In ELT, the lexical competence is deemed to be at the heart of communicative competence. Research demonstrates that Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLS) make learning easier and long lasting, but the learners are required to be trained in the use of VLS. The lexical needs are unique to the learners, and hence the strategies too. Teaching English vocabulary to EFL students is a difficult and challenging process. Most of the foreign language teachers and learners ask which method is more effective but there is no fixed answer for this question, as in this era of multimedia and internet numerous methods are available at the fingertips of the learners as well as the teachers. But there are certainly many suggestions regarding this issue , like traditional method of making a note book, regularly reviewing and using them in proper context, or using multimedia technology which also includes many devices or techniques like audio sounds, movies, videos, graphics, pictures, animation, charts, colors, etc.
Faiza Tanweer (2019); Teaching Vocabulary Through Visual Annotations to EFL Students; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
9(2) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.02.2019.p8653