The 6 Best Word Cloud Tools for Teachers Word cloud tools are part and parcel of teachers' digital tool kit.Their importance stems from the fact they are web based and can be access anywhere with an internet connection. There are a variety of reasons why you as a teacher and educator should use them with your students and here some of these reasons : You can use them to create infographic-like visualisations to enhance students learningYou can create out of them nice posters to use in the classroomYou can use them to brainstorm a certain study topic They are also useful in teaching vocabularyThey might be used as post-reading activity to test students understanding of the textCreate a class word cloud that highlights class expectationPost students first names to create a class or group word cloud 1- Tagxedo
EU Youth Language Corpus Products Ξ Corpora SACODEYL Corpora » Our Corpora The SACODEYL project focuses on spoken interviews with British, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Rumanian and Spanish pupils between 13 and 18 years of age. The interview transcripts are stored in online corpora, which are pedagogically annotated and enriched for language learning and teaching purposes. SACODEYL adopts a “small pedagogic corpus” approach. Online 10 questions–see how your score compares The visual vocab quiz The commonly misspelled words quiz Shakespeare corpus The source texts came from Online Library of Liberty ( Their original source is the OUP edition of 1916. You get 37 plays, plus all the speeches of all the characters. Ie. you get the whole play Hamlet, plus separately all the speeches of Prince Hamlet, all the speeches of Horatio, etc.
Concordancers in ELT This has enabled linguists to create and analyse huge corpora (collections of authentic language text) and to reassess the assumed rules regarding the way we use language and especially words. With the spread of the Internet, these corpora are now becoming available to any teacher or student with an Internet connection, opening up a vast resource for language learning. What is a concordancer? How can concordancers help us? Ideas for using concordancers with students Some possible problems Conclusion What is a concordancer?
How to write vocabulary activities By Philip Kerr In an extract from ELT Teacher2Writer’s training module, Philip Kerr offers some helpful tips on how to go about writing vocabulary activities, considering word selection, word frequency and grouping vocabulary items. Preliminary questions | Which vocabulary items? | Task 1: Word frequency | How should we group vocabulary items? International Corpus of English (ICE) Homepage @ ICE-corpora.net I am very pleased to welcome a new team to the ICE project. ICE Gibraltar will be coordinated by reasearchers at the University of Vigo and the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain. For more details, please visit the ICE Gibraltar page on this site.
Open-Dyslexic Font Font created to help dyslexic readers. Bottom heavy and unique character shapes help make it more difficult to confuse letters. OpenDyslexic(open-dyslexic) by Abelardo Gonzalez is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This means, as long as you visibly give credit, you can use this on your ebook, ebook reader, actual physical books, web sites, etc. Included are 3 styles of OpenDyslexic: OpenDyslexic, OpenDyslexic w/ alt rounded a's, and OpenDyslexicMono: for your fixed-width font needs. BASE (British Academic Spoken English) and BASE Plus Collections Overview of BASE The British Academic Spoken English (BASE) project took place at the Universities of Warwick and Reading between 2000–2005, under the directorship of Hilary Nesi (Warwick) , with Paul Thompson (Reading). Natalie Snodgrass and Sarah Creer were employed as research assistants and Tim Kelly was video producer of the project. Lou Burnard (Oxford University) and Adam Kilgarriff (Lexicography MasterClass Ltd) acted as consultants. The BASE Corpus consists of 160 lectures and 40 seminars recorded in a variety of departments (video-recorded at the University of Warwick and audio-recorded at the University of Reading).
WebCorp: The Web as Corpus WebCorp Live lets you access the Web as a corpus - a large collection of texts from which examples of real language use can be extracted. More... Have you tried WebCorp LSE? Our large-scale search engine with more search options, part-of-speech tags and quantitative analyses. More details... English Tips Blog words, useful phrases and idioms You've probably already learned that we can use -ED adjectives to describe how a person feels, and -ING adjectives to describe the thing, person, situation, or event that causes the feeling: I'm tired. My job is very tiring. "tired" describes "I", and "tiring" describes "job" We're bored. This movie is boring. "bored" describes "we", and [...]
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