Essays about: "Vocabulary Acquisition and Retention"

Found 5 essays containing the words Vocabulary Acquisition and Retention.

  1. 1. Fill-in-the-Blank or Write an Original Sentence : A Comparison of Practice Materials for Vocabulary Retention

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : John Lindström; [2020]
    Keywords : Vocabulary Acquisition and Retention; Practice Materials; Adult EFL Learners; Fill-in-the-Blank;

    Abstract : Despite extensive research, a “best method” for teaching vocabulary has not been identified. The present study investigates the efficacy of two different practice materials for vocabulary retention, a fill-in-the-blank exercise and an original sentence writing exercise, from the hypothesis that a fill-in-the-blank exercise will be superior in terms of vocabulary retention on an immediate posttest. READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. Context Matters : A Qualitative Study of the Teaching of English Vocabulary at the Swedish Upper Secondary Level

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle; Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Victor Nagy; Henrik Robild; [2017]
    Keywords : Vocabulary; Words; Context-based; interviews; independent study; glossary tests; teaching vocabulary module; Swedish upper secondary school;

    Abstract : The purpose of this essay is to identify effective ways of teaching English vocabulary at upper secondary level in Sweden. We have answered three research questions: -  In what ways do local English teachers at the upper secondary level teach vocabulary? -  How do local students at the upper secondary level perceive their acquisition and learning of English vocabulary? -  According to research regarding vocabulary acquisition, what is necessary to include when constructing an effective module for teaching vocabulary?  We gathered the data needed to answer the research questions by conducting interviews with both teachers and students as well as an independent study. READ MORE

  4. 4. Idioms in English as a Second Language : Contextualization of L2 idioms (written context versus still pictures) and its effect on students' retention

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Eliane Afram; [2016]
    Keywords : idioms; English; Second language acquisition; vocabulary learning;

    Abstract : The main aim of the present study is to investigate whether there is a difference in retentionbetween two groups of Swedish second language learners of English when they are faced withidioms in a written context or in the form of still pictures. The subjects of the investigation aretwo different groups at a high school in Sweden. READ MORE

  5. 5. Learning vocabulary without tears : a comparative study of the jigsaw and information gap tasks in vocabulary acquisition at school

    University essay from Högskolan Kristianstad/Sektionen för lärande och miljö

    Author : Wanlu Song; [2011]
    Keywords : task; jigsaw; information gap; interaction hypothesis; task-induced involvement load; characteristics;

    Abstract : The primary purpose of the present study is to compare the effectiveness of the jigsaw task and information gap tasks in understanding new words and retaining them. Sixteen pupils aged between eleven and twelve were involved in the study and divided into two groups. They were allocated either a jigsaw task or an information gap task. READ MORE