Tag Archives: Vocabulary

Vocabulary Recycling

Group Writing One of my favourite activities to recycle vocabulary is one that I learned from a student teacher I was mentoring. It involves writing, listening, and peer editing. Level: Intermediate – Advanced Time: 45 minutes Procedure Place students in groups of three. Dictate 10 words they have studied. Hand out ten cards numbered 1 […]

Scrabble Tiles

Scrabble tiles can be used in an ESL class in a number of ways, from simple and fun fillers to writing activities. I especially like using these activities with students who are weak spellers.  Simple Fillers  1. Longest List Put students into groups of three and give each group 25 scrabble tiles. Make sure all tiles are […]

Lingua.ly: A personal assistant for learning vocabulary online

Many millennia ago when I was studying Spanish and Japanese, I dutifully recorded new words into my vocabulary notebook and dutifully reviewed them. It was a good system, but I’ve recently discovered a tool that works better in the digital age, and should therefore appeal to my students. It’s a free Chrome plug-in called Lingua.ly. […]