Practice with Practical Vocabulary

I’ve written in the past about the value of teaching everyday vocabulary and the need to find an appropriate balance between general and academic words. To support students’ efforts to learn both, I’m creating two new series of videos. The first is up and running on my website. Please encourage students to visit my page…

Practical Vocabulary: Teaching Words for Everyday Situations

I firmly believe in the value of learning academic vocabulary. Such words prove to be useful both in academic and professional settings. Also, for any ELL who aspires to express abstract thoughts and engage in thought-provoking discussions, knowledge of high-level vocabulary is a must. That said, there is also a need to learn practical vocabulary….