Teaching vocabulary articles

Updated 6 March 2017

General articles

Four approaches to teaching vocabulary

Stimulating practice for chunks of language

Combining collocations and pronunciation

Playing with our Word Bag (vocabulary revision games)

15 ways of eliciting vocabulary

15 more ways of eliciting vocabulary

Picture dictionary games and actitivies

Why your students overuse their dictionaries

Why does my teacher stop me using my dictionary?

Why does my teacher make me use an English-English dictionary?

Articles on specific vocabulary

Most recent and/ or useful stuff I haven’t mentioned yet nearer the top:

How to teach clothes vocabulary to young learners – LINK FIXED

7 word formation games – LINK FIXED

How to teach body parts to kids– LINK FIXED

How to teach transport vocabulary to young learners

How to teach and use the language of newspaper headlines 

Practising architecture vocabulary

Body vocab for YLs

Vocabulary practice for family words

Fun with clothes vocabulary – LINK FIXED

How to teach vocabulary related to animals

Practice for weather vocabulary – LINK FIXED

Shapes for young learners – LINK FIXED

10 fun activities for personality adjectives – LINK FIXED

Fun activities for feelings – LINK FIXED

15 fun ways of practising country and nationality words

15 games for the language of describing people

Xmas vocabulary that you can mime

Gardens and gardening for EFL classes – LINK FIXED

Glossary of football words and expressions (more of a list than an article)


Words that are different in Japanese and English

How the Japanese chop up English

Made in Japan English words and expressions

Pronunciation changes in Japanese English

How Japanese English works

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