ERIC Number: ED450589
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Publication Date: 1999-Jan
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Learning To Learn: 15 Vocabulary Acquisition Activities. Tips and Hints.
Holden, William R.
Modern English Teacher, v8 n2 1999 p42-47
This article describes a variety of ways learners can help themselves remember new words, choosing the ones that best suit their learning styles. It is asserted that repeated exposure to new lexical items using a variety of means is the most consistent predictor of retention. The use of verbal, visual, tactile, textual, kinesthetic, and sonic memory aids can and should be introduced to learners as a viable means of improving their ability to recall words. Because each student has his or her own individual learning style, it is important that learners be presented with a variety of strategies from which to choose. In addition to increasing the range, depth, and recall of vocabulary, these techniques also offer learners the opportunity to become more aware of their individual learning styles, an important step on the path to becoming more confident and autonomous learners. The methods offered include the following: association/elaboration method; finger method; grouping method; imagery method; keyword method; loci method; narrative method; peg method; physical response method; pictorial method; word chain method; semantic mapping method; visual method; spatial grouping method; and the sound representation method. (KFT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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