All ESL/EFL students want to improve their vocabulary, but the majority of them may simply memorize the words and the definitions in their first languages. These strategies are not wrong, but not enough.
If the goal is to learn active vocabulary, learners need to practice effective vocabulary skills. In this project—Academic Word of the Day, students will further enhance, expand and retain the vocabulary. Teachers provide examples and resources, and then students do the work. As in Fun Project for Academic English 1, this mini-project can be a warm-up activity with a vocabulary focus. The benefits of the mini-presentations are similar: Students will feel empowered.