Halim Shanty(1*)
(1) Politeknik Negeri Ujung Pandang
(*) Corresponding Author
DOI : 10.24256/ideas.v5i1.161


This article is aimed at describing the use of pairs teaching in developing students vocabulary. Vocabulary plays an important role in learning English. It is a core component of language proficiency. In mastering English well, students should have sufficient vocabulary because vocabulary is needed in four language skills; they are listening, speaking, reading and writing. Those skills support each other. One of the methods that can be used to teach vocabulary is pairs teaching. Pairs teaching are a classroom activity in which the whole class is divided into groups. Pairs teaching as method which provides a great review and enables students to gather information from each other. The students not only silent in the class but they are sharing idea to get information especially sharing vocabulary. It was first organized as a theory by Scotsman Andrew Bell in 1795, and later implemented into French and English schools in the 19th century. Over the past 30-40 years, pairs teaching have become increasingly popular in conjunction with mixed ability grouping in public schools and an interest in more financially efficient methods of teaching.


vocabulary, pairs teaching


Briggs, Saga, 2013. How Peer Teaching Improve Students Learning. An Online Article ( Retrieved on April 20th,2015 10:37 a.m.

Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary. 2009. Cambridge University Press.

Goodman, D.J. and C. Mohr. 1991. Building Vocabulary Skills. Short Version. New Jersey: Townsend Press

Hatch, Evelyn Cheryl Brown. 1995. Vocabulary, Semantic and Language Education. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Harmer, Jeremy. 1991. The Practice of English Language Teaching. London : Longman Group.

Hancock, Kelly. Kelly Hancock's EDUC 310 Teaching Strategies (Online). Retrieved on November 28th, 15:20 p.m.

Hornby, A S. 1995. Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (5th edition). Oxford University Press.

Long, Fan Xia. 2003. The Ten Best Vocabulary Learning Tips (Online). Retrieved on November 28th, 13.25 p.m.

Mantooth, Stanley C. 2010. Engagement Ring Effective Instructional Strategies (Online). Retrieved on December 6th 05:00 a.m.

Merriam-Wesbter. Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Online)., Retrieved On December 7th, 2013 9:07 AM.

Parrot, Martin. 2010. Grammar for English Language Teachers (2nd edition). Cambridge University Press.

Rahmi, Ardita. Tanpa tahun. The Effect of Using Give One-Get One Strategy toward Students Reading Comprehension (Online) Retrieved on November 28th, 2013 16:00 a.m.

Thomson, AJ & A.V Martinet. 1986. A Practical English Grammar (4th Edition). Oxford University Press.

Thornburry, scott. 2002. How to Teach Vocabulary. Oxfordshire: Longman Pearson Education.

WU, Yiwei. 2009. The Application of CLT in College English Vocabulary Teaching. Journal of Cambridge Studies. 4 (3): 128-131

Article Statistic

Abstract view : 210 times
PDF views : 486 times

How To Cite This :


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2017 Halim Shanty

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.