IATEFL Webinar | ‘Quizlet: more than just flashcards’ – Leo Selivan
Date(s) - 24/01/2015
Quizlet is an online tool and mobile app for creating flashcards. The standard format for vocabulary flashcards is a word or term on one side and L1 translation, definition or picture on the other. Studying vocabulary with flashcards aids memorizaton and recall but unfortunately doesn’t give learners much information about how new words should be used. We will look at simple strategies you can use and “tweaks” you can add to Quizlet flashcards to make them more effective and usage-oriented.
Leo Selivan has been involved in ELT for more than 13 years in various roles: teacher, examiner, trainer, senior teacher, materials writer and e-moderator. After working for 10 years for the British Council in Tel Aviv and training teachers in Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Italy and Turkey, he is now a freelance lecturer in second language acquisition and ELT methodology. Leo’s professional interests include vocabulary acquisition, corpus linguistics and lexico-grammatical interface – the topics he often presents on at ELT conferences in Europe and has written about for the British Council – BBC website Teaching English, Modern English Teacher and The Guardian Education. Last year, Leo guest-edited the special edition of Humanising Language Teaching devoted to the 20th anniversary of the Lexical Approach. He runs a popular blog about teaching lexis (vocabulary + grammar) called Leoxicon.