My passion for languages is what inspired me to create the Lexislider.
My goal as an instructor is to help students learn their target language fast with fun and easy activities so they can speak on day 1 and communicate effectively with a global audience.
If this sounds like the help you’ve been searching for, you’re at the right place. Welcome to our online learning community! Start learning with LEXISLIDER today and keep reading for more tips.
My language learning journey began with traditional education: lots of text books, vocabulary lists and flash cards. I went to high school in the U.S. and studied at university in Germany. Speaking time in class was limited and the curriculum was inferior compared to European standards. Even with studying, it seemed impossible to keep up with classmates who have had twice the amount of language instruction.
Lexislider solves the other common problem with language learning: vocabulary gaps. Just as with language plateaus, vocabulary gaps are very common in As I reflect on how I started learning languages, it reminds me a lot of students I see struggling today. The learning method I created for the LEXISLIDER is what I wish I had 10 years ago. While my lesson took a long time to learn, I’m here to save you a decade of struggling with this secret recipe to language learning.
LEXISLIDER repeats key phrases and changes the vocabulary, which demonstrates adding new units of language to a known context in immersion for successful language learning. All the content is in the target language to mimic immersion with high-frequency phrases on a clear layout.
Lexislider is a diverse multi-lingual lexicon to give students a solid vocabulary base. The learning areas are study, games and verb conjugation and has the same structure as professional language lessons.
Feel free to jump around and spend time learning with your favorite LEXISLIDER activities. For beginners or serious students, LEXISLIDER is designed with a built-in success method. Study activities are to first learn the vocabulary and understand the phrases. Games train memory and give students interaction with the new vocabulary. Verb activities give students a chance to use what they practiced and become stronger in speaking and writing.
Keep posted so you don't miss weekly updates of new categories that are added to this page! I'm passionate about creating a language learning program that delivers results and these free LEXISLIDER activities are the building blocks for my workshops. Read more in the how-to section for ideas on how to use the Lexislider!
Lexislider may be used individually, in partners, small groups, with tutors or for class learning and activities.
Here is a guide on the three kinds of LEXISLIDER activities and how to best use them for language learning success: Study, Games, Verbs
Study activities introduces students to new vocabulary and they learn new phrases in each category.
Study is a slider with question and answer cards. The units are divided into categories and every vocabulary word includes a picture, a highlighted word, and key phrases for sub-topics. Students are encouraged to guess each word and say complete sentences, no matter how short or simple. The repetitive question-answer format is designed to prompt the student to talk right away, so they use the new vocabulary as they learn it.
If you're a beginner, it couldn't be any easier! Just read every slide aloud. If you know some vocabulary, say the word aloud before clicking the next slide. If you're wrong, correct yourself in complete sentences.
For pronunciation help, repeat after your language tutor when you bring this material to lessons. Once you understand the repetitive pattern, try to ask and answer questions without reading right off the slide.
If you're at a pre-intermediate or intermediate (CEFR B1-B2) level, use the question and answer phrases if they're new for you. Always try to guess the word in the picture by saying it aloud, but make sure to use the word in a complete sentence!
If you're learning alone, say as many things as you can about the target word before clicking the next slide. This is also a great opportunity to find a friend to practice. With a partner or tutor, take turns asking and answering relevant questions about the target words.
Some other activities could be describing the picture, playing 20 questions or taboo with the vocabulary or telling stories.
Games give students memory practice with the vocabulary they learned in study activities. There are different types of games so students can memorize vocabulary in a fun way.
The drag and drop game is currently available. The vocabulary categories are divided into rounds, with 16 words per game. Students drag a picture into the frame with the correct label. The guess is immediately marked right or wrong and users can remove and rearrange pictures as they need. After each round when all the pictures are in the correct frames, the cards are automatically reshuffled. Feel free to play again or click for a new shuffle in the menu, which will move onto the next round of the game.
The verbs activity is an interesting and quick way for beginners to test their subject and verb conjugation skills. This method activates what students learned and practiced in the previous two activities and tests speaking and writing skills.
Verb conjugation tests students on subjects, verbs and sentence order. Pick a verb category and click on your first verb card. The first card previews the list of all the questions in the stack. Beginners may write down their answers before starting, while experienced students might want to say their answers aloud when they click on each question. After saying aloud or writing your guess, the next card shows the answer. Repeat each stack as needed and practice your writing or speaking.
We hope you feel inspired. Have fun learning with LEXISLIDER!