Disadvantages Of Vocabulary Teaching

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2.2.3 Vocabulary Teaching One of the major problems that many language learners face in initial stages of language learning is that they can not make appropriate choice regarding what type of vocabulary learning strategy they should adopt in their learning process. It is the teachers' responsibility to help their students learn second language words efficiently. Hence, investigating different strategies and procedures that teachers should make use of in the process of language teaching is an important issue. According to Seal (1991), there are two types of vocabulary activities: planned and unplanned. In unplanned vocabulary teaching activities, learners ask for the meaning of words and teachers try to make the meaning clear by using…show more content…
Perhaps the greatest tools we can give students for succeeding, not only in their education but more generally in life, is a large, rich vocabulary and the skills for using those words. Our ability to function in today’s complex social and economic world is mightily affected by our language skills and word knowledge. In the domain of foreign language learning, vocabulary is seen as important for all four skills. Vocabulary connects the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. There are various interesting views from many educators concerned with vocabulary learning/acquisition stating how vocabulary is important to language learning in the four skills Mostaan(2012). Lessard-Clouston (1996) referred to Luo’s (1992) view on vocabulary and its importance: “Vocabulary - words, phrases, idioms, etc. is at the heart of all language usage in the skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as culture” (p. 27). Richards and Renandya (2002) stressed the importance of teaching and learning vocabulary in EFL/ESL in the following

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