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September 27, 2017

 

 

Chinese teachers expressed their desire to learn creative, student-centric vocabulary strategies since a big part of the Gaokao Examination is English vocabulary.  Therefore, I shared several vocabulary strategies such as the Four-Square Model, 7-Step Strategy, and creating a memorable acrostic poem.  Teachers experimented with the vocabulary methods and expressed their appreciation of these unique and empowering techniques. Teachers expressed that when students write the term and definition, vocabulary is usually stored in students’ short-term memories.  In other words, students remember the word and meaning simply for the purpose of passing the examination.  After the test, they forget the information. Teachers realized the value of the new vocabulary strategies and expressed these methods make vocabulary memorization life-long and meaningful. 

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