Lecture 4 Strategies for Collocation Learning Developed by Yang Ying 2010 Outline Ways to learn collocations 1. Become aware of collocations 2. Record collocations 3. Memorize your collocations 4. Exhibit what you have learned 5. Make use of resources 1. Becoming Aware of Collocations Pay more attention to collocations when you read newspapers, textbooks, from the Internet you watch TV you listen to radio programs Be aware of collocation in any forms of language input 2. Record Collocations Keep a small collocation notebook Start a computer file/files to collect collocations under themes/functions 3. Memorize your collocations Categorize Make associations Use visual memory Use, Use, Use 4. Exhibit what you have learned Do collocation reconstruction tasks Write using collocations collected Do one round of editing with a focus on collocation use For a better understanding of the types of exhibition tasks you can use for collocation learning, go to Lecture Six. 5. Make use of Resources Online Collocation Dictionary http://llohe-ocd.appspot.com/ Cobuild Concordance Sampler http://www.collins.co.uk/Corpus/Cor pusSearch.aspx For a more detailed introduction on how these two resources can be used, go to Lecture Seven. Review Ways to learn collocations 1. Become aware of collocations 2. Record collocations 3. Memorize your collocations 4. Exhibit what you have learned 5. Make use of resources References Course materials developed for SM3 by Yang Ying Mather, P & McCarthy, P. (2005). The art of critical reading: Brushing up on your reading, thinking and study skills. New York: McGraw-Hill. Rose, C., & Nicholl, M. J. (1997). Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century: the Six-Step Plan to Unlock Your MASTER-mind. Dell Publishing. Yang, Y. (2009). Towards Language Awareness and Learner Autonomy in Collocation Learning: Learner Perspectives and Practices on an “AWARE” Approach. Unpublished Doctorate thesis. University of Western Australia.