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Yung, Kevin Wai-Ho – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
This article introduces the use of public exam questions in fishbowl debate to engage highly exam-oriented secondary students with communicative language teaching (CLT). The practice aims to address the issue that many teachers of English as a second language (ESL)/English as a foreign language (EFL) in Asian contexts either teach to the test or…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
Ishii, Tomoko; Schmitt, Norbert – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2009
Following growing interest in vocabulary acquisition, a number of researchers have proposed how learners' vocabulary knowledge can be measured both in terms of how many words they know (vocabulary size) and how well they know those words (depth of knowledge). However, most of the depth measures have addressed only a single depth aspect (often for…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods