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Teaching English Idioms through Mnemonic Devices at SSC Level in Pakistan

Journal: International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies (Vol.02, No. 1)

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Page : 130-140

Keywords : Mnemonic devices; Problems in idiom learning; memory; SSC level students; Needs Analysis;

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This research dealt with teaching English idioms through mnemonic devices at SSC level in a school in pakistan. As the students in Pakistan, especially at SSC level, have a habit to learn idioms by rote and face many problems due the technique, the problem was selected for the investigation. Needs Analysis Questionnaire was used to determine the needs and problems faced by the students and their expectations for solution to the problem. Understanding the problems faced by the students in English idioms, an alternative methodology was selected in the form of mnemonic devices and the selected students were taught using the methodology to test its effectiveness in not only teaching English idioms but also making learning motivating, interesting and learner-involving. A post-test was given to understand the effect (if any) of the selected alternative method of mnemonics and it was observed that teaching English idioms through mnemonic devices not only helped the learners but also helped in sharpening their memory.

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