The Bottom Line
Implementing the Lexical Approach provides teachers with a quick overview of the lexical approach and pragmatic ways to apply it to teaching in the classroom.
- Valid approach to teaching ESL
- Ideas can be applied to existing knowledge
- Helps teachers focus on English as it is used
- If you prefer teaching grammar, you might disagree
- Provides a quick and effective overview of the lexical approach to ESL teaching.
- Develops ideas presented for use in the classroom presenting exercises and strategies.
- Gives case studies of classroom expriences using the lexical approach.
Guide Review - Book - Implementing the Lexical Approach - Lewis
"Implementing The Lexical Approach" provides the ESL EFL teacher with the tools needed to use the lexical approach in class. Instead of dividing language into grammar and vocabulary, this approach maintains that "...language consists of chunks which, when combined, produce continuous coherent text." Michael Lewis, who also developed the lexical approach, provides a concise grounding in the lexical approach and then proceeds to develop the tools (exercises, strategies, etc.) needed to use this approach effectively. Of great help are the six classroom case studies which provide "real world" reflections of the use of this teaching