Enjoyable Vocabulary Teaching and Learning with Cultural Differences
AbstractLanguage learners have to learn sufficient quantity of words toÂ communicate by using the target language, but learning vocabulary is not easy atÂ all. It is essential that learners motivate themselves and pay a lot of attention to theÂ words. This can be done by comparing cultural differences in a context or using theÂ words in sentences, the meanings of which reveal different application of culturalÂ values. For culture is what shapes our behaviour in life, they represent the way weÂ are. So that utterances, statements, sentences which have something to do with ourÂ culture or foreign cultures are very likely to attract our attention and motivate us. InÂ fact, by speaking about cultural differences, we give life to vocabulary in classÂ settings. Students are able to learn the meanings of words by actually living them.Â So that it is not only learning some words but also dealing with differentÂ understandings and applications of life as well. These differences can be acted out,Â discussed, written, or drawn. In any case, students find themselves in anÂ atmosphere where learning is not dull and boring, but pleasant and enjoyable.
How to Cite
KAPUKAYA, Kenan. Enjoyable Vocabulary Teaching and Learning with Cultural Differences. IBSU Scientific Journal, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 161-166, jan. 2006. ISSN 2233-3002. Available at: <https://journal.ibsu.edu.ge/index.php/ibsusj/article/view/19>. Date accessed: 09 aug. 2020.
Linguistics and Literature
vocabulary, cultural differences, multiculturalism, ELT methods, EFL, ESL.
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