Contextual Reading for Vocabulary Enhancement

  • S Saranya Bai Assistant Professor, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M Dinakaran Assistant Professor, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • R Shobana Assistant Professor, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Contextual reading, segmental approach, self-motivation, matter of interest.

Abstract

Enhancement of vocabulary in the learning process of any language is entirely a matter of interest. There are methods recommended by language experts to increase vocabulary in one’s stock. Such methods very often prove futile not because of any deficiency in them but as a result of the inconsistent adherence to practising the methods. Every method has its own prescription for improving the power of vocabulary. But, its effectiveness lies in the application of the words learned from the method. In all the methods, there are two conditions imperative for the word power of the language. One is the frequent experience of the words recently learned and their different usages from various sources in the learning process. Another is the frequency of using the words recently learnedin the day-to-day conversations one gets into. The usage may be either ap propriate or intentional. The efforts initially made prove more effective than later. This paper focuses on how to incorporate the first condition in the newspaper reading for effective enhancement of one’s language systematically.

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2017-09-30
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Saranya Bai, S., Dinakaran, M., & Shobana, R. (2017). Contextual Reading for Vocabulary Enhancement. Shanlax International Journal of English, 5(4), 5-9. Retrieved from https://www.shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/english/article/view/2995
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