Reading Time: 5 minutesDi Zou (The Education University of Hong Kong) investigates the effectiveness of three different vocabulary tasks and comes up with interesting conclusions. But things may not be as straightforward as they seem.
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.