Gæsteforelæsning/Mini workshop ved dr. Averil Coxhead

Institut for Engelsk, Germansk og Romansk har i begyndelsen af november besøg af gæsteforsker, professor Averil Coxhead, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Hun har været banebrydende i sit arbejde med at udvikle en akademisk ordliste for engelsk, som har ligget til grund for megen forskning og undervisning inden for akademisk engelsk. (se http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/about/staff/averil-coxhead)

 Abstract

This workshop focuses on word lists for language learning and teaching, using the Academic Word List (AWL) (Coxhead, 2000) as a springboard for discussion and activities.  We will look at the purpose of word lists such as the AWL and some of the challenges teachers and learners might face when using word lists for language learning.   We also consider ways to evaluate word lists such as the AWL and other word lists for language learning and teaching.  We investigate on-line tools and other resources that are available for working with the AWL and discuss the principles, such as Nation’s (2007) Four Strands, to think about when using word lists for curriculum and materials design, testing, and vocabulary exercises for the classroom.