ERIC Number: ED501448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-18
Listening to Learn: Boosting Vocabulary with Interactive Activities
Despite being one of our most important and most often used modalities, listening is an area of language instruction that is often overlooked by teachers and researchers alike as fertile ground for the enhancement of students' vocabulary knowledge. For low-level learners, especially those not in full control of the first 2000 most-frequent words of English, listening may be the fastest route to acquiring a larger, more effective and retained vocabulary. At higher levels, word learning can also be enhanced through exposure to aural input. Incorporating a variety of vocabulary-based activities into listening exercises will help strengthen students' understanding of words and word meanings at every level.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A