Explicit and Implicit Learning in Vocabulary Acquisition


  • Ahmad Najafi Nezhad
  • Marzieh Moghali
  • Afshin Soori


Explicit learning, Implicit learning, Vocabulary acquisition


Vocabulary learning is central and dominant in language acquisition and crucial to the learners' overall language acquisition. One of significant reason of the review is learners encounter difficulties with text and reading. This review is an attempt to investigate the significance of vocabulary knowledge and explain its techniques (explicit/implicit, incidental/intentional) and their effects on reading comprehension, and it can be said that, this review attempts to explain the previous studies on explicit or intentional versus implicit or incidental learning vocabulary. During the review, different explicit and implicit vocabulary techniques is used and explained. The results of this study have important implications for the classroom and make a strong case for implicit and explicit vocabulary instruction.



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How to Cite

Nezhad, A. N., Moghali, M., & Soori, A. (2015). Explicit and Implicit Learning in Vocabulary Acquisition. Asian Journal of Education and E-Learning, 3(1). Retrieved from https://ajouronline.com/index.php/AJEEL/article/view/2038