Friday, 11 June 2010

Some "different" dictionaries


As we turn into the discussion of how to help our students acquire lexis, today I'd like to invite you to look into three online (free) dictionaries which I believe are rather different from what you might be familiar with:
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ozdic.com - Collocations for "task"
Do you know of other online dictionaries you'd like to recommend? How do you think these resources might be integrated into the EFL lesson? Share your ideas by posting a comment to this entry!
See you around!
Gladys
NOTE: Originally published on 19th June, 2009. Last updated on 7 September, 2012.

7 comments:

Yohi said...

These "new" and "different" dictionaries are great!!!! Personally, the most useful is the visual one... it is indeed pritty similar to the type of work I do for my own study of vocabulary!!!

Great mindmaping strategy!!!

Love it.

alez_avrill said...

Hi people!
It's true, these dictionaries are wonderful!
There's always a right dictionary for each of us.
It's like choosing a t-shirt. you have to figure out which one fits you best ;)

By the way, I'm posting here the link to the dictionary I told you today of our "Lunfardo."
Hope it's of help! (:

http://www.muevamueva.com/comunica/lunfardo/

See you around!

Lucía G. said...

Visuwords is a great dictionary! It gives you a whole "net" of related words.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gladys! I´m Verónica G. Although I might be repetitive, I think that Visuwords is an excellent choice, especially for visual learners. This dictionary could be used for enhancing writing skills as well. It has lots of connected words and related expressions. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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Romina said...

Hello everyone!
Wow... visuwords is amazing! I think I´m very visual so, it is an excellent tool for remembering vocabulary and making associations.
Thanks for sharing it,

See you!!

Byee

Liliana Caggiano said...

Hi there!
Although all these dictionaries are very useful, I vote for visuwords. The complexity of maps about meaning and associations with other words and concepts you can visualize is amazing. Maps are great because they let us scaffold knowledge and activate our schemata. I´m a visual learner so I can take advantage of it.
Thanks a lot.