Vocabulary Instruction Through Patterns of Activity Sequencing Use: Revising the Understanding of Integration in Language Teaching

  • Ahlam Bouirane


The present quasi-experimental study investigates the role of integrating the deep-end strategy, the task-based, and the scenario-based patterns of activity sequencing against the presentation–practice–production pattern in promoting the receptive vocabulary size (RVS) among 75 undergraduate English students at Sétif 2 University, Algeria. The study used the receptive vocabulary levels test (Schmitt et al. in Language Testing 18: 55–88, 2001) to measure the RVS of the students following a non-randomized control group pretest–post-test design. The obtained results revealed significant differences in the scores of the students on the used test, confirming that the pattern integration is effective in enhancing RVS growth.


Activity sequencing patterns Receptive vocabulary size Integration 


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  • Ahlam Bouirane
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  1. 1.Sétif 2 UniversitySétifAlgeria

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