HOW TO ENJOY THE JOURNEY: FOREIGN LANGUAGE VOCABULARY LEARNING AND TEACHING
Foreign language vocabulary can be considered as a collection of items, while grammar as a system of rules. Quite often the emphasis has been put mostly on grammar – since it is easier to reapply a rule-based system, once it has been learned. On the other hand, vocabulary items can sparsely be reapplied, they can only be accumulated. Therefore, it is essential to consider the “hows” of the accumulation, or rather, the “hows” of FL teaching and learning. A vast number of researchers tried to define what helps to learn FL vocabulary effectively. We propose several strategies and techniques – which can prevent FL teachers and learners from “wasting of their fuel”, and memory aids – which will enable them to enjoy the journey towards the successful FL acquisition.
foreign language learning, foreign language teaching, enjoyment, strategies, techniques
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