Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Foreign Language Acquisition

Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Foreign Language Acquisition

Author: Višnja Pavičić Takač

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847690388

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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The book discusses vocabulary learning strategies as an integral subgroup of language learning strategies. It defines language learning strategies in general and their features on the basis of cognitive theory and relevant models of second language acquisition as the basis for empirical research. Furthermore, the book gives a survey of research on vocabulary learning strategies and describes three original empirical studies. Thus, the book attempts at integrating the approaches of theories of second language acquisition, the theory and practice of instructed foreign language learning, and the findings of current empirical research.

Vocabulary Strategy Training to Enhance Second Language Acquisition in English As a Foreign Language

Vocabulary Strategy Training to Enhance Second Language Acquisition in English As a Foreign Language

Author: MARIA PILAR AGUSTIN. ALONSO LLACH (ANDRES CANGA.)

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527541134

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This volume brings together three important aspects within strategy studies. First, it reviews the most outstanding previous studies in the field of vocabulary learning and communication strategies and their role in the second language acquisition and teaching process. Second, it provides empirical research testing general hypotheses in the field on how vocabulary learning strategies are a key component of vocabulary development and how their training improves their frequency of use and effectiveness. Finally, the book proposes a program for strategy training in the L2 classroom and illustrates it with examples from concrete vocabulary learning strategies and proposes exercises to apply them in an autonomous way. This volume will shed light on the field of vocabulary learning strategies and illustrate their practical utility in the foreign language classroom in order to improve the knowledge that teachers and learners have of them.

Learning Strategies in First and Second Language Acquisition

Learning Strategies in First and Second Language Acquisition

Author: Matthias Gebhardt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638589512

Category: Literary Collections

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2,0, Technical University of Braunschweig (Englisches Seminar - Abteilung Englische Sprache und ihre Didaktik), course: Child Discourse, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Language itself as a means of communication as well as a carrier for thoughts, ideas and art is one of the factors that determine us as human beings. It distinguishes humans from animals and gives us the opportunity to pass along knowledge and memories. At the same time language is one of the most complex things our human brain has to master. It consists of a general concept of language, specific words and rules to use them. Moreover, language – in most cases – has to make sense in a specific context, otherwise it cannot be understood. Furthermore, the articulation of sounds and their reception is another highly complex process. As speaking and listening is so complicated it has to be learned from the early childhood on by every single person. At a certain age children begin to feel the need to communicate their wishes and insights they already gathered from this totally new world – at least from their point of view. This is what we call first language acquisition. Another area of language learning is the one of second language acquisition. This term describes the learning of a new language that is different from the mother tongue, i.e. the language that was learned in first language acquisition. It is also used when a person learns his third or fourth language to distinguish between the language learned as a native tongue and the one(s) learned as (a) foreign language(s). In both areas people somehow learn to communicate in a new way. Babies switch from pointing or crying to speaking and children or adults switch from using one language to using another. Here the question arises how they do it. Do they just learn some vocabulary by heart? Do they imitate other people's utterances and hope that they convey the meaning they hoped for? Today we know, that learning a language means using various learning strategies. These strategies are the topic of this paper. They are going to be presented to the reader first within the scope of second language acquisition. Later on I want to give some thoughts to whether the learning strategies described before may apply to first language acquisition as well. Finally some data on children's utterances shall be used to consolidate the previous considerations on learning strategies in first language acquisition.

Language Learning Strategies in Independent Settings

Language Learning Strategies in Independent Settings

Author: Stella Hurd

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847690975

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

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In recent years traditional, classroom-based language tuition has been increasingly overshadowed by innovative approaches, such as distance learning, supported independent learning and blended learning (with an online component). This timely volume examines the use of language learning strategies in a range of independent settings, and addresses key issues for independent learners such as autonomy, strategic awareness and self-regulation.

Vocabulary learning strategies

Vocabulary learning strategies

Author: Katharina Eder

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640915194

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 14

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1, University of Vienna, language: English, abstract: The following paper provides a brief insight into the topíc of „vocabulary learning strategies“, and will present selected aspects of this extensive and complex field of language study. After briefly dealing with the question of „defining“ learning strategies, an overview concerning research into the field will be presented, and some general conlusions which can be drawn about vocabulary learning strategies will be portrayed. Subsequently, three classification systems of vocabulary learning strategies will be delineated, whereas thereafter the paper will elaborate on two selected areas of vocabulary learning strategies, namely „guessing and inferring meaning“ and „mnemonic devices with special regards to the keyword technique“.

