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the meanings of a word to only include the one that

students native language that is closest to the

collocations. Students do ask me about vocabulary and I do this but I

The point of the exercise is to help the student use

And what if the word isnt directly translatable

In English mouse and rat have very different connotations. Mice are

siblings as their chief motive for learning English.

or has a different cultural resonance in English

precise meaning but also a wide knowledge of collocations with each

prefer to work from texts and corpora.

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the meanings of a word to only include the one that

Before that I thought there was a women in either Australia or New Zealand who developed a reading program for elementary school students which started with learning the words that were most important to each child. This was NOT for ESL, but was just a regular school and getting children to read without using phonics or sight words in a basic graded textbook.

One might say that these are beginners but vocabulary isnt so neatly

looking for ideas in regards to Oral English Lesson plans and ideas that would stimulate the

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… I am looking for ideas in regards to Oral English Lesson plans and ideas that would stimulate the classes

— In[hidden email], Nelson Bank natlunla@… wrote:

meanings to paint the picture. Its a creative

study, they should have enough meanings, expressed in

the objects in the classroom or other vocabulary

generally sweet. Rats are bad except for the British character Roland

You can read more about Dr. Dam and her methods here

divided into beginner and advanced and the vocabulary they may want

considerations, letting them concentrate on meaning at the expense of

For them, it was pointless to memorize the names of

looking for ideas in regards to Oral English Lesson

multiple entries in the dictionary for the word,

ignores collocation, connotation, area of meaning and other important

it ignores collocation, connotation, area of meaning

the meaning of a word he/she has chosen in his/her

Cheers! (used as a toast). The translation would

it collocates with and to do that you need to introduce their

… I am looking for ideas in regards to Oral English Lesson plans …

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I will be teaching English to a group of Mandarin speaking students aged 11-21 and I am

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be collocated among other allowable (or invented)

For the class lexicon building exercise, words are

Yes. Did I miss the point of this question?

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You might also want to write for the site.

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Rat but we Brits are a perverse race.

placed in correspondence and that meaning is far more important than

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the student the single entry determined by his

students native language that is closest to the

looking for ideas in regards to Oral English Lesson

The point of the exercise is to help the student use

it ignores collocation, connotation, area of meaning

Before that I thought there was a women in either Australia or New Zealand who developed a reading program for elementary school students which started with learning the words that were most important to each child. This was NOT for ESL, but was just a regular school and getting children to read without using phonics or sight words in a basic graded textbook. Sorry, my memory fails me in what was her name and origin, but I know it was down under.

When students begin building sentences in the Grammar

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the learner autonomy movement. I remember hearing her

Yes. Did I miss the point of this question?

Allow students to choose words in Chinese they want to

The point of the exercise is to help the student use

Lifes a journey not a destination, help others along the way.

The point of the question was the part you chose not to include. What is the point of narrowing down the meanings of a word to only include the one that has been chosen by a student and NOT include multiple meanings and contexts?

meaning is far more important than collocation and

to that of Leni Dam, who is credited as the mother of

has been chosen by a student

and treating English as if its a code with a one to one

textbooks to answer that. Although being lazy, I will

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Allow students to choose words in Chinese they want to

student the single entry determined by his choice and ignore all the

The first is nowhere near a literal translation, the

bother. When the year of the rat comes round we get picture, statues

verb and of usage patterns. To come upon this blind and new as a

Thats one of my functions after the vocabulary in

I find the Britsh Council website useful in some ways, and also after a while you will get to know your students and realise your imagination is the best thing to surf!

you have to introduce the new words it collocates

Heres a review for Teacher from Amazon:

problems when the area of meaning is wider in Chinese than English.

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If there are multiple entries you will only teach

factors. It even steers learners away from thinking about such

translation of individual words. I believe Michael Lewiss lexical

study, they should have enough meanings, expressed in

speak, twelve years ago, about how her middle-school

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When students begin building sentences in the Grammar

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You will find loads of lesson plans at

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True, except that meaning often is dependent on collocation, eg. I

have to be Gambei! Or Get it? = Ni zhidao ma?

classes and also the students learning curve. Any suggestions and/or websites for assistance

context has to be determined to determine the right

The question is good for idiomatic expressions, like

meanings to paint the picture. Its a creative

Once meaning is determined, its symbol, the word, can

The Chinese have a blanket verb for know that covers know, see,

words in English, to build a subject-predicate

both gives the idea that Chinese and English words can be easily

words in English, to build a subject-predicate

be collocated among other allowable (or invented)

compiled individually with the translation from

representation of Chinese in English, something that Chinese learners

TEACHER was first published in 1963 to excited acclaim. Its author, Sylvia Ashton-Warner, who lived in New Zealand and spent many years teaching Maori children, found that Maoris taught according to British methods were not learning to read. They were passionate, moody children, bred in an ancient legend-haunted tradition; how could she build them a bridge to European culture that would enable them to take hold of the great joy of reading? Ashton-Warner devised a method whereby written words became prized possessions for her students. Today, her findings are strikingly relevant to the teaching of socially disadvantaged and non-English-speaking students. TEACHER is part diary, part inspired description of Ashton-Warners teaching method in action. Her fiercely loved children come alive individually, as do the unique setting and the character of this extraordinary woman.

the meaning of a word he/she has chosen in his/her

But there is also the problem that you have to introduce the new words

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Yes, meaning is the prime component of collocation.

If there are multiple entries you will only teach

I also think that this method of learning concentrates too much on

And what if the word isnt directly translatable or has a different cultural resonance in English than it does in Chinese?

meaning is far more important than collocation and

learn in English. You can base Conversation on these

that have a one to one relationship in Chinese and English. It causes

the meaning of a word he/she has chosen in his/her

(e.g., as defined by ACTFL) are the students

If there are multiple entries you will only teach the

It sounds as though you are taking an approach similar

Once meaning is determined, its symbol, the word, can

Yes, meaning is the prime component of collocation.

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multiple entries in the dictionary for the word,

and gold pendants featuring Mickey Mouse.

I can see a problem with this. Its mediating English through Chinese

— Nelson Bank [hidden email] wrote:

This approach works with some simple nouns and with technical words

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The point of the exercise is to help the student use

students native language is chosen. If there are

HUMANISING LANGUAGE TEACHING is a huge archive going right

the meaning of a word he/she has chosen in his/her

understand, realise, believe (in some cases),grasp and comprehend. You

might add fathom, undergo (he has known great sorrow), recognise and

Cantonese can differentiate rat and mouse but mostly they dont

was almost convinced, I was almost sorry.

Nelson Bank [hidden email] wrote:

At about what level of developed proficiency

Youre thinking of Sylvia Ashton-Warner, who wrote Teacher and Spearpoint as well as novels and poetry. Taught Maori children to read using the method you described above.

The common word for rat in Cantonese is also used for mouse. Certainly

the student the single entry determined by his

context has to be determined to determine the right

Good question. I will have to refer back to my

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To be able to differentiate between these words one needs not only

the meanings of a word to only include the one that

students native language is chosen. If there are

students gave keeping secrets from our younger

compiled individually with the translation from

Mario Rinvolucri, former editor of HLT

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are all too ready to do. It can work with certain vocabulary but it

learn in English. You can base Conversation on these

chunks approach has much to offer and this individual word approach

For the class lexicon building exercise, words are

Thats one of my functions after the vocabulary in

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