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Vocabulary Learning Strategies

  1. Yongqi Gu

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1329

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Gu, Y. 2012. Vocabulary Learning Strategies. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) are intuitively appealing to teachers and learners. This is partly due to the difficulty and conspicuousness associated with vocabulary in language learning. Learners of a foreign language are confronted with vocabulary learning right from the very beginning; and it is a never-ending task. It is, therefore, practically useful and theoretically interesting to study the ways students go about learning vocabulary and to find out the effectiveness of various strategies.


  • language teaching