I don’t know about you, but I always find that my learners need as much help in learning and retaining vocabulary as I can give them. I’ve been doing a bit of searching for online tools that can help me in this quest, and here are a few that you might also find helpful…
Word Bucket is a personal English dictionary, notebook and vocabulary learning game.It enables students to save all new words to their personal Bucket and learn them through fun tests and games – ideal for individual revision or class competition. It’s a perfect classroom tool for learning words.
Add text to a box and get it automatically scrambled for you. This is a very simple app but it could make for a nice short task at the end of a class.
Omnilexica is a free online tool that aims to provide definitions for all English words and expressions, usage examples, pronunciation and other linguistic resources.
This is a really cool app for generating worksheets. You’re given a list of pictures relating to a particular topic and you decide if you want the vocab item to appear as a word or not.
A highly customizable crossword puzzle generator. You need to input the data yourself, but you’re left with a very nice end product (if you can be bothered).
A really cool vocab worksheet generator tool. You have to pay to get the full version, but the free one on offer allows you to do quite a lot of useful stuff.