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ERIC Number: ED549548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-26
Pages: 46
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-9311-8597-4
Teaching Vocabulary
Lessard-Clouston, M.
TESOL International Association
Vocabulary is central to English language teaching. Without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas. Teachers who find the task of teaching English vocabulary a little daunting are not alone! This book presents important issues from recent vocabulary research and theory so that teachers may approach teaching vocabulary in a principled, thoughtful way. Topics covered are understanding vocabulary, importance of vocabulary, relevant research findings, students' vocabulary levels, and teaching vocabulary effectively. This easy-to-follow guide is practical for teachers in any context and provides helpful reflections that offer ideas for their own vocabulary teaching. Following a preface, the contents include: (1) Vocabulary and Its Importance in Language Learning; (2) Understanding Vocabulary: A L2 Perspective; (3) Research Into Practice: Tips for Vocabulary Needs; (4) Getting to Know Your Students and Their Vocabulary Needs; and (5) Putting It Together: Vocabulary Teaching Guidelines. References are also included.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: TESOL International Association