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    Hi ,

    I'm new here

    In the week or so I've been discussing the problem of "fossilization" in a couple of other forums - as I'm particulary interested in the relationship between

    i) fossilized errors.
    ii) the timing and amount of direct grammar instruction.....and
    iii) the importance of the approach to vocabulary acquisition.

    Hopefully some of the people here will also want to contribute to the debate.....If you're interested in this topic then may wish to vist the following links..

    http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/teache...opic.php?t=147

    http://foro.developingteachers.com/viewtopic.php?t=195

    My own interest in this area has led to the development of a vocabulary learning strategy called "Word Surfing" - and any feedback on this idea....


    http://www.wordsurfing.co.uk

    .... would also be hugely appreciated.

    Thanks and best wishes

    Will McCulloch

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    I've just had a quick look at your website, so I'll come back to you later when I've had the chance to look at it at greater length.

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    Hi, Thanks for your interest !!

    I'm just about to add a link to UsingEnglish on the page WS Forums

    The wordsurfing idea is very much involved with attempting to promote more learner autonomy outside the classroom - and forums are just one of the great opportunities available through the internet.

    You may wish to take a look at the site Fun2LearnMore

    http://www.fun2learnmore.de/index.php

    ...if you don't already know it.

    Recommended! - and I hope a lot more similar sites will be created for students in the near future.

    Best Wishes etc

    Will

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    Thanks- it's nice to meet you. I'll be there when I can be through. Fossilisation, by its very nature, is a difficult thing to deal, the linguistic equivalent of stubborn stains.

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    BTW- Thanks a lot for the link. This evening I'll put your link up in our page.

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    Will, I've put your website into our links databse. Sorry for not doing it earlier, but I've had no time.

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    http://www.usingenglish.com/links/Vocabulary/

    oops- I forgot the URL. ;-(

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