context visualised vocabulary workbook
(THE FIRST IN THE WORLD)
We have tested it in 70 schools and 60 families
feedback from the testers
70 % of testers found vocabulary maps very intuitive and easy to combine with the textbooks they use.
45 % of testers said that vocabulary maps make their teaching and lesson preparation even easier.
''It's fun and the children liked the pictures. So far it has helped me to keep the children interested in learning English.'' - Jaroslava (teacher)
''Excellent tool, the maps are easy to remember and the pictures express the vocabulary well.'' - Helana (parent)
''Me and my daughter like the maps. They are clear and my daughter enjoys using them. It is certainly much better and much more fun than the columns of words in a textbook.'' - Hana (parent)
''Very beneficial for students!'' - Lucie (teacher)
''The connections in the vocabulary is very nice. The kids enjoyed it and it helped them to remember the words.'' - Petr (teacher)
''It's great! It is an excellent form of memorisation. I would certainly use it as a supplement material.'' - Ivana (teacher)
''I'm thrilled, we discussed the vocabulary beautifully by using the maps.'' - Kateřina (parent)
''Very good for children plus the vocabulary was chosen well.'' - Jan (teacher)
''Students were excited about the pictures :) and enjoyed the work. Some were inspired by the maps and attributed other words to go with the topics.'' - Jaroslava (teacher)
VOCABULARY MAPS WORKBOOK
The Vocabulary Maps Workbook is a nifty little addition to learning a new language, it is also useful for people who want to brush up on their vocabulary.
This book is unlike the typical textbook/Workbook style - there is no searching for vocabulary and no alphabetical order in columns or topics.
Vocabulary Maps is the first visualised vocabulary in context workbook. There are 10 major common topics spread into 100 maps, 2000 words plus exercises and examples in use. Our maps include nouns, verbs, phrases and idioms for each topic. Also available are downloadable vocabulary maps plus the blind maps and flash cards.
Vocabulary maps began in 2015. It started as a personal teaching aid for our students but when we saw the results we decided to spread our idea further. We use our maps for teaching English in Nestlé and few other local businesses.
We are currently testing our maps in 70 schools (nurseries, primary, high and language schools) and 60 families (homeschooling and parents with kids with special needs) in The Czech Republic and Slovakia.
what people have said about vocabulary maps
CREATING MAPS TOGETHER
Publicly editable database of vocabulary maps
What if we could collaborate to change the way people teach and learn languages?
We are Tom and Suzi a young family living in the Czech Republic. We teach English but not in the conventional textbook way. We use maps, vocabulary maps.
What are vocabulary maps?
At first glance you may see just a typical mind map, but when you look closely you will see vocabulary in context. Nouns, verbs, phrases and idioms.. All in pictures.
Who is it for?
Vocabulary maps are for people who think differently. Teachers, students, learners, parents, anybody who likes visual learning and logical thinking. his group is for teachers, students and learners who like vocabulary in context and with pictures.. this group is for visual learners, logical thinkers.
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world use, make and love mind mapping and yet there is no public database of maps for teaching and learning foreign languages vocabulary.
There are two facts about our brain and memory:
80% OF THE INFORMATION WE TAKE IN IS BY OUR STRONGEST SENSE THE SIGHT!
70% OF THE INFORMATION WE REMEMBER/KNOW IS BECAUSE OF THE CONTEXT!
The best way to combine these two facts is not by alphabetic vocabulary in columns and so on, but something we call context visualised maps aka vocabulary maps.
We have created a special public group to which you can easily become a member and help us.
If you are IN just join the group, create/draw small, medium or big map with max of 50 words, upload it and add tags for each word.
The only rule we follow is: keep your map clear and simple as possible.
Do not forget to share it in your communities, with your colleagues and friends, please. Cheers :)
''We hope to spread Vocabulary maps globally.'' - Tom & Suzi