We are pleased to announce that Keith Folse will be presenting at The School of Teaching ESL for a second year in a row. Last year he delivered an inspiring presentation on practical techniques for teaching grammar. This year, he will focus on teaching vocabulary.
2017 Workshops Series
WORKSHOP: Teaching ESL Vocabulary
February 4 | 9am – 12pm at North Seattle College (Room TBA)
BIO: Dr. Keith Folse, Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida, has taught ESOL in the US, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Kuwait, and Japan. He is the author of 63 books, including Keys to Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners and the Clear Grammar series. Dr. Folse has published articles on language teaching and his second language research in TESOL Quarterly, CATESOL Journal, TESL Reporter, Language Teacher (JALT), Perspectives (TESOL Arabia), Sunshine State TESOL Journal, TESOL Matters, and Modern English Teacher. His main research areas are grammar and vocabulary and how the two are related in learning a second language.
This presentation is designed for ESL teachers who want to expand their knowledge of current issues in the teaching and learning of vocabulary. Questions to be covered include:
- What is ESL vocabulary?
- How many “words” do ESL students need to know?
- Which is better: intentional learning or incidental acquisition?
- How many words can learners remember at a time?
- What can teachers and materials do to help learners retain vocabulary?
- What about idioms? What are collocations?
- How can teachers know whether a word is worth teaching?
- How can teachers know the real usage of a word?
- What are good ways to introduce new vocabulary?
- What are good ways to practice new vocabulary?