PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION OF PRE–SERVICE TEACHERS IN DEVELOPING VOCABULARY THROUGH GAMES IN ENGLISH: A REFLECTION

  • Jashobanta Nayak

Abstract

English language, to its credit has got the repute to be bagged as the link language or global language because of its wide use in every walk of life. One of the broad aims of learning English is to develop communicative competency which has drawn the bird’s eye view. Because it has been noticed that students can produce some written sentences very well but they fail to communicate genuinely outside the classroom. The reason is obvious. Lack of vocabulary and their usage in proper context affect their communicative competency badly. Therefore, meeting the needs of the students i.e. to minimise their weaknesses and enhancing their vocabulary, the professional preparation of English language teachers is highly felt. The present study was an attempt to develop the skill of teaching vocabulary of the Pre-Service Teachers (Enrolled for Two Years B.Ed. course in B.J.B Autonomous College, Odisha through Self-financing mode). The study was carried out under the guidance of the practitioner or the teacher educator with 10 second year student teachers who have taken Pedagogy of English as a method. And the study was based on a Work Based Activity in the classroom that was carried out over a period of two weeks’ time. Around 15 games were collected and 3 games during the activity were prepared by the help of the teacher educator. It was found that the student teachers were enjoying playing the game and prepared their own games which indicate that it will be enjoyable in carrying out with the school students and the teachers of English. Thus, it is believed that games enhance the stock of vocabulary. Keywords: Professional Preparation, Vocabulary Games, Pre-Service Teachers
How to Cite
Jashobanta Nayak. (1). PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION OF PRE–SERVICE TEACHERS IN DEVELOPING VOCABULARY THROUGH GAMES IN ENGLISH: A REFLECTION. ACCENT JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS ECOLOGY & ENGINEERING ISSN: 2456-1037 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL IF:7.98, ELJIF: 6.194(10/2018), Peer Reviewed and Refereed Journal, UGC APPROVED NO. 48767, 6(8), 20-25. Retrieved from https://ajeee.co.in/index.php/ajeee/article/view/2197