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The Many Ways of Teaching Vocabulary

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Having undergone a process of teaching and based on my knowledge and experience, today I can give a sense of an area or topic that I think of any of you. I agree with the same opinion.

"Teaching vocabulary" is the topic I am talking about today. As a teacher, I have failed in teaching vocabulary for students, complex because I do not have enough knowledge or knowledge, my students have Remembering a word that day, I was very sad and thinking about my teaching method. I asked myself. What do students need to learn when learning vocabulary?

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I thought about and checked the paper, reviewed it again, then I drew new conclusions and added it to my lesson plan.

When teaching vocabulary to students, students need to understand the following factors:

  • The meaning of words
  • Pronounce
  • How to use the word?
  • Spelling
  • Productive skills
  • What are the prefix and suffix of the word?
  • Collocations (how does the word go with another vocabulary?)
  • How does the word go with the phrase/sentence?
  • Word family
  • Grammatical patterns

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However, we should first find out the causes of the objectivity from the students, why the students pronounce incorrectly, from which we find ways to gradually overcome. To have a good vocabulary, we need to have goals, how the vocabulary we need to teach is related to each other, to the students' daily life, and how It was fun, no pressure, and the students enjoyed it.

vocabulary teaching

I also apply another way: drawing a macrologue diagram.

You can use videos, pictures, stories, teach vocabulary in sentences, paragraphs, use body language, games, activities. This form of game and activity helps us a lot The success of my lessons is almost indispensable or there is no integrated game and activity.I also apply another way: drawing a macrologue diagram.

We can use videos, pictures, stories, teach vocabulary in sentences, paragraphs, use body language, games, activities. This form of game and activity helps us a lot, The success of my lessons is almost indispensable or there is no integrated game and activity.

Typically, the "warm-up" activity for many teachers has this problem, no matter how good the teacher teaches sometimes, there are still games or activities that interest children like the "warm-up" part. "For an hour of successful vocabulary training, not boring, you can not skip this step. Teachers need to learn - learn more - learn forever. Know as much as possible, put into practice the faster the child learns. Learning as playing.

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Play as learning!

Many ideas teaching vocabulary such as teaching children to memorize, memorize words, not necessarily remember the meaning, how to use it? They also do not focus on pronunciation, and standard reading, because learning thinks grammar more important, conjugate verbs more important, but they do not think that without rich vocabulary, what do students take to do homework and read, understand the lesson also. The learning part is for me, the test is passed, it does not matter the quality. I once had a student who learned very high numbers, but when I called up to make a presentation to introduce your family, so students didn't work, but I gave her a midterm test and she did well. What's the problem here? She learns about structure, grammar, and the use of tenses. but there is not enough vocabulary and presentation process. So how should a harmonious balance not be disregarded for vocabulary, no input, where to get output!

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