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Tag Archives: Teaching Vocabulary
Let’s continue talking about online vocabulary resources! Today, I’d like to introduce three vocabulary websites for beginning-level learners, in which vocabulary items are organized based on themes. The features provided in these websites allow using them in class as well … Continue reading
Prefixes, suffixes, and roots are very helpful in vocabulary building. If students know the meaning of word parts (especially of Greek and Latin origin), they will more likely be able to understand the meaning of a word in a particular … Continue reading
One of the most common difficulties that students experience in writing is their lack of vocabulary. Unfortunately, we don’t always have time for vocabulary activities in a writing class. Today I’d like to share a few online resources that can … Continue reading
The Game: Same o’ Same o’ is a game where you try to match your answer with someone else’s to score a point. This game, in particular, helps students review vocabulary. Using games in the ESL classroom, in general, “[help] the … Continue reading
The Game: Name Ten provides student engagement while students review vocabulary learned and acquire new vocabulary in a competitive, fun environment. This is a fast action game with a high level of student engagement.
The Game: Connect Four and More! helps students practice their pronunciation in a fun way. It is modeled after the basic Connect Four math game for younger children, where the goal is to get four in a row and win. This … Continue reading
When I was a student in an intensive English program, one of my teachers used this activity to help us be more specific and precise in our descriptions. And as easy as this activity looks, it required reaching beyond our … Continue reading
If ESL teachers want to help their students understand content-area texts, they need to aid classroom teachers in learning teaching strategies that help English learners (ELs) gain new content area vocabulary. In a recent TESOL blog, I discussed modifying teaching … Continue reading