EFL / ESL Teaching Tip: Two Helpful Websites for your Students

Rennert New York TESOL Center | TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification

This week’s video features yours truly introducing two cool websites that students can use outside of class to work on their English. They are wordreference.com and lyricstraining.com.

Wordreference.com is basically a dictionary site, but it’s very comprehensive. It has a lot of different languages—it’s not just English. Now, I know that you might feel a little squeamish about encouraging your students to use a bilingual dictionary, but when words do have a direct translation (often with concrete nouns and active verbs), translation can be quite effective. I am not saying that this dictionary is an acceptable substitute for a teacher’s explanation, but keep in mind that students can use this website when they are on their own and then double check what they found with you in class. There is also a monolingual option, a basic thesaurus, UK and US pronunciation and a language forum where students can post questions…

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