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A survey on vocabulary learning strategies employed by ESL learners

Esa, Zaleha and Zakaria, Zarina Ashikin (2014) A survey on vocabulary learning strategies employed by ESL learners. In: The Fifth Biennial International Conference on Teaching and Learning of English in Asia (TLEiA5, 27 - 29 October 2014, Langkawi, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Vocabulary is an important component of language proficiency that provides the root for the ability of the learners is speaking, listening, reading and writing. the importance of vocabulary is esential for language learners. however, the teaching of vocubalury is often neglected in the teaching and learning of English language and it was often given little priority in language programmes and received only incidental attention in textbook and language programmes (Hedge, 2008). Many languages teachersthink that vocabulary cab be left on its own and does not need to be taught perhaps due to several reasons such as grammar should be emphasized more than vocabulary students would make mistakes in sentence construction if too many words were learned before basic grammar has been mastered, and word meanings can be learned through experience and cannot be taught in the class room. Having the limited vocabulary and strategis often impede learners in displaying their abilities and discourage them making use of language learning opportunities around then such as watching television, listening to the radio, reading or using the language in different contexts. Due lack of vocabulary, learners cannot perform in spoken and written in which they are less confident to speak and write in the target language. This study surveys the vocabulary learning strategies employed by a group of ESL learners of a higher institution in Malaysia. Suggestion on the pedagogical implication are provided to supplement the ESL educators in dealing with various vocabulary learning strategies employed by the learners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 421/48668
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vocabulary learning strategies; Employed by ESL learners
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Ms Zaleha Esa
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 10:23
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 10:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48668

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