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123 M E T H O D O L O G Y & P R O F E S S I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T Principles of The Lexical Approach include: the grammar, vocabulary dichotomy is invalid; collocation is used as an organising principle; successful language is a wider concept than accurate language; the Observe- Hypothesize-Experiment cycle replaces the Present-Practise-Produce paradigm; and, most importantly, language consists of grammatacalised lexis, not lexicalised grammar. • Provides teachers with comprehensive, step-by-step classroom changes, procedures and materials, to ensure more effective teaching and more efficient learning • Includes detailed discussion of the importance of noticing, the value of repeating tasks, and the design of lexical exercises • Also includes 30 sample exercise types, 50 activities with their lexical focus explained, and classroom reports from teachers already using the approach successfully • Ten comprehensive chapters including "Words and Their Forms", "Word Relations", "Words in Text and Discourse", "Words in Society", and more • Clear chapter structure in three distinct sections: A) What do we know about this? B) What are the problems for learners? C) How do we teach it? • All chapters feature relevant 'Vocabulary Files': instructive teaching points and factoids, as well as illuminating practical tasks and a full chapter review • Invaluable task and review commentaries plus Answer Key are provided, in addition to a useful glossary of key-terms The Lexical Approach The State of ELT and a Way Forward Michael Lewis The Lexical Approach explores the idea that native speakers have a cast bank of lexical chunks which are vital for fluency. Learner fluency, therefore, is not dependent on knowing every minute detail of grammar, but rather on having rapid access to these banks. Implementing the Lexical Approach Putting Theory into Practice Michael Lewis Implementing the Lexical Approach develops the theoretical position set out by Michael Lewis' highly acclaimed The Lexical Approach. This practical book describes how the lexical approach can be implemented in the classroom. Vocabulary Matrix Understanding, Learning, Teaching Michael McCarthy, Anne O'Keeffe, Steven Walsh Vocabulary Matrix: Understanding, Learning, Teaching is an innovative resource for language teachers. This dynamic guide to the methodology of vocabulary instruction offers clearly written theory and keeps a compelling focus on practical teaching applications throughout. ISBN: 9780906717998 ISBN: 9781899396603 ISBN: 9781424052530 For information on Teaching Vocabulary: Strategies and Techniques I.S.P Nation, visit SEE ALSO – ELT Advantage page 13 SEE ALSO – the new edition of Outcomes – still the lexical course with communicative outcomes page 58

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