Apologies for cross posting but hoping to reach anyone who is interested. The Reading and Vocabulary Interest Section is happy to announce our third webinar of our 2022 series. Please join us if you are interested and feel free to share this post.
RVIS Webinar: Using Corpus-Based Tools in Vocabulary Instruction
Nov 4, 2022 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM (ET)
Vocabulary is perhaps the most crucial ingredient in language learning. Corpus-based studies have revealed that second language (L2) learners need to know between 3,000 to 9,000-word families to achieve acceptable comprehension of spoken and written language (e.g., Dang & Webb, 2014; Nation, 2006). Since ESP/EAP learners may not have mastered the first most frequent 2000 words in the Vocabulary Level Test (VLT) (Akbarian, 2010), it is imperative that vocabulary is placed at the forefront of language instruction.
This webinar offers classroom practitioners working with EFL, ESOL/EAP, and IEP emergent bilinguals an overview of several corpus-based tools that can be used for instructional purposes. The goal of this session is to guide instructors in the creation of lesson plans with a focus on academic and content-specific vocabulary. At the end of this webinar, the participants will be acquainted with accessing and using freely available corpus-based tools.
Rebeca Arndt is a Ph.D. graduate in Education, TESOL track, working as a district administrator in Florida, United States. Her research interests are related to the field of corpus linguistics and its intersection with reading comprehension and literacy.
Online Access Instructions:
Use the link below to register, then just before the start time use the unique access link you are sent via email to access the session. You will be put in a waiting room until the session starts, so please be patient.
Thomas E. Bieri
Deputy Director, Center for Int'l. Affairs, Nanzan University, Japan
Associate Member, Extensive Reading Foundation
Chair, TESOL RV-IS