Words for English-Language Learners

  • Andrew Biemiller

Abstract

It is well-established that vocabulary is the strongest predictor of reading comprehension from grades 2 or 3 on. In this article, I argue (a) that English vocabulary is acquired in a similar sequence by native-English speakers and English-language learners; and (b) that it is possible to identify words that both lower-vocabulary English-speakers and English-language learners need to acquire. At least one published listing of these needed word meanings is available.
Published
2012-10-03
How to Cite
Biemiller, A. (2012). Words for English-Language Learners. TESL Canada Journal, 29, 198. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v29i0.1117
Section
Perspectives