Providing Controlled Exposure to Target Vocabulary through the Screening and Arranging of Texts

@inproceedings{Ghadirian2002ProvidingCE,
  title={Providing Controlled Exposure to Target Vocabulary through the Screening and Arranging of Texts},
  author={Sina Ghadirian},
  year={2002}
}
  • Sina Ghadirian
  • Published 2002
This article considers the problem of how to bring foreign language students with a limited vocabulary knowledge, consisting mainly of high-frequency words, to the point where they are able to adequately comprehend authentic texts in a target domain or genre. It proposes bridging the vocabulary gap by first determining which word families account for 95% of the target domain's running words, and then having students learn these word families by reading texts in an order that allows for the… CONTINUE READING

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