The Benefits of Explicit Vocabulary Teaching in the EFL Classroom

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Publication Student thesis
Title The Benefits of Explicit Vocabulary Teaching in the EFL Classroom
Author(s) Longhurst, Mark
Date 2013
English abstract
For students of English as a foreign language (EFL), a certain level of knowledge of vocabulary is required for successful communication to occur. Based on personal experiences in the classroom which have shown that students often lack language variation, accuracy, coherence and descriptiveness, this paper deals with the issue of teaching vocabulary in a more conscientious and focused way to help ensure that students will become more competent in using the language effectively. The Swedish curriculum for English, LGR11, is built up around the ideology known as communicative language teaching (CLT). This entails that as long as a learner is exposed to a foreign language, and has sufficient opportunities to use that language, the learning of the language will occur. The results of this paper suggest that we cannot only rely on a pure form of CLT for students to reach higher ability levels, but that a certain amount of focused vocabulary teaching, in context with classroom activities, is also necessary.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Lärarutbildningen
Pages 36
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Foreign language vocabulary acquisition
Intentional vocabulary teaching
Communicative language teaching
Language development
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/16293 (link to this page)

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