Teaching English Vocabulary Through Pictures for Young Learners

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Teaching English Vocabulary through Pictures for Young Learners

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background
All languages consist of words. Languages emerge first as words, both historically, and in terms of the way each of us learned our first and any subsequent languages. Vocabulary plays an important role because it appears in every language skills. Mastering vocabulary is very important for the students who learn English as a foreign language. It is because vocabulary is a key to young learners understanding what they hear and read in school, to communicating successfully with other people and a person may be judged by others based on his or her vocabulary. There are many advantages of mastering vocabulary. The important thing that we can get
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Pictures are not just an aspect of method but through their representation of places, objects and people they are an essential part of the overall experiences we must help our students to cope with.

Specifically, pictures contribute to: * Interest and motivation; * A sense of the context of the language; * A specific reference point or stimulus.

1.3 Research Question 1. What are the students’ difficulties of learning vocabulary? 2. What is the impact to the students of the use of picture in learning vocabulary? 3. How do pictures improve students’ vocabulary?

1.4 Aims of the Research
The main purposes of this research are: 1. To identify the students’ difficulties of learning vocabulary. 2. To identify the impact the students of the use of picture in learning vocabulary. 3. To identify the effectiveness of using pictures in improving students’ vocabulary.

1.5 Significance of the Research
The result of this research hopefully gives positive contribution to improve vocabulary teaching techniques implemented in English classroom. It will be completed with the finding about difficulties faced by teacher during the activity is going on. The researcher also expects that this pictures media can be one of the precise devices to help students learn vocabulary. And for the future researcher to help them as a reference for their research.

1.6 Scope of the Research
The research overviews the…