[B-Greek] efficiency in classrooms

Bert de Haan b_dehaan at sympatico.ca
Thu Jun 8 18:09:34 EDT 2006

Ken Penner ken.penner at acadiau.ca wrote on
Tue Jun 6 23:16:11 EDT 2006

Michael Abernathy asked:

>While we are speaking of efficency, let me ask a question. I once read the 
>claim that the average student could easily learn over 500 vocabulary words 
>in a day provided the presentation was properly paced. Has anyone tested 
>this theory?

My own experience for mass vocabulary acquisition with retention is 1 word 
per minute, using Flash! Pro vocabulary memorization software. But I've 
never tried to learn much more than 300 words per day.

Ken M. Penner, Ph.D.

300 words per day is incredible.  Do you mean 300 words today and another 
300 tomorrow and maybe again the next day or is that a once-in-a-while sort 
of thing?

BTW I see you have been promoted.  I don't know when but this is the first 
time I noticed that it says Ph.D, not Ph.D student.

Bert de Haan.

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