Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600007233

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this course is to examine the area of vocabulary from three broad perspectives: (a) description, (b) acquisition, and (c) pedagogical context. With regard to the first, the course will discuss issues such as word frequency and vocabulary size, the role of context in vocabulary learning, receptive vs productive aspects of vocabulary. With regard to the second, students will be exposed to recent research and theory relating to models of lexical acquisition, they will examine the structure of the mental lexicon and discuss issues related to first language influences on second language vocabulary acquisition. Finally, within the pedagogical framework, the course will provide an historical overview of vocabulary teaching; students will explore the relation between vocabulary and the syllabus and will be exposed to current trends in teaching and testing vocabulary
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Vocabulary and description Overview of vocabulary teaching in language teaching methodologies Aspects of knowing a word Vocabulary acquisition Teaching and learning vocabulary The use of corpora in vocabulary studies Assessing vocabulary knowledge
L2 vocabulary, memory, mental lexicon, Corpora, L2 vocabulary acquisition, L2 vocabulary teaching
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of ICT in Course Teaching Use of ICT in Communication with Students Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work321.3
Reading Assigment763.0
Student Assessment
Students are graded on the basis of their performance in written exams at the end of the semester. The basic evaluation criterion is their ability to analyze the theory and apply it in the context of case studies given to them.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
Blachowicz, C. L. Z. and P. Fisher (2005). Teaching vocabulary in all classrooms. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Merrill/Prentice Hall. Gairns, R. & S. Redman (2000). Working with words: a guide to teaching and learning vocabulary. Cambridge: CUP. Hatch, E. & C. Brown (1995). Vocabulary, semantics and language education. Cambridge: CUP Leaneay, C. (2007). Dictionary activities. Cambridge: CUP. Lewis, M. (1993). The Lexical Approach. Language Teaching Publications. Lewis, M. (1997). Implementing the Lexical Approach. Language Teaching Publications. Lewis, M. (ed.) (2000). Teaching collocation. Language Teaching Publications. McCarthy, M. (1990). Vocabulary. Oxford: OUP Morgan, J. and M. Rinvolucri (2004). Vocabulary. Oxford: OUP Nation, I.S.P. (1990). Teaching and learning vocabulary. New York: Heinle & Heinle Publ. Nation, I.S.P. (2001). Learning vocabulary in another language. Cambrdige: CUP. Read, J. (2000). Assessing vocabulary. Cambridge: CUP. Singleton, D. (1999). Exploring the second language mental lexicon. Cambridge: CUP. Schmitt, N. (2000). Vocabulary in language teaching. Cambridge: CUPStahl, S. (1999). Vocabulary development. USA: Brookline Books Takač, V.P. (2008). Vocabulary learning strategies and foreign language acquisition. UK: Multilingual Matters
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