What exactly is Core Vocabulary? – repost from Scott Thornbury

“Lexis is the core or heart of language”, wrote Michael Lewis (Lewis, 1993, p. 89). Yes, but which lexis? Given the hundreds of thousands of words that there are, which ones should we be teaching soonest? Is there a ‘core’ vocabulary? If so, where can we find it? If it is a list, how is […]

via C is for Core vocabulary — An A-Z of ELT

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