Essay On Vocabulary Learning Strategies

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Vocabulary Learning Strategies Among Engineering Students for Better Placements in A.P The present paper deals with the strategies involved in learning vocabulary. Generally speaking, strategies are the tools applied for participation in learning a skill or subject. Vocabulary learning strategies are the tools utilized in the task of learning vocabulary in the target language. They can be employed in all kinds of tasks. Hosenfeld’s (1984) list of strategies of successful readers includes a few vocabulary learning strategies, such as guessing a word’s meaning from the context, identifying the grammatical category of a word, looking up words or recognizing cognates. By the same token, general learning strategies, such as planning or assessment of learning, can be used in vocabulary learning. Learning a second language means learning its vocabulary, suggesting that knowing a lexical item means knowing a number of things. Acquisition of vocabulary is an incremental and perhaps recursive process that involves the integration of various kinds of knowledge along with gaining different levels of ability to make use of that knowledge in communication. Strategy can be understood as a ‘means of achieving a goal’. There are different kinds of strategies and they differ from person to person. Strategies assist language learners as well as language teachers. It is essential for classroom teachers to be aware of different strategies employed by individual learners. Strategies can be talked about mainly in two ways. They are learning strategies and teaching strategies. Learning strategies are procedures undertaken by the learners in order to make their own language learning effective. Teaching strategies are procedures undertake... ... middle of paper ... ...n Another Language. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.Print. National Reading Panel. Report of the National Reading Panel. Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and its Implications for Reading Instruction.NIH Publication No. 00-4769. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. (2000).Print. Oxford, Rebecca .L. Language Learning Strategies: What Every Teacher Should Know. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 1990.Print. Prabhu. N.S. (Ed) In Wei, Li (Editor); Cook, Vivian (Editor). Contemporary Applied Linguistics, Volume 1: Language Teaching and Learning. Continuum International Publishing, London: (2009).Web. 18 September, 2010. Wenden, A. Incorporating Learner Training in the Classroom. System, 4 (3), 1986.
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