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Developing Fluency & Vocabulary

About This Session


Language learners are expected to master a great deal of vocabulary right from the start, but when starting from the beginning, developing a strong base of vocabulary words can be challenging.

In this session, discover methods for teaching vocabulary to beginning level English learners, and recommendations for making it stick. Participants will also explore ways to build speaking fluency and confidence, and will leave with concrete activity ideas that can be used in a variety of instructional scenarios.

What we'll cover:

  • Recommended practices to support learners in developing vocabulary

  • How to choose the right vocabulary words

  • Ways to help learners remember new words

  • Techniques to build fluency and confidence

Topics & Focus

Primary Topic Area
topic - English Language Learning, ESL, ELL
Session will also cover:
topic - instructional theory, methodology, research

Handouts & Materials

Developing Fluency & Vocabulary (breakout slides – Google Drive link)

Echelberger, Andrea

Presenter: Andrea Echelberger
Organization: LESLLA

ROLE classroom instructors
LEVEL beginner
Case study?

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