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Put it another way: developing learners’ vocabulary beyond a comfortable core
6. March 2021 @ 14:00 - 17:00
At lower levels, it makes sense to teach a core vocabulary based around the most frequent 2000- 3000 words, but beyond that where do we go? Many students develop a core productive vocabulary that allows them to operate within their comfort zone and although their receptive vocabulary continues to grow, the range of words and phrases they actually use often stagnates.