an early age through language immersion programs, little is known about the efficiency of strategies used to explicitly teach new vocabulary words in a foreign language to young learners. This empirical investigation aimed to assess and compare the efficiency of two mnemonics that have been traditionally used to explicitly teach new foreign language words: the Keyword Method (KWM and the Total Physical Response (TPR. Results indicate that the KWM is more effective than TPR in teaching new vocabulary words in a foreign language to early elementary school children.

  15. Reflection on College English Vocabulary Teaching from Non-linguistic Context Perspective

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    LIU Fang

    2013-01-01

    Vocabulary understanding is very important in English study; however, there exist some problems in the present college English vocabulary teaching, so it is necessary to propose some suggestions for it from the non-linguistic context perspectives to im⁃prove the students’vocabulary capacity. Based on the three non-linguistic contexts (situational context, cultural context and cogni⁃tive context), the passage suggests teachers pay much attention to the non-linguistic context while teaching.

  16. The instructional design of teaching vocabularies in context of corpus in Senior High School

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    孙玲

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, the instructional design of vocabulary teaching is to combine vocabulary teaching in context based on some open online corpus which are come from network.In this paper, and the author’s hypothesis is that the instructional design can stimulate students’ learning interest and autonomy.What’s more, a large number of authentic information of various contexts demonstrated from corpus which is beneficial for students’ enhancing the ability of input and output of targeted vocabulary.

  17. A Brief Analysis on Vocabulary Learning Strategies in Second Language

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This article tries to explore the usage of vocabulary learning strategies in second language learning on students with different background. It attempts to elicit useful ideas and gives a practical guidance in learning Chinese as a second language. This work explains how learning environment, cultural background and proficiency level can highly affect the choice of learning strategies. And even though students are learning different languages, there are similarities in their choice of strategies during the process of acquiring the target language.

  18. 论高中英语教学中词汇的教与学%On the Teaching and Learning of Vocabulary in High School English Teaching

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    2012-01-01

    Through the analysis of vocabulary teaching high school English teaching on the importance of vocabulary re- tention. Teachers teach and students learn two, emphasizing the participation of teachers and schools to solve the English to learn the importance of this solid illness. And some suggestions on vocabulary memorization, learning strategies.%文章通过对高中英语教学中词汇教学情况的分析,说明词汇记忆的重要性。从教师的教和学生的学两个方面,强调教师和学校的参与对解决英语学习这一固疾的重要性。并就词汇记忆的学习策略提出了几点建议。

  19. Exploring the Effects of Self-efficacy on Vocabulary Learning Strategies

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This study examined the effects of self-efficacy on language learning strategies by focusing on vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs. A group of 281 EFL learners from two universities participated in the study. They completed the Vocabulary Size Test (Nation & Beglar, 2007, questionnaires on self-efficacy, and an open-ended question about their use of VLSs. The learners were divided into three groups based on their responses to the self-efficacy questionnaire. The effect of self-efficacy was then examined by utilizing text mining. The results show that the effects of self-efficacy were observed in the participants’ open-ended responses. It also became clear that those with high self-efficacy were active users of VLSs, they employed deep strategies, and they were metacognitively superior to participants with medium and low efficiency. Those with medium self-efficacy were also active users of VLSs, but they used shallow strategies compared with the high self-efficiency group. Those with low self-efficacy tended to be passive users of VLSs. The pedagogical implications of the current study are discussed mainly in terms of incorporating self-efficacy and self-regulation enhancing instructions into vocabulary teaching.

  20. The Language of Mathematics: The Importance of Teaching and Learning Mathematical Vocabulary

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    Riccomini, Paul J.; Smith, Gregory W.; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Fries, Karen M.

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary understanding is a major contributor to overall comprehension in many content areas, including mathematics. Effective methods for teaching vocabulary in all content areas are diverse and long standing. Teaching and learning the language of mathematics is vital for the development of mathematical proficiency. Students' mathematical…

  1. The Language of Mathematics: The Importance of Teaching and Learning Mathematical Vocabulary

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    Riccomini, Paul J.; Smith, Gregory W.; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Fries, Karen M.

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary understanding is a major contributor to overall comprehension in many content areas, including mathematics. Effective methods for teaching vocabulary in all content areas are diverse and long standing. Teaching and learning the language of mathematics is vital for the development of mathematical proficiency. Students' mathematical…

  2. The Effects of Suggestopedia in Teaching English Vocabulary to Spanish-dominant Chicano Third Graders.

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    1986-01-01

    Presents the findings of an experiment conducted to determine the efficacy of the suggestopedia method (learning through suggestion, relaxation, and concentration) in teaching English vocabulary to 90 Spanish-dominant third graders. Reports that suggestopedia was found to be more effective than a control method for teaching vocabulary. (DR)

  3. The Effects of Suggestopedia in Teaching English Vocabulary to Spanish-dominant Chicano Third Graders.

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    Ramirez, Sylvia Z.

    1986-01-01

    Presents the findings of an experiment conducted to determine the efficacy of the suggestopedia method (learning through suggestion, relaxation, and concentration) in teaching English vocabulary to 90 Spanish-dominant third graders. Reports that suggestopedia was found to be more effective than a control method for teaching vocabulary. (DR)

  4. Learning English Vocabulary via Online Communication : a study of vocabulary learning strategies used by English learners in Lithuania

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    The aim of the thesis is to investigate vocabulary learning strategies that are used and perceived to be helpful by English learners while communicating online. The participants of the study are 20 young Lithuanian English learners (23-28 years old) who use online communication on a weekly basis. The method of the research is a combination of a questionnaire and a follow-up email interview. The questionnaire items are based on Schmitt’s taxonomy of vocabulary learning strategies (1997), while...

  5. The Relationship between Iranian EFL Learners’ Autonomy and their Vocabulary Learning Strategies with a Focus on Gender

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    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between Iranian EFL learners’ use of vocabulary learning strategies and their autonomy with a focus on the gender. To meet this objective, 82(39 males and 43 females sophomore and junior students majoring in English Language Teaching who had passed at least 45 credits at Tabriz Azad University, in Iran were asked to take part in the study by filling the questionnaires on learner autonomy (LAQ and vocabulary learning strategies (VLSQ. After discarding incomplete questionnaires, 70 acceptable cases were used in the statistical analysis. Correlation analysis indicated a statistically significant and positive relationship between Iranian EFL learners’ use of vocabulary learning strategies and their autonomy for both male and female students. The findings can have some pedagogical implications for teachers.

  6. A Survey and Suggestions on Students’Vocabulary Learning Strategies in Senior High School

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    2014-01-01

    This paper is about a survey and suggestion on students’vocabulary learning strategies in senior high school.Vocabulary is one of the three elements of a language and the basic material of a language. So the vocabulary learning in English is especially important.In order to help the students to have a better understanding of the significance of language and lay a solid foundation for deep vocabulary acquisition, it is necessary for teachers to find effective ways to learn English vocabulary.So in this paper the author hopes to find what the vocabulary learning strategies the students have used through the survey and give more effective learning strategies according to the available English vocabulary learning strategies.

  7. Some Games Used to Teach Vocabulary to Young Learners

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    Full Text Available Many English classes in Indonesia are now filled with many young learners. For example, a class may consist of 25 - 30 students. As a result, this may not be effective. The students could feel bored, stuck, and noisy, furthermore, if the class is filled by many young learners the atmosphere cannot be supportive anymore. To overcome the problem, the English teacher can vary his/her teaching techniques, one of which is playing games. They can undoubtedly, entertain the students Wierus and Wierus (1994:218 said that in easy, relaxed atmosphere which is created by using games, students remember things faster and better. This paper discusses the benefit of using games, the approriacy of using games, and some current games to teach vocabulary.

  8. The Effectiveness of Strategies-based Instruction on Postgraduates' English Vocabulary Learning

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    2008-01-01

    This ten-week quasi-experimental study was undertaken to explore the effectiveness of strategies-based vocabulary instruction on English vocabulary learning of postgraduate learners.By the questionnaires and vocabulary tests administered before and after the instruction, the experimental group and the control group were compared to find out whether reading comprehension plus SBI method was more effective than reading only method in postgraduates' English vocabulary learning.

  9. Vocational English Vocabulary Teaching Based on Association%基于联想的高职高专英语词汇教学

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    2012-01-01

    Vocabulary learning should be done with some effective strategies. By analyzing the relationship between association and memory, this paper puts forward an English vocabulary teaching strategy based on association, aiming at improving vocational students'vocabulary learning.%词汇学习需要借助于有效的策略。文章在分析联想与记忆关系的基础上,提出了基于联想的英语词汇教学策略,以期促进高职高专学生的词汇学习。

  10. Language teaching strategies

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    This paper describes some strategies of teaching English language. Special attention was paid to adult learning, writing problem and some others. The aim of the paper is to show advantages of intensive learning of English language

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    This paper describes some strategies of teaching English language. Special attention was paid to adult learning, writing problem and some others. The aim of the paper is to show advantages of intensive learning of English language

  12. Direct teaching and incidental learning of vocabulary: a further cycle of research

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    Full Text Available The current research compares two conditions of L2 vocabulary learning, i.e. explicit teaching and incidental learning. Forty-five female participants, majoring in English at Alimam Mohammad Ibn-Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia, took part in this research. They were divided into two groups: read plus (RP and read only (RO. Three levels of vocabulary knowledge (form recall, meaning recall, and meaning recognition were assessed. The results showed that both conditions cater for vocabulary learning, however the RP group had significantly outperformed their RO counterparts. Moreover, the results showed that vocabulary learning in this study followed the general tendency starting from a receptive level to a productive level. Finally, the results of the current study confirmed what Sonbul and Schmitt (2010 have arrived at. Key words: vocabulary knowledge, vocabulary learning, explicit (direct teaching, incidental learning, attrition, retention.

  13. 中职英语词汇教学研究%Research on English Vocabulary Teaching in Secondary Vocational Schools

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    词汇学习是英语教学和学习的前提、基础和重要组成部分。目前中职生在学习英语词汇时还存在一些问题,作为教师应该对此问题高度重视,在教学过程中应遵循词汇教学的原则和注意事项,注重词汇教学的技巧,使学生掌握科学有效的学习策略,形成良好的学习习惯,提高语言综合运用能力,为以后的学习和工作打下良好的基础。%Vocabulary learning is the premise, foundation and important part of English teaching and learning. At present, the secondary vocational school students have some problems in learning English vocabulary. The teachers should pay more attentions to these problems. In the teaching process, they should follow the vocabulary teaching principles and matters needing attention, pay attention to vocabulary teaching skills and make students to grasp scientific and effective learning strategies, form good habits of study, improve the comprehensive ability of using language, to lay a good foundation for the further study and work.

  14. Exploiting pupils' multiple intelligences in the process of teaching English vocabulary

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    The diploma thesis is devoted to exploiting pupils' multiple intelligences in the process of learning English vocabulary. The theoretical part deals with the theory of vocabulary acquisition and the description of Howard Gardner´s multiple intelligences. The practical part deals with the application of these theories into lessons where activities connected with multiple intelligences will be used for new vocabulary teaching. The aim of this diploma thesis is to find out which types of intelli...

  15. A Study of the Role of Rote Learning in Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Burmese Students

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    Sinhaneti, Kantatip; Kyaw, Ei Kalayar

    2012-01-01

    This study was conducted to investigate the role of RL (rote learning) in VLSs (vocabulary learning strategies) of Burmese EFL (English as a foreign language) students. The research addresses the need of the concrete understanding of the role of RL strategy in vocabulary learning as well as Burmese EFL learners' perspectives on RL strategy among…

  16. Vocabulary Learning Strategies Used by EAP Learners: The Case of the Students of Social Sciences

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    Haghi, Eshrat Bazarmaj; Pasand, Parastou Gholami

    2013-01-01

    The significance of using language learning strategies in general and vocabulary learning strategies in particular is quite clear to both language learners and language specialists. Being familiar with and making use of a range of different vocabulary learning strategies is a great aid for EAP learners in dealing with unknown words. The present…

  17. Countermeasures for Teaching English Vocabulary in Higher Vocational Colleges%高职院校英语词汇教学对策

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    2011-01-01

    Words and phrases are basic materials in a language and the basis for all forms of verbal communication.Vocabulary teaching is of vital importance in the whole course of language teaching activities.In view of the problems in vocabulary learning and teaching in higher vocational colleges and in the light of the requirements of vocabulary teaching stated in Basic Teaching Requirements of English for Higher Vocational Education,the writer discusses four countermeasures for vocabulary teaching,i.e.to grasp the "degree" of vocabulary teaching,to stress the teaching of high-frequency words,to practice explicit vocabulary teaching and to apply vocabulary learning strategies.%词汇是语言的基本材料,是一切语言活动的基础。词汇教学在整个语言教学活动中具有举足轻重的作用。针对高职院校词汇学习及词汇教学中出现的问题,并根据《高职高专教育英语课程教学基本要求》中对词汇教学的要求,笔者从把握好词汇教学的度、重视高频词、进行显性词汇教学、关注词汇学习策略的使用四个方面探讨词汇教学的对策。

  18. Using Repeated Reading and Explicit Instruction to Teach Vocabulary to Preschoolers with Hearing Loss

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    Bobzien, Jonna L.; Richels, Corrin; Schwartz, Kathryn; Raver, Sharon A.; Hester, Peggy; Morin, Lisa

    2015-01-01

    Children with hearing loss often experience communication and language delays that result in difficulties acquiring novel vocabulary and literacy skills. This research examined the effectiveness of using repeated storybook reading paired with explicit teacher instruction to teach novel vocabulary to young children with hearing loss who were…

  19. The Application of Contrastive Analysis to Vocabulary Teaching in Middle School

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    孙和

    2013-01-01

    Learning a language must begin with learning pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. Among these three factors, vo-cabulary is of great importance. By putting the method of the Contrastive Analysis theories into practice, this thesis presents the necessity and significance of Contrastive Analysis in practical teaching.

  20. The Effectiveness of Using Corpus-Based Materials in Vocabulary Teaching

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    Paker, Turan; Özcan, Yeliz Ergül

    2017-01-01

    Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level…

  1. Using Repeated Reading and Explicit Instruction to Teach Vocabulary to Preschoolers with Hearing Loss

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    Bobzien, Jonna L.; Richels, Corrin; Schwartz, Kathryn; Raver, Sharon A.; Hester, Peggy; Morin, Lisa

    2015-01-01

    Children with hearing loss often experience communication and language delays that result in difficulties acquiring novel vocabulary and literacy skills. This research examined the effectiveness of using repeated storybook reading paired with explicit teacher instruction to teach novel vocabulary to young children with hearing loss who were…

  2. Is There a Core Vocabulary? Some Implications for Language Teaching.

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    Carter, Ronald

    1987-01-01

    Describes a set of criteria for selection of core vocabulary, with examples given from English. Suggests applications for such a vocabulary in grading reading materials and analyzing stylistics. (LMO)

  3. Analysis of Variance in Vocabulary Learning Strategies Theory and Practice: A Case Study in Libya

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    Khalifa, Salma H. M.; Shabdin, Ahmad Affendi

    2016-01-01

    The present study is an outcome of a concern for the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) in Libyan schools. Learning of a foreign language is invariably linked to learners building a good repertoire of vocabulary of the target language, which takes us to the theory and practice of imparting training in vocabulary learning strategies…

  4. On the Teaching of English Vocabulary for Three Language Learner%三语学习者英语词汇教学

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    马慈君

    2012-01-01

    Vocabulary is the basis of a language,so vocabulary learning is essential to language learning.However,vocabulary acquisition has always troubled students for students with English as a third language,the teacher should from the speech enhancement,teach vocabulary memory strategies,expand reading quantity and infiltrate cultural knowledge,so as to improve students' vocabulary level.%词汇是语言的基础,词汇的学习和掌握对语言学习至关重要。但词汇的习得却始终困扰着学生,对将英语作为第三语言学习的白族学生而言,教师应当从语音强化,传授词汇记忆策略,扩大阅读量,渗透文化知识等方面提高学生的词汇水平。

  5. Focus-on-Forms, Focus-on-Form, and Their Efficiency in Vocabulary Teaching and Learning

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    阿娜

    2014-01-01

    Vocabulary is generally recognized as most critical in foreign language learning. Students who get up early in the morning to read out loud word lists have been a popular and encouraging spot on campus. Although there is abundant research about vocabulary.This paper will review the development of FonF and FonFS in the field of ESL, and their relationship with vocabulary learning, exploring the possibilities of comparing FonF and FonFS in terms of their efficiency in vocabulary teaching and learning.

  6. Improving listening comprehension skills relying on metacognitive strategies - focus on vocabulary and specific l2 instruction

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The present paper aims at investigating the application of an instructional method specifically focused on the expansion of metacognitive awareness and its effect on Serbian EFL students’ listening comprehension. The current study is a follow-up research of a similar study by Vandergrift and Tafaghodtari (2010. However, we sought to expand the previous research by investigating the relationship between the students’ current level of L2 (target language vocabulary and listening test scores. Our study likewise differed in the sample of participants, the target language, teaching and testing material used, and the duration of the very experiment. To answer the proposed research questions we conducted an experiment with 57 Serbian secondary school EFL (English as a Foreign Language learners divided into experimental (n=27 and control group (n=30. The results of the pre- and post-tests of the two groups showed the beneficial effects of developing metacognitive strategies and the strong positive correlation between the level of vocabulary and listening comprehension. The paper underlines important pedagogical implications especially regarding the enhancement of metacognitive awareness and vocabulary proficiency of students in order to improve performance on listening comprehension tasks.

  7. The Role of Vocabulary in ESP Teaching and Leafing

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    Wujiangwen; WangBinbin

    2004-01-01

    It's known to most second language learners that the acquisition of vocabulary is a fundamental and important component in the course of their learning. A good mastery of vocabulary is essential for ESL/EFL learners, especially for those who learn for specific purposes or expect to operate at an advanced level in English. 'It is wise to direct vocabulary

  8. A Technique for Teaching and Learning English Vocabulary out of Context

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    The purpose of this study is to describe the procedure of carrying out lexical practices and exercises with flashcards and to consider some problems of the teaching and learning of English vocabulary from the viewpoint of helping learners develop communic

  9. The Application of Corpus-based Teaching Approach to Medical English Vocabulary

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    张瑞君; 王连柱; 王兰英

    2009-01-01

    Insufficient vocabulary has become a barrier to reading comprehension and translation in the process of ME (medical English) study to the third-year students at medical universities or colleges.The current study was designed to investigate corpus- based teaching ap-proach to enlarging students'vocabulary in the course of higher learning of ML (medical literature).The study was carried out from 2006.9 to 2008.9 among third -year medical students in our college.Students were encouraged to augment their vocabulary by active practice,intensive learning,and comprehensive learning respectively through discovering study by using self-made ME corpuses (90,000 words).In doing so, their vocabulary was enlarged by actively using the essential vocabulary,attaching more attention to the difficult technical vocabulary,and getting familiar with medical terms,which eliminated their language barrier,improved their integrated language proficiency,and developed their sense of achievement.

  10. Application of Metacognitive Strategy in College English Vocabulary Learning%元认知策略在大学英语词汇教学中的应用

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    2012-01-01

    Recently vocabulary learning strategy has been a focus in the study of second language learning. Based on the introduction of the metacognitive strategy and the vocabulary metacognitive strategy, this paper demonstrates the application of those strategies in the college English vocabulary learning and teaching and puts forward some teaching suggestions at the same time.%近年来对词汇习得策略的研究在我国逐渐展开。本文在简要介绍元认知策略和元认知词汇学习策略的基础上,阐述了这种学习策略在大学英语词汇学习中的具体应用,并对当前的词汇教学提出了一些建议。

  11. Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Medical Students at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

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    2012-01-01

    This study aimed to investigate the use of vocabulary learning strategies among medical students at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) in Iran as an EFL context. A questionnaire was administered to 120 medical students (53 males, 67 females) to identify; 1) the effective types of vocabulary learning strategies used by the learners and 2)…

  12. The Relationship between Iranian EFL Learners' Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Use of Vocabulary Learning Strategies

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    Heidari, Farrokhlagha; Izadi, Mehri; Ahmadian, Mansooreh Vahed

    2012-01-01

    This study explores the relationship between Iranian EFL juniors' self-efficacy beliefs and their employed vocabulary learning strategies. The participants were 50 juniors studying English Translation at University of Sistan & Baluchestan. The self-efficacy and vocabulary learning strategies questionnaires were administered to identify the…

  13. A Reassessment of Frequency and Vocabulary Size in L2 Vocabulary Teaching

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    Schmitt, Norbert; Schmitt, Diane

    2014-01-01

    The high-frequency vocabulary of English has traditionally been thought to consist of the 2,000 most frequent word families, and low-frequency vocabulary as that beyond the 10,000 frequency level. This paper argues that these boundaries should be reassessed on pedagogic grounds. Based on a number of perspectives (including frequency and…

  14. A Reassessment of Frequency and Vocabulary Size in L2 Vocabulary Teaching

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    Schmitt, Norbert; Schmitt, Diane

    2014-01-01

    The high-frequency vocabulary of English has traditionally been thought to consist of the 2,000 most frequent word families, and low-frequency vocabulary as that beyond the 10,000 frequency level. This paper argues that these boundaries should be reassessed on pedagogic grounds. Based on a number of perspectives (including frequency and…

  15. Two Approaches to Teaching Young Children Science Concepts, Vocabulary, and Scientific Problem-Solving Skills

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    Hong, Soo-Young; Diamond, Karen E.

