Dr. Joe Barcroft
Workshop with Dr. Joe Barcroft
and Dr. Kara McBride: "Teaching and Learning Vocabulary: What Recent Research Tells Us"
We will first review some of the recent research in this field and then introduce the evidence-based foundations of Input-Based Incremental
(IBI) Vocabulary Instruction (Barcroft, 2004, 2005).
Workshop attendees will become familiar with the 10 principles of IBI vocabulary instruction and the 7 key guidelines for designing and implementing IBI activities.
Participants are asked to bring one or more texts that they currently use to work with during the workshop.
Written and spoken language sources will be considered, as well as either paper-based or technology-based activities.
Dr. Joe Barcroft holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He is Associate Professor of Spanish and Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis.
research interests include second language vocabulary acquisition; input processing; processing resource allocation during lexical acquisition; the bilingual mental lexicon; and psycholinguistic approaches to other issues in second language acquisition and bilingualism.