Researching and teaching vocabulary in the AMEP

Anne Burns, Helen de Silva Joyce

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)20-34
    Number of pages15
    JournalProspect
    Volume16
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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    Publisher version archived with the permission of the Editor, Prospect, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. This copy is available for individual, non-commercial use. Permission to reprint/republish this version for other uses must be obtained from the publisher.

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