How to Teach Vocabulary

How to Teach Vocabulary

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By (author) Scott Thornbury

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  • Publisher: LONGMAN
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 13mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 5 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0582429668
  • ISBN 13: 9780582429666
  • Sales rank: 99,108

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* Looks in detail at the theory of words and at how students learn new vocabulary * Offers practical advice on how to help students build vocabulary in new and effective ways and how to test students' word knowledge * Major developments, such as language corpora and lexical approaches, are clearly explained and related to your needs as a teacher The Task File develops a teacher's skill in identifying parts of speech including lexical fields, word families, etc. to build more confidence in teaching and explaining words and their use.

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Author information

Scott Thornbury is from New Zealand originally but he started his teaching career in the UK in 1975. Since then he has lived and worked in both Egypt and Spain, teaching, training teachers, and writing materials. In 1991 Scott did an MA in TEFL at the University of Reading. He has written a number of books about language teaching (including How to Teach Grammar and How to Teach Vocabulary), as well as lots of articles for journals and magazines (such as Modern English Teacher and English Teaching Professional). Scott has also given conference presentations at conferences in six different continents. At present Scott lives in Barcelona.

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Finally...an introduction to teaching vocabulary that s both accessible and content-rich. Here you ll find details on the characteristics of words, how they are learned and memorized, and the best ways to teach them. Complex issues are presented in the context of the real-life challenges of today s classrooms. "