Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2017

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Kathleen Colantonio-Yurko


This is a qualitative case study of teachers’ perceptions of instructional methods and resources for vocabulary development of English as a New Language (ENL) students. Data were collected over a period of three weeks using semi-structured interviews. The focus of this study includes what instructional methods were being used for vocabulary development of ENL students in a general education classroom. Results suggested that a combination of implicit and explicit instruction should be used for vocabulary development of ENL students. In addition, ENL students should be exposed to vocabulary with print-based and technological-based resources. Data also suggested that educators need more professional development or trainings on providing impactful vocabulary instruction for ENL students.

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