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Is it possible to "teach" vocabulary?

Is it possible to "teach" vocabulary?

Is it possible to ‘teach’ vocabulary, or is the notion to vague, complex and big to contemplate? Erin Miller looks at this whole-school challenge and offers a few ideas        

I’ve always found the notion of “teaching vocabulary” at secondary level a bit sticky, and I’m not alone. Ask any English teacher about teaching vocabulary and you will probably be met initially with a strained facial expression, followed by a good deal of hesitancy, and rounded off with a thoroughly inconclusive response.

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