Language Educators

Topic: New VIDEO: Vocabulary Coverage & Size for Comprehension 

1.  New VIDEO: Vocabulary Coverage & Size for Comprehension

Posted 27 days ago
Which words and how many should I teach? This is a much-abridged VIDEO version of Acquisition Classroom Memo (Issue 20) on the relationship between word frequency, text coverage, vocabulary size, and comprehension. This research should inform a teacher's and a learner's word selection and goals. It clearly demonstrates the importance of vocabulary control and the inappropriateness of "ungraded texts." Subscribers received a 29-page memo on vocabulary divided up into 5 parts. If only this were common knowledge among language teachers. . .

Happy Acquisition!

Eric Herman
Graduate Student