ERIC Number: ED066084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Some Techniques for Teaching Vocabulary. ERIC Focus Reports on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Number 27.
Michel, Joseph; Patin, Paul
Discussion of techniques for teaching vocabulary in language programs centers on five major areas: (1) "knowing" the word, (2) selection of vocabulary, (3) grading vocabulary for presentation, (4) teaching methods, and (5) vocabulary expansion in advanced levels. Theory of vocabulary instruction is largely supported by writings of Nelson Brooks, Robert Lado, and William Mackey. The general frame of reference for this study rests on the authors' belief that "the ultimate (instructional) objective must be the language as the native speaker uses it, both publicly and privately, and all that this use involves concerning sounds, graphic symbols, meaning, and cultural values. There must be some knowledge of the second language as it is possessed by a true bilinguist." (RL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, New York, NY.