‘Developing Dictionary Skills among Primary Pre-service Teachers’ by Dr. Kirankumar I. Chauhan

Abstract

For learners in L2 context dictionaries are often considered to be primary source of enriching vocabulary. In spite of dictionaries’ wider acceptance as a handy tool in second language learning, not much attention is paid towards formal training to use and develop dictionary skills among learners, especially in the context of Gujarat if the not the entire nation. This study is an attempt to train the primary pre-service teachers to become familiar with the purposes and utilities that dictionaries offer. Hence, the present paper reports a tryout carried out at DIET (District Institute of Education and Training) in Anand district, Gujarat. The aim of the project primarily was to develop dictionary skills among the preservice teachers.

Index Terms: Dictionary skills, Reference skills

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