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Voyant Tools: Reveal Your Texts

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This is a very interesting tool for analysing text and word frequency in text. It enables you to create your own mini corpus and see how words are used in context.

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This tool allows you to easily export the concordance lines into a text file. Provided the text was either online or in a text file, it also makes identifying vocabulary words in texts easier. As a corpus tool on the web, I find the option of being able to upload multiple texts into the corpus one of the benefits of the site. But this tool is still in Beta mode, so there may still be some kinks with it that need worked out.

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text analysis - IELTS?

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Phraseum - language learning online

Phraseum - language learning online | L2 Vocabulary Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

The Web offers huge opportunities to improve any foreign language you’re learning, from news stories, blog posts, comments and all that content. So, find sites with your favourite topics and read them regularly. Phraseum will help you save and organize all useful sentences you come across while reading, in order to learn them later.
You can organize your clips by tags (situation, meaning …) and personal categories (your projects, meetings …)
You can also search for and re-save phrases that others have saved
or discover phrases that match the topics of your interests in your Phrase feed.


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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:33 AM

Great way to keep track of all those phrases you want to incororate into your language learning.  IEP's take note!

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carldowse's curator insight, November 13, 2013 4:16 AM

A clipper tool that looks to have great potential for learners to use the web systematically for vocabulary expansion

carldowse's curator insight, January 18, 5:18 AM

Vocabulary builing tool with a web clipper that can be added to a browser for quick additions to a tagged phrasebook - looks like a very interesting use of browser technology that promotes learner autonomy

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ALIS Newsletter - March 2013

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Randy Rebman's curator insight, March 8, 2013 12:39 AM

This is a short write up regarding the topic of self-collection vocabulary techniques which I will present at this year's TESOL convention. #elt #TESOL

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Use StudyBlue’s iPad App to Create and Share Study Materials

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StudyBlue is a service for creating and sharing flashcard sets. The free StudyBlue iPad app allows you to create flashcards in three ways. You can enter text, take a picture, or speak into the app....

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This looks like it could be a useful program for vocabulary learning.

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Building a Better Vocabulary

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Building a Better Vocabulary: techniques, tricks, word exercises
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This site gives an overview of different vocabulary learning strategies and a number of other links.

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Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation - How to Pronounce English words

Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation - How to Pronounce English words | L2 Vocabulary Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
A free online Talking English Pronunciation Dictionary - simply mouse over your entry to hear it pronounced. American and British spellings, with alternative pronunciations.
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Voyant Tools: Reveal Your Texts

Voyant Tools: Reveal Your Texts | L2 Vocabulary Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

This is a very interesting tool for analysing text and word frequency in text. It enables you to create your own mini corpus and see how words are used in context.

Randy Rebman's insight:

This tool allows you to easily export the concordance lines into a text file. Provided the text was either online or in a text file, it also makes identifying vocabulary words in texts easier. As a corpus tool on the web, I find the option of being able to upload multiple texts into the corpus one of the benefits of the site. But this tool is still in Beta mode, so there may still be some kinks with it that need worked out.

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Bill.Rutter's curator insight, March 26, 2013 12:21 PM

text analysis - IELTS?

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For research

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Vocabulary Notebooks: A Presentation at the 32nd Annual All Japan English Education Conference

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Quizlet

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Quizlet is a popular app for studying vocabulary. The mobile app is available for I-phone, Android, Kindle and Nook. 

 

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Quizlet allows for teachers to create a class site, which different sets of vocabulary flashcards can be uploaded to. Learners can also upload their own sets if they wish. There are mobile apps for Quizlet as well. However, the PC version of Quizlet offers 5 different activities for spaced repetition, whereas the mobile app I tested on the Iphone used only two.

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Word Search Tool Overview

Word Search Tool Overview | L2 Vocabulary Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

Our exclusive collection of live dictionary word finding tools, for poets, students, Scrabble, crossword puzzles, Words With Friends, other word games.

 

This is a good resource to use for creating word recognition exercises and vocabulary exercises.

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Lexical notebooks or vocabulary cards?

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This article considers the use of the two common self-collection teachniques/ strategies in learning new vocabulary: lexical notebooks and vocabulary cards.

