Exploring How Teaching Morphemic Analysis Fosters Thai EFL Students' Vocabulary Development

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Suphawat Pookcharoen


This paper first briefly reviews the primary importance of vocabulary instruction for EFL students. It then presents ways in which students learn vocabulary, as well as the components of effective vocabulary instruction. Also, this paper analyses the problems of ineffective vocabulary instruction in Thailand and introduces morphemic analysis, which EFL teachers can encourage students to implement as one of the most effective strategies for determining the meanings of new or unfamiliar words. Finally, it suggests instructional strategies which illustrate how to incorporate teaching morphemic analysis into instruction.


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Pookcharoen, S. (2014). Exploring How Teaching Morphemic Analysis Fosters Thai EFL Students’ Vocabulary Development. Journal of Studies in the English Language, 3. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jsel/article/view/23299