Vocabulary Development: Vocabulary Development

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2.5 Vocabulary Development There were several categories of language development that were of interest, namely attention and comprehension, grammar, expressive language, knowledge of narrative and of literacy and vocabulary development. However, our focus will be directed to the vocabulary development through television and radio. Due to learners of EFL must learn thousands of words that the speakers and writers of English use daily. In addition, increasing learners' vocabulary is very important since the words that we understand influence our thoughts and our perception of the world. 2.5.1The relationship between television, radio and vocabulary development Vocabulary is one of the most important aspects of language teaching and…show more content…
It adapted many principles and procedures of the direct method, in part as a reaction to the lack of speaking skills of the reading approach. This method emphasizes teaching pronunciation, forms, limited amount of vocabulary, and listening and speaking skills. Moreover, the main objective of this method is to help learners master the aural-oral aspects of language. The procedures applied in this method include pattern practice through modeling L2 sentences by the teacher and repeating them by learners (repetition drills), substituting words in the sentences as prompted by the teacher (substitution drills), changing the form of the sentences as prompted by the teacher (transformation drills), question and answer drills and memorizing dialogues. Whereas the use of the mother tongue by the teacher is permitted, but discouraged among and by the students. In addition, successful responses are reinforced; great care is taken to prevent learner errors. There is a tendency to focus on manipulation of the target language and to disregard content and meaning. There is an extended pre-reading period at the beginning of the…show more content…
The approach was generalized to teaching modern languages. Learning is done by translation to and from the target language. In other words, classes are taught in the students' mother tongue, with little active use of the target language. Grammar rules are to be memorized and long lists of vocabulary learned by heart. In addition, there is little or no emphasis on developing oral ability. Grammar instruction provides the rules for putting words together; instruction often focuses on the form and inflection of words. Whereas reading of difficult texts are begun early in the course of study. Little attention is paid to the content of texts, which are treated as exercises in grammatical analysis. Often the only drills are exercises in translating disconnected sentences from the target language into the mother tongue, and vice versa while there is little or no attention are given to

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