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Some thoughts, a bit of theory and some practical ideas on teaching vocabulary to English language learners. For more like this visit elt-training.com

Some thoughts, a bit of theory and some practical ideas on teaching vocabulary to English language learners. For more like this visit elt-training.com

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    • Free monthly webinars Some thoughts onteaching vocabulary Jo Gakonga
    • Free monthly webinarsFor a free voiced over version of this presentation, go to elt- training.com Jo Gakonga
    • What factors affectvocabulary development?
    • Age
    • Personality
    • Motivation
    • Languageaptitude
    • Prior knowledge
    • These are fairlyfixed…..
    • …but otherfactors…
    • ..are withinour control..
    • The context
    • The task
    • Learner strategies
    • These, we can change…
    • A bit of theory….
    • How many times mustwe meet a word…
    • …to remember it?
    • Paul Nation – 5 – 16 exposures necessaryPaul Meara – 1 uptake for 100 exposuresIt also depends on the conspicuousness of itin the text and number of contextual clues
    • Note that L2 learners just don’t get the exposurethat L1 do – so they do need explicit teaching.
    • What aboutdictionary use?What kind?
    • Research shows that repeatingaloud helps retention – ear assistseye
    • Mnemonics and word associations– any problems?
    • What other strategies do youencourage?
    • TeachingVocabulary
    • Wordstaught inlexicalsets may‘stick’better
    • Rods here
    • Make sure they record it properly
    • What do they need to know?
    • Recycling is vital!
    • Vocabulary box
    • Vocabulary box activities• Stick up words on walls• Group/ categorise the words• Make a sentence with two/ three/ all?• Word search• Pictionary.• Discussions/ role play using the vocab.
    • Recycling outside class