YEREVAN, Armenia – Professor Marina Dodigovic of the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s MA TEFL program recently acted as lead guest editor for a special issue of the TESOL International Journal. The issue is dedicated to vocabulary teaching, learning and assessment, a timely topic as vocabulary research is one of the fastest growing areas in applied linguistics and TESOL.
Some of the most important issues in vocabulary research are discussed, including vocabulary knowledge, the processes that lead to vocabulary learning, ways of assessing aspects of vocabulary knowledge and lexical errors. Understanding how vocabulary works in language use is one of the prerequisites for its successful instruction and acquisition. Hence, needs analysis-focused corpus research is also a major part of the issue brief. Also discussed are applications of technology in vocabulary instruction and learning. The issue can be downloaded upon registration.
Professor Marina Dodigovic holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Bremen. She has taught English, TESOL and applied linguistics, in addition to training ESL teachers in Europe, Australia, and Asia. Apart from directing MA TESOL, ESL and writing programs, she has conducted research in second language acquisition and teaching. Most recently, she established and led the Research Centre for Language Technology at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Professor Dodigovic is the author of two books on the applications of technology in English language teaching. She has received multiple extramural and intramural research grants and has published a number of articles in refereed academic journals.
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Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.