    2012-01-01

    The present study examined the efficacy of two different approaches to teaching designed to facilitate children's learning about science concepts and vocabulary related to objects' floating and sinking and scientific problem-solving skills: responsive teaching (RT) and the combination of responsive teaching and explicit instruction (RT + EI).…

  16. Empirical Studies on English Vocabulary Learning Strategies in Mainland China over the Past Two Decades

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Wen and Wang (2004 reviewed the empirical studies over the past two decades (from 1984 to 2003 on learning strategies that Chinese EFL learners used. This article, following their methodological framework, reviews about 45 empirical studies on Chinese EFL learners’ English vocabulary learning strategies, conducted by Mainland Chinese scholars over the past two decades. The review shows that more than half of the Chinese scholars are interested in questionnaire investigation of EFL learners’ preferences for vocabulary learning. The reports of the questionnaire investigations indicate that most Chinese EFL learners prefer rote learning of vocabulary to learning vocabulary in context or through language use. The experimental studies suggest that strategies-based instruction results in the learners’ vocabulary achievement. Cognitive and metacognitive strategies are the two groups of strategies that Chinese researchers show particular interest in.

  17. An Overview of Theories and Issues on Vocabulary Learning Strategies in the Second Language Learning

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    Full Text Available The research on language learning theories played important role in TCFL research. Article sorts out and summarizes the issues and theories on second language learning and vocabulary learnings strategies from both Western and Chinese scholars. It can be summarized that Western scholars have started a broad scope research in vocabulary learning strategies since their early times, then, the research results have helped to give solid and important foundation for the development of vocabulary learning strategies nowadays. Even though TCFL scholars have realized the importance of vocabulary learning strategies in the process of second language learning and more research are being done, but until now, the amount and quality of research in this field still needs to be improved. There is still a big space in the diversity perspective of research that needs to be filled. Article presents the history and development of the theories of vocabulary learning strategies to help impel and deepen the research of TCFL.

  18. Teaching reading comprehension strategies

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    Full Text Available The academic debate nowadays is focused on producing an applied science of learning, aiming to teach students how to learn and be strategic in their acquisition. The aim of the study is to identify and discuss the reading comprehension instruction approach applied in the Albanian system of education. Findings from 10 classes of Albanian language and literature with students of third grade were directly observed and analyzed, in order to gather evidence based on indicators and instruments that assess the way of reading comprehension. Findings were categorized according to strategy use; the frequency of their application in different classes was counted and represented in percentages. In this paper we will try to respond to questions like: What are students' main barriers of comprehending? Does the instructional approach respond to students’ needs and level of comprehension? Are teachers prepared to teach comprehension strategies? Furthermore, examples of procedures on how to deliver instruction of comprehension strategies in natural contexts will be represented. Results from teacher practices during lessons of reading comprehension confirmed that teachers use limited teaching strategies to deliver lessons. They mainly use strategies to test comprehension; while the approach of teaching students to read independently and strategically is an unknown practice.

  19. Arabic Vocabulary Learning Strategies Among Non-native Speakers: A Case of IIUM

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    Full Text Available This study aims to investigate the vocabulary learning strategies used by Arabic learners of the International Islamic University Malaysia. It also compares between the Arabic and non-Arabic majoring students in the use of these strategies. The total sample of this study was 248 university students from different level of studies. They answered a ‘Vocabulary Learning Strategies Questionnaire’ by Pavicic Takac (2008 which consisted of three different components: Formal strategies, self-initiated independent strategies and incidental strategies. Results indicated that Arabic learners used a variety of vocabulary learning strategies with translation being the most widely employed. No statistically significant difference was found between the Arabic and non-Arabic majoring students. The findings provide support for helping the students to utilize their mother tongue in a fruitful way to learn new vocabularies, as well as training both groups equally on how to use these strategies efficiently.

  20. Using Mixed-Modality Learning Strategies via e-Learning for Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition

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    Yang, Fang-Chuan Ou; Wu, Wen-Chi Vivian

    2015-01-01

    This study demonstrated an e-learning system, MyEVA, based on a mixed-modality vocabulary strategy in assisting learners of English as a second language (L2 learners) to improve their vocabulary. To explore the learning effectiveness of MyEVA, the study compared four vocabulary-learning techniques, MyEVA in preference mode, MyEVA in basic mode, an…

  1. On Students' Vocabulary Learning Strategy%学生词汇学习策略

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    周杰

    2003-01-01

    词汇是语言的核心.本文分析了词汇的知识,并指出引导学生了解词汇的学习策略语言具有及其重要%Vocabulary is central to language. The vocabulary knowledge is analyzed in this paper.Based on the research, the paper points out that it is of vital importance to introduce vocabulary learning strategy to students.

  2. Teaching Writing Strategies

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    Zaououi,Merbouh

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Developing learners’ writing skills has been of concern for a long time in education. Students studying English in our educational institutions have been found to face problems mainly in writing, making them unable to cope with the institution’s literacy expectations. However, these students may be able to develop writing skills significantly with positive instructional attitudes towards the errors they make and awareness on the teachers’ part of learner problems. That is why they should improve classroom writing instruction to address the serious problem of students writing difficult. Teaching strategies has shown a dramatic effect on the quality of students’ writing. Strategy instruction involves explicitly and systematically teaching steps necessary to use strategies independently. The following table will explain the above ideas.

  3. Examining the Impact of Vocabulary Strategy Training on Adult EFL Students

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of strategy instruction in vocabulary learning. To reach the goal of the study, 70 elementary level EFL learners at the Preparatory School of Mersin University were assigned as study and control groups. At the first stage of the study, through a Vocabulary Strategy Frequency Survey (Cohen, Oxford & Chi, 2002 and Taxonomy (Schmitt, 1997, conscious and/or unconscious use of vocabulary learning strategies in both groups was investigated. The study group received instruction on vocabulary learning strategies which was embedded to the course-book through a 10-week period. For the next stage, it was aimed to raise the teachers’ awareness of vocabulary strategy learning; therefore, discussion and feedback sessions were planned. For the follow-up stage of the study, 10 of the participant students who were then second grade medical students were interviewed in order to investigate the effects of strategy training after 2 academic years. Interviewees were asked about their opinions on strategy use during this period. The findings indicated that vocabulary strategy training can help students to learn and store more vocabulary.

  4. The Application of Multiple Intelligence in English Vocabulary Teaching%多元智能理论在英语词汇教学中的应用

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    陆文坤

    2015-01-01

    The vocabulary teaching is an important part of English teaching.This paper attempts to find out the features of vocabulary teaching by doing a questionnaire of seventy college students.The au-thor finds that 49.5% students sometimes prefer all kinds of vocabulary acquisition strategies.Accord-ing to the theory of Multiple Intelligences,there are connections between the Multiple Intelligences and vocabulary acquisition.Teachers should provide various effective strategies to teach vocabulary based on students’different multiple intelligences.%英语词汇教学是英语教学的重要部分。本文尝试通过70位高职高专大一学生的调查问卷,找出英语词汇习得的特点。调查结果发现:49.5%学生有时使用各种词汇习得策略。根据多元智能理论,学习者拥有多种智能,多元智能与词汇习得之间存在一定的联结关系,教师应根据学习者的不同智能优势而采用多种词汇教学方法。

  5. Strategies for Teaching Astronomy

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    Bennett, J.

    2000-12-01

    No matter whether you are teaching school children, undergraduates, or colleagues, a few key strategies are always useful. I will present and give examples for the following five key strategies for teaching astronomy. 1. Provide a Contextual Framework: It is much easier to learn new facts or concepts if they can be ``binned" into some kind of pre-existing mental framework. Unless your listeners are already familiar with the basic ideas of modern astronomy (such as the hierarchy of structure in the universe, the scale of the universe, and the origin of the universe), you must provide this before going into the details of how we've developed this modern picture through history. 2. Create Conditions for Conceptual Change: Many people hold misconceptions about astronomical ideas. Therefore we cannot teach them the correct ideas unless we first help them unlearn their prior misconceptions. 3. Make the Material Relevant: It's human nature to be more interested in subjects that seem relevant to our lives. Therefore we must always show students the many connections between astronomy and their personal concerns, such as emphasizing how we are ``star stuff" (in the words of Carl Sagan), how studying other planets helps us understand our own, and so on. 4. Limit Use of Jargon: The number of new terms in many introductory astronomy books is larger than the number of words taught in many first courses in foreign language. This means the books are essentially teaching astronomy in a foreign language, which is a clear recipe for failure. We must find ways to replace jargon with plain language. 5. Challenge Your Students: Don't dumb your teaching down; by and large, students will rise to meet your expectations, as long as you follow the other strategies and practice good teaching.

  6. Learning how to Learn : a study of English vocabulary learning strategies among English major students at a Chinese university

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    This paper reports on the study of the strategy use of Chinese English majors in vocabulary learning; the individual differences between effective and less effective learners in employing vocabulary learning strategies and the relationship between their strategies and their outcome in English learning. In this research, 118 junior English majors inChineseUniversitywere investigated. The participants were asked to take a vocabulary test and complete a vocabulary-learning questionnaire.   The d...

  7. Studies on English Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Three-year Business English Majors

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    Liu Fang-rong

    2008-01-01

    Vocabulary learning strategies have been studied by a lot of scholars and teachers to a different extent on language learner of different levels. Little research has been done on three-year .Business English majors. This study is intended to examine the vocabulary learning strategies applied by those students to their vocabulary learning during the course of English learning. This study is carried out in the form of doing a questionnaire among 117 three-year Business English majors. The collected data is analyzed in the computer by using the SPSS software. The result is that most of the students give up the concept and strategy of repetition and accept the concept of context and practicing. In addition, most of the students know how to make use of cognitive strategies to learn vocabulary. However, those students seldom employ metacognitive strategies and social/affective strategies to facilitate their vocabulary learning. In fight of these, some recommendations have given to those students to help them learn more vocabulary by appropriately using the vocabulary learning strategies.

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    Items 33 - 39 ... recommended that English language teachers should facilitate the teaching learning conditions in ... actions of learners might affect their .... mean score of the low achievers (M= 3.44). ... Table 3: Independent Samples t-test on Determination Strategies used by the ..... speaking English but I don't know how I.

  9. Strategies and Success in Technical Vocabulary Learning: Students' Approaches in One Academic Context

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    Lessard-Clouston, Michael

    2008-01-01

    Recognizing the importance of lexis and vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) in academic studies, this article presents a descriptive case study of technical vocabulary learning in English over one academic term in an intact, required first year course in a graduate school of theology in Canada. After outlining background information and…

  10. 对大学英语教学中促进学生词汇学习系统化的探讨%A Probe into the Promotion of the Systemization of Vocabulary Learning in the Teaching of College English

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    针对目前大学英语词汇教学中存在的主要问题,提出促进学生词汇学习系统化,并从教学策略与学习策略、核心词汇与边缘词汇、词汇输入与词汇输出、词汇广度与词汇深度、直接学习与间接学习等方面进行对策探讨。%To solve the current major problems of vocabulary teaching in the teaching of college English, this essay proposes the promotion of the systemization of students' vocabulary learning as well as probing into relevant methods in the aspects of teaching and learning strategies, core and marginal vocabulary, vocabulary input and output, vocabulary breadth and depth together with direct and indirect learning.

  11. Teaching and Learning Morphology: A Reflection on Generative Vocabulary Instruction

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    Templeton, Shane

    2012-01-01

    Students' knowledge of morphology can play a critical role in vocabulary development, and by extension, reading comprehension and writing. This reflection describes the nature of this knowledge and how it may be developed through the examination of generative vocabulary knowledge and the role of the spelling system in developing this knowledge. In…

  12. strategies in english vacabulary teaching in high school

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    舒晗

    2014-01-01

    词汇是构筑语言的材料。它也是英语语篇理解和表达的基础。一个人如果没有掌握大量的英语词汇,就不能称得上掌握了英语这门语言。没有一定的词汇量作为基础,学生们很难提高听、说、读和写的能力。因此,高中英语词汇教学策略这一课题值得老师们去探讨。本文提出了一些词汇教学的有效策略。%Vocabulary is the building material of a language. It is also the basis of understanding and expressing of English context. Without a large English vocabulary, no one can claim a good command of the language. In order to master and expand plentiful vocabulary, improve the ability of using the English language, teachers should pay more attention to the use of vocabulary teaching strategies. In this paper, the writer puts forward some strategies of vocabulary teaching.

  13. On College English Vocabulary Teaching%大学英语词汇教学探析

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    李小艳; 杨春霞

    2014-01-01

    课堂教学对学生的英语词汇量有很大影响。因此,在大学英语课堂中,教师可以采用构词法、联想法以及词块教学等方法进行教学,提高词汇教学质量,最终实现提高学生英语词汇量的目标。%Classroom teaching has a great influence on students' English vocabulary. Therefore, in the college English class, the teacher can use word-building, word association method and teaching methods for teaching block to improve the quality of teaching vocabulary, and ultimately improve students' English vocabulary goals.

  14. Indigenizing Vocabulary Teaching: An Example of Multiliteracies Pedagogy from Unamen Shipu

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    Lavoie, Constance; Mark, Marie-Paul; Jenniss, Brigitte

    2014-01-01

    This article presents a community-based pedagogical initiative for teaching vocabulary. The research took place in the Innu community of Unamen Shipu in northern Quebec. The study introduced a teaching method grounded in Indigenous knowledge theory that exemplified the multiliteracies pedagogy principles. This exploratory study used participatory…

  15. Using Films in Vocabulary Teaching of Turkish as a Foreign Language

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    Iscan, Adem

    2017-01-01

    The use and utility of auditory and visual tools in language teaching is a common practice. Films constitute one of the tools. It has been found that using films in language teaching is also effective in the development of vocabulary of foreign language learners. The literature review reveals that while films are used in foreign language teaching…

  16. Vocabulary Teaching in Foreign Language via Audiovisual Method Technique of Listening and Following Writing Scripts

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    Bozavli, Ebubekir

    2017-01-01

    The objective is hereby study is to compare the effects of conventional and audiovisual methods on learning efficiency and success of retention with regard to vocabulary teaching in foreign language. Research sample consists of 21 undergraduate and 7 graduate students studying at Department of French Language Teaching, Kazim Karabekir Faculty of…

  17. The Effect of Activity Based Lexis Teaching on Vocabulary Development Process

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    Mert, Esra Lule

    2013-01-01

    "Teaching word" as a complimentary process of teaching Turkish is a crucial field of study. However, studies on this area are insufficient. The only aim of the designed activities that get under way with the constructivist approach on which new education programs are based is to provide students with vocabulary elements of Turkish. In…

  18. Mothers' teaching strategies and children's effortful control: a longitudinal study.

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    Eisenberg, Nancy; Vidmar, Masa; Spinrad, Tracy L; Eggum, Natalie D; Edwards, Alison; Gaertner, Bridget; Kupfer, Anne

    2010-09-01

    Findings on the relation of maternal verbal teaching strategies to children's effortful control (EC; i.e., self-regulation) are limited in quantity and somewhat inconsistent. In this study, children's EC was assessed at 18, 30, and 42 months (ns = 255, 229, and 209, respectively) with adults' reports and a behavioral measure. Mothers' verbal teaching strategies were assessed while the mother and child worked on a task together. Children's general vocabulary also was measured. In a structural panel model taking into account prior levels of constructs and correlations within time, as well as the relations of EC and teaching strategies to children's vocabulary, socioeconomic status, age, and sex of the child, 18-month EC positively predicted mothers' 30-month cognitive assistance and questioning strategies and negatively predicted 30-month maternal directive strategies. In addition, high 30-month EC predicted greater 42-month maternal cognitive assistance and fewer directive strategies. Thus, mothers' teaching strategies were predicted by individual differences in self-regulatory skills, supporting potential evocative child effects on mothers' teaching strategies.

  19. Brief Introduction about Vocabulary Teaching in Vocational English Education%浅谈中职英语词汇教学

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    方萍

    2014-01-01

    结合自身丰富的教学实践经验,教师对中职英语教学中存在的突出问题进行了认真的分析与探讨,并以此为基础提出了具体的应对解决策略,旨在于借此优化中职英语词汇教学,提高学生的词汇学习效率,从而为其日后的英语学习奠定良好的基础。%Combined with her plentiful experience in teaching practice,teacher analyzed and discussed the outstanding problems which exist in the vocabulary teaching in vocational English education. On this basis,teacher also put forward some resolution strategies,her chief aim lies in optimize the vocational English vocabulary teaching and improve the students’ vocabulary learning efficiency,thus laying a good foundation for students’ future English learning.

  20. Redefining Vocabulary: The New Learning Strategy for Social Studies

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    Alexander-Shea, Aimee

    2011-01-01

    Although vocabulary development is an important part of the social studies curriculum, vocabulary activities are often inadequate, leaving students with cursory knowledge of terms. Worse still is the fact that many of the most critical words demarcating the field are not included in those activities. Therefore, a transformation from viewing…

  1. A Model of Communicative Teaching and Learning of English Vocabulary Through Interactive Actin vities

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    Full Text Available Teaching English vocabulary is very important, and it is more than just presenting and introducing new vocabulary to the students. Knowing words is not only memorizing them, but the students need to understand the meaning of the word in context and how the words are used. This can be achieved through correct vocabulary instruction which should involve vocabulary selection, word knowledge, and techniques. The needs of prospective teachers in mastering English both spoken and written, and the ability to teach using English as the language of instruction in the teaching and learning process in the classroom is very important. They also need the skills to teach English effectively and enjoyable to make the students have confident to use English communicatively. Deciding an interesting method for students is also an English teachers’ job to do. In this paper the writer tries to design a model of teaching and learning of English vocabulary through interactive activities. By using a lot of interactive activities, hopefully the students are able to practice to communicate by using English in oral and written.

  2. 词汇策略在高职学生英语词汇学习中的应用研究%Application Research on Vocabulary Strategies in Vocational Students’ Vocabulary Learning

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    温柳春

    2013-01-01

    以某高职院校的不同层次英语水平的大二学生为实验对象,对高职院校学生在英语词汇学习中应用词汇策略的情况进行了调查研究。结果表明,高职院校学生的词汇策略整体水平欠佳,学生的英语词汇策略水平与其英语学习成绩有显著的正相关关系。认为在教学中对学生进行有针对性的词汇策略训练能有效改善学生英语词汇学习效果。%A survey was conducted on a vocational college’s sophomores at different English level, studying their vocabulary application strategies in English vocabulary learning. The results showed that the students are not good enough in handling vocabulary strategies, which have significant positive correlation with their English learning. It is therefore believed that targeted vocabulary strategy training in English teaching can effectively improve the students’ English vocabulary learning.

  3. 词汇策略在高职学生英语词汇学习中的应用研究%Application Research on Vocabulary Strategies in Vocational Students’ Vocabulary Learning

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    温柳春

    2014-01-01

    以某高职院校的不同层次英语水平的大二学生为实验对象,对高职院校学生在英语词汇学习中应用词汇策略的情况进行了调查研究。结果表明,高职院校学生的词汇策略整体水平欠佳,学生的英语词汇策略水平与其英语学习成绩有显著的正相关关系。认为在教学中对学生进行有针对性的词汇策略训练能有效改善学生英语词汇学习效果。%A survey was conducted on a vocational college’s sophomores at different English level, studying their vocabulary application strategies in English vocabulary learning. The results showed that the students are not good enough in handling vocabulary strategies, which have significant positive correlation with their English learning. It is therefore believed that targeted vocabulary strategy training in English teaching can effectively improve the students’ English vocabulary learning.

