Improving Access to Second Language Vocabulary and Comprehension Using Bilingual Dictonaries

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GRIN Verlag, 2011 - 40 pages
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Scientific Study from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: Grade A, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, course: Reading Skills, language: English, abstract: The main aim of the present study is to examine the use of Bilingual dictionary in Second language Reading Class, Secondly, how does the bilingual dictionary accelerate the process of learning second language? This research describes an experiment to find whether Bilingual dictionaries are faster to use than monolingual dictionaries. Monolingual dictionary works well for advanced learners. In fact, the unknown words advanced learners encounter are usually more complicated that they need more complicated explanations. Whereas Bilingual dictionary works well for beginners, because they become able to research and translate words from all parts of speech utilizing a bilingual dictionary. It enhances their confidence level and increases their vocabulary on their own in a short period of time.

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