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Working with Words : A Guide to Teaching and Learning Vocabulary - Ruth Gairns

Working with Words

A Guide to Teaching and Learning Vocabulary

Paperback Published: 14th July 1986
ISBN: 9780521317092
Number Of Pages: 210

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This is a practical guide for teachers on how to select, organise and teach vocabulary to all levels of students. It discusses the linguistic and psychological theories relevant to vocabulary learning, describes with clear examples traditional and current methods of presentation and practice, and suggests ways of assessing and supplementing the vocabulary component of coursebooks. Working with Words is an ideal resource for practising teachers and teachers in training.

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' ... offers trainees as well as experienced teachers a comprehensive and very accessible review of the main issues in vocabulary teaching and learning, and a wealth of ideas and techniques to take into the classroom.' ELTJ ' ... an excellent book that brings vocabulary into the mainstream of ESL teaching and materials development.' Studies in Second Language Acquisition ' ... a must for the staffroom library.' ELTJ

Acknowledgements
Preface
Words: Their Meanings and Forms
Language awareness activities
Words and their meanings
Words and their forms
Principles in Learning and Teaching Vocabulary
Decisions about content
How the learner discovers meaning
Memory and written storage
Classroom Activities
Using visual aids
Using authentic reading texts
Teacher designed contexts and the use of the dictionary
Speaking activities
Games, questionnaires and problem solving
Vocabulary in Course Books
Vocabulary in course books
Key
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521317092
ISBN-10: 0521317096
Series: Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 14th July 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.3

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