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Quick Lessons - Short Vocabulary Activities

Quick Lessons - Short Vocabulary Activities | L2 Vocabulary Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Last minute vocabulary exercises for the ESL EFL classroom to fill the gaps and help out when you don't know what to do or need a fun vocabulary activity. (Write two lists of adjectives on the board.
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Free Online Collocations Dictionary

Free Online Collocations Dictionary | L2 Vocabulary Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

This collocation is simple to use and featuers collocates before and after the target word.

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Nik's QuickShout: 4 Similar Tools to Wordle

Nik's QuickShout: 4 Similar Tools to Wordle | L2 Vocabulary Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

Wordle has gained popularity for creating visual lexical materials, so in this post the author discusses four other tools that are similiar.

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Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - Vocabulary Practice with EasyDefine


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary | L2 Vocabulary Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

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Academic Word List: vocabulary exercises for EFL/ESL learners

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Vocabulary Exercises for the AWL

 

This site now contains 285 gap-fill exercises to review and recycle the general word families contained within the AWL. These exercises can be found on each Sublist page. Gap-fill exercises are an excellent way to recycle vocabulary through different contexts and can be used to broaden the student's understanding of the range of meaning of vocabulary. The online format of the exercises allows students to get immediate feedback on their answers. Students can work throughfive different exercises for each word family in the AWL. Many of these exercises include different derivations (parts of speech) for the given word. Students are encouraged to complete the exercises for a given level before proceeding to the next level.


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This looks like a great resource for applying the AWL for vocabulary learning gap-fill exercises.

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COURS PARTICULIERS's curator insight, February 17, 2013 3:27 AM

Anglais : exercices pour revoir et apprendre du vocabulaire

Miguel Ángel García's comment, February 17, 2013 4:21 AM
IT is a really good site to learn vocabulary. Different levels!
Ellen Johnston's curator insight, March 6, 9:14 PM

http://www.uefap.com/vocab/select/awl.htm

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A Guide to Improving Your Vocabulary

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This guide contains a number of approaches and links for vocabulary building.

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Vocaroo | Online voice recorder

Vocaroo | Online voice recorder | L2 Vocabulary Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Vocaroo is a quick and easy way to share voice messages over the interwebs.
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This could be a useful appplication to use in speaking/listening classes. Students could record responses to prompts, practice using new vocabulary words, or work on their pronunciation.

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Robert's Vocabulary Notebooks article 1

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A site for the developing English language teacher.
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This article shows how vocabulary notebooks can be integrated into a course. There are number of exercises given to help students practice and review the words they are learning. One issue I find with using notebooks is that, unless students are given a list of high frequency words to choose from, they tend to have trouble choosing words that are frequent. So I believe that students need to be taught how they can check if words are frequent or less frequent.

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Vocab Tutor

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Vocab tutor is a quiz based vocabulary game intended to help foreign and native speakers of English. 

 

My biggest complaint with this application is that the distractors are poorly designed. But perhaps playing for points will compel some learners to more readily use it.

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MyWordBook

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A vocabulary learning app offered by the Briish Council. This app can be used create interactive vocabulary cards and practice spaced repetition of new vocab.

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This app is free, but the word sets are not. This app would be better if it used frequency lists to determine some of the choices of words for the sets. There is an option on how to create words on your own however.

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Teaching Collocations with COCA

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This article discusses ways to teach collocations using Mark Davies' Corpus of Contemporary American (COCA) English resources. The context for this lesson is an advanced ESL writing class.

 

As an alternative to going through COCA, teachers might want to use http://www.wordandphrase.info/ which provides a more user-friendly interface to searching through the corpus created by Mark Davies.

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Memrise

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This is site has a really interesting approach to learning vocabulary from a whole range of languages. You can even create your own vocabulary learning courses if you sign up. Really nicely designed and great for short bursts of learning.


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Words and phrases: frequency, genres, collocates, concordances, synonyms, and WordNet

Words and phrases: frequency, genres, collocates, concordances, synonyms, and WordNet | L2 Vocabulary Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

This site allows you to isolate your querries within specific academic genres. You can also upload texts and compare the frequency of word use with COCA. It is much more user friendly than COCA in terms of being interactive. Mark Davies designed this site more for learners and teachers to use. 

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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web | L2 Vocabulary Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT and GRE vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!
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