Essays about: "English vocabulary acquisition"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 34 essays containing the words English vocabulary acquisition.

  1. 1. Vocabulary Acquisition Based on Nation’s Criteria for Knowing a Word, with a Focus on Proficiency and Frequency : A Study on Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition through Reading and the Role of Surrounding Factors

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation; Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Tina Erlandsson; Sara Gutierrez Wallgren; [2019]
    Keywords : Incidental vocabulary acquisition; criteria for knowing a word; proficiency level; word frequency; passive vocabulary; controlled active vocabulary; active vocabulary;

    Abstract : Several studies have been made in the field of second language acquisition (SLA) regarding incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading. However, the majority have focused on the meaning of a word to measure complete acquisition. READ MORE

  2. 2. Extra-Mural Activities and Their Effect on Second Language Development : A Comparative Study of Upper Secondary Swedish L1 Gamers and Non-Gamers

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap

    Author : Alexander Rau; [2019]
    Keywords : SLA; EFL; ESL; lexical diversity; oral proficiency; utterance length; VocD; vocabulary; extramural activities; video games; MMORPG; second language acquisition; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Today, English is the most studied second language, being used in academia, international relations, social forums and mainstream entertainment, resulting in English becoming a common topic of research in the study of second language acquisition. One particularly interesting form of entertainment is the hobby of online digital gaming as English has become the de facto language used in absence of a shared native language among players. READ MORE

  3. 3. A piece of cake? High school students' retention of idioms : A comparative study of teaching idioms by means of illustrations and definitions respectively

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Sabrina Xerri; [2018]
    Keywords : Idioms; vocabulary acquisition; EFL; ESL; retention; illustrations in teaching.;

    Abstract : This study aims at investigating teaching of idioms by means of illustrations and teaching of idioms by means of definitions. The informants of the experiment are learners of English in a Swedish high school. The 58 informants of this experiment were tested on a total of 19 idioms. READ MORE

  4. 4. Feeling Set Up by The Set-up : A Study on Swedish Junior High School Students’ Understanding of Phrasal Verbs

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Agnes Jonsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Phrasal verbs; SLA; L1; L2; idiomaticity; explicit teaching instruction; exposure; frequency; AmE; BrE.;

    Abstract : Existing research on phrasal verbs is ample due to their prevalent existence in the English language and the difficulties they bring out as a result of their lack of transparency (Liu, 2011, p. 661). However, more research is necessary to cover new generations of English learners who cross paths with phrasal verbs. READ MORE

  5. 5. Teachers’ Beliefs Regarding Vocabulary Learning

    University essay from Malmö högskola/Lärande och samhälle

    Author : Madeleine Siedlecki; Alexander Lundström; [2017]
    Keywords : English; vocabulary teaching; vocabulary acquisition; teacher beliefs; contextual factors; young learners;

    Abstract : This degree project aims to investigate how teachers negotiate their teaching practices and what determines their choice of working methods when it comes to teaching vocabulary. Since we are interested in teachers’ thoughts and opinions regarding vocabulary teaching, a selection of English teachers were interviewed. READ MORE