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Linguistics English - Higher Education - Word Classification

Uploaded by Sanderin van Hazebrouck, Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg (Germany)


This lesson was recorded in a university linguistics session. The trainer is preparing the learners for a linguistics exam.  Since the learners are also pre-service primary and secondary school teachers, the trainer also wants to expose them to learning technologies like the IWB. This exercise helps the learners revise the different word classes and emphazises that the same word can be used in a different word class. A table with the words on an infinite cloner helps classify the examples.





Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: German

Age range: 18+

Language level: C2 - Proficient

Educational context: Higher Education

IWB Features: Drag & drop, Other

Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB

Language area: Grammar

IWB board used: SMART Board

Teacher comment

The infinite cloner helps the learners to recognize that the same word can have a different function in a sentence. The table makes the activity clearer and neatly organizes the content.



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