Oliver Ballance

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ELI Teacher School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies


Teaching in 2019


Ballance, O. J. & Coxhead, A. (2019). How much vocabulary is needed to use a concordance? International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. Details TBC

Ballance, O.J. & Cobb, T. (2019). Resources for learning single-word items. The Routledge Handbook of Vocabulary Studies. Details TBC

Ballance, O. J. (2018). Technology to teach vocabulary. In J. I. Liontas  (Ed.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (pp. 1-6). Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0920

Ballance, O. J. (2018). Strategies for pre-teaching vocabulary in context. In J. I. Liontas  (Ed.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (pp. 1-7). Wiley. DOI: 0.1002/9781118784235.eelt0732

Coxhead, A. & Ballance, O. J. (2018). Learning through a corpus. In A. Burns & J. Richards (Ed.s), The Cambridge guide to learning in a second language (pp. 307-315). Cambridge, UK; Cambridge University Press.

Webb, S., Sasao, Y., & Ballance, O. (2017). The updated Vocabulary Levels Test: Developing and validating two new forms of the VLT. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 168(1), 33-69. doi 10.1075/itl.168.1.02web

Ballance, O. J. (2017). Pedagogical models of concordance use: correlations between concordance user preferences. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 30(3-4), 259-283, DOI: 10.1080/09588221.2017.1307228

Ballance, O. J. (2016). Analysing concordancing: a simple or multifaceted construct? Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29(7) 1205-1219. DOI:10.1080/09588221.2016.1209527

Ballance, O. J. (2016). Review [book, Cat Got Your Tongue? Recent Research and Classroom Practices for Teaching Idioms to English Language Learners around the World, by P. McPherron & P. T. Randolph]. CATESOL, 28(2), 141-143.

Ballance, O. J. (2013). MALL – Somewhere between the tower, the field, the classroom and the market: A reply to Professor Stockwell’s response. Language Learning and Technology, 17(1), 37-46.

Ballance, O. J. (2012). Corpus technology and vocabulary testing in EAP.  Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research, 1(2), 143-154.

Ballance, O. J. (2012). Mobile language learning: More than just ‘the platform’. A commentary on: Using mobile phones for vocabulary activities: examining the effect of the platform, Stockwell, 2010. Language Learning and Technology, 16(3), 21-23.


Teaching in 2019