LAS Students Make Vocabulary Videos!

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LAS Students Make Vocabulary Videos!

Every year, the New York Times (NYT) invites students from all over the world to create a short vocabulary video that defines or teaches a word from their Word of the Day collection. The words in this collection are taken from a daily article that teaches readers a new word and how to pronounce it correctly, how to use it in a sentence, and details how many times the term has appeared in an NYT article in the past year. It’s a really enjoyable way to learn a new word you may not have heard of before! 

This video challenge was really fun, and we were pleased so many LAS students were enthusiastic about getting involved! This year marks the NYT’s tenth contest, and our students really thought outside the box and made some hilarious videos. A few of the rules included: 

  • Select any word from the list of over 2,500 words. 
  • Create a 15-second or shorter video that defines or teaches the word.
  • Work alone, with a partner, or in a group.
  • Only one submission per student.
  • The video should help viewers understand and learn your word.

LAS students knocked this challenge out of the park! Click here to check out some of the videos! Some of our favorites include doppelgänger, cog, sisyphean, and comeuppance, to name a few.

Our students used teamwork and creativity for this challenge and developed tech skills such as video creation and editing. We love learning outside the classroom here at LAS, and we know our students enjoy getting out of their seats and into our beautiful Swiss Alpine environment. Who do you think will win the Word of the Day challenge at LAS?


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