The Collocation in Learning Vocabulary: the Problems and Pedagogical Suggestions

Meylina Meylina
Journal article Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Scholastic • 2018

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Abstract

This  was  a  descriptive  qualitative research  which  was  administered  to  20  students of  STMIK  Jayanusa  Padang.  The  data  from  the observation  shown  that  the  lack  of  collocation the students noticeable when nonnative  speakers  of  English  need  productive language  knowledge.  they  only  experienced  the limited number of lexical collocations they know or  under  the  influence  of  their  first  language “create” unnatural and farfetched collocations. In order  to  solve  this  problem,  this  investigation aimed  to  expose  the  students'  collocation problems  in  vocabulary  teaching  by  using collocation  tests  and  questionnaire.  The  data found  were  used  to  offer  some  pedagogical suggestions  that  can  be  applied  in  class  as  a starting  point,  especially  to  advanced  students. Then it is hoped that students will have properly developed and balanced in learning collocations which will help them speak and write English in a more natural way.

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