Developing EFL Learners' Vocabulary Awareness (ebook)
by Rolf Palmberg
Recommended for teachers
This downloadable ebook presents 15 original lesson plans with step-by-step instructions, answers and teaching notes. It is freely photocopiable for classroom use.
- easy to follow
- step-by-step instructions
- with answers
- teaching notes
- freely photocopiable
This ebook comprises 15 sections that focus on different aspects of vocabulary knowledge. Some of the activities concentrate on the finding and identification of existing words, others on learners’ learning and recall abilities.
There are also activities that aim at the development of learners’ critical thinking abilities and their ability to explore and understand multiple-meaning words and riddles. Five of the lesson plans involve access to computer programs, downloadable free of charge.
"Rolf Palmberg has a fascination for words and an enthusiasm for teaching which shine through the pages of the books he writes and no doubt rub off on both the trainee teachers and learners he works with. His latest book is no exception. As one would expect from an experienced teacher trainer and a wise old soul, Rolf's instructions are always crystal clear and leave no room for confusion. At the same time they also provide the teacher with a variety of options and suggest various forms of interaction to ensure that the interest of the learners is always likely to be maintained. I especially like the way the activities have been classified according to Gardner's Intelligence Types. This book does a great deal more than the majority of books that just test vocabulary. It helps learners to activate their passive vocabulary, to generate new words, and even to create anagrams of their own - which, being a crossword freak, particularly appealed to me. Above all, it shows how to make extremely effective use of the learners' mother tongue, and I can recommend it wholeheartedly to teachers as a great source of new material and ideas."
Michael Berman, TheStoryTeller.org.uk