Reading Time: 5 minutesThis study proposes a New General Service List, compiled on the basis of four language corpora including a total of over 12 billion running words. ‘The New GSL is conceived of as a list of the most frequent English vocabulary [in British English] suitable for both receptive and productive use, primarily intended for beginner learners.’
Reading Time: 5 minutesDurrant’s research project on the Academic Vocabulary List reminds us of the need to consider all vocabulary lists with a critical eye
Reading Time: 5 minutesOkamoto (2015) looks at the question of how well intuition matches corpus frequency and whether intuition is a good measure when selecting vocabulary to teach.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article is about moving from receptive to productive and helping students to use the vocabulary they learn.
Reading Time: 3 minutesRassaei looks at the effectiveness of summarization, question-and-answer, and prediction writing activities on vocabulary acquisition.
Reading Time: 4 minutesUse of L2 for explanation of target vocabulary improves acquisition.