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Algorithms for Optimizing Vocabulary Acquisition in Language Learning

EasyChair Preprint no. 12335

10 pagesDate: March 1, 2024


This study addresses the critical role of dictionaries in language learning, emphasizing the need for effective navigation strategies to enhance vocabulary acquisition.  Traditional dictionary use, while beneficial, often lacks the precision and adaptability required by modern learners. This research introduces navigational algorithms designed to optimize dictionary use, making vocabulary learning more efficient and tailored to individual needs. Employing a mixed-methods approach, the study analyzes data from students at the State University "Zhytomyr Polytechnic" to explore current usage patterns and the challenges faced in vocabulary acquisition. The study’s methodology included quantitative analysis of survey responses and qualitative evaluation of the algorithms' impact on learning outcomes. The development and application of navigational algorithms aim to facilitate learners' independence, improving their ability to understand and retain new words effectively. The findings reveal that students utilizing these algorithms demonstrate notable improvements in vocabulary retention and contextual application, suggesting a deeper linguistic comprehension. These results not only highlight the practical benefits of incorporating navigational algorithms into language learning but also underscore the theoretical implications for applied lexicography and educational technology. By bridging the gap between conventional dictionary usage and the dynamic requirements of contemporary language learners, this research contributes to the fields of language education and lexicography. It underscores the potential of combining traditional linguistic resources with modern technology to meet the needs of today's learners. This study advocates for a paradigm shift towards the development of more interactive and user-friendly dictionaries, leveraging algorithms to support language acquisition in an increasingly digital and globalized learning environment.

Keyphrases: algorithm, dictionaries, Foreign Language Classes, vocabulary, word

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Tetiana Verhun and Maryna Davydovych and Kateryna Parnus and Marina Kosheleva and Iryna Biliak and Olga Khorosh},
  title = {Algorithms for Optimizing Vocabulary Acquisition in Language Learning},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 12335},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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