Date of Graduation

Summer 5-2-2015

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


School of Education



First Advisor

Dr. Onllwyn C. Dixon


The purpose of this project is to create a handbook for EFL teachers in South Korea to help them teach vocabulary more effectively and to help solve the following question: what are the most effective ways of vocabulary teaching by focusing on vocabulary knowledge and speaking production. The goal is to suggests activities that could narrow the gap between learners’ vocabulary knowledge and their communicative competence. For this purpose, this project involves the development of a handbook suggestions for an EFL curriculum and authentic teaching materials, including textbooks, PowerPoint slides and handouts. The primary audience is EFL teachers working with adult learners who are studying for the TOEIC, TOEFL and GRE. This handbook provides a brief background on morphological linguistic units such as root words, affixes, parts of speech, intonations and stresses. It also provides various methods for teaching vocabulary using various media. These methods center on method of loci. Furthermore, the handbook provides resources such as PowerPoint slides and handouts for Korean EFL teachers.