  4. THE VOCABULARY LEARNING STRATEGIES USED BY UUM STUDENTS IN RELATION TO THEIR PROFICIENCY LEVELS

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    Noraziah Mohd Amin

    2013-04-01

    Abstract  This thesis is concerned with the vocabulary learning strategies used by Band 1 and Band 4 undergraduate students of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM.  The objectives of this descriptive study were to survey the vocabulary learning strategies used by the respondents and to determine to what extent their use of the strategies was influenced by their proficiency level. The instrument employed in the study was a questionnaire developed by Lachini (2007 based on Cottrell’s classification of learning strategies. It consists of five categories of vocabulary learning strategies: creative, reflective, effective, active and motivated. The responses of 100 Band 1 and 100 Band 4 students to the questionnaire were examined on the frequency of their use of the vocabulary learning strategies. The results indicated that there was no significant difference in terms of the frequency of use between Band 1 and Band 4 participants as  the majority of both groups employed most of the strategies either ‘a little’ or ‘often’. The findings of the study perhaps could help instructors to facilitate the learning of English vocabulary by UUM students and other students at large.    Keywords: The vocabulary learning strategies, proficiency levels

  5. A Tentative Study on Thai Vocabulary Teaching%泰语词汇教学探究

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    闵梅

    2015-01-01

    Language learning builds upon the basis of vocabulary;otherwise, we cannot express effectively. Expanding Thai vocabulary is an essential task for Thai language learners. Guided by foreign language learning theory, draw on the exper-ience from foreign language teachers and combined with the author's teaching practice, this paper tries to explain specific methods of Thai vocabulary teaching such as vocabulary classification, context vocabulary teaching etc. to improve Thai lan-guage learners'ability to grasp and use Thai vocabulary.%语言学习中,词汇是基础,若脱离词汇,则无法表达.扩大泰语词汇量是泰语学习者的重要任务.本文以外语学习相关理论为指导,借鉴外语经验教师的方法,结合自身的教学实践,重点介绍词汇归类、结合语境教授词汇等泰语词汇教学的具体方法,旨在提高学生掌握、运用泰语词汇的能力.

  6. Motivation, strategy, and English as a foreign language vocabulary learning: A structural equation modelling study.

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    Zhang, Yining; Lin, Chin-Hsi; Zhang, Dongbo; Choi, Yunjeong

    2017-03-01

    In spite of considerable advancements in our understanding of the different factors involved in achieving vocabulary-learning success, the overall pattern and interrelationships of critical factors involved in L2 vocabulary learning - particularly, the mechanisms through which learners regulate their motivation and learning strategies - remain unclear. This study examined L2 vocabulary learning, focusing on the joint influence of different motivational factors and learning strategies on the vocabulary breadth of adolescent learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) in China. The participants were 107 tenth graders (68 females, 39 males) in China. The data were collected via two questionnaires, one assessing students' motivation towards English-vocabulary learning and the other their English vocabulary-learning strategies, along with a test measuring vocabulary breadth. Structural equation modelling (SEM) indicated that learning strategy partially mediated the relationship between motivation (i.e., a composite score of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation) and vocabulary learning. Separate SEM analyses for intrinsic (IM) and extrinsic motivation (EM) revealed that there were significant and positive direct and indirect effects of IM on vocabulary knowledge; and while EM's direct effect over and above that of learning strategies did not achieve significance, its indirect effect was significant and positive. The findings suggest that vocabulary-learning strategies mediate the relationship between motivation and vocabulary knowledge. In addition, IM may have a greater influence on vocabulary learning in foreign-language contexts. © 2016 The British Psychological Society.

  7. The importance of Vocabulary In Medical English Teaching and Learning

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    彭凡

    2015-01-01

    Medical English vocabulary is considered to be one of indispensable components of language.Indeed, vocabulary forms the backbone and essence of medical English.All second language learners and their teachers are well aware of the fact that learning a second language involves the learning of a large number of words.Without the knowledge of words,language learning will turn out to be "a castle in the air".

  8. Book review:Jeanne McCarten’s Teaching Vocabulary:Lessons from the Corpus,Lessons for the Classroom

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    朱瑶

    2015-01-01

    Corpus is now playing a significant role in various researchingfields,pedagogy included.Jeanne McCarten introduces her corpus-based method of vocabulary teaching in the book Teaching Vocabulary:Lessons from the Corpus,Lessons for the Classroom.This book review introduces you this book and makes some pertinent comments on it.

  9. Book review:Jeanne Mc Carten’s Teaching Vocabulary:Lessons from the Corpus,Lessons for the Classroom

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    朱瑶

    2015-01-01

    Corpus is now playing a significant role in various researching fields,pedagogy included.Jeanne Mc Carten introduces her corpus-based method of vocabulary teaching in the book Teaching Vocabulary:Lessons from the Corpus,Lessons for the Classroom.This book review introduces you this book and makes some pertinent comments on it.

  10. Discussion and Strategies for English Vocabulary Teaching in the Light of New Curriculum%新课程下英语词汇教学的探讨与策略

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    李文畴; 宋鸣洲

    2011-01-01

    在新课标下,教师对英语词汇的教学应注意处理好几种情况:在特定生活情景和话题中.认知并巩固词汇;注重在真实语境中领悟词汇的深层含义;在有意义的活动q-,通过实际运用来巩固词汇;重视词汇在特定语篇中的具体用法。%In the light of new curriculum standard, teachers must pay more attention to deal with following points in English vocabulary teaching: understanding and consolidating vocabulary in specific life situations and topics; emphasizing realizing deep meaning of vocabulary in the real context; consolidating vocabulary through application in meaningful activities; stressing specific usage of vocabulary in particular text.

  11. A Probe into Senior High School English Vocabulary Teaching in the Light of New Curriculum Standard%探究新课标下的高中英语词汇教学

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    孟广志

    2012-01-01

    词汇教学是英语教学的重要内容。教师应继承和发扬传统的行之有效的词汇教学方法和经验,同时积极探索新课程理念下提高词汇教学效率的方法和策略,使学生在掌握英语词汇的同时提高运用英语的能力。%Vocabulary teaching is an important content in English teaching. Teachers should inherit and develop traditional and effective vocabulary teaching methods and experience, and actively probe into methods and strategies for improving vocabulary teaching effect in the light of new curriculum idea, so that students can improve English applying ability while grasping English vocabulary.

  12. Engineering and Humanities Students' Strategies for Vocabulary Acquisition: An Iranian Experience

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The present study set out to investigate the differences between EAP (English for Academic Purposes students of Humanities and Engineering in terms of vocabulary strategy choice and use. One hundred and five undergraduate Iranian students (39 students from Engineering Faculty and 66 from Humanities Faculty studying at Bu-Ali Sina University Hamedan, during the academic year of 2011–2012 participated in this study. For data collection purposes, a pilot-tested factor-analyzed five-point Likert-scale vocabulary learning strategies questionnaire (VLSQ containing 45 statements was adopted. The results of independent samples t-test indicated that, overall, the two groups were not significantly different in the choice and use of vocabulary learning strategies. However, running Chi square analyses, significant differences were found in individual strategy use in 6 out of 45 strategies. That is, while Humanities students used more superficial and straightforward strategies like repetition strategy and seeking help from others, the Engineering students preferred much deeper, thought-provoking and sophisticated strategies like using a monolingual dictionary and learning vocabulary through collocations and coordinates. Further, the most and the least frequently used vocabulary learning strategies by the two groups were specified, out of which only two strategies in each category were commonly shared by both groups. The possible reasons why the results have turned out to be so as well as the implications of the study are discussed in details in the paper.

  13. Building Conceptual Understanding through Vocabulary Instruction

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    Rupley, William H.; Nichols, William Dee; Mraz, Maryann; Blair, Timothy R.

    2012-01-01

    Instructional design is an integral part of a balanced approach to teaching vocabulary instruction. This article presents several instructional procedures using research-based vocabulary strategies and explains how to design and adapt those strategies in order to reach desired learning outcomes. Emphasis is placed on research-based principles that…

  14. Training in Metacognitive Strategies for Students’ Vocabulary Improvement by Using Learning Journals

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    Itala Diaz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This study examined the effects of metacognitive strategies to help beginning young learners with difficulties increasing and retaining vocabulary. This was a qualitative study in which participants first went through metacognitive strategy instruction to provide awareness of learning strategies. Following this instruction, students underwent a set of five interventions based on the cognitive academic language learning approach instructional model. These interventions, together with journaling progress, were used to train them in the use of the metacognitive strategies planning, monitoring, and evaluating. The findings showed that metacognitive strategy training has positively contributed to vocabulary acquisition skills, as participants were able to raise consciousness about some learning strategies and the use of metacognitive strategies to increase their vocabulary learning.

  15. Modern strategies for effective teaching

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    2011-01-01

    Abstract Modern Teaching Strategies are introducing for students to achieve in their career. These teaching strategies are changing with the passage of time. Today’s students are into global world that will demand more understanding and abilities. Students need to understand the subject basics, but also to think decisively, to investigate, and to make conclusions. Helping students to advance these skills will require changes in teaching strategies at the school and classr...

  16. Modern strategies for effective teaching

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    Stojceska Gjorgioska, Mirjana; Serafimova, Mimoza

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    Abstract Modern Teaching Strategies are introducing for students to achieve in their career. These teaching strategies are changing with the passage of time. Today’s students are into global world that will demand more understanding and abilities. Students need to understand the subject basics, but also to think decisively, to investigate, and to make conclusions. Helping students to advance these skills will require changes in teaching strategies at the school and classr...

  17. 大学英语课堂词汇输入模式研究%A Study on the Input Mode of Teaching College English Vocabulary in Classroom

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    2015-01-01

    T he input mode of teaching college English vocabulary in classroom is built on the findings of some previous studies related to college English vocabulary teaching .After having been put into prac‐tice ,this mode is assessed by the teacher and students respectively .The contents of teaching English vocabulary in classroom should include vocabulary theories ,strategies and exercises and its essential aim is to cultivate students’ vocabulary learning abilities .%在大学英语词汇教学相关研究结果的基础之上建立大学英语课堂词汇输入模式,经过实证研究后,分别从教师和学生的角度对该模式进行评价,发现大学英语课堂应将理论、策略和实践贯穿于词汇教学之中,重点培养学生独立学习词汇的能力。

  18. Teaching English vocabulary memorizing method for exams for going abroad%出国考试类英语词汇记忆法教学初探

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    2013-01-01

      对于大多数中国学生而言,应对出国类考试(如托福、雅思等)最大的挑战就是短期内如何快速扩大词汇量。据此情况,结合笔者实际的词汇教学总结,笔者给出了三点词汇记忆法的学习和教学策略,希望能激起广大英语学习者词汇学习的热情,同时为英语词汇教学方向带来一点启示。%  For most Chinese students who are preparing for exams like TOEFL and IETLS, the most challenging aspect is how to enlarge vocabulary in a short time. Based on that, combined with the author’s actual vocabulary teaching experience, this article mainly offers three learning and teaching strategies of vocabulary memorizing methods. Hopefully, this article can inspire students to learn vocabulary and at the same time, bring some enlightenment to vocabulary teaching methods.

  19. A Scaffolding Strategy to Develop Handheld Sensor-Based Vocabulary Games for Improving Students' Learning Motivation and Performance

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    Huang, Yong-Ming; Huang, Yueh-Min

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary is the foundation for students who learn a foreign language. Nevertheless, students may be bored by the painstaking process of rote learning. To this end, this study designed a handheld sensor-based vocabulary game based on a scaffolding strategy for improving students' motivation and achievement in vocabulary learning. On the one hand,…

  20. The Relationship between Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Vocabulary Proficiency of English Language Learners

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    2012-01-01

    The current study was carried out to examine L2 learners’ VLS use habits and the relationship of VLS with their vocabulary proficiency levels. In addition, language learners’ beliefs about VLS in terms of usefulness were also studied to understand L2 learners’ VLS use habits more deeply. To examine these matters, a descriptive research design was employed. The participants included 252 preparatory students from different proficiency groups (Upper-Intermediate, Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate, ...

  1. Vocabulary Learning Strategies from the Bottom-Up: A Grounded Theory

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    Ostovar-Namaghi, Seyyed Ali; Malekpur, Akram

    2015-01-01

    Lots of studies have tried to test the effect of strategy training on vocabulary development. However, instead of trying to uncover the strategies that learners actually use, they have tried to expose learners to a list of strategies supported by theories. Although these theory-driven studies have provided the field with significant and…

  2. Researching Native Americans: Tips on Vocabulary, Search Strategies and Internet Resources.

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    Mueller-Alexander, Jeanette M.; Seaton, Helen J.

    1994-01-01

    Describes search strategies and vocabulary selection for researching information on Native Americans using DIALOG databases as examples. Highlights include tribal names search strategy; examples of false drops; revised search strategies for full-text databases; Internet sources, including various software systems; and CD-ROM products about Native…

  3. A NEW ROLE FOR VOCABULARY IN COLLEGE ENGLISH TEACHING

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    JiHongwei

    2004-01-01

    Because of the great influence of Chinese culture on Englishteaching and learning in China, much importance is nowattached to vocabulary learning. While it is unlikely that thecommunicative approach will be adopted for those intermediateor advanced learners at college English level, a lexical approachcan be more suitable for college English education, wherevocabulary (lexical items ) is of great importance as it isconsidered institutionalized and collocated. In such anapproach, vocabulary begins to take on a new role of organizingthe target language in addition to being meaningful in itself.

  4. The Investigation on Teaching Strategies of Business English Vocabulary Based on Non-English Majors’Perceptions%商务英语词汇教学策略调查--一项基于非英语专业学生感知的实证研究

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    林巍

    2015-01-01

    该研究通过定性与定量相结合的方法调查非英语专业学生对商务英语词汇教学策略感知,并对不同性别、英语水平学生感知对比分析。结果表明:1)男生对商务英语词汇教学策略的感知高于女生;2)未通过四级的学生对商务英语词汇教学策略的感知高于通过四级的学生。%This paper employs the quantitative and qualitative approaches to investigate the non-English majors’perceptions on the teaching strategies of Business English vocabulary from the angles of different genders and English levels. It turns out that boys have relatively higher perceptions on teaching strategies than girls, and the students of lower English level have higher perceptions than those of higher English level.

  5. A case study of a vocabulary strategy in a high school class of special education students

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    Prevost, Jill K.

    In the United States, almost 7000 students drop out of high school every day and the most common reason is academic failure. The economic, social, and emotional cost of dropping out of high school are enormous. Vocabulary knowledge is essential for students to grasp the concepts of a content area and there has been little research reported for scaffolding vocabulary learning in content classes. The purpose of this study was to investigate a vocabulary instructional strategy in a high school biology class. The research questions focused on understanding the vocabulary instructional strategy and student perception of the strategy. This was an evaluative case study using a convenience sample of a college preparatory biology class of special education students. Participants included eight males and two females who were identified as having learning, emotional or health disabilities with average to low average intelligence. Informal interviews, observations, school records, student and teacher artifacts and rich description were used for data triangulation. Analysis involved coding and grouping data by category, and identification of relationships between categories. Three themes emerged from this study: Students believed the strategy helped them to learn vocabulary, the strategy gave direction to instruction, and the strategy can be difficult to implement. The skill level of our future work force and the health of our society is linked to our nation's high school graduation rate. Development of instructional strategies that result in student academic success will improve our high school graduation rate which will result in positive social change.

  6. The Effect of Games on EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Learning Strategies

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    Ali Sorayaie Azar

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available EFL students, particularly Iranian students, usually feel bored in vocabulary lessons because they have not changed their learning habits, such as writing words on paper, trying to learn by heart or learning passively through the teacher's explanations. To help students find language classes, especially vocabulary lessons more interesting in EFL context, and to achieve more from games, the study conducted action research to find the answer to the question, "Do games help English Language Learners learn vocabulary effectively, and if so, how?" Most academic reviews start from an assumption that games are beneficial. However, this study singled out the component of games to study that in isolation. After reviewing academic opinions on this specifically focused matter, of which there are relatively few, the researcher began action research which included applying games in our own classes, observing other teachers' classes, and interviewing both teachers and learners so as to elicit students' reactions, feelings and the effectiveness of games in vocabulary learning. The research shows they are effective in helping students to improve their vocabulary building skills.

  7. Teaching Techniques: Physical Vocabulary in the Beginner-Level Classroom

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    Maiullo, Jonathan

    2016-01-01

    After having success with this warm-up activity in his theater classes, the author adapted it for his beginner-level English classes, knowing his students would appreciate the opportunity to move around. The activity allows students to create their own physical interpretation of a vocabulary word, which increases their ability to remember it…

  8. Teaching Vocabulary in EFL Classrooms: A Tried-Out Technique

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    A'lipour, Javad; Ketabi, Saeed

    2010-01-01

    One of the complaints made by EFL learners is that when it comes to the instruction of the linguistic sub-skills, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, the class tends to become boring. In many classes, there is as of yet no collaborative activities to facilitate the learning of these two important sub-skills. Most of EFL classes are reminiscent of the…

  9. An Investigation of Vocabulary Learning Strategies by Iranian EFL Students in Different Proficiency Levels

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    Samaneh Jafari

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to find out the various strategies used in learning vocabularies among Iranian EFL learners in three different proficiency levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced in Zanjan province. The vocabulary learning strategies which have been used in this research include determination, social, memory, cognitive, and meta-cognitive which follow Schmitt’s taxonomy. 110 students were randomly selected from two language institutes in Zanjan. Schmitt’s (1997 Vocabulary Learning Strategies’ questionnaire was administered to the learners with three proficiency levels. Then, descriptive statistics and Anova were utilized to analyze the data. Descriptive statistics revealed that the participants of the study regardless of their proficiency levels were generally medium strategy users who used all these strategies moderately except for the determination strategies that were used in high level. In addition, basic learners used all different types of strategies more frequently than intermediate and advanced learners. By comparing two other proficiency levels, advanced learners used determination strategies and meta-cognitive strategies more frequently than intermediate learners, while social, memory and cognitive strategies were used more frequently by Intermediates. In order to perceive if the results were statistically significant, Anova for between group mean differences was conducted. It revealed the fact that there is no significant difference among learners with different proficiency levels in application of determination and meta-cognitive strategies while the learners with lower proficiency level used social, memory and cognitive strategies more frequently, that is, these three strategies were used more frequently by basic, intermediate and advanced learners respectively. Keywords: Vocabulary learning strategies, Language learning strategies, Vocabulary learning strategy questionnaire

  10. The Effectiveness of Synectics Instructional Model on Foreign Language Vocabulary Teaching

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    Eristi, Bahadir; Polat, Mustafa

    2017-01-01

    This study, which is an experimental research with pre-test and post-test control groups, aims to determine the effectiveness of the Synectics Instructional Model on foreign language vocabulary teaching. The research was conducted with two experimental and two control groups and 82 students taking part in these groups. The experimental application…

  11. L2 Vocabulary Teaching with Student- and Teacher-Generated Gestures: A Classroom Perspective

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    Clark, Jordan; Trofimovich, Pavel

    2016-01-01

    This action research project explored the use of gestures for teaching and learning French vocabulary in an upper-beginner adult classroom with 21 students from various language backgrounds. Over the course of 4 weeks, the teacher developed and used 4 sets of themed activities using both teacher- and student-generated gestures to introduce new…

  12. Learning/teaching for a second language’s vocabulary: some theorical and practice questions

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The lack of motivation, the dissociation from his own environment, and the ignorance of the learning’s estrategies are difficult factors for a correct process of a second language learning/teaching, vocabulary specially. In this paper the author offer same reflections and proposals.

  13. Using Captioned Tactile Jigsaw Flashcards in Teaching Vocabulary to Children with Special Educational Needs

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    Król-Gierat, Werona

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the present paper is to show how captioned tactile jigsaw flashcards (CTJF) can be used in teaching English vocabulary to children with special educational needs. The idea of the following technique, inspired by Montessori's Three Period Lesson (1964, 1967a, 1967b), was presented by this author and colleague Dorota Beltkiewicz in March…

  14. Multimedia Courseware for Teaching Arabic Vocabulary: Let's Learn from the Experts

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    Zainuddin, Nurkhamimi; Sahrir, Muhammad Sabri

    2016-01-01

    This study attempts to analyze and evaluate theories and design principles for the design and development of multimedia program for teaching and learning Arabic vocabulary among non-native speakers. In this paper, the researchers mentioned about the research tools, sampling technique and steps as well as population which are related to the design…

  15. Augmented Reality for Teaching Science Vocabulary to Postsecondary Education Students with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

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    McMahon, Don D.; Cihak, David F.; Wright, Rachel E.; Bell, Sherry Mee

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the use of an emerging technology called augmented reality to teach science vocabulary words to college students with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders. One student with autism and three students with an intellectual disability participated in a multiple probe across behaviors (i.e.,…

  16. Using Captioned Tactile Jigsaw Flashcards in Teaching Vocabulary to Children with Special Educational Needs

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    Król-Gierat, Werona

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the present paper is to show how captioned tactile jigsaw flashcards (CTJF) can be used in teaching English vocabulary to children with special educational needs. The idea of the following technique, inspired by Montessori's Three Period Lesson (1964, 1967a, 1967b), was presented by this author and colleague Dorota Beltkiewicz in March…

  17. Augmented Reality for Teaching Science Vocabulary to Postsecondary Education Students with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

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    McMahon, Don D.; Cihak, David F.; Wright, Rachel E.; Bell, Sherry Mee

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the use of an emerging technology called augmented reality to teach science vocabulary words to college students with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders. One student with autism and three students with an intellectual disability participated in a multiple probe across behaviors (i.e.,…

  18. Multimedia as a Means to Enhance Teaching Technical Vocabulary to Physics Undergraduates in Rwanda

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    Rusanganwa, Joseph

    2013-01-01

    This study investigates whether the integration of ICT in education can facilitate teaching and learning. An example of such integration is computer assisted language learning (CALL) of English technical vocabulary by undergraduate physics students in Rwanda. The study draws on theories of cognitive load and multimedia learning to explore learning…

  19. Lessons in the Teaching of Vocabulary from September 11 and Harry Potter.

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    Nilsen, Alleen Pace; Nilsen, Don L. F.

