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Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Did you learn English as a second language? If so, can you remember what it was like when you looked at a text and didn’t understand most of the words? You have probably been through the process of learning thousands of words to get to your current level — thousands! It’s worthwhile stopping and remembering how intimidating (exciting?) it feels when you are at the beginning of your journey of learning a new language, particularly if your native language is significantly different...

This is probably the situation a lot of your students are in — but how can you help them? Obviously motivation and other factors play a part, but what about more practical guidance in vocabulary learning. Wouldn’t it be great if you could say to your learners: ‘This is how you’re going to learn all these new words.’ Hopefully this workshop will give you a framework to say that!

You can download all the materials from the workshop in the downloads section on the right. You can complete some of the materials online by taking a look at the activities in the activities section, and if you have any questions or comments about the workshop we would be happy to hear from you. You can add your comments in the discuss section. We hope you enjoy the workshop.


Vocabulary Workshop

The following activities on the topic of vocabulary are intended to help you think about what you learnt from the video.   

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match the four principles of vocabulary acquisition with the descriptions.
Match the principles with the descriptions.

Activity 2: In this next activity, you have to decide which of the principles is most closely realated to the classroom activity.
Decide which principle is at work.

 


 

 

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Premier Skills English online questionnaire for teachers

The British Council and Premier League would like to know what you think about the Premier Skills English website.  We’d be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the following questionnaire.

Please tick one box to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements about the Premier Skills English materials that you have used on this website.

What do you think?

What did you think of the vocabulary workshop?

Have you tried these ideas with your learners?

How important is vocabulary learning in your classroom? 

How do you help your learners remember new vocabulary?

 

 

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Shot
29/05/2021
UY
10
points

These workshops are really great! Clear and straight to the point.
They also offer a good, easy and thoughtful chance to improve our teaching plans.


Shot
29/05/2021 14:13
Uruguay
Leeds United
10

These workshops are really great! Clear and straight to the point.
They also offer a good, easy and thoughtful chance to improve our teaching plans.

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mobeckham
11/07/2020
TR
6351
points

I always ask them to categorise new vocabulary and write them in a notebook to recall them easily.
I also advise them to write use new vocabulary in sentences to know how to use them in a text and sometimes using them to write a short paragraph or a short story.
One other way I recommend to my students is to use synonyms and antonyms to remember new vocabulary.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
11/07/2020 12:05
Turkey
Manchester United
6351

I always ask them to categorise new vocabulary and write them in a notebook to recall them easily.
I also advise them to write use new vocabulary in sentences to know how to use them in a text and sometimes using them to write a short paragraph or a short story.
One other way I recommend to my students is to use synonyms and antonyms to remember new vocabulary.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
11/07/2020
TR
6351
points

Vocabulary learning is so essential with the grammar to help the learners build their language but this should happen with more engagement to the students and to follow a student-centred techniques.


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mobeckham
11/07/2020 11:50
Turkey
Manchester United
6351

Vocabulary learning is so essential with the grammar to help the learners build their language but this should happen with more engagement to the students and to follow a student-centred techniques.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
11/07/2020
TR
6351
points

The workshop is very helpful and enjoyable.

I have tried some of these ideas before and I will try others as well.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
11/07/2020 11:49
Turkey
Manchester United
6351

The workshop is very helpful and enjoyable.

I have tried some of these ideas before and I will try others as well.

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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
4754
points

At school we learn such words and their meanings. It is written for us to go study and then the next dyear or two weeks have a dictation where you have to spell these words.


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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 00:46
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

At school we learn such words and their meanings. It is written for us to go study and then the next dyear or two weeks have a dictation where you have to spell these words.

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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
4754
points

It was great


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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 00:44
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

It was great

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Goals

To look at principles which can help vocabulary learning

To consider practical ways of implementing those principles

To evaluate video material from the Premier Skills English website with these principles in mind