The Power of Lexis

Vocabulary Teaching Today

 

More about the course

On this course you are going to see that lexis is so much more than individual words. And as teachers you can focus on it in very different ways to help your learners develop their English, and not just their vocabulary but also their grammar.

You will see that by teaching lexis well, you are in fact teaching grammar. The course is for teachers of all levels of experience. You will briefly look at the history of the Lexical Approach and the more recent concept of Lexical Priming.

It will be a very practical course, and you will gain many techniques for teaching and practising lexis that won’t necessarily take you longer to prepare.

You will have a clearer idea of how to select the lexis you teach and see some websites and free online tools to help you see what lexis we really use. We will share suggestions for lessons and you will develop a range of teaching ideas.

Start Date

7th November 2016
Available up to 3rd December 2016
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The Power of Lexis Course is offered by ITTC & Beet Language Centre in Bournemouth. ITTC in Bournemouth is the UK’s second largest teacher training centre, offering the highest quality courses both in the UK and overseas.

Course Outline

Week 1

  • Meet the trainer and overview of the course
  • The Lexical Approach
  • Types of Lexical Chunk
  • Five Cultural Mistakes
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Lesson observation – Trainer demonstrating ideas

Week 2

  • Teaching Language, Lexis and Grammar
  • Teach Probable not Possible Language
  • Corpus Tools
  • Lexical Priming
  • Lesson observation – Trainer demonstrating ideas
  • Live Session – Q&A
  • Course summary

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