Submitted by Susan Finn Miller on January 14, 2019 - 2:22pm
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Hello colleagues, In what ways are you and the learners in your class using dictionaries? What do you see as the pros and cons of electronic dictionaries versus paper dictionaries? How about bilingual dictionaries versus English only? What are your favorite dictionary resources?
I've often heard teachers complain that learners rely too much on dictionaries. What are your thoughts about the issue?
For those who are interested in reading some research on dictionaries, the International Journal of Lexicography is making it's new virtual issue available to anyone who is interested. While, the studies focus primarily on higher level learners in mainly EFL contexts rather than immersion settings, there are some interesting articles.
Cheers, Susan Finn Miller
Moderator, English Language Acquisition CoP