    2002-01-01

    Considers that the comparison between children's success in learning new names in the Harry Potter books versus the relative failure of adults to learn new names connected to the September 11th attacks provides a real-world situation from which principles can be deduced to help educators succeed in teaching vocabulary lessons. Offers classroom…

  20. Lessons in the Teaching of Vocabulary from September 11 and Harry Potter.

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    Nilsen, Alleen Pace; Nilsen, Don L. F.

    2002-01-01

    Considers that the comparison between children's success in learning new names in the Harry Potter books versus the relative failure of adults to learn new names connected to the September 11th attacks provides a real-world situation from which principles can be deduced to help educators succeed in teaching vocabulary lessons. Offers classroom…

  1. Assessment of the Vocabulary Learning and Strategies Used by Teacher Education Students

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    Esperanza F. Carranza

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available One way to assess a person’s communicative competence is through his ability to express his thoughts and ideas in appropriate words and meaningful sentences. Vocabulary learning then is critical to learning a language – be it the first, second or even foreign. However, test results, daily communication and English proficiency exams show that students have difficulty in learning vocabulary. This descriptive-evaluative study assessed the vocabulary learning and the strategies used along context clues, word analysis and dictionary skills of the 100 randomly selected second-year education students of the Sorsogon State College. The study utilized survey-questionnaire, teacher- made test and unstructured interview in gathering data. The study revealed that most of the Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED and Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED students oftentimes used strategies in learning vocabulary such as reading books and other materials, looking for clues in sentences and use the dictionary to unlock the unfamiliar words. The students attained nearly competent vocabulary performance along context clues, word analysis and dictionary skills. The context clues and word analysis skills are significantly related to the use of learning strategies when tested at 0.05 level. The developed vocabulary module to enhance the skills of the students can be validated and utilized for instruction.

  2. Strategies of English Translation Teaching

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    ZHU; Yu; WANG; Jin

    2015-01-01

    Abstract:Translation is an independent discipline(Jean Delisle,1988).With the deepening of translation studies,translation teaching aroused widespread concern among translation academia,and gradually separated from language teaching,being a subj ect with its own obj ectives and a special position.This paper,firstly introduces the obj ectives and content of translation teaching,then points out several common problems in translation teaching.Finally,associated with the basic principles of translation teaching,it analyzes the strategies of English translation teaching.

  3. 浅谈初中英语词汇教学的现状与改进办法%The Improvement Measures on Current Situation of English Vocabulary Teaching in Junior Middle Schools

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    卢淑洁

    2014-01-01

    基于对初中英语词汇教学情况的调查和研究,提出改进的方法和更有效的词汇教学策略。词汇是语言的建筑材料,是一切语言技能的基础,因此,在语言教学中词汇的教学应该得到足够的重视。%Investigation and research on the teaching situation of junior English vocabulary based,puts forward some improved methods and strategies of vocabulary teaching more effective. Vocabulary is the language of building materials,it is the basis of all language skills, therefore,vocabulary in language teaching should be given enough attention.

  4. A Study on the Application of the Pictographic Memorizing Method in Se-nior High School English Vocabulary Teaching

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    张欢

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, upon the pictographic theory and the behaviorist theory, based on Xiang’s (2007) pictographic memoriz-ing method, the author designs the corresponding procedure of the senior high school English vocabulary teaching. This research results show that, the application of the pictographic memorizing method in senior high school English vocabulary teaching is fea-sible and the teaching effect is relatively good.

  5. A Research on Vocabulary Teaching in Listening Class%在听力课中开展词汇教学的研究与实践

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    余唯贵

    2012-01-01

    After analyzing the current vocabulary teaching strategies, the author considers it necessary to teach vocabulary in listening class. The reasons are that it can improve the efficiency of vocabulary teaching and that it can overcome the dilemma of "dumb English". The author then illustrates procedures and some instances of vocabulary teaching in listening class based on practical experience. The author also gives some suggestions i~n the last part of the paper.%通过对高中阶段词汇教学现状的分析和反思,笔者认为有必要在听力课中开展词汇教学。它不仅可以提高词汇教学效率,还有利于改变备受诟病的“聋哑英语”现状,本文从笔者的教学经验出发,论述了在听力中开展词汇教学的不同教学模式,详细描述了教学的实践过程和一些具体案例。

  6. An Exploratory Study of Purposeful and Strategic Communicative Techniques to Teach Vocabulary From Core Reading Programs to English Learners

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    2014-01-01

    This study explored the effect of implementing purposeful and strategic communicative techniques situated in aspects of the communicative approach to language learning when teaching vocabulary from a core reading program to English learners. Given the importance of vocabulary instruction and the widespread use of core reading programs, it is imperative such studies are conducted to determine effective instructional practices of vocabulary with core reading programs for English learners. Parti...

  7. A Place for Content Literacy: Incorporating Vocabulary and Comprehension Strategies in the High School Science Classroom

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    Misulis, Katherine E.

    2011-01-01

    To help students learn and apply science content, teachers can embed content literacy instruction within science instruction. This involves teaching the content and the literacy skills students need to learn that content, such as vocabulary and comprehension. In this article, the author provides tips on how to incorporate content literacy…

  8. Teaching Strategies for Improving Students’ Reading Ability

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    孙静

    2016-01-01

    Reading is a very important part of English teaching, and it is a very important way of gaining information in foreign language learning. English reading can help students enlarge their vocabulary, learn grammar well and accumulate the social and cultural knowledge about the English nations. It is a major task to develop students’ reading skills and to improve their reading ability in English teaching.

  9. The Impact of Teachers' Commenting Strategies on Children's Vocabulary Growth

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    Barnes, Erica M.; Dickinson, David K.

    2017-01-01

    We examined the relations between teachers' use of comments during book reading sessions in preschool classrooms and the vocabulary growth of children with low and moderately low language ability. Using data from a larger randomized controlled trial, we analyzed comments defined as utterances that give, explain, expand, or define. Comments were…

  10. Evaluating L2 Readers' Vocabulary Strategies and Dictionary Use

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    Prichard, Caleb

    2008-01-01

    A review of the relevant literature concerning second language dictionary use while reading suggests that selective dictionary use may lead to improved comprehension and efficient vocabulary development. This study aims to examine the dictionary use of Japanese university students to determine just how selective they are when reading nonfiction…

  11. Taking a Closer Look at Vocabulary Learning Strategies: A Case Study of a Chinese Foreign Language Class

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    Winke, Paula M.; Abbuhl, Rebekha

    2007-01-01

    Over the past decades, there have been a number of studies investigating the vocabulary strategies used by learners of Indo-European languages, especially English. However, studies of the strategies used by learners of non-Indo-European languages are rare. This classroom-based case study investigates the vocabulary learning strategies used by nine…

  12. The Relationship of Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Self-Efficacy with Medical English and Terminology.

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    Wang, Ya-Huei; Kao, Pan-Fu; Liao, Hung-Chang

    2016-02-01

    This study examined the relationship between the use of vocabulary learning strategies and self-efficacy in medical English learning, and whether after an initial six-week course to master the basics of medical terminology, those with higher use of vocabulary learning strategies and those with a higher degree of self-efficacy would have significant score improvements in the medical English proficiency. Second-year medical students (N = 115; M age = 19.6, SD = 0.5; 82 men, 33 women) participated in the study. A one-group pretest-posttest design was used. Measures included medical English tests, the English Vocabulary Learning Strategies Survey (EVLSS), and the English Learning Self-Efficacy Scale (ELSES). Results showed that there was no significant correlation between vocabulary learning strategies and English learning self-efficacy. In addition, as a whole, vocabulary learning strategies and self-efficacy significantly predicted students' score improvements in medical English proficiency.

  13. On the Use of Synonyms in Vocabulary Teaching

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    柏卫华

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary in any language is a complex system. Groups of words with synonymous relationship are known as synonyms. A language with a long history has rich vocabulary. English is extremely rich in synonyms because of historical reasons. Each group of synonyms has the same or very close basic meaning. That’s the basis of forming synonyms.The discrimination of synonyms plays an important role in communication and expression of ideas. It can improve one’s language ability such as reading, writing and speaking. It can have different expressions of objective things and avoid repetition of the same word. So it can make the English conversation and writing more lively. It can avoid expressing too frankly. The correct use of synonyms can have a better effect on modification.

  14. Comparative Effect of Memory and Cognitive Strategies Training on EFL Intermediate Learners' Vocabulary Learning

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    Banisaeid, Maryam

    2013-01-01

    The present study was conducted to compare the effect of memory and cognitive strategies training on vocabulary learning of intermediate proficiency group of Iranian learners of English as a foreign language. It is to check how memory and cognitive strategies training affect word learning of EFL intermediate learners (N = 60) who were homogenized…

  15. Classification of L2 Vocabulary Learning Strategies: Evidence from Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses

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    Zhang, Bo; Li, Changyu

    2011-01-01

    This research presents a classification theory for the L2 vocabulary learning strategies. Based on the exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of strategies that adult Chinese English learners used, this theory identifies six categories, four of which are related to the cognitive process in lexical acquisition and the other two are…

  16. The Effect of Technology-Supported Co-Sharing on L2 Vocabulary Strategy Development

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    Lan, Yu-Ju

    2013-01-01

    Strategies play an important role in learning a second or foreign language (L2). The aim of the current study was to develop and evaluate a co-sharing-based strategy learning system for L2 vocabulary learning known as "Mywordtools." Mywordtools is designed specifically for lexical learning, enabling learners to use the currently…

  17. My View on Teaching Chinese Vocabulary%浅谈汉语词汇教学技巧

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    崔新丹

    2001-01-01

    This thesis will introduce the skill of Chinese Vocabulary teaching and main methods for students to accumulate vocabulary.%本文介绍了汉语词汇教学的技巧及帮助学生积累语汇的主要方法。

  18. Teaching Vocabulary to Preschoolers with Disabilities Using Adult-Child Shared Bookreading: A Comparison of Traditional and Electronic Books

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    Rhodehouse, Sara Bernice

    2013-01-01

    This study sought to validate adult-child shared storybook reading as a method for teaching target vocabulary words to preschool children with disabilities. The Vocabulary Learning through Books (VLTB) instructional procedure incorporates, adult-child book reading, questioning during reading requiring the child to answer with a target word, and…

  19. Teaching Vocabulary to Preschoolers with Disabilities Using Adult-Child Shared Bookreading: A Comparison of Traditional and Electronic Books

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    Rhodehouse, Sara Bernice

    2013-01-01

    This study sought to validate adult-child shared storybook reading as a method for teaching target vocabulary words to preschool children with disabilities. The Vocabulary Learning through Books (VLTB) instructional procedure incorporates, adult-child book reading, questioning during reading requiring the child to answer with a target word, and…

  20. A Pilot Study Comparing Total Physical Response Storytelling[TM] with the Grammar-Translation Teaching Strategy to Determine Their Effectiveness in Vocabulary Acquisition among English as a Second Language Adult Learners

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    Castro, Ruben

    2010-01-01

    This study evaluated the effectiveness of Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS[TM]) compared to the Grammar-Translation approach for acquiring and retaining new vocabulary in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class. The subjects were adult Hispanic learners with limited literacy. An experimental design approach was used to gather…

  1. SIMON SAYS IT SHOULD BE CONTEXTUAL: VOCABULARY TEACHING DURING TRANSLATION STUDIES COURSES

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    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Context in vocabulary teaching is one of the major factors that help language learners grasp the meaning and then internalize it. Accordingly, Contextual Vocabulary Teaching (CVT is necessary both for foreign language teaching and constructivist translation studies courses as well. Yet, there are few if any quantitative studies in the literature that consolidate both CVT and constructivist translation studies courses. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to make a contribution to the literature via investigating the significance of the contextual vocabulary teaching in constructivist translation studies courses in terms of students’ perspective and their achievement scores. The participants of the study comprised the third-year students of the English Language and Literature Department of a state University. A case specific questionnaire developed for the present study was submitted to the third-year students in Advanced Translation I course and, then their attitudes were juxtaposed with their achievement scores. Despite the non-existent correlation between the students’ attitudes towards CVT and their achievement scores, and the lack of previous findings in the literature which is necessary to evaluate the present one, both their attitudes and achievement scores indicated that CVT during constructivist translation studies courses would provide new benefits for the interest of foreign language teaching.

  2. A Modern Approach to Application of Abbreviation and Acronym Strategy for Vocabulary Learning in Second/Foreign Language Learning Procedure

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    Fazeli, Seyed Hossein

    2010-01-01

    Understanding some key notions of how vocabulary is acquired, can help the learners of the other languages to have better and easier learning, longer retention, and even help the teachers deliver more realistic and effective vocabulary teaching. The purpose of research described in the current study to investigate on particular approach as a…

  3. HOW TO EMPHASIZE THE STUDY OF ENGLISH ROOTS AND WORD-BUILDING FOR IMPROVING VOCABULARY TEACHING AT COLLEGE

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    Li; Hongyao

    2001-01-01

    Guiding college students to acquire an adequate vocabularyis an important task that is often neglected. The morevocabulary hat is mastered, the higher level a learner of Englishwill have. But in China, the traditional method of teachingvocabulary is learning by rote, and learners of foreign languagesare inclined to learn as much vocabulary as possible this wayregardless of whether these vocabulary is useful or not. Indeed,there are some disadvantageous factors hindering the studentsfrom expanding vocabulary rapidly and efficiently. We have todevelop a scientific method of teaching vocabulary exploringmethods of which is the key to this article.

  4. Vocabulary learning strategies:Most frequently used strategies between English major students and non-English major students in China

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    徐衍洁

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to compare vocabulary learning strategies(VLS)used by two groups of Chinese English learners,which are English major students and non-English major students,and systematically focused on three main strategy categories. The purpose was to investigate the different VLS using frequencies between two groups of English language learners.

  5. How to Improve the Effectiveness of Junior High School English Vocabulary Teaching%谈如何提高初中英语词汇教学的有效性

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    詹彩春

    2011-01-01

    英语课堂是新课程实施的主要阵地,是开启和展示学生智慧的核心场所。在英语学习中,词汇是重头戏,词汇是英语学习的基础,在一定程度上决定着学生英语水平的高低。没有足够的词汇就不能有效地进行听、说、读、写,就无法有效地用英语进行交际,词汇教学的成败决定了外语教学的成败。本文就目前英语词汇教学中存在的非常普遍的问题,分析其存在的原因,阐述了教师要抓词汇教学重点,注意词汇教学方式多样化.多方面实施相应的词汇教学策略.从而提高词汇教学的有效性。%English classroom is the main position of implementing new curriculum and the core position of enlightening and showing students' intelligence. In English learning, vocabulary is the key and vocabulary is the basis of English learning, and it determines students' English competence. Listening, speaking, reading and writing couldn't be effectively implemented and English couldn't be applied to communicate without enough vocabularies and the success or failure of vocabulary teaching determines the success or failure of foreign language teaching. This paper expounds teachers should grasp the key of vocabulary teaching, emphasize multiply vocabulary teaching methods and implementing corresponding vocabulary teaching strategies, thus to improve the effectiveness of vocabulary teaching.

  6. Strategies for Successful Clinical Teaching.

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    Koharchik, Linda; Redding, Sharon R

    2016-07-01

    This article is one in a series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors, who teach nursing students and new graduates to apply knowledge in clinical settings. This article describes teaching strategies as well as the importance of the learning environment.

  7. The Influence of Teaching Vocabulary by Using Picture

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper attempts to explore whether there is significant difference of achievement in vocabulary between students taught by using pictures and those are not. The subject of this study is the first year students of SLTP Muhammadiyah Simo Susukan, Semarang where the sample contains 50 students that is divided into experimental group (with treatment and control group (without treatment. The data is gathered from participants’ score obtained from pre test and post test. Using t test as technique of data analysis, result shows that students taught by using pictures perform better than those are not. It means that there is significant difference between the two groups.

  8. Elementary Preservice Teachers' Science Vocabulary: Knowledge and Application

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    Carrier, Sarah J.

    2013-03-01

    Science vocabulary knowledge plays a role in understanding science concepts, and science knowledge is measured in part by correct use of science vocabulary (Lee et al. in J Res Sci Teach 32(8):797-816, 1995). Elementary school students have growing vocabularies and many are learning English as a secondary language or depend on schools to learn academic English. Teachers must have a clear understanding of science vocabulary in order to communicate and evaluate these understandings with students. The present study measured preservice teachers' vocabulary knowledge during a science methods course and documented their use of science vocabulary during peer teaching. The data indicate that the course positively impacted the preservice teachers' knowledge of select elementary science vocabulary; however, use of science terms was inconsistent in microteaching lessons. Recommendations include providing multiple vocabulary instruction strategies in teacher preparation.

  9. The Effectiveness of a programme-based Vocabulary Learning Strategies for Developing English Vocabulary for EFL Female Students at Taif University

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    Nasrah Mahmoud Ismaiel

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The study of vocabulary can be considered a chief issue which the second language students encounter within the learning of another language especially, for non-English major students. This study aims at assessing the influence of a suggested program for enhancing EFL students` vocabulary and vocabulary learning strategies use. The sample of this study consists of (123 females, it is parted into two sections; the experimental group consists of 55 female students and the control group consists of 68 female students. During the course of the study, learners were randomly chosen and randomly were divided into the experimental and control groups. The aim of the study is twofold: (a to assess if there exist notable discrepancies between these two groups on the English Language Vocabulary post-test and vocabulary language learning strategies. The study also aims to analyze if there exist important discrepancies in the mean grades of pre and post-test of the English Language Vocabulary test and vocabulary language learning strategies. The research applied will continue for 12 weeks throughout the second semester which includes the proposed program. Students` vocabulary learning strategies were measured by Schmitt’s (1997 questionnaire. This questionnaire contains 58 items covering five main strategies that are determination plans, social plans, memory tactics, cognitive plans and meta-cognitive programs. While the Students` English Language Vocabulary size was measured by English Language vocabulary test that was designed by the researchers. The research accomplished lasted for three months that encompasses the suggested plan. The gathered data demonstrated that there existed statistically important discrepancies between the experimental group and the control group on the post-test, in which the experimental one was more bolded. It also uncovred that there existed statistically important discrepancies among the pre-test and post-test outcomes for the

  10. Using the interactive board in developing reading strategies for unhanced vocabulary acquisition?

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    Andreja Retelj

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The article focuses on some possibilities of using the available materials on the inte- ractive board, which can contribute to the development of the learning strategies and to the quality as well as to the efficiency in the process of vocabulary learning. The current findings on learning strategies and vocabulary learning (Oxford 1990, Nunan 1999, Nation 2001 are combined and compared to the usage of various materials of i-board in the classroom. A meaningful usage of i-board being our priority, we found more advantages in the use of i-board in comparison to the classical exercises on the paper. Our material is based on Piepho's and Häussermann'stypology of exercises for improving vocabulary learning. The students' perception of the interactive board in classroom is included and is based on analysis of the results of an online survey of 58 students, who had been using interactive board in German language classes for two years.

  11. 图式理论与高职高专公共英语词汇教学%Schema Theory and Vocabulary Teaching in College

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    张薇薇

    2014-01-01

    Vocabulary has always been a difficult part for English learners. English teachers in college face even more difficult problems in teaching vocabulary. Schema-based instruction will have positive effects on students ’vocabulary learning strategy. Schema theory explores the language learning process from the cognitive perspective. Based on schema theory, the present study demonstrates how schema-based instruction influence vocabulary learning strategies by combining the theory with vocabulary teaching. The investigation attempts to offer a new line of thinking to the schema theory and provide theoretical and practical ba-sis for improving the traditional vocabulary instruction model. It will improve the results of vocabulary teaching, meanwhile, the students’ability in vocabulary learning will make a big progress.%词汇一直是困扰英语学习者的难题,近几年由于生源质量不断下降,英语词汇教学更是成为高职高专院校教师颇为头疼的问题。基于图式理论的词汇教学将会给英语教学带来积极影响。图式理论是从认知的角度探讨语言学习过程。从图式理论的角度出发,在英语词汇教学中与之结合,分析基于图式理论的词汇教学对词汇学习策略的影响。这将从另一角度探讨图式理论,将会为改变传统的词汇教学模式提供理论基础和实践依据,有助于改善词汇教学效果,从而促进高职高专学生英语词汇学习能力的发展。

  12. WORDS AS “LEXICAL UNITS” IN LEARNING/TEACHING VOCABULARY

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    Full Text Available One of the genuine contributions of theoretical linguistics to the interdisciplinary field of applied linguistics is to elucidate the nature of what should be taught and how it should be taught. Traditionally, the input supplied in vocabulary teaching has consisted either of word lists (most often or of words-in-context (more recently. In the first case, words are treated as self-contained receptacles of meaning, and in the second case, they are considered as nodes of semantic relationships. However, recent directions in corpus-driven lexicology are exploring the gulf between the concept of a “word” and that of a “semantic unit”. The main purpose of this paper is to update some implications of this discussion for one of the applied disciplines, namely FL/L2 vocabulary teaching and learning.

