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Research into practice: Vocabulary (Nation, 2011)

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This article is a personal view of the application of research on vocabulary to teaching and how there are three different types or categories of relationship between that research and the teaching to which it is applied: first, where the research is not applied or not applied well, second, where it is reasonably well applied, and third, where it is over-applied. For each of these three categories, I look at what I consider to be the most important areas of research and suggest why they fit into that category. The topics covered include planning vocabulary courses, distinguishing high frequency and low frequency words, extensive reading, the deliberate learning of vocabulary, academic vocabulary and vocabulary teaching.

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Here are my bullet points from reading this article which summarises recent research into L2 vocabulary acquisition for language teachers.

 

- there two types of vocabulary: high frequency and low frequency (Zipf's law - there is no middle ground).  ESL learners need to meet high frequency words often, and learn strategies to tackle low frequency words

 

- extensive (rather than intensive) reading with graded readers works for high frequency words; learners can be encouraged in this if initial class time is devoted to a "proper extensive reading program" (p. 532)

 

- bilingual word cards - "deliberate decontextualised rote learning of vocabulary" - is effective for long-term learning and acquisition of implicit knowledge (p. 533)  though should be viewed as a "support" rather than an "alternative to communicative learning"

 

- although deliberate learning is effective, deliberate teaching does not mean deliberate learning - studies often show less than half of taught words were learned via vocabulary exercises

 

Nation recommends paying attention to vocabulary learning via extensive graded reading and independent learning with bilingual word cards, rather than devoting class time to intensive reading and vocabulary exercises.

 

He recommends this research paper:

Elgort, I. (2011). Deliberate learning and vocabulary acquisition in a second language. Language Learning, 61.2, 367–413.

 

and this website: The Compleat Lexical Tutor http://www.lextutor.ca/

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Appel à communications | Congrès RANACLES 2017 | Corté, nov 2017

Appel à communications | Congrès RANACLES 2017 | Corté, nov 2017 | TELT | Scoop.it
Faire le choix de la « diversité » comme thématique de notre congrès annuel, c’est remettre en perspective l’utilité du Centre de Langues (désormais CL[1]) au sein de l’institution et s’interroger sur son rôle fédérateur. Situé au carrefour de plusieurs logiques, académique, économique et sociale, le CL est le lieu d’expression de cette diversité.
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Colloque nov 2017, appel à comm 5 juillet
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Etudes en didactique des langues - AAC décembre

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Du concept didactique à la stratégie pédagogique en didactique des langues étrangères / From didactic concepts to pedagogical strategies in the didactics of Foreign Languages


Le présent appel invite les enseignant.e.s et enseignant.e.s-chercheur.e.s du secteur LANSAD en France et à l’étranger à s’interroger sur la manière dont didactique et pédagogie interagissent dans la pratique enseignante. Les pistes suivantes, non-exhaustives, pourront faire l’objet des contributions : - l’intégration d’une réflexion didactique à une pratique d’enseignement (description de dispositifs, compte rendu d’expérience, etc.) : applicationnisme ou appropriation ; - l’utilisation des données de la recherche dans une situation pédagogique et remontées de terrain ; - l’accès à la didactique : entre formation initiale et expérience professionnelle ; - didactique institutionnelle, didactique des chercheur.e.s et enjeux pédagogiques ; - recherche en didactique et en pédagogie : le rôle de la recherche-action.

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Contributions en anglais ou français pour décembre 2017
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VideoConferencing-Systeme im schulischen Umfeld – ein Überblick über die Angebote

VideoConferencing-Systeme im schulischen Umfeld – ein Überblick über die Angebote | TELT | Scoop.it
Weil es immer wieder einmal Thema ist, habe ich versucht, einen Überblick über die auf dem Markt befindlichen Angebote zu schreiben und meine Erfahrungen mit anzufügen. Wen
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Teaching innovation and projects - Sascha Stollhans

Teaching innovation and projects - Sascha Stollhans | TELT | Scoop.it
Sascha Stollhans, PhD student and Teaching Assistant in Linguistics at the University of Manchester - Researching language acquisition, Germanic and Romance linguistics
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Interesting examples of using tools like VoiceThread and Padlet in language and linguistics teaching.
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PAC conference: Sept 17 Paris

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CALL FOR PAPERS PAC 2017 : Phonology and interphonology of contemporary English: from native corpora to learner corpora International conference Thursday, September 28th to Saturday, September 30th 2017 Paris Nanterre University


Guest Speakers

Jacques Durand, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès

Dan Frost, Université de Grenoble

Patrick Honeybone, University of Edinburgh



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Call for Papers | Second Language Research Forum 2017

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Call for Papers is now online. More information can be found here: https://u.osu.edu/slrf2017/call-for-papers/ Abstracts can be submitted until April 16, 11:59 pm. Click here to edit the content
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Classrooom-oriented research: Konin Oct 2017

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The conference will be devoted to various aspects of broadly - understood classroom - oriented research and provide a forum for disseminating latest research findings in this area , which is critical for foreign and second language pedagogy. In particular, it will focus on the importance of adopting both a macro - and micro - perspective in investigating the learning and teaching of foreign and second languages in the classroom . The event will be of relevance not only to academics, researchers, t eacher educators and material s writers, but also to language teachers wishing to enhance their instructional practice s .

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Plenaries include Lantolf, Byrnes, Farrell. Call for papers: May 31
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Interview with Robert O'Dowd on Telecollaboration Exchange

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In this interview, Robert O'Dowd, telecollaboration and virtual exchange expert discusses his experience organizing language exchange between students.
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Van der Zwaard: Patterns of (negotiated) interaction during telecollaboration between NSs and advanced NNSs

Dyadic communication between Australian and Dutch participants during a digital task designed as part of a telecollaboration project

The research project focuses on the occurrence of negotiation of meaning (or absence thereof) during one - to - one interaction via two forms of synchronous computer - mediated communication (SCMC): video call (or video call) and instant chat - messaging (written chat).

The studies aim to combine two of the most significant trends in L2 - education: digital technology and task - based language teaching (TBLT). Research into the efficacy of communication through different digital tools within L2 - learning environments is still underdeveloped, although the 21st - century networked society is entering the language classroom and educators are urged to include digital communication in (academic) language acquisition curricula. Negotiation of meaning studies have proven to be a prolific research area, although different claims have been made concer ning occurrence and effect and only recently have investigations started to explore the implications of negotiation of meaning during synchronous computer - mediated com munication. The studies in this book attempt to contribute to this budding area of research.
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Book based on van der Zwaard's dissertation at University of Amsterdam
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Saito: L2 pronunciation teaching and research

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Eventbrite - Applied Linguistics Research and Practice - guest speaker series - Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at Queen Mary, University of London. Find event and ticket information.
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Néologie - colloque Lyon 3

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Programme du colloque international « NEOLEX : La néologie lexicale à travers les âges » Jeudi 8 juin 2017

Discours d’ouverture : Denis JAMET (directeur du CEL)


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Pronunciation links for EFL students

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UnPolish your English, learning pronunciation, teaching pronunciation, links for students, accents, pron
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Great resources for teaching pronunciation.