Teaching a Storm in a Tea Cup: How Principled Eclecticism Can Be Applied to Teaching Vocabulary


How to apply the idea of Principled Eclecticism to the presentation, practice and recycling of vocabulary in EFL classrooms?

Vocabulary is a building block for language, an essential part of any EFL classroom.

The nature of the English language means there are many varied and “difficult” categories of vocabulary.

With each of these having its own flavour and each class being varied, teachers need to be innovative and proficient in Principled Eclecticism for teaching vocabulary.

The goal of this practical workshop is to help teachers understand how different vocabulary items can be approached with different methods. They will build up a “tool box” of activities and increase their confidence to choose and use the most appropriate methodology in each individual situation.