Professional Development Videos

  • Teaching Vocabulary

How we learn the vocabulary of an additional language has been the focus of intense research in recent years. Researchers have looked at what it means to know a word, the types of words we should be teaching our students, and the types of activities we should be using to teach those words. The results of this research are presented in the courses in this section.

Teaching the Academic Word List

In 2000, Averil Coxhead determined that there was a set of words that was crucial for success in an English academic context, the Academic Word List.

Using Flash Cards to Teach Vocabulary

When teaching vocabulary we want to reinforce the information we are giving students verbally and in writing with visual information. This allows us to provide further visual information that visual learners can process to go along with the verbal information for auditory learners.