The Effects of Various Teaching Methods on Learning New L2 Vocabulary

Gulay, Bedir and Sevgi Bektas, Bedir (2012) The Effects of Various Teaching Methods on Learning New L2 Vocabulary. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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The aim of this research is to define the effects of various teaching methods (classic teaching, using realia , picture-drawing ) on learning, short and long-term recall of new L2 vocabulary. This experimental model research is used in this study. Participants are 24 students from 10th grade of Zile Trade Vocational High School during 2011-2012 academic year. The research data was collected with the measurement tool (achievement test) developed by the researchers. The achievement test consists of three main and ten sub- sections and one open ended-question to see participants’ attitude against methods used in this research. Participants studied 12 new words in L2 each through three methods (classic teaching, using realia, picture drawing). Experts’ opinions were taken for validity assessment. Reliability was determined by test-retest method. The data analyzed by using package program SPSS 15:00. After learning sessions, participants took posttests immediately, after 1 week, and after 1 month. Results show that using realia has significant advantages over others. It is the most effective method among the others. Classic method is the second and picture drawing is the third one to teach new L2 vocabulary. Participants’ attitudes also emerged that the using realia is the most effective method to learn new L2 vocabulary. Key words: learning, foreign language, vocabulary teaching, teaching methods and techniques

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language acquisition and learning
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 07:45
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 07:45

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