The other week I wanted an activity that would allow students to have a controlled practice that could be done in small groups, but had a repetitive quality to really practice the target language. I decided on dominoes. Dominoes is … Continue reading Word Dominoes
Last year, I wrote a post about using Excel to keep a word bank. It was one of the most popular posts of 2014 and the template was downloaded over 2000 times. I was thrilled by the amount of people that had … Continue reading Word Bank 2.1 – Vocabulary Lists in Excel
There are many situations where it isn’t possible to use technology in the classroom. Tekhnologic lite is dedicated to the activities and plan B’s that can be used when things go wrong or when there just isn’t the time or the resources. … Continue reading Word Snap!
I am not against vocabulary lists or word banks as a way to review what you have studied, but I am curious why they are used so often to introduce new language. As a language learner myself, I am fully … Continue reading Don’t show lists, focus on words!
One of the sessions from IATEFL 2015 conference in Manchester that I managed to watch online was a presentation by Nick Robinson and Laurie Harrison from ELTjam. Their talk was about the ‘EdTech’ Revolution‘ and teachers applying their classroom experience to … Continue reading Phrase Maze – turning vocabulary flashcards into a game.
The other week I was reading Sandy Millin’s fantastic post about useful links for CELTA. There is so much information in that post that it is difficult to take it all in on the first reading. One of the ideas that stood … Continue reading Making flashcards in PowerPoint
This week I wanted to produce something useful for both teachers and students, and after writing about Google Ngrams last week, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss word banks. Word Banks are a great way to manage new vocabulary, but … Continue reading Word Banks: Keeping track of vocabulary