Yagcioglu, Özlem
March 2009
Ekev Academic Review;Spring2009, Vol. 13 Issue 39, p257
Academic Journal
This study deals with the role of the vocabulary strategy training sessions in teaching writing in Technical English courses. This essay is based on the observations of my own teaching situation in an attempt to answer the question „Why can't my students easily understand and use the vocabulary items they encountered while reading in writing a report?‟ The problem required to make some extra courses on remembering and learning vocabulary items in Technical English courses. It was noticed that after these courses, all of the students have improved their language skills in learning and using new vocabulary items which were used in their Technical English and academic courses. Moreover, these additional courses helped them to activate words in their lexicon for writing. While helping my students to activate words for written communication, some useful web-sites were suggested. This essay will focus on the learning approaches and methods while designing the Vocabulary strategy sessions in Technical English courses at Dokuz Eylul University. The Aim of this paper is to help the colleagues to find new solutions in teaching writing in Technical English courses as a remedy.


Related Articles

  • "E-learning" Thinking and Application of Teaching Mode in Colleges and Universities. BingYue Li; Sen Nie // Applied Mechanics & Materials;2014, Issue 644-650, p5714 

    E - learning is an indispensable part of modern education in colleges and universities, with the continuous development of the Internet has brought new opportunities for education, E - learning can use a new way of learning to make people more convenient to master all kinds of cultural...

  • POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THE ADDITION OF A WRITING ASSESSMENT ON ADMISSIONS DECISIONS. Bridgeman, Brent; McHale, Frederick // Research in Higher Education;Dec98, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p663 

    The effects that adding a writing measure to the Graduate Management Admissions Test would have on the gender and ethnic composition of an admissions pool were evaluated. Data from the first operational administration of the Analytical Writing Assessment in October 1994 were used. Standardized...

  • Taking issue with 'issues around'.  // World Today;Oct/Nov2015, Vol. 71 Issue 5, following p11 

    The article discusses the use of the phrase 'issues around' in writing, citing that replacement of the word 'problems' with the word 'issues' softens the meaning of the former, and notes that 'around' can be replaced by direct words like about or.

  • A Balanced Approach to the Teaching of Intermediate-Level Writing Skills to EFL Students. Xinyu Qian // English Language Teaching;Jun2010, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p13 

    By analyzing the shortcomings of the traditional approach and the drawbacks of the modern approach, the author attempts to explore a better way for the teaching of intermediate-level writing skills to EFL students. Taking into account all of the factors which are involved in good writing, the...

  • EXPLORING A BLENDED LEARNING ECOSYSTEM IN THE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT. Nikolaidou, M.; Sofianopoulou, Cr.; Alexopoulou, N.; Abeliotis, K.; Detsis, V.; Chalkias, Ch.; Lazaridi, K.; Anagnostopoulos, D. // Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition &;2009, p489 

    Blended learning is widely applied in academic institutions. To explore the utilization of blended learning features in an academic environment, a study was conducted in Harokopio University of Athens over a period of three years. If blended learning is to be successful, interrelations between...

  • Análisis de usabilidad y utilidad de las herramientas GDUS+ y LAMS para el diseño pedagógico en un entorno de enseñanza semipresencial universitario. Escudero, Elena Cerezuela; García-Robles, Rocío // RED - Revista de Educación a Distancia;2010, Issue 24, p1 

    IMS Learning Design is a pedagogically neutral specification that allows the creation of environments and educational contents and that promotes the reusability. Furthermore, this specification allows a large range of didactic approaches. IMS Learning is particularly suitable for distance...

  • A Traditional Educational Practice Adapted for the Digital Age. NIX, ELIZABETH; ETHERIDGE, BRIAN; WALSH, PAUL // Honors in Practice;2014, Vol. 10, p37 

    The article offers information on the conventional teaching practices imposed by teachers during the digital age. It mentions that massive open online course (MOOC) in to honor students and to the wider audience. Moreover, it also presents an overview of the seminar on civil rights at the...

  • Surviving in the New Distance Education Universe: Lessons from New Research.  // Distance Education Report;5/1/2014, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p1 

    The article presents an interview with Dr. Jay Halfond, former dean of Boston University's Metropolitan College, who talks about his research on the design of different universities' online degree programs. He discusses different models of online education including stand-alone, established...

  • Acceso, conocimiento y uso de Internet en Ia Universidad de Antioquia: modelo de diagnóstico y caracterización. Tirado, Alejandro Uribe; Gabriel Jaime Ramírez MaRín; Palacio, Margarita María Arroyave; Gaviria, Mónica Pineda; Muñoz, Ángela María Valderrama; Preciado, Juan Fernando // Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecologia;jul-dic2007, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p13 

    The article presents a study which offers a model that enables universities to analyze the use of the Internet as a support medium for instruction, research and administrative management. This model will help determine the necessary actions in order to take advantage of the opportunities offered...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics