Salma Al-Humaidi, Dr.
Sultan Qaboos University
Salma has been an assistant professor since 2002 in Curriculum & Instruction Department (English Language Teaching Unit) College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University. She has published research papers on teaching practice, task-based learning, learner-centered methodology, and microteaching.
Use it or Lose it: Vocabulary Growth in Writing (PP50), PaperDo students avoid using the words they are unsure of spelling correctly in their writing? Does the use and/or avoidance of newly learned words in writing affect later recall of those words? In this paper, the authors propose that learners' vocabulary growth is hampered by teachers' emphasis on correct spelling and that tolerance of spelling errors is needed to create a positive learning environment in the EFL writing classroom.