Sunday, February 09, 2014

TESL Ontario Keynote Presentation

Oxford University Press has just posted my TESL Ontario Keynote Presentation from October 2013.  Here is the title and abstract for my talk:

Pathways to Production: Exploring Lexical Thresholds in Speaking and Writing

Taking vocabulary as an underlying variable to general English language proficiency, this talk focuses attention on understanding the lexical thresholds that learners of English as an Additional Language (EAL) cross on the pathway to increasing levels of precision and fluency in the productive skills of speaking and writing. An understanding of these lexical thresholds can provide the basis for lexically informed targets, assessments, and educational experiences in an overall EAL curriculum. The talk will conclude with an exploration of the implications of this approach to vocabulary teaching and learning for educators and learners in various English language learning contexts.

. . . and here is the video:

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