[ELTeCS_PERU] Fwd: Word Up Vocabulary Augmentation | Online Seminar for English Language Teaching
Word Up Vocabulary Augmentation Online Seminar for English Language Teachers
Get ready for the next online seminar for English language teachers hosted by the Regional English Language Office at the US Embassy. This time we will learn how to help students increase their vocabulary in three ways: idioms, phrasal verbs, and academic content-based vocabulary. The seminar will be presented by Patrick Gaebler, English Language Fellow for the US Department of State.
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Word Up Vocabulary Augmentation
When it comes to the lexicon*, the bigger the better! In other words, the more vocabulary one has at their disposal the more articulate, precise, and specific they can be when speaking and writing. Furthermore, those with larger vocabularies are better prepared to understand and digest a greater variety of spoken and written texts. English Language Learners (ELLs) can also benefit from increasing their vocabulary in similar ways. By increasing their English vocabulary, ELLs will not only be able to express themselves better, they will be able to better understand their English speaking interlocutors as well. To this end, the Word Up Vocabulary Augmentation workshop aims to help students increase their vocabulary in three ways: idioms, phrasal verbs, and academic content-based vocabulary.
*Lexicon:The vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge.
Patrick Gaebler is very passionate about cross-cultural and language exchange. Not only is he very passionate about using language education to promote cultural understanding, he has also made a professional life out of traveling to different countries around the world while teaching language and culture. He has taught EFL in Japan, Brazil, and Mexico and ESL in California and Colorado. Some of his interests are first language use, autonomous learning and project-based instruction.