How can we present long vocabulary lists in class? How can we find contexts for new words? Do you have a great idea on how to incorporate new vocabulary into a conversation class? Do you use an activity that combines both new words and grammar?
In five minutes, each presenter will share a classroom activity that they have developed to implement vocabulary items into their lesson plans. It is very hard to find time during a 50-minute period to practice long lists of words while covering all the other aspects of the foreign language. Most of the time, students have to memorize these words outside of the context. If you have used an activity to make this memorization easier or an activity to practice words in context, come share your idea with us on November 8.
William Allendorfer, Second Language Studies
"Coordinating Conjunction Rap"
Taiwo Oluwaseun Ehineni, African Studies
"Using Pictures for Effective Teach of Vocabulary"
John Rothgerber, Second Language Studies
"Vocab in Context: a Role-Play Quiz"
Cate Showalter, Second Language Studies
"Semantic Categories and Vocabulary Lists"
Paul Richards, Second Language Studies
"Old Maid Style Vocab Building Game"
Zach Meyer, Second Language Studies
"Spelling Bees and Virtual Word Walls: Speaking and Listening for Vocabulary Practice"
Dr. Shahyar Daneshgar, Central Eurasian Studies
"How to Express Possessive Concept in Farsi: a Spoken but not Written Rule"
Reefat Munmun, Dhar India Studies
"Guess & Go: Learning Verb Vocabularies and Their Tense-wise Conjunctions Using Listening Strategies"
Sarah Sleasman and Rachel Stewart, Second Language Studies
Gulhayo Kobliva, Central Eurasian Studies
"Pick Your Grape"
Elisa Räsänen, Central Eurasian Studies
"Garfield's (Im)perfect Day: Practicing Aspect Through Storytelling"
Houssem Ben Lazreg, Near Eastern Studies
"Jobs in Arabic"
Justin Lev, Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
"Small Group Sentence-Making Using Target Vocabulary"
Tony Hessenthaler, Spanish and Portuguese
"Whose Line is it Anyway? Quick Skits for Vocab"
Dr. Antonia Schleicher, National African Language Resource Center (NALRC)
"Teaching Vocabulary in Context"