Event type: Seminars28 July 2017 from 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Speaker: TJ Boutorwick, LALS PhD candidate
Title: Learning between the lines: Optimizing ER for L2 vocabulary development
Is more merrier?
Given finite time in the language-learning classroom, how can teachers ensure their students receive the best opportunities for vocabulary development? This talk suggests that reading supplemented with post-reading discussion facilitates vocabulary development to a greater extent than a traditional reading-only approach. The discussion will introduce latent semantic analysis as a means to analyze lexical development, as well as language-related episodes and their role in development. The seminar will thus be of interest to researchers and practitioners alike.