Making words count: Top tips for teaching vocabulary

Watch a recording of this webinar with George Wilson looking at how to develop your vocabulary teaching skills.

About the webinar

How can we convey and check the meaning of new vocabulary in a fun, engaging way? What kind of practice activities help learners remember new words? How can we make sure they don't forget them in the future? 

This webinar is aimed at teachers of English in schools and universities and those using English as a means of instruction (CLIL / EMI).

Participants will be introduced to a range of practical strategies for teaching vocabulary. They will have a chance to practise and reflect on these techniques and to think about how best to apply them to their teaching context.

Recorded on 12 May 2022

Watch the webinar recording below

About the speaker

George Wilson is responsible for the Bilingual and Teacher Training Sections of British Council France. He is a tutor on the Cambridge CELTA and DELTA teaching qualifications. Qualified as a UCAS international advisor for higher education, he also manages our University Preparation courses and gives regular Study UK talks. George has many years of experience teaching in higher-education institutions in France and Australia and has recently completed his MA in Comparative Education.




Submitted by seunjoseph123 on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 13:33

It was a great presentation; apt and pragmatic. Almost like a conversation

Submitted by AungNaing on Thu, 05/19/2022 - 08:41

Amazing! very helpful and clear tips! Thank you!

Submitted by tamarbedran on Wed, 05/18/2022 - 18:52

Wow! What a great webnar. Thank you so much for this helpful presentation. I am really glad to participate.

Submitted by vika on Fri, 05/13/2022 - 14:51

Thanks for the interesting webinar, I can't find where to download my certificate!

Hi Vika,
We don't issue certificates for webinar participation. The courses we run are certified however if participants complete them,
Glad you found the webinar interesting,
Anne, TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by jcyytan on Wed, 05/18/2022 - 05:05

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Hi Anne

I think participants were asking about the certificate of attendance, which we get for this webinar. One must fill in the survey form till the end to download the certificate. It is a blank certificate. We fill in our name and re-save it.
Hope that clarifies.
Thank you very much for organising the webinar.

Best regards

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/20/2022 - 22:55

In reply to by jcyytan

Hi Jennifer ( and thanks for your post),
I had assumed that it was 'viewing the webinar' ( which isn't certified) that was being referred to, rather than 'attending the webinar' ( which is as per your email).
Nice that we have a proper community ( that looks after each other!). Have a good weekend!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/13/2022 - 14:23

Hi Leila,
Sorry to hear you had problems with zoom, hope it doesn't happen again :)

Submitted by Teresita on Thu, 05/12/2022 - 22:35

I'd to download the certificate, I was in the webinar but in the last 5 minutes my internet failed

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/13/2022 - 14:32

In reply to by Teresita

Hi Teresita,
About 24 hours after the webinar you should get an email with the all the links to be able to view the recording. We don't give certificates for watching these webinars.
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Teresita on Thu, 05/12/2022 - 15:49

Thanks for the webinar, I can't find where to download my certificate

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/13/2022 - 14:37

In reply to by Teresita

Hi Teresita,
Glad you found it useful :). See my other answer about certificates - we don't give certificates for webinars.
Anne TE team

Submitted by kerarr on Thu, 05/12/2022 - 10:59

Hi! I've been trying to join, but when I write the password it says that it is incorrect.

Hi Kerarr,
Sorry to hear that you couldn't join. You should be able to access the recording now, hope that works for you,
Anne TE team

Submitted by Cara Doherty on Thu, 05/12/2022 - 09:17


The links for registration do not seem to appear on this website page. This is not the first time I have been unable to register and attend one of your events.

Please let me know, perhaps I am looking in the wrong place?

Kind Regards,


Submitted by Kirsteen_admin on Wed, 04/13/2022 - 04:35

Hi Mr English,

I am sorry to hear that Zoom does not work well for you. Webinar recordings are available soon after the event and can be found on this page or the main Webinars page.

Look out for this recording coming soon.


Submitted by MRENGLISH on Tue, 04/12/2022 - 08:36

Hi. I would like to register the webinar, unfortunately, Zoom does NOT work properly in my hometown because of low net speed.

Submitted by Komola on Fri, 04/01/2022 - 20:31

Great, thanks a lot.

Submitted by Ahad Ahmedov on Tue, 05/24/2022 - 01:17

In reply to by Komola

It was nice getting lots of new ideas

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