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It is rather simple for children to learn a new language; the older you become the less you have the ability to remember words and coordinate different languages in your head. Bab.la offers a whole range of products for language learning. Hangman is a guessing game which can be played by two or more players. Have you played Memorize before? Another of the bab.la Games is called Scrambled Words. The fourth game among the bab.la Games is great to train your brain but also your vocabulary skills. Untitled. 12 Ways to Learn Vocabulary With The New York Times. One of the winners of our 2013 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest.
Here are 12 quick and easy ways to learn and practice new words by reading, viewing or listening to NYTimes.com. Do you teach vocabulary using The Times? Tell us about it. 1. Minutes a Day to a Better Vocabulary, Guaranteed! Reading just the front page of The New York Times every day, or just one article of your choice, can introduce you to scores of new words in context. For instance, in this fun piece about the renaissance of board games you can find visceral, innovative, feasible, gauge, prototype, eclipsed, boon, stealthily, profane, viable, taboo, renaissance, fetishization and sated.
Or, visit The Learning Network’s Word of the Day feature to find a new word each weekday used in a Times context. To keep track of the words you’re learning, use our vocabulary log. 2. Few American high school students missed the news that the SAT will no longer test “obscure” words. TESOL 2014 HIGHLIGHTS: Vocabulary Learning and Instruction. For me, a TESOL convention wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Electronic Village.
Sometimes you have to search for the EV down a long hallway or two, but once I found the EV folk in Portland, I also discovered new ideas for vocabulary instruction. Jill Ballard, Laurie Frazier, and Shalle Leeming of Academy of Art University, San Francisco shared recommendations for developing learner independence. Two familiar online resources, the University of Hong Kong’s Vocabulary Profiler and Brigham Young University’s Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) were presented for student use.
Teachers and materials writers have, of course, turned to these and similar resources often, but this team of teachers explained how students can be guided to use knowledge of high frequency words and collocations. Students could record their findings and study the new vocabulary with the help of Quizlet. Luckily, there was time to sit in at one more mini-session at the Technology Fair. Like this: My favourite ways of revisiting vocabulary. I’ve recently come back to work!
Yes, for 9 month I was off work – at least I wasn’t teaching English to real people, that is. I was a blogger and materials writer. But now 2 times a week I have individual classes (HR English), and 2 times a week I teach an indiviual student using Skype (Business English, conversational English and grammar) Vocabulary activities. 15+ different Vocabulary Methods (How to teach words) A key to learning any new language is new vocabulary!
There are so many ways to SNOWBALL FIGHT Get students to have a blast throwing around paper in class and then answering vocabulary questions! Students to improve their vocabulary by really thinking about what word someone is trying to get you to guess with rhymes! Reviewing vocabulary words more fun by throwing hangman into the mix. Like the snowball fight, this game plays on students love for throwing things. Strategies in vocabulary learning. Last week I published a post on vocabulary.
I’d like to start out by thanking everyone for their great responses, I came away with a lot of ideas and lots to think about. In the post, I gave a run-down of some of my aims for the next few weeks/months/years. since starting though my focus has taken me off in different directions and I’ve realised consequently that what I will actually publish might not resemble the initial post. Vocabulary learning strategies are divided into categories by Schmitt (1997: 207-8), Stoffer (1995), Nation (2001: 218) and Gu and Johnson (1996: 650-651).
I came across these taxonomies here on Magda Kadubiec’s wonderful blog and I owe her a reference in this case. For more information I suggest you visit her blog or get hold of any of the literature mentioned above. Strategies 1. This technique works especially well with young learners. Another colleague has young learners spell words on each others’ backs to help solidify the image of a words shape in memory.