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Module Code: ENG410
Module Title: Lexis and Vocabulary Teaching
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: English
Pre-requisites: N/A
The main aims of the module are:

• To develop an understanding of the theoretical framework of English lexicon;

• To provide students with an understanding of the important role vocabulary plays in second language acquisition and performance as well as the pedagogical implications for vocabulary teaching in the classroom;

• To develop students’ understanding of L2 learners’ vocabulary acquisition process;v
• To acknowledge students of the current literature of L2 learners’ lexical development;

• To acquaint students with the methodologies to identify essential lexical features that could facilitate language learning, teaching and testing.
Learning outcomes 
Upon the completing of the module, students should be able to:

• have an in-depth understanding of compositions of words and definition of a word;

• understand different strategies of vocabulary learning;

• apply knowledge of lexis to the teaching of spoken and written English

• make appropriate judgment of pedagogical approaches to vocabulary teaching and identify specific features to focus on in vocabulary teaching in classroom;

• design and develop assessments to measure L2 learners’ vocabulary growth
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components: lectures and tutorials/workshops.
Topics will typically include:

• What is a word

• What is a core vocabulary

• Synonyms, metonyms, hyponyms and antonyms

• Collocation and colligation

• Lexical chains and multiword units

• Active versus passive vocabulary

• L2 vocabulary development

• Mental lexicon

• Word grammar

• Incidental vocabulary learning and reading

• Lexical priming

• Vocabulary in discourse

• Testing vocabulary

• Strategies for teaching vocabulary
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 28   14        108  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 4000 Words Coursework 100.00

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