The development of a vocabulary instruction model for content and language integrated learning for English language learners in Bangkok

Authors

  • Robert Alexander McBain Author Saint Joseph Bangna School ABAC University
  • Nathara Mhunpiew Author The Graduate School of Education, ABAC University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5294/3695

Keywords:

vocabulario, modelo, instrucción, inglés, integrada.

Abstract

This paper presents a research project on content vocabulary instruction with a focus on the development of a model to improve vocabulary learning in a content language integrated learning (CLIL) environment. The model was based on Cronbachs 1942 and Stahl and Fairbanks 1986 theories of vocabulary learning which emphasise a progressive approach starting at a basic level and then an intermediate level and which culminates to a  productive stage of specific vocabulary. The model also relates to the analysis of classroom discourse which highlights the importance of a student centered learning approach where emphasis is placed on encouraging students to progress more at their own pace and in their own time rather than the circumstances set by the teacher, in light of concerns over the amount of and frequent use of content vocabulary; while studying major theories in content area studies.

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Author Biographies

Robert Alexander McBain, Saint Joseph Bangna School ABAC University

RObert McBain is currently the head of the Social Studies department of Saint Joseph School in Bangna where he also teaches English, and a PhD student at ABAC University (Bangkok, Thailand). His research interests are in teaching and developing social studies to EFL students, materials development and the theories that support them.

Nathara Mhunpiew, The Graduate School of Education, ABAC University

Nathara Mhunpiew holds a PhD and is a professor at the Graduate School of Education, ABAC University (Bangkok, Thailand).

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Published

2014-04-29

How to Cite

McBain, R. A., & Mhunpiew, N. (2014). The development of a vocabulary instruction model for content and language integrated learning for English language learners in Bangkok. Latin American Journal of Content &Amp; Language Integrated Learning, 7(1), 82–97. https://doi.org/10.5294/3695

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