Over a number of years, action research projects have contributed to practitioner-based research and professional development in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). In this article, we describe a recent national project focusing on the teaching of vocabulary. We worked, as a researcher from the National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research (NCELTR) and a researcher from the NSW Adult Migrant English Service (NSW AMES), with 25 AMEP teachers from different States to investigate different aspects of teaching and learning vocabulary. These aspects were selected by the teachers according to their interests, their learners’ needs and the focus of their classes. Summarised accounts of four studies from the project are presented as examples.
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|