Exploring the effectiveness of different vocabulary learning techniques


Guest speaker: Stuart Alexander Webb

There are many different ways to learn words. Textbooks include a wide variety of exercises that are used to promote vocabulary learning. However, there is no guide provided about why these activities are effective or why one activity might be more useful than another. In this talk, we will look at the results of a meta-analysis of studies of vocabulary learning techniques. We will also consider different principles that can be used to evaluate activities and exercises.