Presentation on theme: "Use of Concordance Lines in English Classroom: Implementation of the Lexical Approach Presenter: Kristina Bayburtsyan (Armenia) European Regional Institute."— Presentation transcript:
Use of Concordance Lines in English Classroom: Implementation of the Lexical Approach Presenter: Kristina Bayburtsyan (Armenia) European Regional Institute of Information & Communication Technologies
Presentation Outline Introduction of the Lexical Approach Introduction of Concordance Lines A Sample Lesson Plan Conclusion
The Lexical Approach What is it? Why to implement it? How to implement it?
Context vs. Co-text Context - Situational factors Co-text - linguistic environment
Context vs. Co-text You don’t look well – shall I get you a … of water?
Concordance Lines What are concordance lines How to read concordance lines: ‘Stop. Look left. Look right. Look left again and, when satisfied proceed’
A Sample Lesson Plan Topic of the lesson: Introducing new academic vocabulary item – issue. Skills: reading, writing Objectives: 1. to develop Ss’ linguistic competence 2. to raise Ss’ consciousness 3. to increase Ss’ autonomy Organization: individuals, pairs Preparation: handouts, chalk, a board Time: 90 min.
Structure of the Lesson Look → Familiarize→ Practice→ Create
Look In pre-task activities Ss get acquainted with the notion of chunks and how to identify them in a text (Steps 1-3).
Familiarize While performing task activities Ss explore the lexical chunks with the word ‘issue’ and this leads to consciousness-raising (Steps 4- 14).
Practice Ss autonomously practice key terms without referring to the concordances. At this stage they experiment with the acquired knowledge and test themselves (Steps 15 & 16).
Create Ss create their own piece of writing using the term studied to fulfill a particular function of academic writing (Steps 17 & 18).