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The Resource 500 essential English words for ESL missionaries, by Carrie Ann Thompson

500 essential English words for ESL missionaries, by Carrie Ann Thompson

Label
500 essential English words for ESL missionaries
Title
500 essential English words for ESL missionaries
Statement of responsibility
by Carrie Ann Thompson
Title variation
Five hundred essential English words for ESL missionaries
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In order to help ESL missionaries teach the gospel from their hearts using their own words, I have developed a 500-word list of core gospel vocabulary in English. To enhance the 500-word list, I included a lexicon with simple definitions, some grammatical information, and examples of the words in context. The resulting product complies with the standards for master's projects established by the Department of Linguistics and English Language
  • Published literature shows that the development of specialized corpora can be beneficial for students learning another language. Additionally, specialized corpora act as a catalyst for in-depth vocabulary analysis and the development of other materials associated with the field of language acquisition
  • Using the 5,013 lexical items from the Preach My Gospel manual and related materials, I developed a specialized vocabulary list of 500-words. To achieve this, I used a number of strategies to reduce the larger compilation of words into the most useful and essential core vocabulary: a pre-rating selection that resulted in 2,419 words, a non-native ESL-instructor rating that resulted in the selection of 994 words, a post-rater researcher analysis that resulted in 425 words, a range-and-frequency analysis that resulted in 634 words, and a think-out-loud analysis that resulted in 500 words
  • After creating the 500-word list, I implemented and tested the materials with ESL missionaries at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah. I gathered feedback from ESL teachers and missionaries through interviews and a questionnaire. Based on their responses, I determined that the 500-word list is useful in helping missionaries learn essential vocabulary and to teach gospel topics in English. Furthermore, the materials have drawn attention from administrators and developers at the MTC, creating a springboard for future projects at the MTC
Cataloging source
UPB
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2005
Granting institution
Brigham Young University. Dept. of Linguistics and English Language
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
500 essential English words for ESL missionaries, by Carrie Ann Thompson
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd884
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-74)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xi, 131 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn373817242
Label
500 essential English words for ESL missionaries, by Carrie Ann Thompson
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd884
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-74)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xi, 131 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn373817242

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