Vocabulary is a crucial component in language learning and of critical importance to the typical language learner. If the student lacks the vocabulary, he will be unable to function in any particular communication. Of course, we do not claim that vocabulary is the whole story. Also the grammar or structure of a language is important. The need to teach system of the language is obvious, as grammatical knowledge allows us to generate sentences. But we must have words that we wish to express. Unfortunately the importance of vocabulary teaching is neglected by most of the language teachers. Teachers assume that their students will learn words incidentally. It is thought that vocabulary expansion will happen through the practice of other language skills. Therefore, teachers need to balance vocabulary teaching with grammar and other language skills so they will make sure that they are not neglecting any aspect of language learning. Teachers need to be aware of and expand vocabulary teaching techniques. This article deals with some of the ways vocabulary is taught at schools. It also provides with some of the favorable vocabulary teaching activities and techniques for the students of English Language.
Keywords: Vocabulary, Vocabulary Teaching Techniques, Vocabulary Teaching and Learning, words.
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