Influence of pictures on the acquisition of English vocabulary in 8th grade students at Colegio REACH, during the second semester of 2014

Cardoza Obando, Anielka del Socorro and Martínez Ruiz, Gema Vanessa and Martínez Mairena, Erick Faridt (2015) Influence of pictures on the acquisition of English vocabulary in 8th grade students at Colegio REACH, during the second semester of 2014. Other thesis, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, Managua.

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Abstract

The topic chosen for this research is the Influence of pictures on the acquisition of English vocabulary in 8th grade students at Colegio REACH, during the second semester of 2014. The title conveys the main purpose: to explore the potential of pictures on the acquisition of English vocabulary in eighth grade students at Colegio REACH. Departing from this objective, some instruments were created and established to get information about the topic of our research. In order to carry out the goal written before, ten classes were applied with different strategies such as, pair and group activities, information gap activities and task completion activities which are based on Communicative Language Teaching Approach (Richard 2006), and the pictures were presented in different ways such as: collage, cards, pictures, worksheets, games, songs and videos, where students had the chance to develop skill and learn new words in an attractive and easy way. The themes were selected based on the eighth grade English program topics, among them: shopping clothes, sports and games, famous sports people, body parts,ailments, medicine and Wh questions. Most of the lesson plans designed were used in a period of 90 minutes, another classes were applied in 45 minutes. At the end of each topic, some assessments, to evaluate students´ learning process were employed. Furthermore, for the last day of this phase, students filled a survey questionnaire with the purpose obtaining information about the effectiveness of the strategies and techniques developed during this stage. Most of the students were agree that classes were motivating and funny, also, they expressed preferences about activities such as: videos, songs, games and worksheets. According with these results, the usage of techniques and methodological strategies written above in the English classes with eighth grade students at Colegio REACH, in La Trinidad, had a positive influence on the acquisition of new vocabulary and should be used to help students to have a good learning.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Seminario-(Teaching English as a Foreign Language)-Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua
Uncontrolled Keywords: Estrategias de aprendizaje Imágenes Inglés-Vocabulario-Seminario-2015
Subjects: 300 Ciencias sociales > 370 Educación
300 Ciencias sociales > 370 Educación > 373 Educación secundaria
400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: FACULTAD REGIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARIA DE ESTELI > Inglés
Depositing User: Lic Pablo Lopez
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2016 22:09
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 17:34
URI: http://repositorio.unan.edu.ni/id/eprint/1858

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