Predicting L2 reading proficiency with modalities of vocabulary knowledge: A bootstrapping approach

Title: McLean, S., Stewart, J., & Batty, A. O. (2020). Predicting L2 reading proficiency with modalities of vocabulary knowledge A bootstrapping approach. Language Testing. Abstract: Vocabulary‚Äôs relationship to reading proficiency is frequently cited as a justification for the assessment of L2 written receptive vocabulary knowledge. However, to date, there has been relatively little research regarding…

Establishing a lexical reading level with VocabLevelTest.Org

One of the most effective known techniques for acquiring a second or foreign language is to engage in extensive reading. Extensive reading involves reading a lot of books at a level slightly below the learner’s current level. Graded readers are ideal for extensive reading, and are written with language learners in mind. The lexical range…

Measuring existing vocabulary knowledge with VocabLevelTest.Org

When delivering a structured course of formal English language acquisition, how does the teacher know which words to focus on, and which words students already know? Of course it’s better not to waste time teaching vocabulary that students have already mastered, but gaining a clear picture of student vocabulary knowledge is not easy without reliable…

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Here we will be posting reports of data collected from vocabulary tests conducted via this site, in addition to other research relating to vocabulary teaching and testing.