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ERIC Number: EJ1180309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0192-401X
Using Emotions and Personal Memory Associations to Acquire Vocabulary
Randolph, Patrick T.
ORTESOL Journal, v35 p39-42 2018
Of all the possible tools available to help out English language Learners (ELLs) acquire vocabulary, the use of emotions is one of the most powerful because "we are learning that emotions are the result of multiple brain and body systems that are distributed over the whole person". If we go one step further and connect emotions to memories, we have a very effective set of teaching and learning tools. This procedural Teaching Note, looks specifically at how the use of Personal Memory Associations (PMAs) and their link to the emotions significantly help ELLs personalize, internalize and learn lexical items.
Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. PO Box 15148, Portland, OR 97293. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A