A self-directed professional development resource which reviews research into vocabulary learning strategies, lesson techniques and activities, and links this to the OPD program.
The Vocabulary Teaching Handbook is a professional development resource and part of the Oxford Picture Dictionary program. Content of the Dictionary is organized within 12 thematic units, from Everyday Language, to People, to Housing, to Food, to Recreation. Each unit starts with an 'Intro' page (new to this edition) and ends with a story page, with single or double-page sub-topics introducing new words in a realistic visual context and easy-to-learn 'chunks'. The target new vocabulary is listed, and simple practice activities help students to put their new words into practice. Story pages include pre-reading questions to build previewing and predicting skills, and post-reading questions and role-play activities to support critical thinking and to encourage students to use the new language they have learned. Rich visual contexts recycle words from the unit.
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, co-author of The Oxford Picture Dictionary is an adult education ESL teacher, curriculum consultant, and certified teacher trainer. She has given professional development workshops for adult education instructors throughout the United States on topics such as
student-centered instruction, ESL techniques and multilevel instruction.
Winner of Winner American Inhouse Design Award.
A new edition of the popular picture dictionary, available in 13 bilingual editions that meet the language needs of young adult and adult students around the world.
Links the content of OPD to independent research into language acquisition, and explains how to apply proven techniques using the program's content Easy-to-use activities to simplify lesson planning The teacher website provides extra resources and reference material at