Text of Presentation # 5 vocabulary learning, vocabulary strategies
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