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Practical Ideas for Teaching Academic Vocabulary Online

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Dr. Keith Folse



As more classes are  being taught online, teachers are looking for practical ways to teach vocabulary in an e-environment.  Some of us are teaching synchronous classes that meet online at a set class time (using platforms such as Zoom), while others have asynchronous courses that students complete according to a set schedule (using a learning management system such as Canvas or Moodle).  Regardless of the class format, how can we best teach vocabulary?  In this webinar, we will talk about the key principles of good vocabulary instruction and look at practical ideas for online instruction  and how teachers can succeed in helping learners improve their vocabulary without putting an even greater strain on teacher time. 


Dr. Keith Folse is Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida, where he has taught in the undergraduate TEFL program, the master’s in TESOL program, and the PhD in TESOL program. He has taught English in the U.S., Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. His research has appeared in TESOL Quarterly, MexTESOL Journal, TESL Reporter, Language Teacher (JALT), Perspectives (TESOL Arabia), among others. His main research interests are best research-based teaching practices in teaching grammar and vocabulary in writing. He has conducted teacher training all over the world and is the author of 74 textbooks, including the six books in the new 5th edition of the Great Writing series as well as the three books in the Grammar for Great Writing series (National Geographic Learning). 

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