|This fascinating presentation of current research undoes numerous myths about how we most effectively learn new words in a second language. In clear, reader-friendly text, the author details the successful approach of IBI vocabulary instruction, which emphasizes the presentation of target vocabulary as input early on and the incremental (gradual) build-up of different aspects of vocabulary knowledge over time. Instructors can take advantage of numerous practical classroom activities to support the IBI approach. This book serves researchers, instructors, course coordinators, program directors, and developers of instructional materials.
"This text is an excellent introduction to the IBI approach to vocabulary learning. Barcroft explains his approach clearly
with ample examples, and successfully shows how his principles are firmly anchored in research using easy-to-understand jargon-free language. My students praised the text for being accessible and insightful, and many commented that learning about the IBI approach has helped them become better language instructors. I am pleased to see that the book is finally here and look forward to using it."
- Wynne Wong, Associate Professor of French & SLA
The Ohio State University