Ten ways to learn new words as a language learner Teacher and teacher trainer Svetlana Kandybovich, our latest TeachingEnglish blog award winner, shares her top tips for remembering new words. As a language learner, you work hard to expand your vocabulary. You plough through new words every day, make long lists of words and practise with flashcards. However, when it comes to speaking, the new words seem to fall out of your head, so you resort to your old friends – words you already know and have used many times – again and again. Remembering and using new words in speech is often a challenge for language learners. Here are ten strategies to help you make words stick in your mind and use them in conversation.
Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger Long writing activities are not very frequently done in class. I tend to think that my students are like me; I need the right kind of atmosphere. Writing requires time, silence and lots of inspiration. Grammar Games - Irregular Verbs Practise the irregular verbs in the following quiz. Irregular verbs - Quiz 5 Choose the correct answer and shoot the bad ducks. Teach Your Monster to Read: Free Phonics & Reading Game Why is it free? The game has been funded by the Usborne Foundation, a charity set up to support initiatives to develop early literacy. The charity was founded by Peter Usborne MBE and his children, Nicola and Martin.
Word frequency: based on 450 million word COCA corpus You can now freely download a list of the top 5000 words/lemmas from the 450 million word Corpus of Contemporary American English, which is the only large and balanced corpus of American English. Although there are many word and frequency lists of English on the web, we believe that this list is the most accurate one available (compare...). The free list contains the lemma and part of speech for the top 5,000 words in American English. It is also possible to download other lists that contain the top 20-30 collocates (nearby words) for each of these words -- which provides useful information on word meaning and usage -- as well as to see which words are most common in certain genres (e.g. spoken or academic). It is also possible to download highly accurate lists for the top 20,000 and the top 60,000 words in English, with their top collocates as well. If you want an eBook version of the 5,000 word list -- with collocates, genre information, etc -- you can purchase it for about $20 here.
Grade 7 Paragraph – The Canswedian English Teacher “Scaffold learning” – one of those hot button words in teaching. I got on the scaffold-their-learning train with this assignment which builds each year in högstadiet. The irony is though… that in Grade 8 when you say, “Do you remember how I taught you how to write a paragraph in Grade 7?” you will be met with a sea of blank and confused faces. At this point I bust out the “Let’s Review!” PowerPoint and remind them of what they did last year. Video for the English classroom For the language teacher, YouTube may be nothing less than one of the best sources of material the classroom has ever seen. In this article, I would like to share 12 clips that I have used in my own classroom. I hope that each clip will be representative of a type of video that may be of particular interest to language teachers. Note: In this article, we will be examining a number of clips that are hosted on the video-sharing site YouTube. Unfortunately, the site is blocked in a number of countries and in such cases the clips will not be accessible.
How to Learn English Words Learn English words quickly and easily with these tips and resources. We all know we must learn English words—and lots of them—to speak the language well. A native English speaker knows approximately 12,000 to 20,000 words according to experts. Mother tongue English speakers learn these words over a lifetime of informal daily life and in formal schooling. There are anywhere from 450,000 to one million English words depending on whether you count words separately (e.g., sit, sitting, sat, sitter) or as part of a word family (e.g., sit). 7 Easy Ways to Support Student Writing in Any Content Area More teachers are being asked to support student literacy in all content areas. For those trained in English language arts, this isn’t a big deal. But if you have spent your career learning best practices in science, social studies, physical education, music, math, or one of many other content areas, the idea of “teaching” students how to write on top of covering your own content may seem impossible. Good news: It’s not all that complicated, and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming, either. You don’t need an English degree to get really good at helping students build writing proficiency in your content area. In this podcast episode, you’ll learn seven easy strategies (plus one bonus tip) to support student writing skills without having to stop teaching your content.
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Utveckla skrivandet på engelska Pobble Här hittar ni en ny bild varje dag och en massa skrivövningar som hör till bilden: Giant Tennis Story starter It was the greatest match the world had ever seen! The boy’s colossal legs waded through the water, sending shockwaves through the city engulfed in shadow.
School subjects - speaking activities Speaking activities are the most important component of English courses using communicative approach. However, it is very difficult to find quality speaking activities that would work. That is why I would like to publish a speaking activity here once a week. All the activities will be based on the recommendations given by Keith S. Folse in his wonderful book The Art of Teaching Speaking. ADVERT: US State Department Creates Illustrations Depicting Differences Between British And American English People in America and the UK both speak English, and while most words remain the same there are a few differences that could potentially create a misunderstanding. To help English speakers from all over the world better communicate, the US State Department created these useful illustrations that highlight key differences between British and American English. English originated as early as the mid-5th century, and has since been brought to a number of countries. Over the years many changes and adaptations have taken place, creating unique discrepancies in the English language all around the world. Here are some of the main differences between British and American English, we bet you find at least a few that truly surprise you!