Journal of Science, T. 7, S. 4 (2017)

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Teaching English idioms of happiness and sadness through conceptual metaphors in Vietnamese context


Tóm tắt

    Idioms have long been regarded as a big challenge for EFL learners. With recent developments in cognitive linguistics, the method of teaching idioms has shifted from rote learning to raising the learner's awareness of conceptual metaphors (CM). This paper provides support for the adoption of CM in teaching idioms thanks to its effectiveness in enhancing the comprehension and retention of idioms. Because specific techniques of this approach have not been thoroughly explored, the paper attempts to provide and analyze CM-related activities for teaching idioms in EFL classrooms, more specifically teaching English idioms of happiness and sadness in Vietnamese context.    

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Journal of Science - Ho Chi Minh City Open University