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Overview

Lexicarry is a book of wordless pictures designed to build vocabulary in any language.  Lexicarry can be used by:

  • Autonomous, self-directed second language learners working independently with their own resources or with a language helper.
  • Language tutors working with individual learners at any level of proficiency, from beginners to advanced.
  • Classroom teachers of all levels, including multilevel classes

Lexicarry contains over 4500 everyday words, illustrated in seven sections:

  • Functions:  Brief, everyday conversational exchanges/stories.
  • Sequences:  A series of actions that form a logical chain of events/a story.
  • Related Actions:  Collections of actions that are variations of a single action.
  • Operations:  A sequence of actions involving objects that result in a predictable outcome/a story.
  • Topics: Collections of items and actions that relate to a particular theme, purpose, or category.
  • Places:  Items and actions associated with particular locations.
  • Proverbs:  Short sayings that express observations about the human experience/a stor.

Unlike a picture dictionary, no words appear on the illustrated pages, just the pictures and numbers linking to an English word list.  Wordless pictures invite learners to look closely at the picture to determine meanings.  This engagement allows learners to make a personal connection to the picture by using the language they already know, by guessing, by using their imagination, by asking  peers or helpers, or by consulting the word list.  This personal investment enhances acquisition and retention of vocabulary.

Pictures in Lexicarry illustrate actual or implied sequences of actions or events, which invite learners to construct narratives and to tell stories. Storytelling creates multiple connections among vocabulary words and expressions.

The book contains suggestions to language learners and a North American English word list. Additional supporting techniques and activities for teachers and tutors, along with word lists in other languages are available on the book’s website.

About the author

Patrick Moran is Professor Emeritus at the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, where he trained and educated second language teachers. He has illustrated numerous books for language learners and teachers and has written practical books on teaching culture and using imagination in language learning.

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Info
Languages: English
ISBN: 9780866473934
Author: Pat Moran
Publisher: Pro Lingua
Place Of Publication: United States
Published: 19 Sep 2017
About Author
  • Pat Moran
    Pat Moran
    Patrick Moran is Professor Emeritus at the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, where he trained and educated second language teachers. He has illustrated numerous books for language learners and teachers and has written practical books on teaching culture and using imagination in language learning.
About Publisher
  • Pro Lingua
    Pro Lingua is a small publishing company located in Brattleboro, Vermont. We dedicate ourselves to producing superior language teaching materials. We sell our books directly to teachers and schools and through all bookstores and major distributors in the United States and overseas. Our full catalogue of materials is also available here in our website bookstore at www.ProLinguaAssociates.com. A bit of philosophy: At Pro Lingua, our objective is to foster an approach to learning and teaching which we call Interplay, the interaction of language learners and teachers with their materials, with the language and the culture, and with each other in active, creative and productive play.
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