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Should EFL Teachers Present
Vocabulary in
Semantically Related Sets?
Paper by: Amparo Lázaro Ibarrola
Presentation by: Mai...
METHODS OF TEACHING VOCABULARY
 Semantically related
 Presenting vocabulary in an unrelated way.
TEACHING VOCABULARY
 Teaching vocabulary items that are semantically related at the same time enhances
the acquisition of...
What do researches say…
 Results have shown disadvantages of presenting new vocabulary in related word
sets.
 Learners w...
METHOD
 Participants
 Students who are learning EFL in Spain
 Groups from 24 to 33 years old
 Procedure
RESULTS
 Both groups have scored over 50 per cent in both test. So, both techniques
successfully help the learners to acq...
CONCLUSION
 The results favor the presentation of vocabulary in unrelated sets
 Teaching vocabulary in semantically rela...
THE END
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  1. 1. Should EFL Teachers Present Vocabulary in Semantically Related Sets? Paper by: Amparo Lázaro Ibarrola Presentation by: Maicol Suntasig
  2. 2. METHODS OF TEACHING VOCABULARY  Semantically related  Presenting vocabulary in an unrelated way.
  3. 3. TEACHING VOCABULARY  Teaching vocabulary items that are semantically related at the same time enhances the acquisition of vocabulary.  Present vocabulary in semantically related fields.  The alternative option is the presentation of new vocabulary in an unrelated fashion.
  4. 4. What do researches say…  Results have shown disadvantages of presenting new vocabulary in related word sets.  Learners with strategy knowledge of language learning acquire a language more easily
  5. 5. METHOD  Participants  Students who are learning EFL in Spain  Groups from 24 to 33 years old  Procedure
  6. 6. RESULTS  Both groups have scored over 50 per cent in both test. So, both techniques successfully help the learners to acquire new words.  However presenting words in unrelated sets seems to be more effective for vocabulary learning.  The higher the level of the target language the greater the capacity to acquire new vocabulary.
  7. 7. CONCLUSION  The results favor the presentation of vocabulary in unrelated sets  Teaching vocabulary in semantically related sets follows the communicative needs of EFL learners.  Is reflected in the structure of textbooks and, consequently, it is simply much easier for teachers to teach words that are semantically related at the same time.
  8. 8. THE END

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