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Improving vocabulary acquisition by means of listening activities

By Andres Sebastian Diaz Cordoba and Dayanara Caraballo Vasquez


This thesis deals with the problem of vocabulary by means of listening. In particular, the question we are trying to answer is this: How can current teaching strategies can be enhanced to include listening skills thereby improving the vocabulary level in USB modern language students? The literature research process allowed us to explore a number of key terms and second language acquisition theories among which Stephen Krashen’s second language acquisition theory (SLA), and its five hypothesis, prove to be coherent to the theoretical framework the work of Paul Nation and Jonathan Newton, who follow Krashen’s ideas serve as a guide and from it we adapted a number of activities from Nation and Newton to improve listening and increase students’ vocabulary levels. These activities have been adapted to the Colombian context and, specifically the Modern Language Program at San Buenaventura University

Topics: Vocabulary, Listening, Second language, Krashen’s theory, Tesis - licenciatura en lenguas modernas con énfasis en inglés y francés, Acquisition of vocabulary in englis, Listening - study and teaching, Second language acquisition - study and teaching
Publisher: 'Universidad Libre'
Year: 2019
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