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SIX VOCABULARY ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
Transcript of SIX VOCABULARY ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
To present some important aspects of vocabulary learning.
To introduce teachers to 6 practical vocabulary activities.
Types of words
1. Single words
2. Set phrases
3. Variable phrases
4. Phrasal verbs
Six vocabulary activities for the ESL/EFL classroom.
Folse, K. (2008). Six Vocabulary Activities for the English Language Classroom. English Teaching Forum. Number 3, pp. 12-20.
Brown, H.D. (2008) Teaching by principles: an interactive approach to language pedagogy(3rd ed.)New York: Longman.
Online Resources for Vocabulary Activities
crosswords for esl students
Additional aspects of vocabulary knowledge
2. Connotation and usage
3. Part of speech
Important goals in selecting vocabulary activities.
1. Focus on the vocabulary
2. Experience multiple retrievals of the vocabulary
3. Develop successful vocabulary learning strategies.
The purpose of this article is to present some important aspects of vocabulary learning and ingroduce teachers to six practical vocabulary activities.
1. Keeping a running list of words.
2. Vocabulary cards.
3. Scrambled vocabulary envelopes.
4.Vocabulary ladder puzzle.
5. Vocabulary sentence auction.
Ranking vocabulary items
English language learners need to increase the vocabulary knowledge.
Our goal as teachers is to help students to be active vocabulary learners after they leave the classroom.
Peter went to the store to do the grocery shopping list for his mother because she is preparing a meal for the family, so she gave him a shopping list:
_____A bag of chips for a snack.
_____A can of tuna for sandwiches.
_____A box of cereal for breakfast tomorrow.
_____A bunch of bananas for a cake.
_____A carton of eggs for the cake.
_____A pack of gum for a treat.
Extension: go to the store and find out if your answers are correct, bring the answers back to class.
Directions: The following six items were bought at Fred Meyer's. Use the knowledge of prices to rank these from the cheapest (1) to the most expensive (6).
It takes from 5 to 16 repetitions (retrievals with meaning) for a word to be learned (Nation, 1990)