Teaching a Lexis based Academic Writing Course

Teaching a Lexis-Based Academic Writing Course is a companion to Building an Academic Vocabulary, which was written for students who need to develop college-level vocabulary skills.

Author: Lawrence J. Zwier

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UCSC:32106019536256

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Teaching a Lexis-Based Academic Writing Course is a companion to Building an Academic Vocabulary, which was written for students who need to develop college-level vocabulary skills. Building Academic Vocabulary (0-472-08589-1) helps students develop lexical precision as they work in such often-exercised modes as cause-effect, general description, description of processes, and comparison/contrast. Teaching a Lexis-Based Academic Writing Course will help instructors use Building an Academic Vocabulary more effectively, but it can also be used as a companion to any writing text and by instructors who want their writing course to have more of a focus on vocabulary. Each chapter includes additional practice exercise and five additional quizzes on collocations and common phrases, related forms, and additional vocabulary. This resource provides instructors with a valuable tool for helping students develop precision and fluency in their academic writing.

Teaching Readers of English

New ways of using drama and literature in language teaching. Alexandria ...
Literacy in the digital age: Reading, writing, viewing, and computing. ...
Teachinga lexis-based academic writing course: A guide to building academic
vocabulary.

Author: John Hedgcock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135837716

Category: Education

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A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL and EFL educators, this frontline text balances insights from current reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing L2 reading in secondary and post-secondary contexts. Teaching Readers of English: provides a through yet accessible survey of L2 reading theory and research addresses the unique cognitive and socioeducational challenges encountered by L2 readers covers the features of L2 texts that teachers of reading must understand acquaints readers with methods for designing reading courses, selecting curricular materials, and planning instruction explores the essential role of systematic vocabulary development in teaching L2 literacy includes practical methods for assessing L2 students’ proficiency, achievement, and progress in the classroom. Pedagogical features in each chapter include questions for reflection, further reading and resources, reflection and review questions, and application activities.

Teaching Readers of English

Zipf, G. K. (1949). Human behavior and the principle of least effort: An
introduction to human ecology. New York, NY: Hafner. Zwier, L. J., & Bennett,
G. R. (2006). Teaching a lexis-based academic writing course: A guide to
building academic ...

Author: John S. Hedgcock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315465555

Category: Foreign Language Study

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A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL, EFL, and EIL educators who work with multilingual students at the secondary and postsecondary levels, this text balances insights from reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing second-language reading that educators can readily adopt and adapt to suit their contexts and student populations. Teaching Readers of English is a complete "go-to" source for teaching reading and promoting classroom and professional literacies in an increasingly digital world. Offering principled approaches and methods for planning and delivering effective L2 reading instruction, the text includes pedagogical features, such as questions for reflection, further reading and resources, and application activities to develop purposeful classroom reading lessons in a range of contexts. Changes in the Second Edition: Updated and revised chapters on formative and summative reading assessment, developing vocabulary knowledge and grammatical skill, and cultivating extensive reading and literary appreciation Updated information on institutional settings and reader demographics New pedagogical features in each chapter, including Chapter Summaries, Further Reading, Reflection and Review, and Application Activities A streamlined chapter sequence to enhance the text’s usability

Teaching Academic ESL Writing

This book deals with techniques for teaching L2 writing, grammar, and lexis that
can inform L2 instruction and ... about what a L2 writing course has to address
and what L2 writers must know is based on the findings of research into
academic ...

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135646479

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar fills an important gap in teacher professional preparation by focusing on the grammatical and lexical features that are essential for all ESL writing teachers and student-writers to know. The fundamental assumption is that before students of English for academic purposes can begin to successfully produce academic writing, they must have the foundations of language in place--the language tools (grammar and vocabulary) they need to build a text. This text offers a compendium of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and lexis to second-language learners that will help teachers effectively target specific problem areas of students' writing. Based on the findings of current research, including a large-scale study of close to 1,500 non-native speakers' essays, this book works with several sets of simple rules that collectively can make a noticeable and important difference in the quality of ESL students' writing. The teaching strategies and techniques are based on a highly practical principle for efficiently and successfully maximizing learners' language gains. Part I provides the background for the text and a sample of course curriculum guidelines to meet the learning needs of second-language teachers of writing and second-language writers. Parts II and III include the key elements of classroom teaching: what to teach and why, possible ways to teach the material in the classroom, common errors found in student prose and ways to teach students to avoid them, teaching activities and suggestions, and questions for discussion in a teacher-training course. Appendices to chapters provide supplementary word and phrase lists, collocations, sentence chunks, and diagrams that teachers can use as needed. The book is designed as a text for courses that prepare teachers to work with post-secondary EAP students and as a professional resource for teachers of students in EAP courses.

