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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       ...
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 i...
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?• Wo...
Recycling outside class
Teaching and recycling vocab
Teaching and recycling vocab
Teaching and recycling vocab
Teaching and recycling vocab
Teaching and recycling vocab
Teaching and recycling vocab
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Teaching and recycling vocab

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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

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Teaching and recycling vocab

  1. 1. Free monthly webinars Some thoughts onteaching vocabulary Jo Gakonga
  2. 2. Free monthly webinarsFor a free voiced over version of this presentation, go to elt- training.com Jo Gakonga
  3. 3. What factors affectvocabulary development?
  4. 4. Age
  5. 5. Personality
  6. 6. Motivation
  7. 7. Languageaptitude
  8. 8. Prior knowledge
  9. 9. These are fairlyfixed…..
  10. 10. …but otherfactors…
  11. 11. ..are withinour control..
  12. 12. The context
  13. 13. The task
  14. 14. Learner strategies
  15. 15. These, we can change…
  16. 16. A bit of theory….
  17. 17. How many times mustwe meet a word…
  18. 18. …to remember it?
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Note that L2 learners just don’t get the exposurethat L1 do – so they do need explicit teaching.
  21. 21. What aboutdictionary use?What kind?
  22. 22. Research shows that repeatingaloud helps retention – ear assistseye
  23. 23. Mnemonics and word associations– any problems?
  24. 24. What other strategies do youencourage?
  25. 25. TeachingVocabulary
  26. 26. Wordstaught inlexicalsets may‘stick’better
  27. 27. Rods here
  28. 28. Make sure they record it properly
  29. 29. What do they need to know?
  30. 30. Recycling is vital!
  31. 31. Vocabulary box
  32. 32. 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.
  33. 33. Recycling outside class

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