English as a Second Language Essay by CalDR

English as a Second Language
Examines how teachers of the English language to non-native speakers teach specialized vocabulary as part of their curriculum.
# 29278 | 2,554 words | 14 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Jul 28, 2003 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Language (English: Linguistics) , English (General)

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Educators that provide instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) must provide students with the primary concepts of English in the early stages of language development. As students progress and become more familiar with the language and its idiosyncrasies, advanced training is likely to acclimate students to much of the daily slang as well as complex vocabulary that they hear from native English speakers in routine conversation. It is the responsibility of the ESL instructor to provide this teaching at the appropriate juncture, and the most advantageous route is specialized vocabulary. This paper provides a discussion of the concept of word elements in the English language. It continues with an analysis of the methods by which ESL instructors teach technical or specialized vocabulary in their coursework, including various learning strategies for students. Finally, a brief discussion of the importance of specialized vocabulary in ESL acquisition precedes a conclusion.

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