Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition

Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition

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Among ordinary language learners, the acquisition of vocabulary has long been felt to be a crucial component of learning a foreign language. Second Language Vocabularly Acquisition has the goal of comparing the effectiveness of the direct learning of vocabulary (through memorization) and the indirect learning of vocabulary (through context); it encourages an appropriate balance between direct and indirect teaching of vocabulary in second language classrooms. The authors of these original articles present theoretical background, empirical research, and case studies focusing on a variety of modes of vocabulary acquisition. There is also an exploration of relevant pedagogical issues, including a description of practical strategies and techniques for teaching vocabulary.Both groups took the two tests at 1-week intervals during normal class time. ... trained, but these students are graduates and have passed competitive examinations for the French Civil Service for which preparation takes an extra year of study.

Title:Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition
Author:James Coady, Thomas Huckin
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1997-01-01


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