Lexical Approach

This is a summary of the #eltchat which took place on Nov 13 2013. There were only few participants present. For me, it was a bit of an eye-opener. I had heard about the Lexical Approach during my CELTA course, and found at that time it made real sense. But then I somehow never really followed this up, so I gained quite a bit of an insight through all the materials linked to during the chat (and I also realised that I’ve used this in class, just never noticed it would fall under the label of lexical approach).

First, there were some introductory websites:http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/lexical-approach-1-what-does-lexical-approach-look

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/lexical-approach-2-what-does-lexical-approach-look

http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/0102lexical.html

http://eltmarketing.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/thoughts-on-rethinking-grammar/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexical_approach

Following the intro was a debate about to grammar or not to grammar, which ended in agreement that we should cherry-pick from each approach according to our students’ needs.

We then moved on to share ideas about how corpora can be used in the classroom, especially COCA:

http://textivate.posthaven.com/video-tutorials

http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/coca/index.html

http://www.etprofessional.com/5_ways_of_using_corpora_to_develop_learner_autonomy_83885.aspx?System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection

http://www.englishprofile.org/index.php/resources/wordlists

Thereafter was a quick discussion of other classroom activities, e.g.

http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~scholp/corptask2.htm (collocation grids)

http://www.onestopenglish.com/support/methodology/grammar-vocabulary-and-skills/grammar-and-vocabulary-teaching-students-collocations/146468.article

http://www.youtube.com/user/vickihollettvideo

http://metawriting.deannamascle.com/radical-idea-what-if-we-stopped-teaching-writing/?utm_content=buffer304dd&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

 Dave Willis was on the forefront of the LA:

http://leoxicon.blogspot.gr/2013/10/dave-willis-lexical-syllabus_4913.html

There is also a ‘flipside’ to the LA (@Marisa_C):

http://www.hltmag.co.uk/mar03/mart1.htm

And this is the transcript: http://eltchat.pbworks.com/w/page/70773371/Lexical%20Approach.

 

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