More Than Words


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I’ve been noticing more and more, teachers and especially those acknowledged as “leaders”, sharing sites where learners learn “words”. These sites usually involve games or tools that allow the user to have fun with words.

These can be useful, just like the odd game of hangman in the classroom. However, I think it encumbent on those listing these sites, to also remind teachers that teaching “words” IS NOT teaching language. Language is MORE than words. It isn’t as simple as believing ” a student has more words therefore they are better at English”. I really think teacher trainers and those sharing online need to really focus on promoting sites which offer a fuller set of communicative possibility.

That’s all I want to say – a word to the wise! We all need this reminder, me thinks.

more than words

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ddeubel

Teacher trainer, technology specialist, educational thinker...creator of EFL Classroom 2.0, a social networking site for thousands of EFL / ESL teachers and students around the world.

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  1. Amr Wady says:

    Hello David,

    You’ve got a point there.

    Thanks in advance,

    Amr wady.

    From Egypt.

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