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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal


VerbaLearn is a new site which does a lot of things well. I'm not usually a big fan of learning English through "word study", however, it is a reality and it does work for many students. Also, VerbaLearn caters to those who are trying to pass all those significant tests....GRE / SAT / ACT and though not directly or yet - TOEFL.

On the site, you are prompted and can test yourself. The words you get wrong, are put into a word list for later study. You can then use that list to be tested upon continually until you've learned the words. If you get them right, absolutely (by hitting the "I know" prompt and not guessing), the word is eliminated from your study/test list.

This could be a great place to refer higher level students. And this is a major job of most teachers -- we can't really teach everything in class, there isn't enough time to conquer the 6-7,000 words needed for academic success....

Also included here - a few word lists which will come in handy!!!! (attached below). If you also haven't checked it out on our Practice page - visit Word Count. A "real time" analysis of the most popular words in use on the internet! Maybe use it to get your students to guess what rank "X" word will be. Could be a fun game! I also recommend this discussion for many vocabulary teaching ideas. Our Teaching Tools has some wonderful vocab. teaching applications - including VocabAhead. Very similar in focus. See the study room for an excellent place to start.


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