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Lexical Syllabus by Mind Map: Lexical Syllabus

1. Example:

1.1. According to WILLIS (1990) The spoken and written texts provide a corpus of language which learners will have processed for meaning and which therefore consists of, to adapt Krashen's terminology, not only comprehensible input but comprehended input.' And it is in this way that WILLIS states that we can realistically specify 700 of the most frequent words together with their main meanings and patterns as syllabus content. This is because we now know that we have a corpus of language which includes these words, meanings and patterns.


2.1. - Communicative

2.2. - To increase the usage of vocabulary


3.1. - Only appropriate for beginners

3.2. - Does not give a lot of information

3.3. - No acquisition

4. Based On: Vocabulary + Lexical Units

4.1. Vocabulary related to topics

4.2. Word Formations (suffixes, morphemes...)

4.3. Connotations / Dennotations

5. It focuses on vocabulary as a primary objective rather than on sentence structure.

5.1. This allows students to deal with the practical aspect of the language before dealing with formalities of the language.