Building a Better Vocabulary

Start watching with your public library card or university login

Building a Better Vocabulary

2015

For anyone who has ever grasped for the perfect word, this course provides a research-based and enjoyable method for improving your vocabulary. Your professor understands the cognitive science behind language acquisition and...

Read more
Features
Kevin Flanigan

In This Series

Five Principles for Learning Vocabulary
Episode 1
Five Principles for Learning Vocabulary
The Spelling-Meaning Connection
Episode 2
The Spelling-Meaning Connection
Words for Lying, Swindling, and Conniving
Episode 3
Words for Lying, Swindling, and Conniving
Words That Express Annoyance and Disgust
Episode 4
Words That Express Annoyance and Disgust
Fighting Words and Peaceful Words
Episode 5
Fighting Words and Peaceful Words
Going beyond Dictionary Meanings
Episode 6
Going beyond Dictionary Meanings
Wicked Words
Episode 7
Wicked Words
Words for Beginnings and Endings
Episode 8
Words for Beginnings and Endings
Words Expressing Fear, Love, and Hatred
Episode 9
Words Expressing Fear, Love, and Hatred
Words for the Everyday and the Elite
Episode 10
Words for the Everyday and the Elite
Words from Gods and Heroes
Episode 11
Words from Gods and Heroes
Humble Words and Prideful Words
Episode 12
Humble Words and Prideful Words
High-Frequency Greek and Latin Roots
Episode 13
High-Frequency Greek and Latin Roots
Words Relating to Belief and Trust
Episode 14
Words Relating to Belief and Trust
Words for the Way We Talk
Episode 15
Words for the Way We Talk
Words for Praise, Criticism, and Nonsense
Episode 16
Words for Praise, Criticism, and Nonsense
Eponyms from Literature and History
Episode 17
Eponyms from Literature and History
Thinking, Teaching, and Learning Words
Episode 18
Thinking, Teaching, and Learning Words
Words for the Diligent and the Lazy
Episode 19
Words for the Diligent and the Lazy
Words That Break and Words That Join
Episode 20
Words That Break and Words That Join
Some High-Utility Greek and Latin Affixes
Episode 21
Some High-Utility Greek and Latin Affixes
Cranky Words and Cool Words
Episode 22
Cranky Words and Cool Words
Words for Courage and Cowardice
Episode 23
Words for Courage and Cowardice
Reviewing Vocabulary through Literature
Episode 24
Reviewing Vocabulary through Literature
Words for Killing and Cutting
Episode 25
Words for Killing and Cutting
A Vocabulary Grab Bag
Episode 26
A Vocabulary Grab Bag
Words for Words
Episode 27
Words for Words
Specialty Words for Language
Episode 28
Specialty Words for Language
Nasty Words and Nice Words
Episode 29
Nasty Words and Nice Words
Words for the Really Big and the Very Small
Episode 30
Words for the Really Big and the Very Small
Spelling as a Vocabulary Tool
Episode 31
Spelling as a Vocabulary Tool
A Medley of New Words
Episode 32
A Medley of New Words
Building Vocabulary through Games
Episode 33
Building Vocabulary through Games
Words English Borrowed and Never Returned
Episode 34
Words English Borrowed and Never Returned
More Foreign Loan Words
Episode 35
More Foreign Loan Words
Forgotten Words and Neologisms
Episode 36
Forgotten Words and Neologisms