ERIC Number: ED242213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Techniques in Teaching Vocabulary.
Allen, Virginia French
A manual for teaching vocabulary to students of English as a second language is introduced by a discussion of the reasons for neglecting vocabulary development in the past and the reasons for the present emphasis on it. The chapters that follow develop practical instructional methods for each language learning level. The topics include: (1) vocabulary lessons for the first stage of classroom language exposure; (2) more techniques for beginners' classes; (3) special uses of visual aids; (4) teaching vocabulary in intermediate classes; (5) accommodating differences among intermediate students; (6) new and more specialized kinds of meanings for intermediate classes; (7) basic techniques for advanced classes; (8) comprehension and production in advanced classes; and (9) choosing vocabulary words and evaluating their mastery. Appendixes include: an illustration of "picturable actions," 300 useful adjectives, 1200 useful nouns and verbs, suggested questions for conversations and correspondence with native speakers, an introductory crossword puzzle, and sample questions from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Difficulty Level, English (Second Language), Form Classes (Languages), Instructional Materials, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Questioning Techniques, Second Language Instruction, Visual Aids, Vocabulary Development, Word Lists
Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016 (ISBN 0-19-434130-5, $4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English as a Foreign Language