Saturday, October 30, 2010

Learning English Language

Learning English can feel overwhelming to anyone. Children start out learning English at a very young age by first imitating adults and later in school. Starting to build a strong vocabulary is one way children develop their English skills as they grow. Vocabulary can be developed through books, reading, andwriting. When children read literature, those books help children to develop strong vocabulary skills and, in turn, their English skills also grow. Here is a fabulous list of pages which are great resources for learning English: 

Analogy Games 
Antonym Games 
Compound Word Games 
Context Games
Contraction Games 
English Language Games 
Foreign Language Games 
Hig Pig Rhyming Games - These are a paticular favorite of mine for learning about words and vocabulary since I grew up playing them!
Homophone Games 
Idioms Games
Oxymoron Games 
Parts of Speech Games 
Prefix Games _ I played these and would like to see them redone!
Root Word Games
Spelling Games 
Suffix Games
Syllable Games 
Synonym Games 
Word Play Games 

  Games can be a wonderful resource for building vocabulary for English language learners. Using vocabulary games can strengthen skills already in place or develop new skills yet to be learned. ESL students can use vocabulary games to help strengthen their English skills as well. By playing fun online games to help with word association, students who use English as a second language can more easily remember difficult language rules. Many teachers find games to be a strong classroom tool for foreign language students. Students can often get bored with books and worksheets. Using online games and interactive tools can keep students focused and learning for extended periods.

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