  13. H319 The Associative Memory Strategy and College English Vocabulary eaching%联想记忆策略与大学英语词汇教学

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    武喆

    2013-01-01

    词汇教学是大学英语教学过程中的一个重要环节。与传统词汇教学方法不同,联想记忆策略会帮助英语学习者从词形、语义、语音三个角度深入地内化英语词汇的语法定式及其文化涵义。本文结合实际教学,旨在阐述如何在大学英语词汇教学课堂过程中运用词形联想法、语义联想法和语音联想法这三个联想记忆策略,使学生有效的地记忆和使用英语单词,有助于学生培养自主学习词汇的能力。%Vocabulary teaching is a significant element in the process of Col ege English teaching. Associative memory strategy, which is dif erent from the traditional teaching method, can help English leaner internalize deeply grammatical pat ern and cultural meaning of English vocabulary from three perspectives of form, meaning and sound. This paper combined with the practical teaching, aims at discussing how to utilize such three strategies as morphological associative method, semantic associative method and phonetic associative method in the class of Col ege English vocabulary teaching, makes students memorize and make use of English words effectively and help students develop the ability of autonomous learning vocabulary.

  14. Investigating Learning Strategies for Vocabulary Development: A Comparative Study of Two Universities of Quetta, Pakistan

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    Fatima, Irum; Pathan, Zahid Hussain

    2016-01-01

    The primary purpose of this research is to investigate the vocabulary learning strategies employed by the undergraduate students of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University (SBKWU) and University of Balochistan (UOB), Quetta, Pakistan. A quantitative design was employed in this study to answer the two research questions of the present study. The…

  15. Investigating the Role of Multiple Intelligences in Determining Vocabulary Learning Strategies for L2 Learners

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    Sistani, Mahsa; Hashemian, Mahmood

    2016-01-01

    This study, first, examined whether there was any relationship between Iranian L2 learners' vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs), on the one hand, and their multiple intelligences (MI) types, on the other hand. In so doing, it explored the extent to which MI would predict L2 learners' VLSs. To these ends, 40 L2 learners from Isfahan University of…

  16. The Effects of Cooperative Learning Strategies on Vocabulary Skills of 4th Grade Students

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    Bilen, Didem; Tavil, Zekiye Müge

    2015-01-01

    This study was carried out to investigate the effects of cooperative learning strategies on the vocabulary skills of 4th grade students. The study was also designed to ascertain the attitudes of the students in the experimental group towards cooperative learning. Out of 96 4th grade students enrolled in the private school where the study took…

  17. Are Parent's Perceptions of Teachers' Reading Instruction Consistent with Effective Vocabulary Literacy Strategies?

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    Fitzgerald, Faith

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate, describe and assess parents' perceptions of effective strategies for developing vocabulary literacy; and to determine whether their opinions were consistent with what is reported by experts in the field of reading. The goal was to compare the views of parents who had attended school-based literacy…

  18. The effects of using authentic texts in German language teaching on writing skills and vocabulary knowledge

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    Full Text Available Despite the use of modern textbooks and teaching materials in German language teaching, school and university students continue to have difficulty in applying their knowledge of the language and in understanding authentic language. Even after studying German at school for as long as eight years, students are frequently unable to apply their knowledge of the language in written and oral communication. One of the major problems and shortcomings of German language teaching is that learners of German, unlike learners of English, are not exposed to authentic language input, which is important for stimulating subconscious, and therefore more rapid and efficient, language acquisition. The aim of our research was to assess the effects of using authentic texts in German language teaching on students' writing skills and vocabulary knowledge. An experimental study was conducted at the Novi Sad Faculty of Philosophy in the period October 2014 - June 2015 among students of an elective A2 level German language course. The findings indicate that the use of authentic texts in teaching has positive effects both on writing skills and on vocabulary knowledge. The results obtained from the experimental student group suggest a need for greater use of authentic texts in German language teaching, with the aim of developing language competences as well as tolerance and openness towards the foreign and the different, which is not always possible when using textbook texts.

  19. Iranian EFL Learners’ and Teachers’ Beliefs About the Usefulness of Vocabulary Learning Strategies

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    Full Text Available Vocabulary is an important part of language which is central to all language skills and meaningful communication. One way through which vocabulary learning can be facilitated is by the use of vocabulary learning strategies (VLS. VLSs can empower language learners to be more self-directed, regulated, and autonomous. Also, they can help language learners to discover and consolidate the meaning of the words more effectively. Teachers’ and students’ behavior, functioning, and learning are, however, controlled by their thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions. The present study was an effort to explore the Iranian EFL (English as a Foreign Language learners’ and teachers’ beliefs about the usefulness of different types of VLSs. To that end, a VLS questionnaire developed for this purpose was given to 392 EFL teachers and learners. Based on the results of the study, the Iranian EFL learners and teachers believed that strategies such as paying attention to vocabulary forms, functions, and semantic relations; guessing the meaning of new words from the context; and using monolingual dictionaries can be very useful in discovering and consolidating the meaning of new words. They, nevertheless, expressed hesitancy to use L1, bilingual dictionaries, and mnemonic devices. The results of Kruskal–Wallis Test also showed that the preference for a few strategies differed across levels of education.

  20. Vocabulary Review Strategies Based on the Analysis of the NMET Test%基于NMET试题分析的词汇复习策略探究

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    鲍春霞

    2014-01-01

    Through the analysis of 2007-2013 NMET(Hubei)lexical knowledge“multiple choice”proposition characteristic part,according to the“curriculum standards”requirements forsenior high school English vocabulary teaching, combined with the teaching practice, the author puts forward solutions:lexical stratification, finishing, induction unitchunks, in a written form unit topic consolidate vocabulary application, application of word formation and the study group to review vocabulary. Use these words to review the strategy can improve the efficiency of vocabulary review.%通过分析2007~2013年NMET(湖北卷)词汇知识运用“多项选择”部分的命题特点,并根据《普通高中英语课程标准》对高中英语词汇教学的要求,结合教学实例,提出了针对性解决途径:词汇分层,整理、归纳单元词块,以单元话题的书面表达形式巩固词汇应用,运用构词法和学习小组复习词汇。用这些词汇复习策略,可提高词汇复习的效率。

  1. 词汇能力与教学设计--基于大学英语分层教学模式的实证研究%Vocabulary ability and teaching design--An empirical study based on teaching model of university English stratification

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    王甲能

    2014-01-01

    Vocabulary teaching is the base and core in the university English teaching. Exploration of English vocabulary teaching model at this stage to improve learners’"vocabulary"ability. However, in the study of vocabulary as the foothold of most vocabulary teaching methods, and neglect the main vocabulary learning. This paper combines the theory of vocabulary teaching, emotional education psychology theory and statistics research methods, under the guidance of the investigation and analysis of the empirical data, different levels of learning, hierarchical teaching under the background of learning in English vocabulary of emotional needs, vocabulary breadth and depth are compared, analyzed and summarized. Combined with the practical teaching experience, this paper discusses the classroom design and teaching strategies of vocabulary teaching in different levels, in order to teaching researchers to carry out effective vocabulary teaching to provide effective guidance.%词汇教学在整个大学英语教学中处于基础与核心的地位。现阶段英语词汇教学模式的探索以提高学习者“词汇深度”能力为主。然而,大部分词汇教学方式的探究都以词汇研究为立足点,忽视了词汇学习的主体。本文将词汇教学理论、教育心理学情感理论及统计学研究方法相结合,在实证调查与数据分析的指导下,对分层教学背景下不同层级学习者在英语词汇学习的情感需求、词汇能力的广度及深度方面进行了对比、分析与总结。结合实际授课经验,本文探讨了不同层级词汇教学的课堂设计与教学策略,以期为分层教学者们开展有效的词汇教学提供积极有效的指导。

  2. The Status Quo of English Vocabulary Review Teaching for Grade Three of Senior High School and"Three Steps'Strategies%高三英语词汇复习教学的现状及“三步走”策略

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    徐作勇

    2011-01-01

    词汇是语言的基本材料,离开词汇,语言就失去了实际意义。词汇量的扩大对学习英语具有重要的作用。本文旨在通过分析词汇复习教学存在的一些问题,提出高三英语词汇复习教学的策略。%Vocabulary is the basic materials of language and language would lose practical significance without vocabulary. The enlargement of vocabulary is of important role in learning English. This paper raises some strategies for English vocabulary review teachi

  3. Direct Vocabulary Instruction in Kindergarten: Teaching for Breadth versus Depth

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    Coyne, Michael D.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Loftus, Susan; Zipoli, Richard, Jr.; Kapp, Sharon

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare 2 methods for directly teaching word meanings to kindergarten students within storybook read-alouds that varied in instructional time and depth of instruction along with a control condition that provided students with incidental exposure to target words. Embedded instruction introduces target word meanings…

  4. Techniques to improve the vocabulary of the students at the college level

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    Sripada Pushpa Nagini

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper suggests effective techniques to improve the vocabulary of the students in English as a Second Language context based on an experimental study. The study was conducted in India (South Asia, in an Engineering college for freshmen in the age group of eighteen to nineteen years. The paper makes a comparison of two vocabulary teaching strategies and the results show that explicit vocabulary teaching is more effective than implicit vocabulary teaching. The experimental group also showed greater involvement as they enjoyed doing reading and vocabulary exercises than the control group that did only reading activities. The study makes an important contribution to the existing research as it recommends focused vocabulary teaching by suggesting various techniques for teaching vocabulary.

  5. A Study of College English Vocabulary Teaching%大学英语词汇教学探析

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    崔振芳

    2012-01-01

    Vocabulary is one of the important elements of language. The significance of English vocabulary teaching has aroused wide concern. The paper introduces the vocabulary teaching methods such as contextual method, comparing and inductive method, vocabulary application method and so on.%如何开展有效的英语词汇教学,帮助学生打下扎实的词汇基础是广大英语教师面临的首要任务之一。本文提出了一些行之有效的词汇教学策略与方法如语境法、对比归纳法、词汇应用法等。

  6. The Relationship between Learner Autonomy and Vocabulary Learning Strategies in Iranian EFL Learners with Different Language Proficiency Level

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Vocabulary learning is incredibly noteworthy to English language acquisition. It is unfeasible for a learner to communicate without the required vocabulary. In high education levels, learners are habitually forced to become autonomous and make conscious effort to learn vocabulary outside of the classroom. Consequently, the autonomy of the learners plays an important role in developing and enhancing their vocabulary. Learner autonomy is a huge assistance for learners in vocabulary learning since it provides the learners with numerous diverse privileges such as independency from teacher. The researcher investigated whether there is any statistically significant relationship between learner autonomy and vocabulary learning strategies use in Iranian EFL learners with different language proficiency levels. To meet the above purpose, a total number of 190 male and female EFL learners participated in this study. The methodology underlying this study was quantitative (thorough the administration of two questionnaires and two language proficiency test – TOEFL for advanced group, and Nelson for intermediate level. The quantitative data was analyzed using a set of correlational analysis revealing a significant positive correlation between learner autonomy and vocabulary learning strategies use in high proficient group, and a significant positive relationship between these two constructs in low proficient group, however not as strong as in the advanced group. Keywords: Learner Autonomy, Vocabulary Learning Strategies, EFL Learner

  7. Teaching Reading Strategies and Resources for Grades K-6

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    Elementary teachers of reading have one essential goal—to prepare diverse children to be independent, strategic readers in real life. This innovative text helps preservice and inservice teachers achieve this goal by providing knowledge and research-based strategies for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, all aspects of comprehension, and writing in response to literature. Special features include sample lessons and photographs of literacy-rich classrooms. Uniquely interactive, the text is complete with pencil-and-paper exercises and reproducibles that facilitate learning

  8. Teaching Strategies for Oral Speaking

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    2004-01-01

    Owing to the lack of language environment, communicating in English is often regarded as one of the most difficult aspects of English learning. On the basis of considering the aims of conversation course, this paper attempts to analyze the roles of the teacher and students in class and puts forward some teaching strategies, which help students gain oral communicative competence effectively.

  9. TEACHING WRITING SKILL BY USING BRAINWRITING STRATEGY

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    Full Text Available English is getting more crucial to be mastered since its important part in the world nowadays.  It is not only as a means of communication but also a means transferring knowledge, news, and technology around the world. There are four basic skills in English such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing, every students must have problem in learning and mastering those skill. But writing is the main issue to be discussed in this article.  In writing, some of the writer’s students feel difficult to determine the topic when they want to write, they are hardly to complete a writing paper because they run out of idea. In this case the students need to absorb some information to understand a word, including how to combine a word with the other words. Therefore the teacher should have a strategy to get the students understanding and overcome their problems.Teaching is about just how to encourage the learners to achieve their goals and other times it requires that we actually facilitate resources and foster experiences so students can learn, continue learning and love the process. It is an art of the teacher to know how to make the students able to create knowledge of their own. Brainstorming is one of the teaching techniques in writing that can encourage the students to think about the topic as many as possible. This technique is help the students to enrich their vocabularies then create an idea become a writing composition. By using this strategy the students will be able to improve their writing skill. Brainwriting is an alternative method to brainstorming that tries to encourage a more uniform participation within a group. Like brainstorming, it is designed to generate lots and lots of ideas in a short amount of time.

  10. Enhancing Vocabulary Development and Reading Comprehension through Metacognitive Strategies

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    2008-01-01

    This article presents a study of the teacher trainees in an English department who have received instruction in metacognitive awareness for reading comprehension. Metacognition or "thinking about thinking" involves the awareness and regulation of thinking processes. Metacognitive strategies are those strategies which require students to…

  11. Vocabulary Strategies Used by Non-English Majors

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    Many Chinese non-English Majors often feel confused and discouraged in remembering so many Englishwords and using them properly. The article is based on the author's teaching experience, investigation and interview.Result findings display that the methods the learners adopt are mechanic, dull and inappropriate. At last five pieces ofadvice are put forward for learners such as: teachers' guiding, how to overcome learning by rote, developing students'interest, learning about background and using English-English dictionary.

  12. Boosting Autonomous Foreign Language Learning: Scrutinizing the Role of Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Vocabulary Learning Strategies

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    This study set out to investigate the association among English language learners' Autonomy (AU), Creativity (CR), Critical Thinking (CT), and Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLS). The participants of this study were 202 randomly selected male and female undergraduate (English as a Foreign Language) EFL learners, between the ages of 19 and 26 (Mage = 22 years). These participants filled out four questionnaires estimating their AU, CR, CT, and VLS. The characteristics of the collected data leg...

  13. 大学英语词汇教学行动研究%An Action Research of College English Vocabulary Teaching to Non-English Majors

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    郭慧敏

    2015-01-01

    作者通过两轮词汇教学行动研究,利用问卷调查、测试、访谈等手段进行实证研究,探讨了有效提高非英语专业大学生词汇水平的教学方法。通过研究得出以下结论:系统、有计划地训练与提高非英语专业大学生英语词汇学习策略运用能力及词汇学习自我效能感能够显著提高他们的词汇水平。%The author of this paper explores how to implement effective English vocabulary teaching through two rounds of action re-search in which empirical evidence was collected via questionnair surveys, tests and interviews. The finding indicates that English vo-cabulary proficiency can be improved through systematically strengthening the capacity in adopting vocabulary learning strategies and vocabulary learning self-efficacy among non-English majors.

  14. Toolbox of teaching strategies in nurse education

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    Jie-hui Xu

    2016-01-01

    There are a variety of teaching strategies that instructors can use to improve student learning. It is of great importance to select appropriate teaching strategies in nurse education to make the training more appealing and more effective. In this article, ten teaching strategies will be introduced to help instructors learn how to involve the teaching strategy in the nurse education. If using these strategies well, students are more likely to memorize the information associated with the lesson. Selection of teaching strategies appropriately is of great importance for nurse educators to deliver high-quality education.

  15. THE LEARNING STRATEGIES OF EN GLISH VOCABULARY%大学英语词汇学习策略

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    沙红芳

    2001-01-01

    Vocabulary is very important in Enghlish La nguage teaching and learning. In China, the teachers and non_English major stude nts pay much attention to vocabulary teaching and learning, but there still exis t some problems. To solve these problems the author puts forward some stragegies to improve vocabulary teaching and learning.%在英语学习中词汇学习是非常重要的。目前我国大学英语词汇教学存在着一些问题。针对这些问题,本文提出了一些探索性的策略,如就怎样加强单词记忆,区别易混淆的词汇等方面进行了讨论。

  16. 重视词汇教学重要性提高词汇教学有效性%Attaching Importance to Vocabulary Teaching and Im-proving the Effectiveness of Vocabulary Teaching

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    2014-01-01

    《普通高中英语课程标准》和江苏省高考考试说明(英语)都对高中生必须达到的词汇要求作了明确规定,由此可见词汇学习的重要性。然而现在的教学中存在着不少问题,因此本文旨在通过对词汇教学的内容、原则进行分析,提出词汇教学的有效途径,帮助学生高效地学习词汇,提高综合运用英语语言的能力。%"Curriculum Standard for Ordinary Senior High School English"and Jiangsu Province college entrance examination test description (English) both have made specific provisions to the vo-cabulary requirements which senior high school students must meet, thus the importance of vocabulary learning can be seen. But now there are many problems in the current teaching, there-fore, through analyzing the content and principle of vocabulary teaching, this paper aims to put forward effective ways of vocabu-lary teaching, helping students learn vocabulary efficiently and improve the comprehensive ability to use the English language.

  17. Promoting Second Language Learners’ Vocabulary Learning Strategies: Can Autonomy and Critical Thinking Make a Contribution?

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Based on the findings of previous studies which highlight the role of vocabulary knowledge in English as a Foreign Language/English as a Second Language (EFL/ESL learners’ learning process, this study investigated the relationship among EFL learners’ Critical Thinking (CT, Autonomy (AU, and choice of Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLS. To fulfill the purpose of this study, 100 male and female undergraduate EFL learners, between the ages of 18 and 25 (Mage = 21 were randomly selected. These participants, who were receiving formal instruction by means of English as the main language along with learners’ first language, were asked to complete three questionnaires, estimating their CT, AU, and VLS. Analyzing the collected data by Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient revealed significant relationships between participants' AU and CT, CT and VLS, and AU and VLS. Furthermore, a linear regression through the stepwise method revealed that between CT and AU, AU is the best predictor of VLS. The findings of this provide EFL teachers, EFL learners, and syllabus designers with insights into the nature of VLS and the way it can be promoted through other internal factors. Keywords: critical thinking, individual factors, learning autonomy, vocabulary learning strategies

  18. A Study of the Strategy of Acquisition of the Second Language Productive Vocabulary

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    刘冠华; 孙世亮

    2013-01-01

    Vocabulary is the basic element of a language, and the core part of language learning. English vocabulary can be divid⁃ed into receptive vocabulary and productive vocabulary. Language learners often focus on the former, but ignore the latter. How⁃ever, productive vocabulary plays an important role in language learning. This article makes an in-depth analysis for the relation⁃ship between them then gives some suggestions to language learners who are learning vocabulary.

  19. The Impact of Gloss Types on Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Gain and Vocabulary Retention: A Comparative Study

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The significance and impact of vocabulary learning in reading comprehension and L2 language learning are apparent to teachers, researchers and language learners. Moreover, glosses are found as one of the most effective strategies regarding vocabulary retention. Therefore, the present study attempted to investigate the effect of different types of glosses on reading comprehension, vocabulary gain and vocabulary retention. To this end, 140 Iranian EFL learners learning English were selected and were divided into four groups (footnote gloss group, interlinear gloss group, marginal gloss group, and glossary group. They were required to read a text and answer four reading comprehension questions. In addition, one immediate vocabulary post-test and one delayed vocabulary post-test were taken in order to investigate learners' vocabulary gain and vocabulary retention. In order to analyze the data, one one-way ANOVA and one MANOVA were run. The results of one-way ANOVA revealed that participants who received interlinear glosses significantly outperformed the other groups regarding comprehending the text. Moreover, the immediate vocabulary post-test was conducted immediately after reading test and the delayed post-test was administered after four weeks. The results of MANOVA indicated that the group which received interlinear glosses outperformed the other groups in both vocabulary gain and vocabulary retention. The present study has implications for teachers and learners. Teachers can find better methods to teach new reading passages as well as vocabulary items. Also, glosses help learners to have a better comprehension of difficult passages and they facilitate learning. Moreover, learners can enhance their vocabulary knowledge with the help of glosses. Keywords: footnote gloss, interlinear gloss, marginal gloss, glossary, Iranian EFL learners, reading comprehension, vocabulary gain, vocabulary retention

  20. Mothers’ Teaching Strategies and Children’s Effortful Control: A Longitudinal Study

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    Eisenberg, Nancy; Vidmar, Maša; Spinrad, Tracy L.; Eggum, Natalie D.; Edwards, Alison; Gaertner, Bridget; Kupfer, Anne

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    Findings on the relation of maternal verbal teaching strategies to children’s effortful control (EC; i.e., self-regulation) are limited in quantity and somewhat inconsistent. In this study, children’s EC was assessed at 18, 30, and 42 months (ns = 255, 229, and 209, respectively) with adults’ reports and a behavioral measure. Mothers’ verbal teaching strategies were assessed while the mother and child worked on a task together. Children’s general vocabulary also was measured. In a structural panel model taking into account prior levels of constructs and correlations within time, as well as the relations of EC and teaching strategies to children’s vocabulary, socioeconomic status, age, and sex of the child, 18-month EC positively predicted mothers’ 30-month cognitive assistance and questioning strategies and negatively predicted 30-month maternal directive strategies. In addition, high 30-month EC predicted greater 42-month maternal cognitive assistance and fewer directive strategies. Thus, mothers’ teaching strategies were predicted by individual differences in self-regulatory skills, supporting potential evocative child effects on mothers’ teaching strategies. PMID:20822239

  1. 公安院校大学英语词汇学习策略初探%A Study of the College English Vocabulary Learning Strategies for Police Students

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    张颖霞

    2013-01-01

    Vocabulary is one of the main parts of language learning. In order to improve the college English vocabulary learning, strengthen the ability of English language application and cultivate professional police with high quality and international eyesight, the paper will discuss the English vocabulary learning strategies from three aspects:how to remember the English vocabulary, how to comprehend and apply the English vocabulary and how to modify the learning strategies and take advantages of various resources on the teaching and learning conditions of English vocabulary.%词汇学习是语言学习中最基本和最重要的部分。应从记忆英语词汇、理解和运用英语词汇以及主观调控与利用资源三方面探讨英语词汇学习策略,帮助学生夯实大学英语词汇基本功,提高学生英语语言综合应用能力,培养高素质、复合型、国际化的公安应用型人才。

  2. The Role of Context and Cognitive Effort in Vocabulary Learning: A Study of Intermediate-Level Learners of Arabic

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    Golonka, Ewa; Bowles, Anita; Silbert, Noah; Kramasz, Debra; Blake, Charles; Buckwalter, Tim

    2015-01-01

    Despite years of research on vocabulary learning and teaching, relatively little is known about strategies for effective mastery of vocabulary in less commonly taught languages. The current study focuses on English native speakers studying Modern Standard Arabic to identify effective ways to present and learn new vocabulary using tasks varying in…

  3. On Application of Games in English Vocabulary Teaching in Primary Schools

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    姚天天

    2014-01-01

    English words are the cornerstone of learning English, so vocabulary teaching is the most important part of English teaching in primary school. However, many years of English teaching shows that "words remembering" is the stumbling block of English learning. But now we find that game teaching can effectively solve the problem. Game teaching is a form of situational teaching. It is a kind of teaching activity based on certain scientific theory, aiming at consolidating the text teaching, remembering new words, practicing the language ability of students, and developing students’ potential and intelligence.%英语单词是英语学习的基石,故词汇教学是小学英语教学中的重要环节之一。但是,多年的英语教学的实际情况表明,“单词记忆”是英语学习的绊脚石。然而,我们发现英语教学中的游戏教学可有效的解决这一难题。游戏教学法就是在教学中尽可能将枯燥的语言现象转变为学生乐于接受、生动有趣的游戏形式,为学生创造丰富的语言情景,激发学生学习的兴趣,从而提高教学效率的教学方法。开展游戏活动,旨在巩固课文教学,熟记新词,培养学生的语言能力,发展学生的潜能和智力。

  4. Teaching and Learning Strategies

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    Whitton, Diana

    2015-01-01

    "Teaching and Learning Strategies" is a practical guide for pre-service teachers who know and understand the content of the curriculum and are looking for additional tools to teach it effectively. This book will help students to develop a comprehensive knowledge of teaching and learning strategies, which is essential in ensuring lessons…

  5. Teaching and Learning Strategies

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    Whitton, Diana

    2015-01-01

    "Teaching and Learning Strategies" is a practical guide for pre-service teachers who know and understand the content of the curriculum and are looking for additional tools to teach it effectively. This book will help students to develop a comprehensive knowledge of teaching and learning strategies, which is essential in ensuring lessons…

  6. Teaching Strategies Associated with Conceptual Change Learning.

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    Smith, Edward L.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Teaching strategies associated with a conceptual change model of science teaching were examined in a study of seventh-grade life science teachers (n=13). Greater use of conceptual change teaching strategies was associated with use of the special instructional materials, not with the training. Students in classes where teachers were provided with…

  7. On Multimedia-Assisted English Teaching Strategies

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    2009-01-01

    To better understand and adopt multimedia-assisted English teaching and to solve existing problems in English teaching,in this article,the author will probe into some multimedia-assisted English teaching strategies on the ground of constructivism and CALL teaching theories.

  8. A Brief Introduction for Vocabulary Learning Strategy%浅谈词汇学习策略

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    孙莹

    2008-01-01

    词汇同语法语音一样,是英语作为第二语言教学过程中最重要的三个要素(Nation,1990)之一.但是,英语水平偏差的学生往往在词汇的独立学习过程中存在着各种问题.本文从介绍词汇和单词之间的关系入手,并系统地讲解了关于英语词汇学习的一些方法和策略.%Vocabulary along with grammar and pronunciation is one of the three most important elements in English as the second language learning[1]. However, beginning/low-intermediated students may encounter some difficulties when learning independently. The essay starts by explaining the relationship of vocabulary and word. And then, a number of vo-cabulary learning methods/strategies are discussed.

  9. 商务英语词汇知识与词汇习得策略的相关性研究%A Correlation Study of Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Business English Vocabulary Knowledge

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    李慧; 谢道兵

    2016-01-01

    This paper investigates vocabulary learning strategies and vocabulary size as well as in-depth vocabulary knowledge of 100 college students. Through exams on vocabulary size and in-depth vocabulary knowledge, this paper aims to find out the correlation between vocabulary learning strategies and vocabulary size,and the correlation between vocabulary learning strategies and in-depth vocabulary knowledge.%本研究调查了100名大学生的词汇习得策略,并通过词汇量及词汇深度知识测试卷等工具,运用定量和定性分析的方法探讨了词汇习得策略与词汇广度和深度知识之间的相关性。结果证实:一学生重视重复,轻语境;学习观念和策略使用有差异;交际活动少。二词汇知识的各个层面及其运用能力之间存在不平衡性;接受性词汇知识习得大于产出性词汇知识习得。三某些词汇学习策略与词汇的深度和广度知识存在着一定的相关性。

  10. The Type of Vocabulary Learning Strategies Used by ESL Students in University Putra Malaysia

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    Asgari, Azadeh; Mustapha, Ghazali Bin

    2011-01-01

    One of the most important challenges that learners will face during the process of second language learning is learning vocabulary. Vocabulary has been recognized as crucial to language use in which insufficient vocabulary knowledge of the learners led to difficulties in second language learning. Thus, in the case of learning the vocabulary in…

  11. Application of Happy Teaching Strategy in College English Teaching

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    张菊

    2013-01-01

    College students in vocational school lack interest and confidence to learn English,so it is important to arouse their cu-riosity to improve performance in English. Happy teaching strategy should be popular with the teachers and students in vocation-al school and it has a long way to go.This paper first introduces definition of happy teaching method and features of college stu-dents.Then it focuses on how to apply this strategy to the practical teaching in the college English classroom.At last,it concludes that happy teaching strategy is effective means to fulfill teaching objectives.

  12. Ways to Win at Vocabulary Learning

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    Goodwin, Amanda P.; Cho, Sun-Joo; Nichols, Sally

    2016-01-01

    This teaching tip identifies ways to "WIN" at vocabulary learning. Specifically, the approach conveys three morphological strategies in the mnemonic "WIN." These three strategies remind students to find smaller units of meaning within bigger words, look for those units in other words that they know, and notice the context. Each…

  13. Examining the Impact of Vocabulary Strategy Training on Adult EFL Students

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract - This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of strategy instruction in vocabulary learning. To reach the goal of the study, 70 elementary level EFL learners at the Preparatory School of Mersin University were assigned as study and control groups. At the first stage of the study, through a Vocabulary Strategy Frequency Survey (Cohen, Oxford & Chi, 2002 and Taxonomy (Schmitt, 1997, conscious and/or unconscious use of vocabulary learning strategies in both groups was investigated. The study group received instruction on vocabulary learning strategies which was embedded to the course-book through a 10-week period. For the next stage, it was aimed to raise the teachers’ awareness of vocabulary strategy learning; therefore, discussion and feedback sessions were planned. For the follow-up stage of the study, 10 of the participant students who were then second grade medical students were interviewed in order to investigate the effects of strategy training after 2 academic years. Interviewees were asked about their opinions on strategy use during this period. The findings indicated that vocabulary strategy training can help students to learn and store more vocabulary. Keywords: language learning strategies, vocabulary learning strategies, strategy training, adult EFL learners Özet–Kelime Strateji Eğitiminin İngilizce Öğrenen Yetişkin Öğrenciler Üzerindeki Etkisinin Araştırılması. Bu çalışma kelime öğreniminde strateji kullanımının etkisini ölçmek için yapılmıştır. Bu amaçla, Mersin Üniversitesi Yabancı Diller Yüksekokulundan 70 başlangıç düzey yabancı dil öğrencisi çalışma ve kontrol grubu olarak seçilmişlerdir. İlk olarak, kelime stratejisi sıklık anketi (Cohen, Oxford & Chi, 2002 ve taksonomisi (Schmitt, 1997 ile her iki grubun bilinçli ve/veya bilinçdışı kullandıkları stratejiler araştırılmıştır. Çalışma grubu ders kitaplarına uygun olarak düzenlenmiş etkinliklerle

  14. Action Research in College English Vocabulary Classroom Teaching%大学英语课堂词汇教学行动研究

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    张俭

    2009-01-01

    Vocabulary teaching is one of the important parts of college English teaching. Yet the phenomenon of "time-wasting and low-efficiency" is very common in vocabulary teaching and learning because of the lack of connection between theory and practice. Based on the theory of Action Research, an action research of vocabulary teaching is carried out in an attempt to find an efficient way to teach vocabulary.%词汇教学是英语教学的重要组成部分,然而由于理论与实践脱节,在词汇的教学与习得中,"费时低效"现象普遍存在.本文采用行动研究方法对大学英语课堂中词汇教学进行探索.

  15. Investigating the Effect of Cooperative Learning and Competitive Learning Strategies on the English Vocabulary Development of Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners

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    Fekri, Neda

    2016-01-01

    The current study investigated the effect of cooperative and competitive learning strategies on the acquisition of English vocabulary development by Iranian EFL intermediate learners. In addition, it explored what type of theses strategies was more effective. In such doing, utilizing an Oxford Placement Test (OPT), 45 out of 77 Iranian EFL…

  16. A Qualitative Study of Vocabulary Learning Strategies Applied by Iranian Undergraduate EFL Learners in Real Learning Setting

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    Yazdi, Mahdi; Kafipour, Reza

    2014-01-01

    This study tries to investigate real use of vocabulary learning strategies by Iranian EFL learners. To achieve this goal, the researcher applied a pure qualitative research method in which frequency of all strategies counted and then classified. To select participants for the current study, the researcher used cluster sampling and fish ball…

  17. The Effect of Focus Strategies on ADHD Students' English Vocabulary Learning in Junior High School

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood. ADHD is also among the most prevalent chronic health conditions affecting school-aged children"(American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000. Too many young girls are not getting the help they need because of hidden symptoms and late diagnosis. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of focus strategies on vocabulary learning of ADHD students at two junior high schools. To this end, eight female ADHD and eight normal students from two public schools were assigned to the both control group and the experimental one. The quantitative data was gathered from each student and was analyzed through 2-way analysis of variance (ANOVA in a factorial arrangement with two repetitions. An orthogonal test was used to compare the strategies that were used in the control group (word list and the experimental group (key word method, concentration, making sentences and fold overs. The instrument of this study contained a questionnaire sent to the parents and English teachers, an interview with a psychologist, a pre-test and a post-test. The results indicated that the four focus strategies in the experimental group increased the vocabulary learning in ADHD students for the short term retention and this increase was significant in the first focus strategy (key word method and mostly the last one (fold overs in the normal and ADHD students. The mean scores of control group were lower than the treatment group both in the normal and ADHD students. The results of delayed post-test revealed that although focus strategies improved the scores of the normal students compared to the ADHD students, this difference was not significant. Keywords: ADHD, focus strategies, Key word method, fold overs, attention, two-way ANOVA

  18. Nurse Educator’s Affective Teaching Strategies

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    Myra C. Britiller; Frances Margott C. Ramos; Darryl Marvin C. Reyes; Kimberlyn D. Salazar; Joyce Ann M. Sandoval; Lovelyn Q. Ramirez

    2014-01-01

    .... The purpose of this study is to determine nurse educators’ affective teaching strategies. Specifically, it assessed the strategies of nurse educators on how to develop the affective domain of student nurses...

  19. The Use of Vocabulary Learning Strategies by Senior High School Students of Different English Levels%不同水平高中生英语词汇学习策略的使用

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    卢敏; 王秋凤

    2011-01-01

    词汇量是衡量英语水平的一个重要因素。本文通过对高三学生的调查,探讨不同水平的学生在词汇学习策略使用上的异同。结果表明,词汇量水平高的学生在整体策略使用频率上明显高于词汇量水平低的学生。另外,不同水平组的学生还表现出来一些共同特点,包括整体元认知策略水平低、缺乏合作学习意识、不善于利用网络等媒体资源等。本文分析了这些异同的原因并指出通过教学使学生掌握相应的词汇学习策略有助于他们水平的提高。%Vocabulary is one of the important factors to measure English level. This paper explores the similarities and dif- ferences of vocabulary learning strategy use by investigating 630 third-year senior high school students with different vocabulary. It finds out that students with wider vocabulary uses learning strategies more frequently than their counterparts with limited vo- cabulary. Meanwhile, students of different vocabulary levels show some commonalities in strategy use including low frequency in the use of metacognitive strategy, lack of cooperative sense in learning, and failure in utilizing media resources in learning vocab- ulary. The paper points out that teaching students to master correspondent strategies in learning vocabulary can help them im- prove their English level.

  20. 浅析英语词汇教学的过程%Core Issues about Vocabulary Teaching Process

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    张晓南; 张辉莹

    2006-01-01

    词汇教学是英语教学的重要组成部分,教师应具备正确的词汇教学理念.本文在词汇的选取、分类,以及学生的学习过程三方面论述了英语词汇教学的基本过程.%Vocabulary learning is one sub-goal of a range of goals that are important in the language programmer. It is so important that vocabulary teaching and learning in its proper perspective. This paper presents the criteria of selecting words, the principle of organizing words and the learning process of vocabulary which could give language teachers proper perspective.

  1. On Vocabulary Teaching from the Perspective of Cross-Cultural Communication

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    潘航

    2013-01-01

    Language is the carrier of culture, and culture determines language application. Vocabulary is the essential element of a language, thus the cultivation of cross-culture communication ability should start from vocabulary.

  2. Strategies for Teaching Handwriting to LD Students.

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    Farrell, Dorothy

    Six strategies for teaching handwriting skills to learning disabled elementary students are presented, along with a rationale and illustrated step-by-step teaching procedures for each. Skills addressed include the following: (1) improving eye-hand coordination through dot-to-dot alphabet letter tracing; (2) teaching basic strokes in manuscript…

  3. Visual Teaching Strategies for Children with Autism.

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    Tissot, Catherine; Evans, Roy

    2003-01-01

    Describes the types of children with autism that would benefit from visual teaching strategies. Discusses the benefits and disadvantages of some of the more well-known programs that use visual teaching strategies, including movement-based systems relying on sign language, and materials-based systems such as Treatment and Education of Autistic and…

  4. Visual Teaching Strategies for Children with Autism.

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    Tissot, Catherine; Evans, Roy

    2003-01-01

    Describes the types of children with autism that would benefit from visual teaching strategies. Discusses the benefits and disadvantages of some of the more well-known programs that use visual teaching strategies, including movement-based systems relying on sign language, and materials-based systems such as Treatment and Education of Autistic and…

  5. Enhancing vocabulary acquisition by encouraging extensive reading

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    奚亚芳

    2012-01-01

    Current situation of vocabulary teaching The importance of vocabulary in learning a second or foreign language has been widely acknowledged and the findings of a sea of research studies have convinced us to regard vocabulary k nowledge as a

  6. 谈初中英语情境词汇教学%Vocabulary Teaching and Learning in Context in Junior Schools

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    郭丽玲

    2011-01-01

    本文研究目的是为了调查情境词汇教学对词汇知识和阅读的效果。其结论是这种方法不仅可以提高学生们学习词汇的兴趣,而且可以增加词汇量。%The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of teaching vocabulary in context on both vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension for junior students. It is concluded that the application of teaching vocabulary in context is effective. This method can not only raise students' interest in learning vocabulary, but also enlarge their vocabulary.

  7. Acquisition of Vocabulary by Dint of Unique Strategies: Indispensible for Fostering English Language Skills

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    Jose, G. Rexlin

    2015-01-01

    Vocabulary is the gateway to knowledge that unlocks the doors of sublime ideas to the readers. The competency on the lexical items of language plays a significant role in learning a new concept. Any learner who has excellent command over the use of vocabulary excels in his/her study of different subjects. Vocabulary learning is one of the…

  8. eVoc Strategies: 10 Ways to Use Technology to Build Vocabulary

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    Dalton, Bridget; Grisham, Dana L.

    2011-01-01

    Vocabulary knowledge is key to comprehension and expression. For students in the intermediate grades, the need for breadth and depth of vocabulary accelerates as they encounter more challenging academic texts in print and on the Internet. Drawing on research-based principles of vocabulary instruction and multimedia learning, this article presents…

  9. LEARNING GERMAN AS A THIRD LANGUAGE THROUGHS ESL. STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP VOCABULARY

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    Full Text Available This article aims at revealing advantages of studying German (acquired as an L3 by a speaker who has a high level of knowledge in English (acquired as an L2. Those interested in learning German as a third language through ESL may benefit from a set of facilities that could fasten the process of learning vocabulary and enhance the disambiguation process in case of synonymy, false friends and pseudo-Anglicism. The approach we have adopted in the present paper is a practical one. We have appreciated that the process of assimilating German as an L3 through ESL could offer another benefit to learners, i.e. the possibility of simultaneously activating and practicing both foreign languages that they either master or intend to master. In the present paper, we are not going to refer to the influence of the socio-cultural environment1 on the learners of German as an L3 through English as a Secondary Language, as we are not going to make reference to psycholinguistic elements2 that are characteristic of third language acquisition. After explaining terminology and giving an overview of the theoretical background that we related to when writing the present article, we are going to insist on enumerating some basic strategies that could be successfully used to build and develop vocabulary in German by using English as a secondly acquired foreign language.

  10. The Comparison between Contextual Guessing Strategies vs. Memorizing a List of Isolated Words in Vocabulary Learning Regarding Long Term Memory

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    Leyla Vakili S AMIYAN

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Guessing the meaning of unknown vocabularies within a text is a way of learning new words which is named textual vocabulary acquisition. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a textual guessing strategy on vocabulary learning at the intermediate le vel. Textual guessing strategy is to guess the meaning of vocabularies with the help of surrounding words or sentences in the co - text without any translation. This paper reports the findings of two quantitative studies conducted on English language learner s with the Intermediate 2 level of proficiency in Kavosh foreign language institute, Mashhad, Iran. Twenty male and female attendants were selected and assigned to ’context’ and ‘non - context’ groups. The context group received an instruction to infer the m eaning of new words while the non - context participants were treated as learning new vocabularies individually (autonomously. The result of the independent sample t - test at the post - test stage revealed that the probability value of t - test with an equality of variances assumption is lower than 0.05 (0.04700. So this result represented that there is a meaningful difference between the experimental group and the control group considering their amount of learning. The results indicated that textual guessing s trategy had more effect on their long term memory. It was also revealed that the words learned through context are used more frequently than those learned in isolation in the speaking repertoire of the participants.

