I write a monthly post on the Learning With Computers blog.  This month I highlighted my favorite online vocabulary activities, and thought I’d cross-post it here.

You can find thousands of vocabulary-building activities for English Language Learners in two sections of my website:

Vocabulary Sites For Beginners and Early Intermediate

Vocabulary Sites For Intermediate and Advanced

A few of my favorites include:

Learning Vocabulary Can Be Funhas numerous games, including many with audio, which are fun and effective with my ESL students. Students don’t learn the words in context of sentences, but you can’t necessarily expect everything from one site.

The Language Guide is an extraordinary picture and audio dictionary that is well-organized and covers the basics.

Basic Sight Wordscovers the most commonly used words in the English language. One particularly great element of this site is that words are taught in the context of sentences. You won’t find this link in my Vocabulary sections, though. I have a completely separate category called Sight Words that has a zillion links about…..Sight Words.

Finally, I love a site called Willing to Try.  It’s hard to explain what it is.  Try it out (be sure to have your pop-up block turned-off, though).  I think you, and your students, will enjoy it.