IMPROVING STUDENT’S ENGLIS H VOCABULARY MASTERY USING
CONTEXTUAL TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH PROBLEM
SOLVING: A CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH IN THE FOURTH
YEAR CLASS OF SD N 0I TEGALSURUH, SRAGI PEKALONGAN
IN 2007/2008 ACADEMIC YEAR
Mastering vocabulary is important for learners since vocabulary knowledge, as one of the basic components plays an important role among the four language skills. It gi ves contribution to learners to perform their skills better. It is impossible for the students to perform their English appropriately, if their vocabulary is very poor. In s hort, by having too limited vocabulary, the students find it difficult to master langua ge skills, since a good store of words is crucial for understanding and communicating. Therefore vocabulary mastery must be on the first priority in English language teaching.