Three Useful Features of Compleat Lexical Tutor (v.8) for Vocabulary Teaching

It is difficult to argue against the significance of vocabulary in second language acquisition (SLA). Various empirical studies have proved the robust connection between vocabulary knowledge and second language (L2) learners’ productive and receptive language skills (Schmitt, 2010). Lexical competence is not only considered as the heart of communicative competence but also the crucial foundation for academic success (Meara, 1996; Laufer & Ravenhorst-Kalovski, 2010). During the previous decades, research in vocabulary teaching and learning has been developing from focusing on contextualized and communicative instruction to arguing against learning from the contexts (Krashen, 1989; Folse, 2004). However, research-informed recommendations seem to be far from reaching practitioners’ application in language classrooms. Language educators often feel the inadequacy of grasping and applying effective vocabulary teaching strategies in their classrooms. This article provides three beneficial features of The Compleat Lexical Tutor, an online vocabulary researching/teaching/ learning website, for English as a second language (ESL) educators to employ in their classrooms to provide effective vocabulary instruction, especially in an academic context
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X. Yu, “Three Useful Features of Compleat Lexical Tutor (v.8) for Vocabulary Teaching,” pp. 21–23, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: