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Today, we look at how our Turkish students learning English can benefit from using an online thesaurus to improve writing and increase general vocabulary. We think this tool can be used for students from all cultures.
The thesaurus, in Turkish ‘eşanlamlılar sözlüğü‘, is one of the best tools available to improve your writing. Not only that, it’s also an productive way to increase the number of words you use actively in your daily speech.
The thesaurus, ‘a dictionary of words grouped together with similar meaning’, is familiar to any English speaker who has spent time writing essays in high school and beyond. The most famous thesaurus in the English language was compiled by Peter Mark Roget and ...
Aug 27, 2013 2386 Views
1: Kill the commute: As urbanization grows across the world, the commutes in many of the world’s largest cities can be hellish. Many students learning English as a second language are also young professionals working long hours. If a young professional leaves work at 6:00 pm they may not arrive to a centrally located language school until ...
Sep 8, 2013 2890 Views
Mathematics has always been an area where the quiz has been used to great effect. Below are examples of how it can be used in Mathematics as an example for other teaching areas.
1. Subject Language/Terminology Quiz
Here the teacher simply gives students a series of terms. The students write out in their own words an explanation of each term.
e.g.: concurrent parallel congruent collinear skew (Maths) constellation galaxy planet satellite orbit (Science) revolution democracy nationalism parliament cabinet (Hist.)
Students should be encouraged to use other subject terms/words to help explain what the terms mean. ...
Dec 29, 2013 2968 Views
At the beginning of the course, this learner was highly motivated, excited to get up every day and go to class. By the end of the course, she dreaded spending another day in a small room with the same people she had been learning with over the past several months. When asked, she still had a deep desire to continue her international studies program, but she could not stand the thought of another day in the language program doing the same tasks with the same teacher and the same classmates.
As this learner's experiences demonstrate, different aspects of your language learning environment can impact your motivation.
These aspects can be broken down into three broad categories:
Aug 25, 2014 4658 Views
Idea # 1: A Different Ending
In a high school ESL class in Bangkok, I wrote a quick story about a student in rural Northern Thailand who had an after school detention for listening to his IPod in class. Having missed his bus, he had to walk home. Taking a shortcut, he passed a large overhanging rock and suddenly noticed a tiger sitting beside the rock. He offered a prayer and promise never to use his IPod in class again if he was allowed to escape with his life. Two young tiger cubs suddenly appeared beside the mother and then scampered away up the hill. The mother followed and Pan, the boy, was able to get away safely and run the rest of the way home.
I had the class read the story aloud (good reading and speaking practice). Then, I have them an assignment to write an alternate ...