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Learning Vocabulary in Another Language by Paul Nation

Learning Vocabulary in Another Language by Paul Nation

Vocabulary learning is one of the most challenging aspects of foreign language acquisition. There is a wealth of theories and techniques which foster better acquisition and assimilation of the vocabulary items. In this article, we will touch upon the principles of vocabulary learning suggested by Paul Nation, an American-New Zealander leading language teaching methodology and...

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Tempting lesson ideas to teach food vocabulary

Tempting lesson ideas to teach food vocabulary

Food, restaurants, cooking, making ingredients’ lists, sharing recipes – all of these can become great exercises for engaging students with the English language at all levels. Food-related topics are easy to teach because there is a wealth of great visual material support available to spice up your lessons. They also provide eternally topical material that...

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Words Slipping Away: How Not to Forget Vocabulary If You Are an ESL Teacher

Words Slipping Away: How Not to Forget Vocabulary If You Are an ESL Teacher

How many words do you actually know? Remember the time when you finished learning English and started teaching it. The word-stock then seemed to remain stable, without major gains or losses. However, is it still the same? Unfortunately, after we start our teaching practice, we mostly deal only with a certain amount of words within...

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Lexical approach with teens: teaching vocabulary

Lexical approach with teens: teaching vocabulary

Lexical approach is one of many ways of analysing and teaching a language. What we know about the lexical approach is: it is organized around vocabulary rather than grammar; it involves a lot of recycling of previously used language; it is aimed at developing students’ ability to notice language and ‘chunk’ it successfully. It can...

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