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Vocabulary is now well recognized as an important focus in language teaching and learning. Now in its third edition, this book provides an engaging, authoritative guide to the teaching and learning of vocabulary in another language. It contains descriptions of numerous vocabulary learning strategies, which are supported by reference to experimental research, case studies, and teaching experience. It also describes what vocabulary learners need to know to be effective language users. This new edition has been updated to incorporate the wealth of research that has come out of the past decade. It also includes a new chapter on out of-classroom learning, which explores the effect of the Internet and electronic resources on learning. This vital resource for all vocabulary researchers shows that by taking a systematic approach to vocabulary learning, teachers can make the best use of class time and help learners get the best return for their learning effort.


‘This 3rd edition of Learning Vocabulary In Another Language enhances its position as the essential reference for all things concerning second language vocabulary.  Paul Nation is easily the most cited scholar on this topic, and this volume explains in very accessible terms all that he has learned in his more than 50 years of research on vocabulary teaching and learning.’

Norbert Schmitt - Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham

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