Teaching dictionary skills in the classroom

AuthorMan Lai Amy Chi
TitleTeaching dictionary skills in the classroom
AbstractDictionaries have long been recognised as a useful learning tool and there are many innovative and specialised dictionaries in the market. However, do teachers or learners really know how to use them to assist learning? It is believed that dictionary skills should be integrated into the English syllabus and taught explicitly in class. In this case, teachers play an important role in bridging the gap between the lexicographers and unskilled learners of English but so far, very few attempts have been made to teach the appropriate skills. This paper reports the progress of a research project in Hong Kong which aims at teaching dictionary skills to university students.
SessionPART 8 - Dictionary Use
Keywordsdictionary use, learner training
author = {Man Lai Amy Chi},
title = {Teaching dictionary skills in the classroom},
pages = {565-577},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1998},
month = {aug},
date = {4-8},
address = {Liège, Belgium},
editor = {Thierry Fontenelle, Philippe Hiligsmann, Archibald Michiels, André Moulin, Siegfried Theissen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {2-87233-091-7},