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Vocabulary myths : applying second language research to classroom teaching

Author: Keith S Folse
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Vocabulary Myths, Keith S. Folse breaks down the teaching of second language vocabulary into eight commonly held myths. In debunking each myth, he introduces the myth with a story based on his 25 years of teaching experience (in the United States and abroad), continues with a presentation of what empirical research has shown on the topic, and finishes with a list of what teachers can do in their classrooms to  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith S Folse
ISBN: 0472030299 9780472030293
OCLC Number: 54774786
Description: ix, 185 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: An Introduction to second language vocabulary --
Myth 1: in learning another language, vocabulary is not as important as grammar or other areas --
Myth 2: using word lists to learn second language vocabulary is unproductive --
Myth 3: presenting new vocabulary in semantic sets facilitates learning --
Myth 4: the use of translations to learn new vocabulary should be discouraged --
Myth 5: guessing words from context is an excellent strategy for learning second language vocabulary --
Myth 6: the best vocabulary learners make use of one or two really good specific vocabulary learning strategies --
Myth 7: the best dictionary for second language learners is a monolingual dictionary --
Myth 8: teachers, textbooks, and curricula cover second language vocabulary adequately.
Responsibility: Keith S. Folse.
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