The vocabulary lessons on this
page are designed to:
help students build their own
demonstrate different learning
vocabulary strategies students may use in vocabulary building;
identify students' preferences
in learning vocabulary; and
help students learn different
ways of building their Tagalog vocabulary.
Each vocabulary lesson is
presented with activities that will demonstrate the following strategies. Students
can pick and choose any activities that will suit their individual way of learning.
Association - This is a memory strategy that involves associating new language
information with familiar concepts already in memory. It helps strengthen comprehension as
well as making new vocabulary words easier to remember.
- This is a cognitive strategy that allows learners to use their own
native language as a basis for understanding what new vocabulary words in the
second/foreign language. This strategy is helpful early in the language learning.
Use of linguistic and other clues - This compensation strategy is
utilizing previous knowledge of the second language, learner's own language, other
languages learned, and other sources that are not language related to provide linguistic
and other clues to the meaning of new vocabulary words.
Developing cultural understanding
- This affective strategy
provides learners a background knowledge of the culture of the speakers of the language
for a better understanding of new vocabulary words.
and Linking with Already Known Material-
This metacognitive strategy involves previewing new vocabulary words
for upcoming language activity and linking these with what the learners already know.
At the end of each vocabulary
lesson, three follow-up quizzes are presented to test students mastery, usage, and
understanding of the weekly Tagalog list of words. The quizzes are in the form of an
Email quiz (multiple choice and short answer quiz), Word Drag and Drop (word use in a
sentence) and an Email Message (short writing task).
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