This article focuses on the development of vocabulary among English language learners. The author first defines what a “word” means, then discusses five aspects of vocabulary knowledge. Drawing on Swain (1993), the author identifies three main goals of vocabulary learning. The rest of the article is devoted to the description of six activities to help students learn vocabulary in ESL/EFL contexts.
TESOL (Teaching English for speakers of other languages)
Spelling and Vocabulary
Learning Resource Type
CC 0 / public domain