Classroom strategies for developing autonomous vocabulary learners

Balchin, K., Jamal, N. and Jenam, I. (2011) Classroom strategies for developing autonomous vocabulary learners. In: Cutting Edges: Autonomy and Community in Language Learning, Teaching and Training, 1-2 July 2011, Canterbury.

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Learning a new language has been likened to building a new home from scratch, with the bricks needed to build it representing the vocabulary we need to express ourselves through language, and the process of building from one level to the next comparable to the process of building up a vocabulary bank. However, the process of acquiring vocabulary, like that of building a home, is a long and time-consuming one, and to do it more efficiently, learners must be given with the tools necessary to develop their vocabulary banks autonomously so as to be better equipped to continue acquiring vocabulary beyond the classroom environment. Based around Nation’s (2001) discussion of the knowledge and skills needed to be an autonomous vocabulary learner and the eight principles of autonomous vocabulary learning on which that discussion is based, this presentation develops practical classroom strategies for creating autonomous vocabulary learners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0101 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > English and Language Studies
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Balchin
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 13:18
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 14:10

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