Ways to ef­fec­tively im­prove vo­cab­u­lary

Panay News - - REGION - By Remie B. Vil­lanueva, Pres­i­dent Roxas, Capiz

HAV­ING a good vo­cab­u­lary skill is a good char­ac­ter­is­tic of a per­son who wants to be­come a flu­ent English speaker. As said, we English teach­ers, it is our job to help our stu­dents in im­prov­ing their skills and make them be­come con­fi­dent in speak­ing the English lan­guage.

That is why it is re­ally im­por­tant if we know some strate­gies that will surely help our stu­dents in de­vel­op­ing their vo­cab­u­lary recog­ni­tion and pro­duc­tion. These strate­gies will help them to eas­ily un­der­stand and learn English vo­cab­u­lar­ies in a sim­ple yet ef­fec­tive ways. Since vo­cab­u­lary is de­vel­oped with age, it serves as a use­ful and fun­da­men­tal tool for com­mu­ni­ca­tion and ac­quir­ing knowl­edge and so it is im­por­tant. 1. Let’s start with the ba­sics. The ba­sic step for good and fast vo­cab­u­lary recog­ni­tion and pro­duc­tion is through read­ing. I can’t think of any best ways for a per­son to im­prove his/ her vo­cab­u­lary skills but through this. Read­ing is sin­gle big­gest thing you can do to in­crease ones vo­cab­u­lary. News­pa­pers, mag­a­zines, books and some lit­er­ary works help a lot. Ac­tu­ally it doesn’t mat­ter what they’re read­ing ei­ther, just read­ing of­ten – and read­ing ev­ery day – will boost their ex­po­sure to the writ­ten word.

2. Play­ing games.

Stu­dents al­ways want to do funny and en­joy­able things. They hate to be bored. Well, learn­ing while en­joy­ing is a good thing. Play some games like cross­word puz­zles, word jum­ble, Scrab­ble and even some­thing with mu­sic. Word games that will chal­lenge them and help them dis­cover new mean­ings and new words are a great and fun tool in ex­pand­ing the vo­cab­u­lary. 3. Talk, talk and talk. Speak­ing is one the best ways to im­prove our vo­cab­u­lary skills. Mak­ing them talk and speak English in class even just talk­ing through nor­mal con­ver­sa­tions is re­ally help­ful. En­cour­ag­ing them to talk with their class­mates by set­ting class­room rules will surely make them un­der­stand the im­por­tance of speak­ing in English. And also al­ways ask the stu­dents to ap­ply the lan­guage to their own lives not just in class­room alone.

These strate­gies are here to help English teach­ers in help­ing their stu­dents im­prov­ing their vo­cab­u­lary recog­ni­tion and pro­duc­tion. And once they have de­vel­oped a bit more con­fi­dence in your vo­cab­u­lary skills, re­mind them that there is al­ways more to learn. Let them prac­tice and en­cour­age them to do so. As peo­ple say, prac­tice makes per­fect. ( Paid ar­ti­cle)

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