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This article describes "Give or Take?", a fun game that teachers can use to review vocabulary in the English as a second language or foreign language (ESL/EFL) classroom. This game is easy to prepare, and it is a fun and efficient way to review for quizzes or larger midterm or final exams. It can be adapted to almost any grade level or ESL/EFL classroom as long as there are a sufficient number of vocabulary items to review. Adults love playing this game as much as children do, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Games,...
This Teaching Technique introduces a fun, versatile game that gets students thinking, talking, and working together in the English as a second language (ESL) or English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom. It is easy to prepare, and it is a fun and efficient way to enhance learning. The game can be adapted to almost any grade level or ESL/EFL classroom as long as the game categories are matched well to the learners' language abilities. However, this game is not intended for new...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, English (Second Language), Second Language...
According to Martin (2000), English-language instructors should be careful about monopolizing a class with too much teacher-talk--for speaking and writing activities, more than 15 percent of the time is probably excessive. Teacher-centered lessons featuring lectures on sentence structure and how to write effective paragraphs are bound to create passive students who do not take an active role in class. Clearly, English classes need to be more interactive to keep students interested in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Feedback (Response), College Students, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Games,...
The research was aimed to find out whether or not using debate significantly improved the students' critical thinking and speaking skill achievements and how much debate contributed to each aspect of critical thinking and speaking skill. A quasi-experimental study of non-equivalent pretest- posttest control group design was used in this research. The findings showed that (1) there was a significant improvement in critical thinking and speaking skill, (2) there was also a significant mean...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Critical Thinking, Speech Skills, Debate, Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests...
Marking as one dramatic turnover in language teaching, task-based language teaching (TBLT) has proved itself beneficial and effective in bringing about real situations of language use to take place and in satisfying communicative needs of learners while the former methods were unable to meet actual demands of learners to communicate in the target settings. Accordingly, it has been duly embraced by practitioners and material developers simply because it specially pays serious and real attention...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Speech Communication, Language Tests, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods, English...
Vocabulary is predominant in improving one's communicative skill. Language is more powerful when it is being used perfectly. Teachers should consider the background of learners and aid them to learn and develop their vocabulary in many interesting ways especially through games. This paper deals with a productive and a logical study, done on a set of college students to improve the vocabulary of first generation learners at college level through games. Learners should be exposed to develop basic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, First Generation College...
In Vietnamese secondary education, translation and visuals are traditionally used as major techniques in teaching new English lexical items. Responding to the Vietnamese government policy issued in 2008 on using IT for a quality education, the application of PowerPoint has been considered the most prevalent type of technology used in the classrooms throughout in Vietnam as Rickman (2000) stated. This paper reports the impact of implementing PowerPoint in teaching vocabulary in English classes...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocabulary Development, Pretests Posttests, Computer Software, Questionnaires,...