Developing Academic Literacies

means by which speakers create relationships of solidarity with their audience
when presenting such papers . ... Such work would extend the body of existing
APPRAISAL research , which has suggested value systems and categories of
evaluative lexis , mostly based on ... Such insights can inform syllabus design
and teaching materials development of academic writing courses / seminars as
well as of ...

Author: Dimitra Koutsantoni

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039105752

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book combines a social constructionist view of academic writing with a pedagogical orientation seeking to explore the dialogic relationship between the culture of academic discourse communities and their rhetoric, and provide a comprehensive analysis of variation across disciplines, genres and national intellectual cultures. The analysis focuses on the rhetorical organisation of research genres and the resources that convey authors' epistemic and attitudinal stance. The findings form the basis for the design of socio-culturally oriented learning materials for the teaching of writing in the disciplines and the development of academic literacies.

A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners

This training guide is intended to help classroom teachers become more
comfortable creating and using assessments . ... S . Folse Teaching a Lexis -
Based Academic Writing Course : A Guide to Building Academic Vocabulary
Lawrence J ...

Author: Christine Anne Coombe

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: UOM:39015079248962

Category: Education

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For many teachers of English language learners, the field of assessment is foreign territory. Assessment has its own culture, traditions, and terminology. This training guide is intended to help classroom teachers become more comfortable creating and using assessments. A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners provides helpful insights into the practice and terminology of assessment. The text focuses on providing the cornerstones of good assessments--usefulness, validity, reliability, practicality, washback, authenticity, transparency, and security--and techniques for testing. It devotes a chapter to the assessment of each of the four main skill areas (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), and also covers placement testing, such as using TOEFL® and MELAB, diagnostic testing, evaluation, and instructional decision-making with regard to testing. Tips to improve students' test-taking strategies are offered, and each chapter ends with a helpful list of Ten Things to Remember, as well as informative case studies featuring two teachers and their assessment decisions. Incorporating its own principles, A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners opens with a short quiz for the reader called Are You Testwise? that quickly determines how each teacher will benefit from this indispensable guide.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Content Standards for Teaching Adult English Language Learners ; LL05582
What we Can Learn from Questions : ESL ... Performance ; LL05640 Investigating
the quality of teacher - produced tests for EFL students and the effects of training
in test ... for Academic Purposes Genre and Academic Writing in the Disciplines ;
LL05508 Discoursive Analysis and Pragmatic ... LL05148 A Contribution to the
Lexis of Construction Engineering Textbooks : The Case of Building and
Construction ...

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Teaching Academic Writing

This is the case with the “English for Legal Studies” course in which key content
and tasks dovetail with the main ... deal with problems that may occur at any
particular level of writing, whether relating to language structure, lexis and
collocation, ...

Author: Patricia Friedrich

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: UCSC:32106019856498

Category: Education

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Teaching Academic Writing examines the issues that confront teachers of academic writing classes. In a series of ten teacher-focused chapters, Friedrich offers practical advice and solutions in areas of teaching, assessment and feedback. >

How to teach Lexis and Dictionary Usage according to the Curriculum

In the seminar „Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Grammar and Lexis in
Context“ (WS 07/08) “English-minor” students are obligated to write a term paper
about an issue which fits into the course subject matter. In this case, the topic ...

Author: Henner Kaatz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640202218

Category: Education

Page: 18

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject Pedagogy - Common Didactics, Educational Objectives, Methods, grade: 1,0, Technical University of Braunschweig, course: „Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Grammar and Lexis in Context“ , 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In the seminar „Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Grammar and Lexis in Context“ (WS 07/08) “English-minor” students are obligated to write a term paper about an issue which fits into the course subject matter. In this case, the topic “How to teach Lexis and Dictionary Usage according to the Curriculum” was chosen. The topic can be seen as one of the most important issues because the “future-teachers” need to be aware of what is expected and demanded from them due to the curriculum. This topic and respectively this term paper is a summary of what is meant by Lexical teaching and learning. Also, the “Niedersächsiches Kerncurriulum Englisch” is exposed inside of this paper in order to reveal the teaching/learning expectations related to Lexis. An obviously important question is “How is Lexis learned and being taught in school and how can dictionaries help to acquire a language?” Furthermore, in this case, the curriculum has to be considered as well. This term paper describes some of the opportunities German teachers have, according to the curriculum, to enhance Lexis acquisition especially with the addition of using a particular dictionary. It mainly deals with the ideas of the Lexical Approach (Michael Lewis). The Lexical part of language acquisition is seen as the most important one within this approach. The term paper creates a relationship between how Lexis is involved in “ideal” language acquisition and the national standards of the particular German school curriculum (in this case “Hauptschule” is reflected on). As a result, it shows whether there is a conflict between language acquisition referring to the Lexical Approach and curriculum guidelines or unison between those two aspects. In order to do so, both parts of the discussion are particularly identified. To describe and define the most important expressions, the paper starts with the definitions of Lexis, vocabulary, grammar, Lexical Approach and Lexis teaching in school. Then, different types of dictionaries and dictionary usage in school are portrayed. After that, the “Niedersächsiches Kerncurriculum” is depicted before teaching Lexis and dictionary usage according to it is explained. Moreover, it is shown how dictionaries can possibly help to enhance language/Lexis acquisition and some examples are supplied. [...]

JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION

27 To internationalize and vitalize the classroom, the latter will be more effective,
of course, and contrastive ... aims; has acquired some specific lexis, or lexicon;
and has a threshold level of members with a suitable degree of expertise in the ...
Teaching writing is inherently political, and how we perceive the purposes of
writing visa-vis the academic community will reflect our political stance. ... Id. (
quoting M. Shih, Content-Based Approaches to Teaching Academic Writing, 20,
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Teaching Academic Writing

An Introduction for Teachers of Second Language Writers Brian Paltridge, Lesley
Harbon ... Teaching writing is teaching reading : Training the new teacher of ESL
composition . ... How much lexis is necessary for reading comprehension ?

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015079248954

Category: Education

Page: 187

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"Chapters address a full range of critical topics, including the context and process of academic writing, needs analysis, teaching approaches, the interrelationship between writing and vocabulary, intercultural perspectives, feedback and assessment. Each chapter includes Classroom Implications, tasks and techniques for teaching, and some possible exercises to use with students. Chapters begin with thought-provoking questions and end with a section designed to help users consider their own beliefs and classroom practices." -- Back cover.

Bibliographic Guide to Education

Academic preparation in social studies : teaching for transition from high school
to college . New York : College ... LEXIS - NEXIS academic universe ( computer
file ) . ( S . I . ) : Lexis ... Assessing writing across the curriculum . Durham , N . C ...

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... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.

The Concise Guide to Teaching Composition

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 19 January 2004 . 21 November 2005 < http : / / web
. lexis - nexis . com > , Tuzi , Frank . “ The Impact of e - feedback on the revisions
of L2 Writers in an Academic Writing Course . ” Computers and Composition 21 ...

Author: Derek Soles

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: PSU:000054937765

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 125

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This concise guide for teaching college composition was written especially for writing teachers who are graduate teaching assistants or those whose academic preparation is in a discipline other than rhetoric and composition. Completely research based and generously documented, this practical guide boils down the most important composition theory and pedagogy into 17 brief, practical chapters that will edify those who are new to the discipline and serve as a refresher to those who are more experienced.

LEXIS Brief

LEXIS law school update LEXIS : A Legal Research Manual Facility with
computer - aided legal research and the ... the curriculum to legal importance of
teaching legal research and writing research and takes action . law school
librarians and ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105060884041

Category: Information storage and retrieval systems

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Russian Language Teaching Methodology and Course Design

PILOTING THE AB INITIO COURSE James Davie University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom • INTRODUCTION This ... The analysis in question - a piloting
exercise undertaken in academic years 1994 – 95 and 1995 – 96 – was carried
out to assess teacher and learner reaction to the skills - , functional - and situation
- based approach of the coursebook , as well ... such as teaching methodology ,
the treatment and perceived importance of language skills , grammar and lexis ,
and the ...

Author: James Davie

Publisher: Astra Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015042799471

Category: Russian language

Page: 208

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Understanding the Courses We Teach

Continuum of One Set of Macrolevel Options in ELT Course Syllabus Design
Analytic Hybrid Synthetic “ Present the ... experiences in using “ target language
samples which . . . have not been controlled for structure or lexis ( or phonology )
... Language Learning , the Direct Method , and task - based language teaching
reflect many features of analytic course syllabi . ... to writing instruction ( Zamel
1982 ) A hybrid syllabus includes significant features of both analytic and
synthetic course ...

Author: John Murphy

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: 0472097709

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Teachers' interesting stories about the courses they design and teach

From Corpus to Classroom

This book summarises and makes accessible recent work in corpus research, focusing on spoken data and on the place of lexis in grammar and discourse.

Author: Anne O'Keeffe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521851466

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 315

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This book summarises and makes accessible recent work in corpus research, focusing on spoken data and on the place of lexis in grammar and discourse.