Teaching vocabulary articles

Articles on teaching different kinds and aspects of vocabulary. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic.

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Teaching vocabulary to young learners articles

Vocabulary games/ worksheets page

General teaching vocabulary articles

How to teach positive and negative connotations – LINK UPDATED

Four approaches to teaching vocabulary

Stimulating practice for chunks of language – LINK UPDATED

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 activities

Why your students overuse their dictionaries – LINK UPDATED

Why does my teacher stop me using my dictionary? – LINK UPDATED

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

Articles on teaching specific vocabulary

How to teach British and American vocabulary – LINK UPDATED

How to teach feelings vocabulary – LINK UPDATED

How to teach country and nationality words – LINK UPDATED

How to teach Latin abbreviations – LINK UPDATED

How to teach abbreviations – LINK UPDATED

How to teach acronyms – LINK UPDATED

How to teach colour vocabulary in ESL classes – LINK UPDATED

Classroom activities for colour vocabulary – LINK UPDATED

How to teach colour word recognition – LINK UPDATED

How to use colouring-in in EFL classes – LINK UPDATED

How to teach opposites – LINK UPDATED

Classroom activities for teaching opposites (with many game ideas) – LINK UPDATED

How to teach clothes vocabulary to young learners – LINK UPDATED

7 word formation games – LINK UPDATED

How to teach body parts to kids – LINK UPDATED

How to teach transport vocabulary to young learners – LINK UPDATED

How to teach and use the language of newspaper headlines  – LINK UPDATED

Practising architecture vocabulary

Body vocab for YLs

Vocabulary practice for family words

Fun with clothes vocabulary – LINK UPDATED

Practice for weather vocabulary – LINK UPDATED

Shapes for young learners – LINK UPDATED

10 fun activities for personality adjectives – LINK UPDATED

Fun activities for feelings – LINK UPDATED

15 fun ways of practising country and nationality words

15 games for the language of describing people

Xmas vocabulary that you can mime – LINK UPDATED

Gardens and gardening for EFL classes – LINK UPDATED

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

Janglish vocabulary articles

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

Updated 15 September 2022

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