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ERIC Number: ED523679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Teaching Vocabulary to ESL Students
McBain, Robert
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This paper looks at the ways in which vocabulary is taught and in particular what important learning points ESL students should know in order to understand new vocabulary words. It also discusses various ideas of how teachers could teach vocabulary. It highlights the importance of a theory that states there are 3 key stages that students progress through when they are learning new vocabulary. In addition it focuses on how this theory can be applied in the classroom when designing new materials, and on the types of exercises and learning experiences that ESL students could use to develop their meta-cognition and self-regulation skills as a view to long term strengthening of their vocabulary study to enhance reading and in-depth understanding. The article concludes with a suggestion on how vocabulary logs could be designed and organized from simple word associational exercises to comprehension exercises and finally through to generative style exercises.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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