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Suggestions are offered for teaching vocabulary in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL)/English-as-a-foreign-Language (EFL) instruction. Five components in vocabulary development are seen as crucial: meeting vocabulary for the first time; establishing previously-encountered vocabulary; enriching previously-met vocabulary; developing word-decoding and recognition skills; and developing fluency with known vocabulary. Each of these is elaborated upon, with examples drawn from experience with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation,...
In Vietnamese secondary education, translation and visuals are traditionally used as major techniques in teaching new English lexical items. Responding to the Vietnamese government policy issued in 2008 on using IT for a quality education, the application of PowerPoint has been considered the most prevalent type of technology used in the classrooms throughout in Vietnam as Rickman (2000) stated. This paper reports the impact of implementing PowerPoint in teaching vocabulary in English classes...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocabulary Development, Pretests Posttests, Computer Software, Questionnaires,...
The purpose of this program is to determine how to teach the four major language skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking, in an Apple Macintosh classroom environment for high school students who are non-native speakers of English. The syllabus for the course, designed for higher-intermediate students with a basic background in English grammar and vocabulary, focuses on developing academic communication skills, learning skills, knowledge in a specific content area, and skills for using...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communication Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, English...
The resource guide, developed by the ESL (English-as-a- Second-Language) Group of the Minnesota Literacy Training Network, contains useful classroom techniques and activities for teaching ESL. The ideas are both conventional and innovative, and support development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The first section lists activities found to be effective by ESL teachers. The second section contains ideas drawn from an ESL teacher education program. These two sections include...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Adverbs, Advertising, Art Activities, Audiovisual Aids, Classroom...
Vocabulary is predominant in improving one's communicative skill. Language is more powerful when it is being used perfectly. Teachers should consider the background of learners and aid them to learn and develop their vocabulary in many interesting ways especially through games. This paper deals with a productive and a logical study, done on a set of college students to improve the vocabulary of first generation learners at college level through games. Learners should be exposed to develop basic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, First Generation College...