Looks in detail at the theory of words and at how students learn new vocabulary
Offers practical advice on how to help students build vocabulary in new and effective ways and how to test students' word knowledge
Major developments, such as language corpora and lexical approaches, are clearly explained and related to your needs as a teacher
The Task File develops a teacher's skill in identifying parts of speech including lexical fields, word families, etc. to build more confidence in teaching and explaining words and their use.
Scott Thornbury is from New Zealand originally but he started his teaching career in the UK in 1975. Since then he has lived and worked in both Egypt and Spain, teaching, training teachers, and writing materials. In 1991 Scott did an MA in TEFL at the University of Reading. He has written a number of books about language teaching (including How to Teach Grammar and How to Teach Vocabulary), as well as lots of articles for journals and magazines (such as Modern English Teacher and English Teaching Professional). Scott has also given conference presentations at conferences in six different continents. At present Scott lives in Barcelona.