Effectiveness Of Incidental And Intentional Learning

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1.3. Statement of the problem
Learning a foreign language requires learning a large number of words. In order to become proficient learners, students have to learn thousands of words, including those rarely used in communication. Not only English learners, but also English teachers are not less concerned by vocabulary teaching. Hence, learning a foreign language at different levels requires the acquisition of thousands of words.
The needs of learners to remember vocabulary items are crystal clear in learning language. Learners need to keep on learning the words. But they should do this incidentally or intentionally in their own time. Teachers should focus on strategies that help learners do this ‘’incidental’’ or “intentional” learning. These strategies include guessing from context, learning from word cards, using word parts, dictionary use and multimodality. Methods of learning words with or without deliberate attempts are known as the intentional versus incidental learning in vocabulary research. While each approach has its proponents, but some researches indicate that learners learn most of vocabulary through incidental learning and some show that intentional vocabulary learning is better. The researcher tries to examine these two differences. How we make sure that which strategy is better for the situation with shortage of time. The incidental learning often requires long-term and extensive exposure to linguistic input and such naturalistic language learning conditions are not commonplace in English
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Furthermore, this study aims to find out what retention effects may exist in vocabulary acquisition through incidental and intentional vocabulary leaning, and to examine how to improve vocabulary learning among poor

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