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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Chapter 3. Vocabulary Activities

When I ask students what aspect of languages they most like learning, they often reply: "vocabulary". That is closely followed by "speaking" and "pronunciation". The reason they give is almost always something like: "Because it makes me feel rich", "It helps me to do things in the language", "I can express my moods better", "It means I can get what I want". Clearly, vocabulary has an important role. This chapter demonstrates just some of the ways we can use Moodle to help students learn, practice, and review their vocabulary.

Students usually have their preferred way of learning vocabulary. Apart from simply doing a vocabulary-gap-fill or vocabulary-matching exercises (Activities 11 and 12) several times - which ...

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