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What Do We Know about the Best Practices for Teaching Vocabulary? Horst (CMLR)

Learners of a new language need to acquire a huge amount of vocabulary. To get a sense of the size of the task, consider the following: Investigations of reading comprehension consistently show that learners of English have good understanding of a text written for native speakers only when an average of one word (or less) in every 50 is unfamiliar. It is estimated that knowledge of as many as 8,000 (!) word families is needed to reach that criterion. (The term “family” refers to a base word and its inflected and derived forms. For example, the sharp family includes sharper, sharpen, sharply, unsharpened, sharpness, and so on.) Since the task is clearly very large, it is important that vocabulary teaching be as efficient and effective as possible. The recommendations that follow are made with that reality in mind.


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8 tot 10 keer in verschillende contexten maar vooral ook aandacht vestigen op nieuwe woorden - uitlichten en contextualiseren. Wisten we eigenlijk al maar ....
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, October 18, 5:02 AM
Et en français pour ceux qui le préfère (traduction proposée en bas de page)
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Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning

Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
The research suggests a radically different view, in which learning of a child’s first language does not rely on an innate grammar module. Instead the new research shows that young children use various types of thinking that may not be specific to language at all—such as the ability to classify the world into categories (people or objects, for instance) and to understand the relations among things.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 10, 2:04 AM

A very interesting read.

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Video Scribe Project

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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, July 13, 8:51 PM
Excelente y claro video en inglés sobre qué es la conectividad y cómo se utiliza para aprender.
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23 maps and charts on language

23 maps and charts on language | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
Did you know that Swedish has more in common with Hindi than it does with Finnish?
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British Library offers over 1 million free vintage images for download

British Library offers over 1 million free vintage images for download | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
The centuries-old copyright-free images range from book illustrations to photos, and cover everything from flowers to cycling and children's books to map.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 12, 2:26 AM
Free pictures
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Twist Your Tongue in 17 Languages | Language News

Twist Your Tongue in 17 Languages | Language News | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
From Fritz's fishing to two hungry chickens to the CEOs of popular foodstuffs companies, these tongue twisters from around the world run the gamut!

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Welk land heeft het beste onderwijs? - Welingelichte Kringen

Welk land heeft het beste onderwijs? - Welingelichte Kringen | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it

Welk land heeft het beste onderwijs?


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How to set up an information gap

How to set up an information gap | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
What do you mean, you don't understand? ;) The face you're pulling right now is the one which the students will show you if you attempt to set up a 'complicated' speaking activity and the instructi...
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40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally

40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
By Helene Batt and Kate Torgovnick May It’s a piece of cake. You can't put lipstick on a pig. Why add fuel to the fire? Idioms are those phrases that mean more than the sum of their words. As our O...
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There is no language instinct – Vyvyan Evans – Aeon

There is no language instinct – Vyvyan Evans – Aeon | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
For decades, the idea of a language instinct has dominated linguistics. It is simple, powerful and completely wrong
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Tja,,,, hebben dus in de jaren 70 voor niks met die boomstructuren liggen klooien?

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Modern Languages Open

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Modern Languages Open
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Modern Languages Open (MLO), een peer-reviewed platform voor open access publicatie van MVT onderzoek
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Interactive IPA Chart

Interactive IPA Chart | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
Click on the symbol to hear the sound

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 29, 3:18 PM
Just came across this while looking for feedback on Russian vs English /h/ (velar versus glottal, as it turns out)
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Connectivism - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology

Connectivism - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it

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IPA character picker

IPA character picker | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
Type IPA online

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, June 10, 10:20 AM
Very handy tool if you happen to be teaching phonetics or pronunciation
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Canadian Modern Language Review : What is the best age to learn a second/foreign language?


Carmen Muñoz
University of Barcelona
munoz@ub.edu

The answer to the question, ‘what is the best age to learn a second/foreign language?’ is ‘it depends.’ It depends on who is learning, where, in what teaching/learning conditions, and with what aims. Below, I outline some of the advantages and challenges that belong to the different stages of the life course.


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That's why early English makes sens in the NL
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 20, 7:11 AM
Short critical review with references to Munoz' own work.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 21, 7:03 AM
Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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How do you see the world? Your language has more to do it with it than you might think

How do you see the world? Your language has more to do it with it than you might think | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it

Employment opportunities for multilingual legal translators, medical interpreters about.


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interesting but wonder how speakers of a German dialect (ich was Klavier am spielen) would see it..
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These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
These are amazing for studying etymology.

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webtools voor eigentijds onderwijs

webtools voor eigentijds onderwijs | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
webtools voor eigentijds onderwijs

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Handig overzicht. Mooie startplek en o ja, hoe heette dat ook alweer..?
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Frans Paffen's curator insight, March 27, 4:28 PM
Handig overzicht. Mooie startplek en o ja, hoe heette dat ook alweer..?
Jeroen Bottema's curator insight, March 29, 3:24 AM
Handig overzicht. Mooie startplek en o ja, hoe heette dat ook alweer..?
Bert Frissen's curator insight, March 29, 4:04 AM
Handig overzicht. Mooie startplek en o ja, hoe heette dat ook alweer..?
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Plickers: easy formative assessment

Plickers: easy formative assessment | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it

Click here to edit the title


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saved.. will check it later

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 26, 2015 6:19 AM

Just learned to use this tool: teacher needs the (free) app and to print out those answer cards, then you just need your phone to quiz students and share answers if you wish.

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Un témoignage sur les usages de PLICKERS comme outil simple à mettre en oeuvre dans le cadre d'une évaluation formative.

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Certif'Langues: distance learning modules

Certif'Langues: distance learning modules | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it

Annick Rivens Mompean : cours en ligne en allemand, anglais, espagnol et français langue étrangère


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Unfortunately Dutch is not included!

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 11, 2015 1:54 PM

Levels B1 and 2 in preparation for university certification in foreign languages

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Flipping The Classroom tips

Flipping The Classroom tips | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
Ga je je klas flippen of wil je the flipped classroom nu eens echt gaan proberen, dan heb ik hier wat websites met informatie. The Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms In an effort to provide a quick look at some of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, I thought it would be useful …
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Teaching English to Young Learners: some insights from the literature

Teaching English to Young Learners: some insights from the literature | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
In the space of the last couple of years there has been a surge of interest in Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL). For instance, in IATEFL 2014 there was a debate about ELT in primary school...
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Samenvattend enkele vraagtekens bij de trend van vroeg een vreemde taal

 

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Minimal pairs - 'ELF priorities' post 1 of 3

Minimal pairs - 'ELF priorities' post 1 of 3 | foreign and second language teaching | Scoop.it
It can be hard to know what to focus on when it comes to pronunciation, especially if you have a group for a short time or there's a wide range of needs. One of the great things about adopting an E...
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Overdraagbaar naar andere talen!

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