Lexicarry is a book of wordless pictures designed to build vocabulary in any language. Lexicarry can be used by:
Lexicarry contains over 4500 everyday words, illustrated in seven sections:
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.
|Place Of Publication:||United States|
|Published:||06 Jan 2019|