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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

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • language teaching