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Teaching academic vocabulary

Health literacy and vocabulary development through video

Colleagues,

A recent medical study found that patients significantly increased their understanding of basic prostate cancer medical terms through watching a video. http://www.healthcanal.com/public-health-safety/57312-video-tool-improves-health-literacy-in-prostate-patients.html This may have some interesting implications for health literacy educators and also for teaching vocabulary in other contexts.

Teaching and assessing academic vocabulary

Hello colleagues, I'm looking forward to teaching an advanced ESL class starting in mid July. I will focus on academic language in general in this class, of which academic vocabulary is an essential component.

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