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VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE SCALES, DEPTH OF LEXICAL PROCESSING SCALE AND VOCABULARY LEARNING STRATEGIES TAXONOMY
When constructing or using online vocabulary learning programs, these same crucial vocabulary learning steps and strategies need to be encouraged by specific questions in text and functions used by the programs. There should also be a tracking or feedback mechanism to help teachers monitor learning, as well as guide and prompt learners not to forget to do any of these essential phases of lexical processing.
Surveys and a Vocabulary Knowledge Scale are now available at the authors website. Making these instruments interactive and computer-adaptive so they could receive any list of words or text would be the next step in making them more versatile and user-friendly for CALL learning environments.
For example, teachers or students should be able to input any list of new words, then assess online which aspects of word knowledge they have versus need to gain, printing out their checklist to aid them in more focused study. Such follow-up study could be done either online or using book or portable dictionaries. When working online learners can quickly access yet unknown lexical data using any of the many Web Dictionaries, both bilingual and monolingual organized at this writers website (www.CALL4ALL.us). Students can now download these forms in Word document format, then they can complete the surveys and print them out or send them as Word doc attachments in emails back to their teacher. Have learners print them out with new or missed words defined and illustrated with example sentences from any online web dictionary of their choice for take-home study. Teachers or students may also use them for interactive communication activities in class to help elaborate and extend their skills regarding these new word forms, their meanings and proper contexts for actual use. Print out any of these vocabulary knowledge and strategy surveys below, giving proper credit to their author.
The survey forms are in Word doc format. Please right-click on this link and choose the 'Save target as' option to download them.
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