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  • What are Vocabulary Strategies ?VOCABULARY LEARNING

  • Biggest problems for beginners:Vocabulary Learning Learners cannot communicate well without a working vocabulary of 2,000 words or more.

    Vocabulary is extremely important at the beginning and intermediate levels.

  • What teachers can do:Teach students vocabulary strategies.

    Help students to set priorities about vocabulary learning.

  • Vocabulary Strategies Keep a vocabulary notebook or make a carpet/folder only with new vocabulary that is pertinent and significant to your study program.

  • Group words by categories.

    List where you first heard the word and in what context (localize).

  • Learn song lyrics, imitate; Name that tune!Rehearse new words (practice).Mimic native speakers, pronunciation of new words.Walk around while imitating new words.

  • Use semantic mapping (webbing or netting). Place the major, most important concept in a circle in the middle of the page, then use lines leading to all the vocabulary words related or in reference to the major concept.

  • Use Total Physical Response to learn verbs, adverbs and nouns. Label item with the appropriate words using sticky notes or index cards and tape, you can also highlight. Use a picture dictionary.

  • Build models or make maps (of the subject) and label the parts.Example: Human Anatomy label major organs.

    Think of associations of new words. What do you associate with the X word? You can make funny, graphic, colorful lists!

  • Vocabulary Strategies AdvicesUse humor.Practice new vocabulary with friends.Put new words into sentences and use them as soon as you can.

  • Vocabulary StrategiesDoes anyone have any more suggestions about Vocabulary Strategies?

  • Universidad del ValleFacultad de HumanidadesEscuela de Ciencias del LenguajeDepartamento de Lenguas ExtranjerasDocente: Maritza Vsquez Agosto Diciembre 2009Adaptacin


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