The focus of this thesis was to develop vocabulary materials to supplement those already in use for emergent literate Burundian refugees preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test. These learners study in conjunction with the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, Utah, and with volunteer tutors who help them study. The flashcards and supporting activities were designed to better enable tutors to teach learners highly-dense vocabulary items, as well as to provide vocabulary scaffolding support for both learners and tutors and to increase depth of vocabulary knowledge with the target vocabulary. The U.S. Citizenship Test Vocabulary Flashcards and Vocabulary Support booklet were the products of a frequency-based vocabulary analysis to provide content-focused vocabulary instruction. This thesis details the steps and rationale of the process used to create these materials.
College and Department
Humanities; Linguistics and English Language
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Clark, Eleanor Anne, "Tutor Assisted Vocabulary Support: Easing the Vocabulary Load for Burundian Refugees Studying for the U.S. Citizenship Test" (2013). All Theses and Dissertations. 3821.
Vocabulary, ESL, Emergent Literate Learners, Flashcards, Frequency, Refugees