New PDF release: Learning Vocabulary in Another Language

By I. S. P. Nation

ISBN-10: 0521804981

ISBN-13: 9780521804981

Studying Vocabulary in one other Language offers a close survey of study and thought at the educating and studying of vocabulary with the purpose of offering pedagogical feedback for either lecturers and rookies. It comprises descriptions of diverse vocabulary studying concepts that are justified and supported by means of connection with experimental learn, case reports, and educating adventure. It additionally describes what vocabulary freshmen want to know to be potent language clients. studying Vocabulary in one other Language exhibits that by way of taking a scientific method of vocabulary studying, academics could make the easiest use of sophistication time and aid novices get the simplest go back for his or her studying attempt. it is going to speedy identify itself because the element of reference for destiny vocabulary paintings.

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What vocabulary should be tested? These questions will be looked at again in later chapters. 35 2 Knowing a word Words are not isolated units of the language, but fit into many interlocking systems and levels. Because of this, there are many things to know about any particular word and there are many degrees of knowing. One of the major ideas explored in this chapter is the relationship and boundaries between learning individual items and learning systems of knowledge. For example, it is possible to learn to recognize the form of a word simply by memorizing its form.

5 monitoring and feedback. Teachers should check that learners are making progress and should inform learners of their progress. Regular checks could involve dictation, classifying words according to sound patterns and spelling patterns, and monitoring free written work. 6. learners being trained in the use of learning strategies and the goals of those strategies and being encouraged to become independent in the application of the strategies. Strategies may include finding analogies, cover and recall, focusing on difficult parts, and setting regular learning goals.

Other confounding differences in test items may be the presence and absence of sentence context, oral and written presentation, and integration in and separation from a communicative task. Some studies however have avoided this problem of confounding variables. Stoddard (1929) is one of the earliest foreign vocabulary learning studies to directly compare receptive and productive learning and to test with equivalent test formats. Half of Stoddard's 328 school-age subjects learned 50 French-English word pairs (receptive learning).

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