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May 05, 2008

Recommended Resources - How to teach vocabulary

Hello Readers,

If you're interested in reading more about how to teach vocabulary, Scott Thornbury's "How to teach vocabulary", which is part of Longman's "How to ..." series, offers practical teaching ideas within a theoretical framework. In addition to theory, ...

... it also includes photocopiable activities which can be used to reinforce the ideas presented in the book.

The contents include:

1. What's in a word?
2. How words are learned
3. Classroom sources of words
4. Texts, dictionaries and corpora
5. How to present vocabulary
6. How to put words to work
7. Teaching word parts and word chunks
8. How to test vocabulary
9. How to train good vocabulary learners

If you're interested in reading more, go to: http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Teach-Vocabulary-Scott-Thornbury/dp/0582429668

Hope that helps!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker hailing from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a Head teacher, an Education Manager, and a Material Development Manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing, authors ESL textbooks for publishing houses in China, and is an Editor for Garnet Publishing in Reading, England. Carol holds a BA in Communications from the College of St. Benedict/ St. John's University, and a CELTA, and has just finished her MA TESOL course at Oxford Brookes University. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at May 5, 2008 05:12 AM

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