08/08/2011

Lexical Approach

Lexical Approach:

Taking a lexical approach to teaching: principles and problems1
Nigel Harwood
Canterbury Christ Church University College

"Lexical approach’ is a term bandied about by many, but, I suspect, understood by few. What does taking a lexical approach to language teaching mean?
What are the principles and tenets behind a lexical approach?
What problems will teachers have to face if they wish to adopt a lexical approach?"
............it is argued that there is still much to be done before a lexical approach is accepted by a majority of practitioners and researchers and integrated into mainstream ELT, I close by claiming that the approach can be seen as having many of the same concerns as state-of-the-art applied linguistics.

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