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Lexical Approach

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jairo castillo

on 8 October 2012

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Transcript of Lexical Approach

Lexical Approach Definition The Lexical Approach focuses on the learning and teaching of vocabulary items, which are described as word chunks or word combinations. Below; key principles of it, lexis in the syllabus and teaching and also basic lexical exercise types and examples are clarified. Feedback and materials in the Lexical Approach are included as well.

Instruction focuses on relatively fixed expressions that occur frequently in spoken language, such as, “I’m sorry”. How to use it? by organizing a lexical syllabus
by not applying a random exposure of the lexical items in the classroom
with activities below:
intensive and extensive reading
letting learners notice the lexical chunks while reading texts
letting learners record language patterns by providing them the opportunity to discover chunks on their own.
directing students' attention to the specific chunks in the text
guessing meaning from context
studying with dictionaries
categorizing word chunks
completing the missed parts
making expressions with have/make/get etc.
using sentence heads
making stories from the headlines
juxtaposing native language and English and comparing them
using summarizing words
reformulating student's works Advantages Disadvantages • Language can not be simply divided into different units in real life.

• Some topics that are traditionally considered advanced can actually be taught at much lower levels.

•Students have a taste of what has to come, if they are able to acquire a limited amount of more advanced language early. It cares about the communicationIt teaches the language patterns as they are used by the native-speakersIt teaches fixed or set phrasesIt takes it into consideration that language is not learnt but separating sounds but combining sounds and structures.In it, learners are encouraged to engage with texts and make discoveries of lexical items in it.It doesn't need a fundamental change in the syllabus, but a change in teacher's mindset ( Moldovia, 2001: 2)It awakens the language awarenessIt increases the students' store of lexical chunksNative-like fluency and accuracy is cared She's not particularly bright if you know __________________.

Is Calvillo far from here? How long _____ there?

I don't like the sound of that cough. If I _________________ doctor.

I can't seem to understand my wife,
no matter how ________________. Examples
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