FURTHER ADVENTURES IN LEXICAL TEACHING
Presenter: Hugh Dellar
Saturday, June 6, 2020
2:00-5:15 p.m. CET (approx.)
Webinar on Zoom hosted by MELTA
1. More than just the answers
One of the great unsung skills of teaching involves providing more than just the answers when going through classroom exercises. In this session, I’ll explore the challenges posed by different types of vocabulary exercises, and consider what we can best add when working with each type. There will be interactive workshop elements – and plenty of practical ideas.
2. Following the patterns: colligation and the necessity of a bottom-up approach to grammar
While the idea of collocation – words which often go with other words – has become commonplace in English Language Teaching, the idea of colligation – the grammatical patterns that frequently go with particular words – has yet to have much impact, despite being around for over half a century. In this talk, I'll be suggesting that an understanding of this crucial concept will revolutionize the way you think about grammar – and lead to better teaching and learning!
Hugh Dellar has over twenty-five years’ experience in the field and is the co-founder of Lexical Lab. He has co-authored two five-level General English series, Outcomes and Innovations, both published by National Geographic Learning, as well as one level of the high-school series Perspectives. His first methodology book, Teaching Lexically, came out via Delta Publishing in 2016. Most recently, he has worked on two levels of the new Pearson General English series, Roadmap.