  11. The available lexicon: A tool for selecting appropriate vocabulary to teach a foreign language

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    Full Text Available This study aims to provide foreign language professionals with a sound methodology for selecting a suitable lexicon apropos of their students’ level in the language. The justification of said selection is, herein, rooted in a cognitive argument: If we are able to observe the manner in which words are organized within the mind, we will be better able to select the words needed for the natural process of communication. After analyzing over lists of lexical availability compiled by previous analyses, this study puts forth a glossary filtered by way of an objective procedure based on the mathematical concept known as Fuzzy Expected Value. I begin first by rigorously defining the concept of lexical availability and then thoroughly examining and explaining the manner in which I have obtained the results. Next, I employ the cognitive theory of prototypes to expound upon the organizational apparatus which arranges words within speakers’ minds. Subsequently, and in accordance with objective criteria, a lexical selection is proposed. To end, I contemplate and muse upon the significance of a program that would enable us to identify the most appropriate vocabulary according to the students’ level of linguistic competence. In order to further substantiate this study, it will be juxtaposed with the specific notions outlined by the curriculum of The Cervantes Institute. Moreover, it will relate to the teaching levels proposed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL and Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR.

  12. The Sexism in English Vocabulary and College English Teaching%英语词汇中的性别歧视与大学英语教学

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    陈贺

    2011-01-01

    英语中众多的词汇存在着性别歧视色彩,大学英语教学不可忽视这一语言特征。从英语词汇出发,首先从构词、语义、语序三个层面分析英语词汇中存在的性别歧视现象,然后剖析新时期下英语性别词汇的发展与变化,进而为大学英语教学提出相应的策略。%Plentiful English words and phrases are characteristic of sexism,which can't be ignored in college English teaching.This paper firstly illustrates the sexism in English vocabulary from three aspects,namely,word-building,semantics,word order,then describes the development and change of English gender vocabulary in the new era,and consequently proposes the strategies in college English teaching.

  13. Rote Memorization of Vocabulary and Vocabulary Development

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    Yang, Weidong; Dai, Weiping

    2011-01-01

    Rote memorization of vocabulary has long been a common way for Chinese students to learn lexical items. Cultural, educational background and traditional teaching practice in China are identified to be the factors that contribute to many students' heavy reliance on memorization as their sole approach to vocabulary learning. In addition to rote…

  14. On Vocabulary Learning

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    郑洁

    2013-01-01

    An efficient vocabulary learning strategy can supply students with exact meanings and usage of words. There are many differences between Chinese and English,so the result of memorizing vocabulary by rote is always not good. The paper holds the Incidental Vocabulary Learning to improve the English ability.

  15. Free Text or Controlled Vocabulary? A Case History Step-By-Step Analysis Plus Other Aspects of Search Strategy.

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    Calkins, Mary L.

    1980-01-01

    Describes the decisions involved in an online environmental literature search of COMPENDEX and ENVIROLINE databases when considering free text or controlled vocabulary searching techniques. Topics covered are scope, concept identification, database choice, planning search strategy, and changing tactics during the search. Appendix contains examples…

  16. 基于语料库的英语词汇教学%Corpus-based Approach to English Vocabulary Teaching

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    王家义

    2011-01-01

    In recent years, with the development of computational linguistics and corpus linguistics, researchers adopt research methods and technical means of corpus linguistics to the study and practice of English vocabulary teaching. This paper thesis analyzes the status quo of English vocabulary teaching, probes into the motivation of corpus-based vocabulary teaching,and explores its application values from the perspective of word frequency, collocation, semantic prosody and synonym discrimination.%近年来,随着计算机语言学和语料库语言学的发展,一些研究者开始把语料库语言学的研究方法和技术手段引入英语词汇教学的研究和实践。分析英语词汇教学的研究现状,探讨基于语料库词汇教学的理据。从词频统计分析、词语搭配、语义韵律和词语辨析等方面探讨语料库在大学英语词汇教学中的应用价值。

  17. Attention should be paid to the problems of English vocabulary teaching%英语词汇教学应注意的问题

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    刘连香

    2014-01-01

    词汇是语言的基础,没有词汇,语言也就没有了意义。要学好英语,就必须掌握大量的英语词汇,英语能力也能得到很大提高。因此,词汇教学是英语教学中极其重要的一个环节。在英语教学过程中,本文针对实际教学中出现的问题,采取适当的词汇教学的方法,使让学生更快更好地掌握学习阶段的英语词汇。%Vocabulary is the basis of language, without vocabulary, language would be meaningless. To learn English well, you must have a large number of vocabularies, English ability can be greatly improved. Therefore, vocabulary teaching is a very important link in the teaching of English. In the process of English teaching, aiming at the practical problems in the teaching of English vocabulary, take appropriate teaching method, to make the students master the stages of learning English vocabulary faster and better.

  18. A Comparative Study on Word Guessing Strategies by English Learners with Different Vocabulary Size%不同词汇量学习者猜词策略使用情况之对比研究

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    王梦辉

    2012-01-01

      Through a word guessing test and a word guessing strategy questionnaire,this paper makes a comparative analysis of the word guessing ability and the word guessing strategies between 60 college English learners with larger vocabulary size and smaller vocabulary size. The results indicate that the effects of vocabulary size on words guessing ability are significant,and there are differences in words guessing strategies by English learners with different vocabulary size. Based on the results,some suggestions are put forward to improve the college English teaching.%  本研究通过猜词测试及猜词策略问卷调查,对60名不同词汇量的大学英语学习者在猜词能力及猜词策略使用方面进行对比分析,发现猜词能力和词汇量存在显著的正相关关系,并且不同词汇量学习者在猜词策略使用方面具有一定差异性;最后基于结论提出相关教学建议

  19. New Teaching Strategies for Engineering Students

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    Reng, Lars; Kofoed, Lise

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents the challenges for university teachers when new teaching strategies are implemented. Blended learning, flipped classroom, gamification as well as a combination of traditional and new pedagogical approaches are on the agenda in engineering educations. One of the challenges...... for the teachers is to adjust to the new way of teaching. We will use two cases; one longitudinal study and one experimental study to present and discuss a process of blended learning strategy in programming classes from a teacher’s point of view: the strategy, the planning, the implementation and the learning...... will conclude with guidelines for other teachers, who want to use blended learning in their teaching activities....

  20. English Vocabulary Teaching of Vocational Schools from the Perspective of the Multiple Intelligence Theory%多元智能理论视角下的职专英语词汇教学

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    范建英

    2011-01-01

    The multiple intelligence theory contains rich educational content and provides important reference to the quality improvement of English vocabulary teaching at vocational schools.While teaching English vocabulary,teachers should absorb the quintessence of the multiple intelligence theory,focus on students' intelligent advantages,adopt various teaching strategies,explore new thought of English vocabulary teaching and then enhance the overall quality of the students of vocational school students.%多元智能理论蕴含着丰富的教育内涵,为提高职专英语词汇教学质量提供了重要借鉴。在英语词汇教学中,教师应汲取多元智能理论的精髓,结合职专学生的智能优势,采取不同的教学策略,探索英语词汇教学的新思路,提升职专学生的综合素质。

  1. A research-based strategy for inductively accelerating vocabulary acquisition of at-risk students in Grade 4

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    Vitale, Michael R.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This study explored the acceleration of vocabulary growth through a multi-part instructional strategy for engendering the inductive, semantic word-family oriented acquisition of vocabulary from context, a difficult task for elementary students. Implemented on a school-wide basis in grade 4 over an 8-week period, the intervention was a four-part enhancement to each of six regular basal reading stories that focused on 17 semantic word families associated with selected words in the stories. Results showed a. that experimental students inductively generated greater numbers of words with similar meanings that could be substituted for novel words in 3-sentence story-context passages and to word-family pairs; and; b. that Title 1 experimental students displayed greater achievement than comparable Title I controls on the ITBS Vocabulary Subtest.

  2. Teaching Reading Strategies to English Language Learners.

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    Jenks, Christopher J.

    This paper discusses the importance of teaching English language learners (ELLs) three reading strategies to help facilitate a productive literacy environment, suggesting that students must be taught specific reading strategies in which purpose, comprehension, and memorization are facilitated. The first section presents a pre-reading strategy,…

  3. STUDIES IN MENTAL LEXICON AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR ENGLISH VOCABULARY TEACHING

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    1998-01-01

    Introduction Vocabulary is one of the indispensable components of the language system, and researchers have found that there exists a close relationship between vocabulary and other components in a language system. However, vocabulary is thought to be the most difficult component of language knowledge for a learner to grasp. Gorman (1979) pointed out that there was evidence showing that as students become more proficient in a second language, problems caused specifically by syntactical variation become less significant (cited in Crow and Quigley, 1985: 499). That is to say, vocabulary becomes a major problem in the

  4. 高中英语词汇扩充策略探究%The Strategy of Enlarge the Vocabulary of Senior High School Student

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    马明珍

    2014-01-01

    高中英语词汇教学是教学环节中的重要一环,教师要不断创新,探索词汇教学的新路子、新方法。切实提高教学效率,拓展学生英语的词汇量,为高中英语的教育学打下坚实的基础。%The teaching of senior high school English vocabulary is one of the most important parts of the language teaching. Teachers must be creative,try to find the new ways of vocabulary teaching.And improve the result of teaching,enlarge the amount of vocabulary,make a firm foundation of the English teaching.

  5. Proven Strategies for Teaching and Learning

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    2004-01-01

    textabstract50 technology-using professors at 50 of America's most-wired campuses were asked to explain how their teaching strategies have been augmented by the use of computers. From their responses emerges a pattern. Most professors are using computers in teaching in order to enable more controver

  6. Language Learner Strategies in Second Language Teaching

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    LIU Ying

    2014-01-01

    Language learner strategies, which are closely associated with second language teaching, have experienced great devel-opment in the fields of theory-building and instructional practices since the 1970s. By reviewing previous research, pedagogical enlightenments can be drawn to the current English language teaching.

  7. Proven Strategies for Teaching and Learning

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    2004-01-01

    textabstract50 technology-using professors at 50 of America's most-wired campuses were asked to explain how their teaching strategies have been augmented by the use of computers. From their responses emerges a pattern. Most professors are using computers in teaching in order to enable more

  8. Didactic Strategies in Early Science Teaching

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    Hus, Vlasta; Grmek, Milena Ivanus

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the article is to show the results of empirical research on the prevailing teaching strategies for teaching contents of the subject environmental studies (specifically when dealing with natural content) in the first triennium of the nine-year primary school in the Republic of Slovenia. The information was obtained through a survey…

  9. Developing Marketing Strategies for University Teaching Hospitals.

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    Fink, Daniel J.

    1980-01-01

    University teaching hospitals face increasing competition from community hospitals, expanding regulation of health care, consumerism, and a declining urban population base. New marketing strategies are seen as ways in which teaching hospitals can achieve better relationships with institutions, practitioners, and surrounding communities and…

  10. Proven Strategies for Teaching and Learning

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    2004-01-01

    textabstract50 technology-using professors at 50 of America's most-wired campuses were asked to explain how their teaching strategies have been augmented by the use of computers. From their responses emerges a pattern. Most professors are using computers in teaching in order to enable more controver

  11. Teaching Culture. Strategies for Intercultural Communication.

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    Seelye, H. Ned

    Based on the assertion that language and culture study are best brought together when the teacher is effective in the affective as well as cognitive and skills domains, teaching strategies and activities are presented that combine specific teaching techniques and ideas with other human and cultural resources in and out of the classroom. Chapters…

  12. Discussion on English Vocabulary and Description

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    Shen Lan; Zhang Shiying

    2013-01-01

    Compared with the study of Grammar, syntax, the description on vocabulary is comparatively slower than them. The related theories of vocabulary description have fast developed since the 1980s and 1990s have experienced a growing interest in vocabulary learning and teaching----The vocabulary size, text coverage, word list, meaning of vocabulary in context, and collocation have been discovered and described, which helped new insights in arrange of different research fields have all added to our understanding of vocabulary development. Vocabulary acquisition research, based on vocabulary description, has established itself as a central research focus for language acquisition researchers and contributed to the focus of practical teaching and learning in English.

  13. L2 Vocabulary Research and Instructional Practices: Where Are the Gaps?

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    Rossiter, Marian J.; Abbott, Marilyn L.; Kushnir, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    This study investigates the vocabulary knowledge, beliefs, and practices of adult English as a second language (ESL) instructors. Thirty participants responded to an online survey designed to elicit information regarding their knowledge and beliefs; approaches to assessment; vocabulary teaching techniques and strategies; instructional practices…

  14. Too Close for (Brain) Comfort: Improving Science Vocabulary Learning in the Middle Grades

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    Shore, Rebecca; Ray, Jenna; Goolkasian, Paula

    2013-01-01

    This article describes how researchers take a multidisciplinary approach to investigating how middle grades students learn science vocabulary. The authors investigated teaching strategies for increasing retention of science vocabulary with seventh graders and stumbled upon an interesting finding that was not even a target for their study, yet it…

  15. Boosting Vocabulary Learning through Self-Assessment in an English Language Teaching Context

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    Duque Micán, Adriana; Cuesta Medina, Liliana

    2017-01-01

    This study explores the influence of self-assessment of vocabulary competence on a group of students' oral fluency. Twenty-four young adult learners participated in a learning process that promoted their oral skills and vocabulary development. Self-assessment was mainly examined through the analysis of students' learning logs, field notes and…

  16. Teaching conceptually referenced core vocabulary for initial augmentative and alternative communication.

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    Snodgrass, Melinda R; Stoner, Julia B; Angell, Maureen E

    2013-12-01

    Individuals with significant intellectual disabilities who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) often fail to acquire large vocabularies. To maximize the functionality of a small vocabulary, AAC users' initial vocabulary typically consists of words that can be used frequently across contexts and functions (i.e., core vocabulary). For many AAC users, core vocabulary often references concepts rather than concrete items. For individuals with severe intellectual disabilities, however, initial AAC vocabulary often consists of concretely referenced words instead. There is little evidence that these individuals can learn to use conceptually referenced words in initial AAC. A variation of a single subject multiple baseline design across four stimuli was used to demonstrate that an individual with severe intellectual disabilities could learn to use conceptually referenced words as an initial AAC vocabulary. As a result of the intervention (a modified PECS procedure), a 9-year-old boy with multiple disabilities, including intellectual disability and deaf-blindness, learned to make appropriate use of three conceptually referenced tactile symbols for the concepts of more, done, and new as an initial communication vocabulary.

  17. Boosting Vocabulary Learning through Self-Assessment in an English Language Teaching Context

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    Duque Micán, Adriana; Cuesta Medina, Liliana

    2017-01-01

    This study explores the influence of self-assessment of vocabulary competence on a group of students' oral fluency. Twenty-four young adult learners participated in a learning process that promoted their oral skills and vocabulary development. Self-assessment was mainly examined through the analysis of students' learning logs, field notes and…

  18. 基于认知语境的高职学生英语词汇习得策略研究%A Study of College Students' Vocabulary Acquisition Strategies Based on Cognitive Context

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    黄四林

    2016-01-01

    Cognitive context is the product of structured pragmatic factor. It is a knowledge structure system related to and formed of language usage. From the perspective of cognitive and learning strategies, this thesis does research on the current situation of college students' vocabulary learning and discusses college students' grasp of English vocabulary based on cognitive strategy, metacognitive strategy and communication strategy. It can provide guidance to the students' vocabulary learning, help students form learning habit of efficient vocabulary and help teachers in vocabulary teaching.%认知语境是语用因素结构化了的产物,是语言使用所形成的知识结构体系。该文从认知策略和学习策略的角度,对大学生词汇学习现状进行调查,探讨高职院校学生在认知语境下对英语词汇习得的实际掌握情况,并对认知策略、元认知策略和交际策略等习得策略的概念和作用加以阐述和举例实证,以提高学生学习词汇的兴趣,培养学生良好的词汇学习习惯,同时对教师词汇教学有所帮助。

  19. Input or Output Oriented Tasks? A Question of Teaching Vocabulary in EFL Context

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    Behnaz Gholinezhad Khameneh

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This research aimed at comparing the effectiveness of Output-oriented and Input-oriented tasks on improving EFL learners’ vocabulary achievement. To reach their objective, the researchers ran a quasi-experimental pre-test posttest design with 64 Iranian EFL learners. After eliminating the initial differences among the participants, the Input-oriented group (IOG received glossing tasks followed by selected reading passages, while the Output-oriented group (OOG received gap-filling and composing/discussing tasks. Actively participating in 15 sessions of task-based vocabulary learning, both IOG and OOG performed on a vocabulary achievement test constructed and validated by the researchers (Cronbach α=.732. Despite the considerable improvement of the participants’ vocabulary knowledge, statistical findings failed to support the superiority of neither input nor output oriented tasks to make a meaningful difference in improving the Iranian EFL learners’ vocabulary achievement. Some implications and suggestions provided for further research.

  20. 词汇搭配与英语词汇教学%Lexical Collocation and English Vocabulary Teaching

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    高婷婷

    2014-01-01

    词汇是英语学习的基础,词汇搭配的学习对学习者至关重要。英国语言学家威尔金斯(D,Wilkins)说过,“没有语法,人们可以表达的事物寥寥无几;而没有词汇,人们则无法表达任何事物。”英语词汇具有很强的搭配能力,利用英语词汇搭配,可以扩大词汇量,掌握单词的正确用法。本文主要探讨了什么是词汇搭配,词汇搭配的重要性以及英语中词汇搭配的教学实践,以期帮助英语学习者更有效地掌握英语词汇和语言。%Vocabulary is the fundamental of English learning, so the learning of lexical collocation is vital to learners. As British linguist D, Wilkins put it,"without grammar very little can be conveyed, while without vocabulary nothing can be conveyed". To learn English vocabulary, we should learn lexical collocation. We can use lexical collocation to enlarge our vocabulary and master their usage. This paper aims to talk about what lexical collocation is, the importance of lexical collocation and the teaching practice of English lexical collocation, in order to help English learners master English vocabulary and language effectively.

  1. Benefits from Etymology in English Vocabulary Teaching%英语词汇教学妙在悟“源”

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    张清明

    2012-01-01

      英语词汇的复杂来源成为困扰英语学习者的一个重要原因。如果在英语教学中将词源学运用到课堂教学中,便可以揭开词汇的秘密,加深对它们的理解和记忆,而且还可以促进对英语国家文化底蕴的领悟。%  The complex source of English vocabulary is one of the important reasons for distressing English learners .If the ety⁃mology is used in classroom teaching, we can not only reveal the secret of the vocabulary and deepen our understanding and memory of English words, but also promote our understanding of the culture of English-speaking countries.

  2. Comparing Vocabulary Learning of EFL Learners by Using Two Different Strategies: Mobile Learning vs. Flashcards

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    Azabdaftari, Behrooz; Mozaheb, Mohammad Amin

    2012-01-01

    Vocabulary acquisition is one of the most important aspects of language learning. There are a number of techniques and technologies which enhance vocabulary learning in the year 2012, e.g. wordlists, flashcards and m-learning. Mobile phones are among those devices which not only meet the expectations of their users for communication, but are also…

  3. Using Eye Tracking to Understand the Responses of Learners to Vocabulary Learning Strategy Instruction and Use

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    Liu, Pei-Lin

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the influence of morphological instruction in an eye-tracking English vocabulary recognition task. Sixty-eight freshmen enrolled in an English course and received either traditional or morphological instruction for learning English vocabulary. The experimental part of the study was conducted over two-hour class periods for…

  4. The Evolution of Vocabulary Learning Strategies in a Computer-Mediated Reading Environment

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    Li, Jia

    2009-01-01

    Numerous studies have indicated that the provision of appropriate computer-mediated support to second language (L2) learners results in different vocabulary learning outcomes. However, there is no study available that investigates the transition in their way of learning vocabulary under the influence of technology-based support. This article…

  5. A Comparison of Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Iranian EFL University Students: Repeating versus Cooperating with Peers

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    Naeimi, Maki; Foo, Thomas Chow Voon

    2014-01-01

    Vocabulary learning and assessment are considered as the key basis for the training of English as a foreign language. However, it is time-consuming, uncertain and repetitious for the teachers to assess the proficiency of the students' vocabulary storage. This paper reports the results of a study which aimed to investigate the effect of Repeating…

  6. Using Eye Tracking to Understand the Responses of Learners to Vocabulary Learning Strategy Instruction and Use

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    Liu, Pei-Lin

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the influence of morphological instruction in an eye-tracking English vocabulary recognition task. Sixty-eight freshmen enrolled in an English course and received either traditional or morphological instruction for learning English vocabulary. The experimental part of the study was conducted over two-hour class periods for…

  7. 隐喻认知理论建构下的大学英语词汇教学%College English Vocabulary Teaching in Metaphorical Cognition Theory Construction

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    梁旭红

    2012-01-01

    This paper discusses the esic vocabulary teacffect of metaphorical cognition theory on vocabulary teaching and then illustrates that teachers should attach importance to bahing.%文章在论述隐喻认知理论对词汇教学的作用的基础上,提出了在词汇教学中,教师要重视基本词汇教学。

  8. 外语词汇学习策略与积极/消极词汇关系%The Vocabulary Learning Strategies in Relation to the Active and Passive Vocabulary

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    李海峰

    2012-01-01

    By selecting randomly 186 fresh students from a university in western China,this research is aimed at testing their vocabulary levels in terms of active vocabulary and passive vocabulary repectively as well as surveying their learning strategies.As the research has found,the college studetns adopt more mechanical learning strategies than cognitive strategies and the total application level is low and confined to surface-level.Their passive vocabulary are obviouly greater than their active ones,indicating the trend that in contrast to the lowering vocabulary level,the passive vocabulary is gaining up its proportion in the total vocabulary,which is directly related to the scope and the level of those selected learning strategies.It is suggested that teachers should pay attention to train students' adoption of deep-level strategies.%选择中国西部某大学一年级新生,随机抽取186人,测试他们的积极词汇与消极词汇水平,问卷调查他们的学习策略。研究发现:大学生的机械学习策略多于认知策略,且总体策略应用水平不高,局限于浅层。他们的消极词汇明显多于积极词汇,且词汇水平越低,消极词汇所占的比例越大。这和学习策略采用的范围和层次直接相关,建议教师注意培训学生对深层策略的应用。

  9. Teaching Strategies to Improve Algebra Learning

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    Zbiek, Rose Mary; Larson, Matthew R.

