Essay on Vocabulary Teaching in ESL
In this report I will discuss my beliefs before and after doing the interviews and further research; the believes of a teacher with the help of a concept map; the thoughts of a learner by doing a small interview and what the experts think by discussing extra material I have read and analysed especially for this report.
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Then there is balance. There has to be a balance between every element in the language learning. There can’t be too much reading, speaking, listening or vocabulary in a lesson. Too much or too little vocabulary will slow the learning process. By either posing no challenges and becoming ‘boring’ for the learner or posing too much of a challenge resulting in the learner giving up because he/she can’t do it right no matter how hard he/she tries.
And Finally there is variation. I believed that just using just a method and working through the book. Beside the fact that these exercises are usually extremely boring, they are also very irrelevant. to the learner. Sentences like ‘I have a big hat.’ will be used to illustrate the use of a adjective, but is completely irrelevant to what the learner will need to learn and communicate in the language. (Virginia French Allen, 1983) I believe that it is better to find sources that will relate to the learner and tailor the method to the learners. Find ways to intrigue and surprise the learner with new ways of learning the words and it’s variations. Now, if you compare my own concept map with the one the