Students’ Views on Using Word Card Books in a Vocabulary Review Activity for Learning New English Vocabulary

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Students’ Views on Using Word Card Books in a Vocabulary Review Activity for Learning New English Vocabulary
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著者 Moritoshi Paul
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Abstract

This paper examines studentsʼ views on the use of a vocabulary review activity (VRA) in learning the meaning, spelling, pronunciation and usage of new words met during Integrated English C lessons. Ten students responded to a five︲item survey to provide quantitative and qualitative data on their views regarding the VRA and the word book it uses. While the results show the VRA to be quite useful for learning the meaning of new words, it was seen as more (i.e. very) useful for learning pronunciation, which is particularly problematic for Japanese students of English. The results also showed that the VRA was only a little helpful for learning how to spell and use new words within a grammatical framework. These results suggest that the use of the VRA should be continued, but perhaps adapted to facilitate more practice in spelling and using new vocabulary at the sentential level. Studentsʼ comments also shed light on how to improve the use of the word book and suggestions are forwarded.

Subject
830 English
Keyword
Vocabulary learning
Meaning
Spelling
Pronunciation
Usage
Recall
References

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Publish Date
2017
Publication Title
Chugokugakuen journal
Volume
16
Start Page
13
End Page
18
ISSN
1348-1452
NCID
AA11806612
Publisher
Chugokugakuen University / Chugoku Junior Cllege
Copyright Holders
中国学園大学
中国短期大学
Contents Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
language
English
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