TITLE

Rote Memorization of Vocabulary and Vocabulary Development

AUTHOR(S)
Weidong Yang; Weiping Dai
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
English Language Teaching;Dec2011, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Rote memorization of vocabulary has long been a common way for Chinese students to learn lexical items. Cultural, educational background and traditional teaching practice in China are identified to be the factors that contribute to many students' heavy reliance on memorization as their sole approach to vocabulary learning. In addition to rote memorization which has been proved useful and effective in the Chinese ELT context, this paper suggests that students be presented with vocabulary learning strategies and be taught how to build vocabulary through other useful learning methods.
ACCESSION #
69686389

 

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