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 12. Teaching Lexically

Hugh Dellar

Course Description

Welcome to the Cengage Learning ELT Advantage course Teaching Lexically by Hugh Dellar and Andrew Walkley. 

This practical course aims to change the way you think about language by introducing the lexical approach. Through the lexical approach, you will begin to look at the relationship between grammar and vocabulary in a new light. 

This course will suggest innovative ways to teach language and skills, to deal with speaking in class and to handle student correction. It will provide concrete examples of how to approach the language classroom in a lexical way and will leave you with practical ways to integrate this approach into your classroom. 

Also, students who successfully complete this course will receive a TESOL Certificate of Completion.

Instructor: Hugh Dellar

Hugh Dellar is a teacher and teacher trainer at the University of Westminster, London. He teaches General English at all levels to mono-lingual and multi-lingual groups. He also co-runs teacher training courses. Prior to this post, Hugh spent three years teaching in Indonesia. He is the co-author of the General English series, Innovations, published by Cengage Learning. His main interests revolve around teaching natural useful language. Hugh gives talks and workshops all over the world about this topic and more.

Instructor: Andrew Walkley

Andrew Walkley teaches General English at the University of Westminster, London. Over the last few years he has written the General English series Innovations with Hugh Dellar. He also runs a teacher training programme at the university. Andrew frequently gives talks and workshops to teachers all over the world.


Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader).


A new section of each course starts monthly. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses, please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when lessons are released. You will have access to all lessons until the course ends. However, the interactive discussion area that accompanies each lesson will automatically close two weeks after the lesson is released. As such, we strongly recommend that you complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks to complete all of your course work, including the final exam.     


Week 1

Wednesday – Lesson 01
What is Teaching Lexically

Friday – Lesson 02
Noticing Language

Week 2

Wednesday – Lesson 03
Teaching Vocabulary

Friday – Lesson 04
Teaching Grammar

Week 3 

Wednesday – Lesson 05
Speaking Tasks

Friday – Lesson 06

Week 4

Wednesday – Lesson 07
Using Reading Texts in Class

Friday – Lesson 08
Using Listening in Class

Week 5

Wednesday – Lesson 09

Friday – Lesson 10
Teaching Writing

Week 6

Wednesday – Lesson 11
Taking Revision and Recycling Seriously

Friday – Lesson 12
Teaching Lexically and the Non-Native-Speaker Teacher

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