Psychological Impact Of Integrating Vocabulary Based Retention Strategies For Teaching Vocabulary In The Esl Classroom

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Praveen Sam D , Shalini R


One of the utmost difficult aspects of language learning is vocabulary. Vocabulary learning has been of prime importance for over two decades. A wide vocabulary is essential for effective and useful communication. Therefore, understanding the strategies that language learners use to learn vocabulary is a matter of great importance. This study was carried out on a group of 40 learners of English to determine their preferable vocabulary learning strategies. Finally, more than half of the students said that the tasks and activities in which they participated corresponded to their interests and motivated them to learn vocabulary, moreover the pleasant atmosphere in the class helped them to concentrate more, thus giving them better retention. Based on the analysis of our results, it could be confirmed that the integration of activities has a statistically significant effect on retention capacity.

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