Vocabulary in Language Teaching
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About "Vocabulary in Language Teaching"
This text offers a comprehensive introduction to vocabulary for language teachers who would like to know more about the way vocabulary works. It provides the background knowledge necessary for practitioners to make informed choices about vocabulary teaching and testing. The overall theme is making research and theory accessible, and then drawing on it to suggest effective classroom applications. Chapters 1 and 2 provide linguistic and historical background. Chapters 3-7 describe the various kinds of knowledge a person can have about a word, how vocabulary behaves in context, and how it is acquired. Chapters 8 and 9 focus on issues in teaching and testing vocabulary. The chapters include teaching applications, exercises, and suggestions for further reading. The appendices include a word list of academic vocabulary and a vocabulary test.
Meet the Author
Charles P. Schmitt and his wife, Dotty, are lead pastors with Immanuel's Church, a large, multicultural congregation in Washington DC that began in their home. They travel extensively for world missions and conference ministry and are passionate about seeing the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in revival power.