Parvathy_ My Ideal Vocabulary Teaching Course

Nation, P. (2011). My Ideal Vocabulary Teaching Course. Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design, 49-62.

Main Argument: Ways to improve vocabulary for students who learn English as a second language

Sub Argument:Learning through meaning-focused method works with extensive reading, where the reading material is at the grade level of the children when the aim is to improve comprehension (Krashen’s i+1 theory) and material is below reading level when focusing on fluency.

Sub Argument: Learning through listening happens when classroom management, like explaination, feedback, assessment, happens only in the medium of English. The words used for such must be of high frequency words.

Sub Argument: Learn Content Matter while learning language, where all subjects are taught via the medium of English. This helps reduce vocabulary load.

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