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Vocabulary and autonomy

Vocabulary and autonomy
The general aim is to involve the students in a more autonomous fashion in their learning, rather than simply having them presented with word lists selected by the teacher or syllabus. The role of vocabulary teachingHow can teachers help their learners?Self-initiated independent learningFormal practiceFunctional practiceMemorizingBest approachPractical activitiesReferences The role of vocabulary teachingIn the context of learning English as a foreign language, a learner is forced to be autonomous and independent and make conscious effort to learn vocabulary outside the classroom simply because the exposure to the target language is limited in class. So teachers cannot rely on their Ss 'picking up' lexical items. This makes explicit vocabulary teaching necessary. How can teachers help their learners? Self-initiated independent learningThese strategies involve planned, active and motivated learning and exposure to language outside the classroom (media). Examples of strategies

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How to teach collocations with HAVE # 2 This is the second post in which has joined forces with Fluency MC to provide materials for teaching collocations with the verb HAVE. In this post we teach the collocations from the second part of Jason’s rap song. ADVERT: In this post you will find the song, an infographic, two interactive quizzes and a game.

WORD GAMES Ammon Shea, a 37-year-old former furniture remover in New York, spent 12 months conquering what he describes as the Everest of dictionaries, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), by ploughing through 20 volumes, 21,730 pages and 59 million words (read more here). We can only guess how much of what he read has stayed between his ears, which is, at times, quite a challenge for our students. Luckily for the latter, though, their word lists are much shorter. We can use some magic formulae for helping words stick in the head trying to come up with clever associations, getting students to use definitions, determining a rate at which words should be learnt without falling out of their heads, creating some “brain surprises” (see more here), or resort to some oldies but goldies – word games.

UK slang for international students By Sophie Cannon at Education UK, 27 January 2014 'Hiya mate, fancy a cuppa and a chin-wag?' 'I can't sorry pal, I'm skint. Gutted!' When you first arrive in the UK for your studies, you might be mystified by some of the words and phrases local people use. Don't worry, this is completely normal and you will soon be fine! Word War: The Difference in Meaning and Usage of Geek, Nerd, and Dork Geeks and nerds and dorks, oh my! This isn’t Kansas anymore, Toto, and it’s also not mid-twentieth-century America, a time and place that had the Bill Gateses and Mark Zuckerbergs of the world pegged as the walking, talking intersections of social awkwardness, poor fashion sense, highfalutin intelligence, and a strange technophilia. The attitude towards GNDs (geeks, nerds and dorks) has changed tremendously, as have the definitions attached to the terms.

MyEnglishblogEsthereoi: TRAVEL , TRIP, JOURNEY, TOUR AND VOYAGE Hi guys, Here I leave a post about the vocabulary we have seen in class today and some exercises for you to do.Hope you have a good flight! travel - trip - journey - tour - voyage Travel The word 'travel' is used to talk about going from one place to another. It can be a verb, a noun or an adjective. ♦ verb : Tom travels a lot in his job.

Language In Use It is great to show and offer students many examples of English language in use. Meaning, students appreciate that there are many ways to say the same thing and like to see the "nuance" of the English language. Here are some images showing different ways / expressions to communicate a similar thing. Online English Vocabulary Size Test Ever wonder about your vocabulary size? Even if you are a daily English speaker or a native English speaker, you still might find this test challenging! We conducted academic research and looked at online resources to design the model of this quiz.

13 reasons why: a vocabulary lesson Since this has become a big hit, here is a lesson on it. Don’t worry. It’s not going to be a “session”. 10 Do's and Don'ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog We know that there is a strong relationship between vocabulary and reading comprehension. Systematic vocabulary instruction must be an integral component of a K-12 comprehensive instructional framework While there is no one correct way to teach vocabulary, common characteristics of effective vocabulary instruction have been documented in many professional journals and books. And yet, recent NAEP results for vocabulary reveal no significant change in vocabulary scores for 4th- and 8th-grade students from 2009 to 2011.

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