Improving Vocabulary and Comprehension Skills in Esl Students Through Language Proficiency, Critical Thinking and Study Skills

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IMPROVING VOCABULARY AND COMPREHENSION SKILLS IN ESL STUDENTS THROUGH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY, CRITICAL THINKING AND STUDY SKILLS
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Introduction

This paper proposes a research study that will test and determine the effects of language proficiency, critical thinking, and study skills approach on improving the vocabulary and comprehension skills in English as Second Language (ESL) students. The aim of this paper is to determine and examine the specific advantages and disadvantages of the three approaches mentioned. The purpose of this study is to build new theories in ESL learning and to further contribute on knowledge about ESL learning and teaching.

Statement of the Problem Currently in the United States, there is
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Objectives of the Study

As mentioned, the aim of the study is to measure the effects of improving language proficiency, critical thinking and study skills of ESL students on their English language vocabulary and comprehension. The following objectives, on the other hand, will be addressed in the study:
1. To determine if it is important for ESL teachers to focus on the language proficiency, critical skills, and study skills of their students?
2. To determine the current advantages and disadvantages of ESL teaching instructions in improving the language proficiency, critical thinking and study skills of ESL students.
3. To contribute to ESL research and discover new theories that may help improve ESL teaching instructions.

Significance of the Study The study is important because it may contribute new knowledge on ESL teaching and learning, specifically the importance of focusing on several areas such as language proficiency, critical thinking and study skills.
Furthermore, it is significant to ESL students because it may help them understand more

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