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ERIC Number: ED271950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Vocabulary in English as a Second Language Classes: A Rationale and Instructional Unit.
Hadaway, Nancy L.
Second language methodology has undergone much change, with the emphasis shifting from productive to receptive skills in the initial stages of instruction. Vocabulary is receiving new attention in the literature, but the strategies for introducing new lexical items have changed due to new teaching methods. The key to teaching vocabulary lies in putting the items in meaningful context and in developing the relationships between words. These techniques will lead to retention of vocabulary and will increase student ability to communicate effectively and function outside the classroom. The instructional unit that is included uses this approach and focuses on leisure and recreational vocabulary in English as a second language. Designed for high school students at level B, it consists of three weeks of daily instructional and evaluative activities leading to a series of specific cognitive, affective, cultural, and psychomotor objectives. Eighteen references conclude the paper. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A