Impact of Newspaper Articles in Enhancing Vocabulary Acquisition among Students



English, newspaper article, students, vocabulary


The inability of students in the second cycle institutions to acquire and use appropriate vocabulary is the problem of many schools, and Berekum Senior High School is not an exception. The school’s results reflect the poor language standard in the school. Initial observations reveal that inadequate vocabulary on the part of students results in poor expression. Therefore, students find it difficult to use appropriate words in the application of the English Language. Data was collected through the use of interviews, questionnaires, and observation. The findings collected revealed that pupils find it difficult to understand the teaching and learning materials used in reading. This gradually retards their reading competency at the kindergarten up to the primary school level. Results were analyzed and discussed empirically.

Author Biography

Dominic Nti, English Department, Berekum college of Education, Berekum

Dominic Nti is a Tutor at Berekum College of Education. His major research interests are language, linguistics, and literature. Dominic strives to understand the factors affect the learning of English a second language. Dominic is motivated by using his research findings to look at what can be done to minimize the negative factors that affect the learning of English as a second language and maximize the positive ones. By understanding the factors that affect the learning of English as a second language, we can modify our teaching and learning process in such a way that it will suit our students as second language learners.


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How to Cite

Nti, D. . (2019). Impact of Newspaper Articles in Enhancing Vocabulary Acquisition among Students. Nairobi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(4), 100. Retrieved from