Teaching Vocabulary Essay

8383 Words Feb 7th, 2016 34 Pages
Contents INTRODUCTION 3 Chapter One 5 Methods of Teaching Foreign Language 5 Chapter Two 8 Teaching Vocabulary 8
Textbook analysis……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….....................20 CONCLUSION ...22

INTRODUCTION

It seems almost impossible to overstate the power of words; they literally have changed and will continue to change the course of world history. Perhaps the greatest tools we can give students for succeeding, not only in their education but more generally in life, is a large, rich vocabulary and the skills for using those words. Our ability to function in today’s complex social and economic world is mightily affected by our language skills and word
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First of all we will explain the meaning and role of the method and will bring the examples of the methods which have influenced a lot the contemporary foreign language teaching. Those methods are: The Grammar-Translation Method, The Direct Method and The Audiolingual Method. We will describe all these methods and will give both their advantages and disadvantages. Later on we will add some more methods devised in 1970s, when research on foreign language learning and teaching grew to a discipline in its own. Among them are: Community Language Learning (CLL), Suggestopedia, The Silent Way (SW), Total Physical Response (TPR) and The Natural Approach. The aim of Chapter Two which is entitled “Teaching Vocabulary” we will go deeper into the vocabulary teaching process, analyzing all the efficient methods used in it.
We will discuss 2 groups of the vocabulary knowledge: receptive and active and will describe each of them separately. Later on we will discuss the obvious differences between the developments of second and first languages. In this section we will single out false friends, which are words that may appear to be equivalents, but whose meaning does not in fact correspond. In order to make it clear for understanding we will give some examples using Spanish and English words. Chapter two will give us the precise number of vocabulary of a native speaker and also ways to enrich it in numerous ways. One of the ways

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