With the advancement in computerized technology, there are a great number of advantages using computers and multimedia for second language instruction. Vocabulary plays an important part in second language acquisition and academic achievement. The role that vocabulary knowledge plays in second and foreign language acquisition has long been neglected. However, vocabulary is currently receiving increased emphasis in the language teaching curriculum. This paper will focus on various possibilities to enhance vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension with the help of technology. Furthermore, the variety of media such as text, graphics, audio, and video for delivering content has attracted many instructors and students to use the Internet. These multimedia components get and hold learners' interest, which many researchers believe is important when teaching the video generation. First, it starts with a brief overview of the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension. It continues with a presentation of different technological aids that trigger improved vocabulary acquisition and reading proficiency. Finally, it proposes several teaching principles related to incorporating technology in the language classroom to benefit vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension.
1 Introduction to the Application of Vocabulary Motivation
With the advances in computerized technology, there are a great number of advantages using computers and multimedia for second language instruction. These tools help deliver authentic materials for learners, which increase learners’ cultural and social understandings, satisfy learners’ needs in the affective domain, have greater interaction between learners and materials, provide immediate feedback, save time for both learners and instructors, as well as promote self-paced learning
For most students in learning a second language, the first headache or difficulty they meet is usually remembering words.
Vocabulary is an important part of a language as well as the basis of linguistic abilities. The size of vocabulary is an important standard to evaluate a learner’s English level. Without adequate vocabulary knowledge, a second language learner’s conversational fluency and reading comprehension will meet difficulties. Vocabulary is the foundation of a language.
In language learning and teaching, vocabulary has always been a neglect and weak point. Therefore, the advances of computer-assisted language learning in educational applications have offered a new resource of authentic language input for language classrooms. The rapid growth of multimedia computers as learning tools brings new possibilities to the design of Second Language learning activities. Information presented in audio, video, graphic, animated, and verbal formats can be integrated to create an authentic, vivid, attractive, and multi-sensory language context.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that the provisions of both still pictures and dynamic videos in instructions are effective than the instruction without imagery in facilitating Second Language Learner’s vocabulary development In a word, a certain amount of vocabulary capacity is the necessity in second or foreign language acquisition. Learning, memorizing and application of vocabulary runs through the whole process of language learning for students. Numerous studies have demonstrated that the provisions of both still pictures and dynamic videos in instructions are effective than the instruction without imagery in facilitating Second Language Learner’s vocabulary development.
In India, vocabulary learning has been very problematic for students studying English as a foreign language (EFL). Because of students’ inadequate knowledge of vocabulary, many have difficulties comprehending language input. Images can assist viewers to reject or confirm their previous hypothesis about a...