What's in a word? Presentation at The Language Show, Olympia, London
Presentation by Rachel Hawkes at The Language Show, Olympia, London, on Saturday 16 November 2019.
What's in a word? Every languages teacher knows that vocabulary teaching and learning is vital. Learners can’t understand, say or write anything without knowing some words. So, what is there to know? This session sets out to address all the Ws and the Hs of vocabulary learning – Why is vocabulary so important? What does it mean to know a word? Which words do learners need to know? How many words do they need to know? How can they best learn those words? Answers come from research and practice, and include (freely available) resources for the classroom.