In the month of July, we are re-running some of our favorite episodes from the first year of the podcast just in case you started listening recently or you always meant to go back and re-listen to a few of your favorites! We’ll be back with new episodes in August.


In episode 41, Stacey does a bit of digging to learn about different ways teachers conceptualize and make use of vocab lists. Kara Parker, a teacher trainer and consultant in Florida, and AC Quintero, a high school Spanish teacher in Illinois, both contribute to this discussion about how to make vocab lists useful for learning.



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Show Notes

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We heard a clip from episode 28 with Joe Barcroft, the first part of a two-parter all about vocabulary acquisition.

Kara Parker is a teacher trainer, consultant, and blogger at You can find Kara on Twitter @kararparker.

AC Quintero is a high school Spanish teacher and author of comprehensible novels for language learners. You can find AC on Twitter @klasekastellano.

More resources on vocab lists…

…Kara’s blog post on vocab lists can be found here

…And look at this #langchat discussion of vocab lists on Amy Lenord’s blog: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. This is probably my favorite resources because of how many different teachers it includes!

…for an extensive academic treatment of word lists in language teaching, check out Nations’ 2016 book Making and Using Word Lists for Language Learning and Testing

a blog post by Steve Smith about themed vocab lists

If you want to know more about vocabulary testing and retrieval practice, check out episode 25 on that topic!



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