The Lexical Approach

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  1. Rosi Mcnab says:

    I just wish the people who control the curriculum were listening. I have been trying to teach [and write course books and interactive materials] this way for the last 30 years but have been continuously thwarted by the politically correct establishment who insist on teaching to test and doing it ‘their’ way.

  2. Chris Quinn says:

    I have to agree with everything in the article above. I stumbled upon the idea of Lexical teaching when I worked at a Test-prep company, and have applied it to my TOEFL & TOEIC classes ever since. The one thing I would add to all of this talk about effective language learning for adults is that many classes lack an “emotional” element to the lessons, wherein students have some feeling or connection to the content; these emotions, I have found, contribute greatly to information retention. That’s why I am continually trying to bring humor and laughter into the classroom–which is sometimes difficult when teaching a test!

    The one question I would ask, which was touched on above but never quite answered, is how much students should utilize 1st-language reference material when studying English? A lot, a little, or only when completely necessary?

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  2. June 25, 2013

    […] Antworten finden lassen. Ich möchte stellvertretend zwei Artikel  zur Diskussion stellen: “The Lexical Approach”  (29. 9. 2009) aus dem von Rhalmi Mohammed betreuten Blog My English Pages und “Why has the […]

  3. March 23, 2015

    […] view is based on Lewis’ Lexical Approach. If you’d like to learn more about it, follow this link (English) or this […]

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