From Vocabulary + Grammar
to Lexical Grammar

with Leo Selivan

4 June / Moscow
But what if we could
about seminar
Traditionally, language is viewed as consisting of words, on the one hand, and of grammatical structures, on the other. But what if we could collapse the dichotomy and focus on both at the same time? The idea of merging vocabulary with grammar is not new in itself and has been convincingly argued by Dave Willis and Michael Lewis, among others. Drawing on recent developments in both corpus research and applied linguistics, this full day seminar focuses on the important role lexical chunks play not only in fluency, but as forming the raw material for grammar acquisition, and includes many practical classroom suggestions and activities.
LEO SELIVAN
Leo Selivan is a teacher trainer and materials writer. He started his ELT career with the British Council in Tel Aviv, where, among other things, he was a content writer for the British Council & BBC website TeachingEnglish. Today, Leo is a freelance lecturer teaching both pre-service and in-service teachers as well as language editors. His professional interests include L2 vocabulary acquisition, corpus linguistics and use of video in the classroom - topics he has written on for Modern English Teacher, The Guardian Education, Humanising Language Teaching as well as his own aptly-named blog Leoxicon. He is the author of Lexical Grammar (CUP, 2018) and Activities for Alternative Assessment (DELTA Publishing, 2021). No less important, he is still a practising EFL teacher with more than 15 years of experience.

Photo by Anastasiya Gvozd
РЕГИСТРАЦИЯ ОДНОГО УЧАСТНИКА
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РЕГИСТРАЦИЯ СО СКИДКОЙ
ПРОГРАММА
10:00–11:00 Language learning: from infants to adults
It is commonly believed that children learn foreign languages better than older learners. Do we lose our language learning ability with age or do we change our approach to language learning? In this introductory talk, we will look at some successful strategies child learners use which teachers can help adult learners tap into.
11:00–11:20 Break between sessions
Вreak between sessions, the opportunity to communicate with colleagues, visit the exhibits
11:20–13:00 Vocabulary & grammar: bridging the gap
This session looks at how we can move away from the traditional Words + Grammar model within the constraints imposed by coursebooks and syllabi. Are all grammar rules really rules? Do students really need to learn every verb form in every tense? We will explore the teaching of grammar structures lexically and discover simple techniques for teaching vocabulary more 'grammatically'.
13:00–14:00 Вreak between sessions
Вreak between sessions, the opportunity to communicate with colleagues, visit the exhibits
14:00–15:00 From grammatical mistakes to lexical opportunities
When giving students feedback on their writing or speaking, teachers are naturally drawn to mistakes in grammar. However, very often a grammar mistake masks a gap in learners' vocabulary knowledge. We will explore how error correction can be given a more lexical focus and how a more integrated approach to reading and vocabulary can stimulate better lexical production.
15:00–15:30 Вreak between sessions
Вreak between sessions, the opportunity to communicate with colleagues, visit the exhibits
15:30–16:30 More practical ideas for working with lexical grammar
Now that you (hopefully) have been convinced of the importance of teaching chunks, this closing session will introduce even more practical ideas suitable for different levels and ages. We will also discuss the importance of recycling and consider how activities can be designed to induce noticing. I will also demonstrate some "last minute" solutions which require a bit of thinking on your feet. Bring your favourite coursebook with you!
16:30–17:15 BONUS session
The day will end with a short session of your choice - decided by poll.
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