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Arguable Intelligence - Collocations -- Do we need them?

Arguable Intelligence - Collocations -- Do we need them? | TELT | Scoop.it
"Collocation is an epiphenomenon of phraseology, a side-effect of words forming larger units." Oliver Mason
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Investigating Vocabulary Learning in Second Language Classroom context: Mohebbi 2013

Investigating Vocabulary Learning in Second Language Classroom context: Recent Findings, Future Outlook
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Quick and dirty vocabulary gapfill: Olya Sergeeva

Quick and dirty vocabulary gapfill: Olya Sergeeva | TELT | Scoop.it

"Apparently, just 12 lexical verbs (say, get, go, know, think, see, make, come, take, want, give, and mean) account for 45% of lexical verbs used in conversation. Biber and Reppern suggest that, since they are so frequently used in speech, these verbs require more attention in class than they currently do, judging by the coursebooks that they reviewed, and that they should be used more to exemplify various grammar structures.

 

I’m thinking of giving the students an occasional gap-fill exercise based on the reading and listening texts that we are working on, with these verbs gapped out. Finding and replacing the various forms of these verbs could be time-consuming, but there’s a free nifty little text editor called Notepad++ in which one can make such a gap-fill exercise in one click.

 

 

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Vocabulary learning: what the research says

Vocabulary learning: what the research says | TELT | Scoop.it
I’ve just read Peter Yongqi Gu (2003)Vocabulary Learning in a Second Language: Person, Task, Context and Strategies Here are a few interesting points which emerge. All references can be found at th...
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Old-fashioned dictionary work, memorisation of translation pairs still have their place, research shows.  But other activities (and more research) are needed to go beyond word recognition to appropriate use.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 23, 2015 4:04 AM

How to learn more words so you can understand them, but also use them ...

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Some user-friendly concordance ideas

Some user-friendly concordance ideas | TELT | Scoop.it
Although corpora are now widely used in putting together ELT Dictionaries, and increasingly used in writing ELT materials, it is still rare, I think, for corpora, and especially for concordances to...
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 6, 2013 5:38 PM

Nice post on using corpora for ELT without being a corpus linguist or a tech whiz.

Stanislav Okhvat's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:09 AM

A nice introduction to corpora and concordance tools and how they are useful in teaching languages and, by extension, translation.

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Foreign languages: how to memorise vocabulary - Anne Merritt

Foreign languages: how to memorise vocabulary - Anne Merritt | TELT | Scoop.it
To “get by” in a language it takes a vocabulary of about 120 basic words. Anne Merritt explains how to learn them.
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See also a research-based look at vocabulary acquisition from Paul Nation http://www.scoop.it/t/telt/p/3994725134/research-into-practice-vocabulary-nation-2011

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 5, 2013 6:21 AM

Some ideas for developing good study skills.  

Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, April 14, 2013 6:23 AM

These could be good techniques for memorising lexis.... but honestly, how important is it to 'memorise' vocab ... shouldn't the stress on the 'application' of already acquired vocab???? 

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Compleat Lexical Tutor

Compleat Lexical Tutor | TELT | Scoop.it
A complete website for learning and learning about English words. You can test your vocabulary level, then work on the words at the level where you are weak.
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As recommended by vocabulary researcher Paul Nation.

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Research on teaching vocabulary: Paul Nation

Research on teaching vocabulary: Paul Nation | TELT | Scoop.it

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Paul Nation has a huge number of publications on vocabulary, particularly in relation to second language learning and teaching.  Many of the older articles are available for free download.

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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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Et en français pour ceux qui le préfère (traduction proposée en bas de page)
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DNL's curator insight, October 19, 2016 8:15 AM
8 tot 10 keer in verschillende contexten maar vooral ook aandacht vestigen op nieuwe woorden - uitlichten en contextualiseren. Wisten we eigenlijk al maar ....