In this vlog post for Pavilion ELT, Damien Herlihy continues exploring Pavilion’s ETpedia Series. This year, the series is celebrating its 10th anniversary, so each of Damien’s vlogs will look in more detail at one book from the series. From there, Damien will zoom in to focus in more detail on a list of 10 ideas, and relate them to his own classroom experiences.

In this episode, he looks at ETpedia Vocabulary. This book gives 500 pointers, ideas and activities for new and more experienced teachers. Teaching vocabulary offers its own set of challenges, so here, Damien explores how you can select vocabulary to teach in the classroom.

We would love to know your experiences with teaching vocabulary, as well as hearing how this post has made you reflect on your own teaching and/or which ideas you have found most useful. Do let us know in the comments under the vlog or below our shares on the Pavilion ELT social media.



Mauchline, Fiona, Moore, Julie, & Hughes, Stacey H. (2019). ETpedia Vocabulary. Pavilion ELT. Retrieved from