RE: [evonline2002_webheads] TextLadder
- The links led me nowhere.
From: Elizabeth Hanson-Smith [mailto:ehansonsmi@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 9:21 PM
Subject: [evonline2002_webheads] TextLadder
Found an interesting article in Language Learning &
Technology and followed up with a visit to the
Website. Hope to be trying out the free software from
there soon. (Not for Macs--sorry)
The author, Sina Ghadirian, has developed a program
that attempts to assist students in worked from a
limited vocabulary of high frequency words to a more
expanded vocab in a particular domain. The TextLadder
program screens electronic texts for target words in a
particular domain and presents them (in the online
WebLadder version) linked to an online dictionary. So
students can look up unfamiliar words before reading
the text, or go for the guesses.
A corpus of word lists and texts is also available,
including one from the Voice of America simplified
The article is at
and the software and WebLadder are at
This is an in-progress report, so feel free to add,
correct, and contradict at will.
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