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Vocabulary acquisition

  1. 1. Vocabulary Acquisition EDU697Learning What is it? How does it work? Example Application Resources 1Objectives Resources 2
  2. 2. Learning ObjectivesLearners will:• Understand the definition of vocabulary acquisition. (Slides 3 and 5)• Explore ways in which vocabulary is acquired. (Slide 4)• Apply knowledge of vocabulary acquisition in the context of developer and instructional designer training. (Slide 6)
  3. 3. What is it?The process by which one acquires the capacityto perceive and use words to understand andcommunicate.
  4. 4. How does it work? Hearing talk, reading, and non-verbal communication are all ways in which children acquire vocabulary. Vocabulary acquisition may be Incidental or through Direct Study. For more information on how vocabulary is acquired, as well as strategies for expanding students’ vocabulary, visit /vocab_acquisition.phtml
  5. 5. ExampleMerriam-Webster’s Word of the Day on December 4, 2011 was: “crux” Read it, hear it, see it used here Use it, spell it, play a game with it here (Just type in “crux” in the Start Here box and begin practicing!) Watch or create an Animoto video about it here
  6. 6. Application• Present new information in a variety of ways (audio, video, text, images, interactive activities)• Build practice exercises and prompts in job aids and templates• Build upon lessons and link back to commit to memory• Incorporate examples; allow opportunities for practical application
  7. 7. Resources & References Christensen, C., Horn, M., Johnson, C. (2011). Disrupting class: How disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Creating Weekly (2009). How to vocabucast. Retrieved December 4, 2011, from &vpkey International Reading Association (2011). Supporting vocabulary acquisition for English language learners. Retrieved December 4, 2011, from vocabulary-acquisition-english-30104.html Just One Teacher (2010, July 31). Applied game-fu: Vocabulary “quests”? Retrieved December 4, 2011, from quests.html Creative ideas above!
  8. 8. Resources & References Laufer, B. & Rozovski,-Roitblat, B. (2011). Incidental vocabulary acquisition. Language Teaching Research, 15(4), 391-411. Retrieved December 4, 2011, from ProQuest Direct Database. Includes word games and Merriam-Webster (2011). Word of the day. Retrieved December 4, 2011, from podcasts! Teaching Today (2011). Helping students learn vocabulary-acquisition skills. Retrieved December 4, 2011, from Vocabulary.Co.IL (2011). English vocabulary building games. Retrieved December 4, 2011, from Cool site! (2011). Vocabulary SpellingCity.Com. Retrieved December 4, 2011, from