    2015-01-01

    Improving student learning is the primary goal of every teacher of algebra. Teachers seek strategies to help all students learn important algebra content and develop mathematical practices. The new Institute of Education Sciences[IES] practice guide, "Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School Students"…

  10. Teaching Strategies for K-4 General Music.

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    Teaching Music, 1999

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    Provides a strategy, from the book entitled "Strategies for Teaching K-4 General Music," that addresses Standard 6A of the National Standards for Music Education. Explains that students will identify characteristics that enables them to make decisions about the form of the composition in listening examples longer than classroom songs. (CMK)

  11. Teaching Strategies to Improve Algebra Learning

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    Zbiek, Rose Mary; Larson, Matthew R.

    2015-01-01

    Improving student learning is the primary goal of every teacher of algebra. Teachers seek strategies to help all students learn important algebra content and develop mathematical practices. The new Institute of Education Sciences[IES] practice guide, "Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School Students"…

  12. Schools for Strategy: Teaching Strategy for 21st Century Conflict

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    2009-11-01

    a person who is educated in more than strategy. A liberal education in the classical sense must be helpful to the human performance that is a key...paragraphs to this monograph have emphasized the all too human dimension to strategy. Our subject may be the teaching of strategy, but history and...interdependence among the three—yet another crucial threesome—is perilously underrated by the hierarchical model.19 The flow chart showing ideal

  13. The Influencing Factors of Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition and Enlightment on Vocabulary Teaching in Reading%阅读中附带词汇习得的影响因素及对词汇教学的启示

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    高宏; 刘凤

    2012-01-01

    The study is designed to discuss the enlightment of incidental vocabulary acquisiton on vocabulary teaching in reading. This paper first review the influencing factors of incidental vocaulary acquisition in the process of reading, such as vocabulary quantity, word - guessing ability, involvement load and context clue etc and put forward some suggestions on English vocabulary teaching and leaming based on the result. Incidental vocabulary acquisition greatly helps second language learners to enlarge their vocabulary. The findings obtained from the empirical studies reviewed in this paper provide useful insights to second language vocaulary learning and teaching.%为了探讨阅读中第二语言(二语)词汇附带习得对词汇教学的启示,首先分析阅读中二语词汇附带习得的影响因素,如词汇量,猜词能力,投入量,语篇提供的语境线索等,并根据研究结果提出对英语词汇教学的建议。英语阅读中的词汇附带习得是一种十分有效的词汇习得方式,它对二语学习者的词汇量增加起到重要的作用。这些研究结果给二语词汇学习及教学提供了有益的启示。

  14. The Superlearning of Vocabulary.

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    Fillmer, H. Thompson

    1983-01-01

    Describes the use of Georgi Lozanov's technique using rhythm, breathing, music, and meditation to bring about hypermnesia, or supermemory, to teach vocabulary to 15 university students. Reviews students' vocabulary gains, as seen in pre- and post-test scores, and describes how some students implemented superlearning techniques with their own…

  15. Vocabulary Plus: Comprehensive Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners

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    Frumkin, Rhoda

    2010-01-01

    "Vocabulary Plus" is an interactive strategy which links vocabulary development with content area learning for English learners. This strategy uses interactive read-alouds of thematically- connected informational text matched to the grade-appropriate state standards and content of core subjects. When using "Vocabulary Plus",…

  16. On the Application and Practice of Context in English Vocabulary Teaching%语境在英语词汇教学中的应用实践

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    陆丽华

    2011-01-01

    词汇教学是英语教学的重要组成部分,词汇习得离不开具体的语境。本文分析了语境的内涵和作用、语境在英语词汇教学中应用原则和应用实践,力图为英语的词汇教学提供帮助。%Vocabulary teaching is an integral part of English teaching and vocabulary can not be acquired without the help of context. The paper analyzes the connotations and functions of context as well as its applied principles and practice, which aims to offer help to English vocabulary teaching.

  17. Creative classroom strategies for teaching nursing research.

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    Phillips, Regina Miecznikoski

    2014-01-01

    Faculty are constantly challenged to find interesting classroom activities to teach nursing content and engage students in learning. Nursing students and graduates need to use research skills and evidence-based practice as part of their professional care. Finding creative and engaging ways to teach this material in undergraduate nursing programs are essential. This article outlines several successful strategies to engage nursing students in research content in the time and space constraints of the classroom.

  18. Efficacy of ACA strategies in biography-driven science teaching: an investigation

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    MacDonald, Grizelda L.; Miller, Stuart S.; Murry, Kevin; Herrera, Socorro; Spears, Jacqueline D.

    2013-12-01

    This study explored the biography-driven approach to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students in science education. Biography-driven instruction (BDI) embraces student diversity by incorporating students' sociocultural, linguistic, cognitive, and academic dimensions of their biographies into the learning process (Herrera in Biography-driven culturally responsive teaching. Teachers College Press, New York, 2010). Strategies have been developed (Herrera, Kavimandan and Holmes in Crossing the vocabulary bridge: differentiated strategies for diverse secondary classrooms. Teachers College Press, New York, 2011) that provide teachers with instructional routines that facilitate BDI. Using systematic classroom observations we empirically demonstrate that these activate, connect, affirm, strategies are likely to be effective in increasing teachers' biography-driven practices. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.

  19. Evaluation of teaching and learning strategies

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    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available With the growing awareness of the importance of teaching and learning in universities and the need to move towards evidence-based teaching, it behooves the professions to re-examine their educational research methodology. While the what, how and why of student learning have become more explicit, the professions still struggle to find valid methods of evaluating the explosion of new innovation in teaching/learning strategies. This paper discusses the problems inherent in applying traditional experimental design techniques to advances in educational practice.

  20. How to Enlarge Productive Vocabulary

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    刘菁

    2015-01-01

    Haycraft defined receptive vocabulary as "words that the student recognizes and understands when they occur in a text, but which he cannot produce correctly", while productive vocabulary is "words which the student understands can pronounce correctly and use constructively in speaking and writing" (1978:44).In English language teaching practice, students' productive vocabulary size lags far behind there ceptive vocabulary size. Based on the SLA theories, many reasons caused this problem and some solutions will be discussed.

  1. Issues on Teaching Strategies for Immersion Education

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    Tjahjaning Tingastuti Surjosuseno

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Immersion education is described and discussed in this paper since it has already been successfully implemented in countries where English is used as a Second and First Foreign Language such as in Singapore and Hungary (Johnson & Swain. 1997. Different models using varying percentages of the target language on campuses allow for different levels of success at each institution. Following a discussion on the relative usefulness of each strategy for teaching immersion education in English as the First Foreign Language (EFL classes, this paper concludes that only eight of nine strategies can be used in teaching immersion education in EFL classes in Indonesia

  2. 关于航海英语词汇教学的研究%On Maritime English Vocabulary Teaching and Learning

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    王卉

    2012-01-01

    The article analyzed the characteristics of Maritime English vocabulary and classi- fied the maritime English vocabulary into three catalogues, core vocabulary, semi--technical vocabulary and technical vocabulary. On this basis, the paper described the causes led to the difficulties for students' learning and suggested explicit vocabulary teaching approach and multiple activities for students repeated exposure to the target vocabularies to facilitate build- ing up their own word bank of manageable chunks.%本文根据航海英语语篇中的词汇特点,将航海英语词汇分为三类:核心词汇、半术语、术语。在此基础上分析了学生学习的困难所在,提出航海英语词汇教学中应该采用学生易于理解的方式引入新的词汇,并设计提供多种材料提高目标词的复现率。同时,还要结合航海技术专业的内容设计多种活动,给学生提供使用目标词的机会。航海英语词汇的教学最终要帮助学生形成自己的词汇语义网络。

  3. The impact of vocabulary knowledge on reading comprehension ability of Iranian English learners receiving reciprocal teaching and cooperative grouping intervention program

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    Naeemeh Kharaghani

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates the impact of vocabulary knowledge on reading comprehension ability of Iranian English language learners receiving reciprocal teaching and cooperative grouping intervention program. To this aim, 80 students participated in the vocabulary test as the pre-test and they were asked to fill out the questionnaire. Then, they were distributed in four groups. Control groups (A & B received the typical instruction of reading comprehension. On the other hand, experimental groups (A & B received the intervention program. At the end of the course, all the students took part in the vocabulary test as the post-test and they were also asked to fill out the questionnaire provided for them after the post-test. The results were analyzed by the use of a series of independent –sample t-tests and MANOVA. It was found out there was relationship between vocabulary knowledge and the level of motivation in reading comprehension skill of Iranian EFL learner.

  4. An Implicative Study of Application of Comparative Studies of English and Chinese into College English Vocabulary Teaching%英汉词汇对比研究对大学英语教学启示研究

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    谭悬悬

    2014-01-01

    Comparative studies of English and Chinese is the basic method of language study, and language transfer is one of the common phenomena in the process of foreign language learning. This paper, through analyzing the comparison between English and Chinese vocabulary, discusses the similarities and differences between the two languages, so as to promote students ’positive transfer of mother tongue and to overcome the negative transfer of language learning. Combined with the current university Eng-lish vocabulary teaching practice, the paper puts forward some improving vocabulary teaching strategies and methods.%英汉对比研究是语言研究的基本方法,语言迁移是外语学习过程中常见的现象之一。该文主要通过英汉词汇对比分析,论述两种语系之间的异同,进而促进学生母语的正迁移,克服负迁移对语言学习的影响。并结合当前大学英语词汇教学实际,提出一些改进词汇教学的一些策略和方法。

  5. Strategies for Teaching English Extensive Reading

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    娄立国

    2008-01-01

    Extensive reading can make a major difference in student reading development over time.To endure that the students benefit most from extensive reading class,a few strategies must be adopted for teaching. The teacher is advised to attach importance to the significance of reading to language learning.Choosing understandable materials, protecting the students’enthusiasm, engaging the students in after-class reading,and playing a good role model are four important strategies discussed in the article.

  6. Introduction to the Junior High School English Vocabulary Teaching Methods%浅谈初中英语词汇教学的方法

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    曹有顺

    2014-01-01

    词汇是语言的三要素之一,如果没有词汇,任何形式的交流都无从谈起。有研究表明,一个人的词汇量越大,其阅读正确率就越高,其听力水平和写作水平也随之提高。由此可见,词汇是多么的重要。但是,词汇的学习却是大部分学生感到头疼的事情。因此,教师应当根据记忆规律和语言规律去有效地教学。根据教学实践和经验,就词汇教学的方法进行了探讨。%Vocabulary is one of the three elements of language, if there are no words, any form of communication is impossible. Research has shown that,the langer a person’s vocabulary,his reading accuracy is higher, the listening and writing level increases. Therefore, vocabulary how important it is. However, most students think vocabulary learning is the most headache thing. Therefore, teachers should according to the laws of memory and language to teach effectively.According to teaching practice and experience, the methods of vocabulary teaching are discussed.

  7. 大学英语词汇教学探索与实践%Approaches to Vocabulary Teaching in College English Course

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    赵芳

    2011-01-01

    词汇学习是语言的基础,文章在总结当前词汇教学所存在的问题的基础上,从大学英语课的教学实践入手,提出了五种大学英语词汇教学方法,即根义记忆法、通过广泛阅读在语境中学习词汇、利用近义词反义词进行词汇的串讲、通过文化背景的学习提高学习词汇的积极性以及利用ROLE PLAY,GROUP WORK等多种课堂教学手段从读写听说各个层面强化对英文单词的掌握。%Vocabulary is the foundation of language learning. Based on the reflections of the drawbacks in present teaching of vocabulary in college English course, the article summarizes the experience of teaching college English course and puts forward five approaches to vocabulary teaching: to recite roots and affixes, to learn vocabulary in reading practice, to list related synonyms and antonyms, to enhance interest under cultural study, and to combine the task of teaching vocabulary in classroom with role play, group work, puzzle, cross words, etc.

  8. 多模态语境下大学英语词汇教学模式探讨%Multimodal Context of College English Vocabulary Teaching Model

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    陈治云; 肖芳英

    2016-01-01

    本文依托《新视野大学英语》读写教程教材,探讨了大学英语词汇教学处于多模态语境下的教学模式。大学英语词汇教学充分利用各种教学设施,提高词汇教学效率,“自下而上”从词汇基础往上推进整个大学英语改革,具有重要的现实意义。%In this paper,relying on the"New Horizon College English"Reading and Writing textbooks,the author discuss the teaching model of the multi-modal Context in College English Vocabulary Teaching.College English Vocabulary teaching take advantage of a variety of teaching facilities,improve the efficiency of vocabulary teaching,"bottom-up"from the foundation up to promote the entire vocabulary of English reform which is important practical significance.

  9. 独立学院英语词汇实践教学方法研究%Research of English Vocabulary Teaching Methods in Dependent College

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    赵喆

    2012-01-01

    Vocabulary teaching is the foundation of English teaching. Vocabulary carries the basic language information. It is the paper concern issue that in college English teaching, what teaching method to use can be more effective in improving students' vocabulary and use efficiency. This article aims to study English teaching- derived law, associative law and induction law to improve the English vocabulary independence college students.%词汇教学是英语教学的基础,词汇承载着基本的语言信息。在大学英语课堂上,使用何种教学方法能更加有效地提高学生的词汇记忆和使用效率,是本论丈关注的问题。本文旨在通过研究英语词汇的教学方法即派生法、联想法、归纳法三种方法与提升课堂英语词汇教学效率等来促进独立学院学生的英语词汇学习。

  10. New Teaching Strategies for Engineering Students

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    Reng, Lars; Kofoed, Lise

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents the challenges for university teachers when new teaching strategies are implemented. Blended learning, flipped classroom, gamification as well as a combination of traditional and new pedagogical approaches are on the agenda in engineering educations. One of the challenges...

  11. Teaching strategies for moral education: A review

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    Schuitema, J.; ten Dam, G.; Veugelers, W.

    2008-01-01

    We present the results of a literature review of studies on teaching strategies for moral education in secondary schools (1995-2003). The majority of the studies focus on the 'what' and 'why', i.e. the objectives, of curriculum-oriented moral education. Attention to the instructional formats for enh

  12. Teaching strategies for moral education: A review

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    Schuitema, J.; ten Dam, G.; Veugelers, W.

    2008-01-01

    We present the results of a literature review of studies on teaching strategies for moral education in secondary schools (1995-2003). The majority of the studies focus on the 'what' and 'why', i.e. the objectives, of curriculum-oriented moral education. Attention to the instructional formats for

  13. A COMPARATIVE LOOK INTO HOW TO MEASURE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VOCABULARY LEARNING STRATEGIES: THROUGH USING PERCENTAGES OR CORRELATION COEFFICIENTS

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    İsmail Hakkı ERTEN

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to compare the appropriateness of two statistical procedures for measuring the effectiveness of vocabulary learning strategies: percentages and correlation coefficients. To do this a group of 20 learners of English were asked to study 12 words in a written list, with their pronunciations, dictionary definitions, and example sentences. Data was collected through introspection where students were asked to verbalize their mental processes as they studied the target words. A pre-test and post-test were given to measure the task achievement. The qualitative data was transcribed verbatim and content-analysed for tokens of strategy use as well as by noting whether each use of strategies led to successful recall of the words on which they were used. To calculate the strategy effectiveness, both simple percentage calculation and correlation coefficients were employed for comparison. The findings indicated that percentage calculation can give a more realistic picture of strategy effectiveness than correlation coefficients.

  14. Using Songs To Support Vocabulary Learning For Grade Four Pupils

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    Rashid Al-Azri

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Over the recent years the teaching of foreign language vocabulary has been the subject of much discussion and arguments and a number of research and methodology books on such topic have emerged as it is the case for example with Nation 2001 and Schmitt 2000. For a long time grammar seemed to have attracted more attention but this renewed interest in vocabulary reflects the belief that it is becoming a major component in knowing a language and as some recent scholars would admit even more important than grammar already. In addition to the various strategies used to promote vocabulary learning in the classroom environment songs are widely being used nowadays as a powerful tool in teaching new vocabulary to early grades pupils. Throughout our teaching of young learners we have noticed that they are amazingly captured by songs and they always enjoy listening to them. This might be one of the main reasons why songs have now become one of the cornerstones in the demanding and challenging process of teaching children. The purpose of this research paper is to find out as to what extent and how the use of songs may support new vocabulary learning for grade four pupils in Oman and how much it actually helps these young learners in developing their vocabulary learning habits.

  15. Literacy: Development and Teaching Strategies.

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    Orme, Liz; Masson, Susan

    This paper seeks to provide teachers with a sampling of before, during, and after reading strategies that are appropriate for use in K-12 classrooms. The paper first discusses diagnostic assessment methods in the classroom and presents activities which provide samples of informal diagnostic assessment. It then outlines some "before reading"…

  16. Training in Metacognitive Strategies for Students' Vocabulary Improvement by Using Learning Journals (Entrenamiento de estrategias metacognitivas para mejorar vocabulario a través de diarios de aprendizaje)

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    Diaz, Itala

    2015-01-01

    This study examined the effects of metacognitive strategies to help beginning young learners with difficulties increasing and retaining vocabulary. This was a qualitative study in which participants first went through metacognitive strategy instruction to provide awareness of learning strategies. Following this instruction, students underwent a…

  17. Questioning Strategy in English Teaching

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    李顺梅

    2015-01-01

    Learner autonomy has been a hot issue discussed by educators in recent years.Because it is believed that the ulti-mate goal of educating is to help students learn autonomously and actively not only in school but also,after graduation,for their whole life.Many people misunderstand the meaning of learner autonomy as learners learn something totally independent from teacher or learn after class.This is not the truth;teacher is indispensible to promote learner autonomy.Therefore,English teacher bears a great respon-sibility of fostering and promoting learner autonomy in the classroom.Questioning is the most frequently used and easiest method in the various teaching methods.

  18. The Dimensional Approach to Vocabulary Testing: What Can We ...

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    Vocabulary constitutes an important component of language and its study has ... what testing under this approach has contributed to the teaching of vocabulary. ... of vocabulary size has led to standardisation of methods, as well as insight into ...

  19. An Integrated Strategy for Teaching Biochemistry to Biotechnology Specialty Students

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    Ouyang, Liming; Ou, Ling; Zhang, Yuanxing

    2007-01-01

    The faculty of biochemistry established an integrated teaching strategy for biotechnology specialty students, by intermeshing the case-study method, web-assistant teaching, and improved lecture format with a brief content and multimedia courseware. Teaching practice showed that the integrated teaching strategy could retain the best features of…

  20. 语境在高中英语词汇教学中的运用%The Application of the Context to Vocabulary Teaching in Senior School English

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    黄婧

    2013-01-01

    Vocabulary is the focus of senior school English teaching, and also the teaching difficulty. Using the context in vocabu⁃lary teaching can not only improve the teaching effect, but also better students’awareness of language environment and ability of using language flexibly. The paper discusses the function of applying context in senior high school English vocabulary teaching based on teaching materials, and puts forward some suggestions of using context in vocabulary teaching.%  词汇是高中英语教学的重点,同时也是教学难点。运用语境进行词汇教学不仅提高了词汇教学效果,而且能更好地培养学生感知语言环境、灵活运用语言的能力。该文从教材出发,探讨了语境在高中英语词汇教学中的作用,并提出了一些语境词汇教学运用途径的建议。