Learning Contextualized Vocabulary with Internet Tools
How many words do you know in your language? How many of those words did you look up in the dictionary?
Abstract for TESOL 09 presentation Thursday, March 26 at 9:30 am in the Electronic Village
While reading novels, students cannot possibly look up all the words that are new to them. By understanding the story, they gradually develop skills to understand the words in the context presented. This presentation demonstrates how visual dictionary and online learner’s dictionaries help students understand (and pronounce) new vocabulary items, and practice exercises in Quia or Hot Potatoes give students opportunities for incidental learning while practicing target vocabulary. Handout and website provided.
Guessing Meaning from Context
Vocabulary Learning Journal with images
PowerPoint to provide vocabulary preview: