Why words matter (part 2): Five things you should know about teaching vocabulary to advanced language learners

For beginning language learners, building vocabulary breadth (how many words they know) has been shown to be the single most important factor in accelerating and maximizing proficiency gains. But as learners progress into advanced levels of proficiency, they encounter more and more diverse contexts, and the depth of their vocabulary knowledge is tested. It’s at these levels that, even as learners continue to expand the breadth of their vocabulary knowledge, they should develop active strategies for expanding the depth of their knowledge about the words they’ve already “learned”. In this webinar, we will explore the five things every language teacher should know about building lexical proficiency in advanced language learners.