Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Lexical Anatomy of a Novice NNES Undergraduate Essay

I just had another article published, this time in the ATESL Newsletter. Here is the link:

This article is a case study of a first year university essay written by an international students whose first language was not English. The article looks at the lexical profile of the student in terms of lexical breadth and depth and compares this profile to that of a native English speaking first year student at the novice academic writing level.

If you have any comments, please let me know.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Article - Just Published!

I have just published a new article in the TEAL News. The article is part of the "Wired Teacher" column, and it can be found on page 13 here: http://www.bcteal.org/newsletter/issues/BCTEAL_2011_Winter_Newsletter1.pdf.

The title of the article is:

How Times Have Changed: Online Vocabulary Profilers

The article outlines how online vocabulary profilers such as Web VP English v3 Classic on the Compleat Lexical Tutor website (www.lextutor.ca) can help teachers determine the whether or not the vocabulary level of an article is suitable for their class. Also, vocabulary profilers can help teachers find the words that that want to highlight and teach before the students read an article.