Foreign Language Teaching in Asia and Beyond

Foreign Language Teaching in Asia and Beyond

Author: Wai Meng Chan

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781614510161

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 335

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This book, comprising two parts, is concerned with both the science and the art of foreign language teaching, with a particular, but not exclusive, focus on Asia. Under the theme of “Theoretical foundation and research”, Part 1 of this book informs the readers about recent efforts in theoretical and empirical research which have had an impact on foreign language teaching or promise to yield results that will shape its future. These studies, not just from the domain of foreign language teaching but also its primary feeder disciplines of linguistics and second language acquisition, offer the necessary theoretical and conceptual foundation for both current and future research and practice. As its theme “Classroom practice and evaluation studies” suggests, Part 2 focuses on new and innovative developments in curricular and classroom practice, all built upon insights from research in the above-mentioned disciplines and poised to become standard practices. These projects include qualitative and quantitative evaluation studies which have yielded insightful data for the refinement and continued development of the projects and their underlying theoretical concepts.

Situating Language Learning Strategy Use

Situating Language Learning Strategy Use

Author: Zoe Gavriilidou

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788926737

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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This book presents the latest research on the role of strategy use and development in second and foreign language teaching and learning. It comprises a wide selection of studies which cover topics such as strategic training of young EFL learners, promoting critical thinking through video gaming, language learning strategies for languages other than English, and the contribution of language learning strategies to the development of the four language learning skills. It will equip scholars and practitioners with the knowledge to help them better appreciate how language learning strategies contribute to and are linked with language learning processes. The contributing authors share research from their various contexts, which range from primary to tertiary education, and discuss the need for fine-tuned strategy categorization, conscious self-regulation and proposed strategy instruction.

Time for Words

Time for Words

Author: Janusz Arabski

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 3631397992

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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This volume contains a selection of papers on different aspects of foreign vocabulary learning and acquisition. It presents various theoretical issues concerning the language learning process itself and describes its nature. The last section of the volume deals with vocabulary learning strategies considered as procedures applied by learners themselves.

Vocabulary in Curriculum Planning

Vocabulary in Curriculum Planning

Author: Marina Dodigovic

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030486631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

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This edited book brings together a collection of perspectives and studies on the role and potential uses of vocabulary assessment in second and foreign language learners' needs analysis. Assessing what vocabulary a student already knows - and what therefore might be a realistic goal for language learning - is an essential aspect of developing and delivering effective foreign language classes. The chapters in this book address what has so far been an under-researched aspect of classroom needs analysis, exploring the influence of vocabulary tests, the lexical profiles of teaching materials, and learner as well as teacher beliefs and practices. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of applied linguistics and TESOL, language teachers and teacher trainers, and educators engaged in assessment and evaluation.

Vocabulary Strategy Training to Enhance Second Language Acquisition in English as a Foreign Language

Vocabulary Strategy Training to Enhance Second Language Acquisition in English as a Foreign Language

Author: María Pilar Agustín Llach

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527543485

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

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This volume brings together three important aspects within strategy studies. First, it reviews the most outstanding previous studies in the field of vocabulary learning and communication strategies and their role in the second language acquisition and teaching process. Second, it provides empirical research testing general hypotheses in the field on how vocabulary learning strategies are a key component of vocabulary development and how their training improves their frequency of use and effectiveness. Finally, the book proposes a program for strategy training in the L2 classroom and illustrates it with examples from concrete vocabulary learning strategies and proposes exercises to apply them in an autonomous way. This volume will shed light on the field of vocabulary learning strategies and illustrate their practical utility in the foreign language classroom in order to improve the knowledge that teachers and learners have of them.

Language Learning Strategies in Independent Settings

Language Learning Strategies in Independent Settings

Author: Stella Hurd

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788920629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

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Language learning strategies have been a topic of research for roughly three decades. Broadly speaking, that research has focused on classroom tuition, predominantly at secondary level. Increasingly, however, language learning occurs in independent settings, whether at distance, on Institution-Wide Language Programmes (IWLPs), or in virtual environments. Success in independent language learning is achieved by autonomous individuals with a capacity for self-regulation. Yet we still know relatively little about the specific means they use to learn effectively, whether in terms of the affective strategies they employ to sustain motivation, the metacognitive strategies required for planning, monitoring and evaluating their learning, or the specific cognitive strategies applied to difficult learning tasks. These are all discussed and evaluated in Language Learning Strategies in Independent Settings.