LLED565E

Learning and Teaching Second/Foreign Language Vocabulary | This course critically explores the following areas of second/foreign language vocabulary: a) Vocabulary description – types of lexical items, vocabulary size, word frequency lists, and text coverage; b) Vocabulary acquisition – incidental vocabulary acquisition, intentional vocabulary learning, and the role of vocabulary in language and literacy development; c) Vocabulary pedagogy – a balanced framework for vocabulary development, vocabulary teaching techniques, and the lexical approach; d) Vocabulary assessment – an overview of the main types of vocabulary tests and a framework for assessing vocabulary knowledge. The course combines a theoretical approach with practical tasks intended to improve the professional practice of prospective and current second/foreign language teachers.