Vocabulary plays an important role in any language. However, learning vocabulary is one of the challenges that learners face during the process of second language learning. This research paper aims to enrich teachers’ knowledge and improve their teaching methods in the area of vocabulary instruction. First, it discusses the issues that learners have in L2 vocabulary learning in order to help teachers understand these issues and follow the principles that will help them to develop effective vocabulary instruction. In addition, this paper reviews the current research on the most effective teaching strategies and techniques for L2 vocabulary learning and teaching. The results of the study emphasize the importance of vocabulary instruction on vocabulary learning. Therefore, teachers should evolve their vocabulary instruction to be more effective which will affect positively on their learners’ vocabulary development. In addition, this paper familiarizes teachers with various useful teaching methods and techniques to enhance vocabulary teaching and learning processes.
Citation: Asma AlRashidi (2021) Using Mixed Strategies and Techniques to Enrich and Enhance L2 Vocabulary Learning, International Journal of English Language Teaching, Vol.9, No.4, pp.36-46
The study is a novel research into the merchandising of indigo fabric in Abeokuta, Ogun state Nigeria. The study population was in two major categories; the consumers of the products and the traditional indigo merchants. The sample frame for the indigo merchant was 69 while the calculated number of end users, using cochran equation was 385. The data collected for the study were analyzed using descriptive statistic. The results obtained were presented, analyzed and discussed in tables and the statistical package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 11 was employed in the data analyses and interpretation. The result shows that there was adequate awareness of indigo dyed fabrics in Abeokuta despite the patronage is low. This is as a result of inadequate merchandising techniques, inadequate market spread, high price, poor packaging and design that are not market oriented but stereotyped.
The Oral Error Correction (Published)
This study focuses on the oral error correction techniques applied by teachers when a student commits errors during oral activities whether speaking or reading. It also examined whether teachers’ ways of error correction affected students’ participation in oral activities. An observation was utilized for the data collection. Findings showed that students were affected positively or negatively by the teacher’s error corrections. They also draw the attention for importance of the scientific ways of correcting errors. This study concludes with the idea that English teacher should get involved in such self-observation studies in order to realize their current practices in the classroom. The data yielded a number of interesting findings which showed that there were differences and similarities between male and female teachers in the ways of correcting students’ oral errors. At the end of this thesis, recommendations and suggestions were given.
IMPROVING NOTES-TAKING SKILLS OF TERTIARY STUDENTS’: A CASE STUDY OF STUDENTS’ OF SECRETARYSHIP AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES, ACCRA POLYTECHNIC, ACCRA GHANA (Published)
The purpose of this study was to improve the notes taking skills of Tertiary students’ and to design strategies to help them take notes. To achieve this objective, the researchers used methodology which includes research design and sampling method. The research was conducted at Accra Polytechnic. The Secretaryship and Management Studies students were sampled to represent all students. One hundred and twenty correspondents were used for the study. Observation, questionnaire, interview, pre-test and post-test were some of the data collection methods used by the researchers. The data was collected during the pre-intervention stage. Tables and charts were used to analyze the data collected. The result of the study showed those students’ notes taking skills may be improved through dictations, spelling drills and sufficient time given students for taking down notes. The research was concluded with recommendations to help improve notes taking of tertiary students
IMPROVING THE NOTE-TAKING SKILLS OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: A CASE STUDY OF AFRICAN PREMIER COLLEGE (Review Completed - Accepted)
The purpose of this study was to improve the note taking skills of Senior High School Students and to design strategies to help them take notes. To achieve this objective, the researcher used methodology which includes research design and sampling method. The research was conducted in African Premier College The Senior High School business class was sampled to represent all students. One hundred and twenty correspondents were used for the study. Observation, questionnaire, interview, pre-test and post-test were some of the data collection methods used by the researcher. The data was collected during the pre-intervention stage. Tables and charts were used to analyze the data collected. The result of the study showed that students’ note taking skills may be improved through dictations, spelling drills and sufficient time given students for taking down notes. .The research was concluded with recommendations to Ghana Education Service to include in the Senior High Schools (SHS) syllabus the teaching of note taking skills since this would help teachers to finish the teaching syllabus on time.