In episode 29, Stacey continues the conversation with Joe Barcroft, a professor and researcher specializing in vocabulary acquisition. His articles appear in journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, and others. In this interview, we discuss his ten principles for vocabulary acquisition from his book Input-Based Incremental Vocabulary Instruction (2012, TESOL International Association).

This episode contains Part II of our conversation, and last week’s episode 28 contains Part I.


Show Notes

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You can purchase Input-Based Incremental Vocabulary Instruction  by Joe Barcroft

You can find Profesor Barcroft online

De Groot study on classical music: De Groot A. M. B. (2006). Effects of stimulus characteristics and background music on foreign language vocabulary learning and forgettingLanguage Learning56463506.

You can listen to the first part of this conversation in episode 28

You can also listen to a discussion of retrieval practice in episode 25


If you want to cite this episode, our suggested APA (7th ed.) reference is:

Johnson, S.M. (Interviewer/Producer). (2017, November 24). Teaching vocabulary for acquisition with Joe Barcroft, Part II (Episode 28) [Audio podcast episode]. In We teach languages.



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