DEVELOPING A MODEL OF LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING USING THE LEXICAL APPROACH TO LANGUAGE LEARNING/ACQUISITION

The lexical approach to language teaching and learning, which emphasizes the teaching of collocating words on the linguistic rather than the situational environment, with the dictionary as a learning resource (rather than just a reference) and the identification of lexical chunks as a basic classroom activity, is new and deserves our entire attention in language teaching and learning. It is in the quest for an approach based on the lexical rather than the grammatical that informed this study. The study looked at the objectives and syllabus of the lexical approach, the role of the teachers and learners under this approach, the importance, materials, teaching resources and procedures for implementation of the approach. It finally made suggestions and concluded on the need for teaching lexis in language teaching and learning.

  • Authors Name: Chisunum, I.J.

  • Email: JEFF.CHISUNUM@mydspg.edu.ng