Teaching Vocabulary
Teaching Vocabulary

Teaching Vocabulary

English Language Teacher Development


46 Pages, 7 x 10

Paperback, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $25.95)

Publication Date: February 2013

ISBN 9781931185974

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Vocabulary is central to English language teaching. Without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas. Teachers who find the task of teaching English vocabulary a little daunting are not alone! This book presents important issues from recent vocabulary research and theory so that teachers may approach teaching vocabulary in a principled, thoughtful way. Topics covered are understanding vocabulary, importance of vocabulary, relevant research findings, students' vocabulary levels, and teaching vocabulary effectively. This easy-to-follow guide is practical for teachers in any context and provides helpful reflections that offer ideas for your own vocabulary teaching.

Author Biography

Michael Lessard-Clouston (Ph.D., OISE/University of Toronto) is a Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Biola University in La Mirada, California. He has taught in Canada, China, Indonesia, and Japan, and is author of Teaching Vocabulary (TESOL, 2013) and articles in The CATESOL Journal, The Linguistics Journal, and TESL Reporter.