Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    bahar aslani is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Teaching vocabulary to starters

    how can i teach vocabulary such as " depend " to starters who english is their second language? (we are not supposed to speak in our 1st language in the class. all our talks must be in english)

  2. #2
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    23,264
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Teaching vocabulary to starters

    Quote Originally Posted by bahar aslani View Post
    How can I teach vocabulary such as "depend" to starters beginners whose second language is English? is their second language? We are not supposed to speak in our 1st native language in the class. all our talks Everything we say must be in English.
    Welcome to the forum.

    How do you teach all the other vocabulary in your class? Are you specifically having trouble with the word "depend" or was that just an example?

    Only speaking in the second language is quite common when teaching a foreign language. It stops both the teacher and the student from constantly falling back on their own language. Everyone needs to work harder.

    Please look at my corrections to your post. It is very important to use correct written English on the forum so please follow the rules of written English:]

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Always capitalise proper nouns (ie English, London, Prime Minister).
    - Do not put a space after an opening quotation mark or before a closing quotation mark.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

  3. #3
    konungursvia's Avatar
    konungursvia is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    4,798
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Teaching vocabulary to starters

    That seems too advanced a concept for beginners, in my view.
    Last edited by 5jj; 19-Aug-2013 at 09:23. Reason: typo corrected

  4. #4
    Harry Smith's Avatar
    Harry Smith is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Armenia
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,911
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Teaching vocabulary to starters

    While teaching vocabulary to starters we use different ways:
    1. You can show pictures or situations in pictures.
    2. If the first way doesn't help, just use the method of miming.
    3. Last of all comes the method of translating it into your first language.
    You can do it in English using only one word in your native tongue.
    e.g. you can say: the word depend ​means ......... in our native tongue...

  5. #5
    olympiaschool is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Vietnamese
      • Home Country:
      • Vietnam
      • Current Location:
      • Vietnam
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Teaching vocabulary to starters

    This is really useful. Thank you so much!

Similar Threads

  1. Teaching Punctuation and Vocabulary
    By Frank Antonson in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-Apr-2013, 23:27
  2. Teaching vocabulary
    By rosaline in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Dec-2010, 21:59
  3. Teaching grammar& Vocabulary
    By lanltmdo in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25-Dec-2008, 15:17
  4. teaching vocabulary
    By Meijo in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-Oct-2008, 10:50
  5. Teaching Vocabulary to Chinese students
    By davidpaul2020 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Feb-2007, 12:50

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •