Enhancing students’ Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency is a fascinating task though not an easy one. Although it is supposed that students at Secondary Education have been exposed to this type of language for many years, it comes as a surprise that they return written assignments using poor and basic vocabulary. It is time to expand their vocabulary and help them build up appropriate discourse.
This site will help you to expand your students' academic vocabulary using the Academic Word List (AWL). All students need to learn general academic vocabulary, words such as: feature, illustrate, regulate, strategy. By learning this core academic vocabulary, they will improve their comprehension of academic texts. It will also help them to write assignments in an academic style.