I have done this activity as a warm up reviewing the vocabulary presented on the previous class. I divided the class in two groups. Each student from group A got a popsicle stick with a word, while each student from group B got a paper slip with a definition. The obvious procedure after that was:
Have you ever wondered which pronouns are more frequent in books? Have you ever wondered which words were more popular in the 18th century? Have you ever wondered which spelling of a certain words has been more popular over time? Well… NGram can answer those questions. Read more to learn about NGram and the projects you can develop with it in the language classroom.
One of these days I was teaching vocabulary related to “life events” to my students – a diversified group made of Arabic, Hispanic and Asian students. I use the Heinle Picture Dictionary on the classes. This is a great book to introduce vocabulary, especially in basic levels when students struggle to understand even the simple concepts.
The website is full of resources for all ages and pages made especially for teachers. Take some time to visit the site and I am sure you will find ideas for a class or you will even learn something new about English. My favorite part: Learn English Kids. Children love it and after learning in
Does Google need any introductions? I guess not. Do you use it when planning your lessons? I guess so. So, why am I writing this post? Well, maybe I have some ideas to use Google Apps for English teaching/learning. For example, have you ever used Google maps in your class? You can use it when teaching
Find awesome printables for your class. Search by vocabulary flashcards or worksheets to teach and practice vocabulary. The material may look childish, but I have used it with students of all ages, from different cultures, and they all like it. I also use the Power Point presentations available on the site. I use those presentations