Tools for Teaching Vocabulary – Using text posters in the classroom

When I teach new vocabulary it seems more meaningful to me to introduce it in a though-provoking quote than in a general unspecific sentence that doesn’t strike a vibrant chord in a student. So I usually mine for quotes containing the vocabulary I want to teach and then I use quote generators to quickly create images like you can see in these slides. This is all done automatically and takes you less than 10 second to create a text poster.

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About alinaemma

I am an enthusiastic, creative and highly driven TEFL teacher, who is committed to providing teaching based on cutting-edge research and making learning fun, engaging and natural (which means sweat and stress free). I have an experience teaching face-to-face and flipped/blended learning classes in which I am utilizing the latest technology and Web 2.0 tools. I hold an MA level degree in linguistics and have previously studied in Russia, the USA and Norway. Over the past year I was teaching at Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia, and I was loving every minute of it. Currently, I am teaching in St Petersburg, Russia. I specialize in ESP, blended learning (general English B1 and up), TOEFL and IELTS preparation.

Posted on April 24, 2014, in efl, esl, Ideas to teach vocabulary, Teacher's Resources, Teaching ideas, tefl, Vocabulary, Web 2.0 and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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