Foreign Language Learning Colloquium Workshop Presented by Dr. Stuart Webb

Stuart Webb


Faculty of Education; Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics

Western University

  How Effective Are Different Vocabulary Learning Exercises? 


Textbooks include a wide variety of exercises that are used to promote vocabulary learning. However, there is no guide provided about why these activities are effective or why one activity might be more useful than another. In this workshop we will first consider different principles that can be used to evaluate activities and exercises. We will then examine a number of different vocabulary learning activities and discuss how their features contribute to learning.


*The Washington University Foreign Language Learning Colloquium Speaker Series is sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures; the Department of Psychology; the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; the Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Department of Education, and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.