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You Cant Get an Accent From a Book By: Mark Holland
Most of us were introduced to languages at school and I am sure the majority regret that they did not take it more seriously. I for one took French at school for 6 years and after all those years of bashing out mind numbing grammar and conjugating irregular verbs the ...
Learning the Russian Language Today By: John Davison
The Russian language is the most commonly spoken language in Europe. It is a Slavic language whose roots can be traced to Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin. Though not as internationally prominent as its days as the official language of the former Soviet Union, it is still the official language of ...
Grammar Teaching Implicit or Explicit By: Larry M Lynch
Based on my 15 years of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teaching experience, the statement ?grammar teaching should be implicit, not explicit? could be argued both for and against. Whether to teach grammar as an extracted focus of ELT (English Language Teaching) or more passively as an inductive, integral ...
English Only in the EFL Classroom Worth the Hassle By: Larry M Lynch
IntroductionIn considering the use of L1 (the learners mother tongue) in ELT (English Language Teaching) on the part of the teacher, one of the first assumptions is that the teacher has a sufficient command of the students L1 to be of value in the first place. Another assumption which may ...
Mastering a Foreign Language How To Become A Brilliant Speaker Part 1 of 7 Lose Your Inhibitions By: Teresa Bolen
If you want to become a great speaker of a foreign language, the first thing you will want to do is lose your inhibitions. Allow yourself to make mistakes, and allow yourself to make a lot of them. If you've ever had the opportunity to watch a toddler acquire language, ...
Condition of English in Bangladesh Second Language or Foreign Language By: S M Mehdi Hasan
Mother tongue or first language is perhaps the most favorite thing for any person. The question of language has resulted into many conflicts and discontentment. The prime example of such discontentment is the Language Movement of 1952 in Bangladesh. On the other hand we can not live in isolation. We ...
IELTS Reading Test Skills By: Svend Nelson
The IELTS Reading tasks tests only one thing: the candidate's ability to answer questions correctly on the basis of the reading. None of the other reasons people regularly read ? to acquire and retain information, say, or for entertainment ? come into play. If you learn something from the IELTS ...
Art Posters By: Alison Cole
A work of art is a timeless treasure and an eternal source of joy. While the functional utility of posters has been exploited for ages, the aesthetic appeal of posters has elevated their status and transformed them into a unique form of art. Poster production is done by lithographic printing ...
English Language Sputtering Online Like an Old Ford By: Jorge M Vega
Sad, but true. Just about everywhere you look online, the English language is suffering a fate worse than death. The problem, in reality, is so widespread that it has begun to affect all aspects of the language. "But, what on Earth does this have to do with Internet marketing?" you ...
American English The Different Sounds of the Letter s at the End of a Word By: Frank Gerace
The voiced and unvoiced sounds of "s" at the end of a word. We will look at two special cases where the letter "s" appears at the end of a word:1. at the end of a verb, 2. at the end of a noun. In these two cases the pronunciation ...
Evaluating Resources for Use in the Classroom By: Michael Hines
Resources are a tool every teacher uses daily in order to enhance the learning environment, motivate students or assist in student comprehension. Resources can be basic materials such as worksheets, presentation materials (PowerPoints, etc.) or even online learning via the web. Deciding which resources to incorporate into ...
Learning a Language 6 Effective Ways to Use the Internet By: Larry M Lynch
There are many ways to learn a new language: you can go live in a country where the language is spoken, attend a formal language class, get a private language tutor or use books and written materials. Other ways to learn a foreign language are to listen to CDs or ...
Learning a Foreign Language Why Should you Learn Words You Never Use in Your Mother Tongue By: Gabrielle Guichard
Imagine a child sitting in front of a desk, his head in his hands, and mumbling various lists of words over and over. Does this child remind you of your own experience? If yes, I bet that "list of words" does not sound appealing to you. You are almost ready ...
Learning a Foreign Language the Psychological Factor By: Gabrielle Guichard
When it comes about learning a foreign language, many people wonder if they will be able to memorize enough vocabulary. But this question never occurs about their mother tongue. And yet, it was a foreign language; nevertheless, among all the questions that new parents ask, no doctor has ever heard: ...
Evaluating Job Offers for Teaching Abroad By: Michael Hines
You have decided on teaching abroad so you are off on the job hunt. Aside from the obvious considerations such as what country to work in and what training/qualifications to obtain; there are other things a teachers should consider when looking at potential job offers.There are many factors a ...
How is Learning Chinese Writing Different From Learning a Western Language By: Kah Joon Liow
In the modern Chinese writing system, each character is a form of its own, representing a particular sound and at least one meaning.In other words, each Chinese symbol is a unity of form, sound and meaning.To learn Chinese writing, you need to know each Chinese symbol or character individually. You ...
Try This for Perfecting Past Tense Pronunciation Practice By: Larry M Lynch
When I needed some fresh material for working in the past tense with my EFL, English as a Foreign Language, students in Barcelona, Spain I opted to create a short story. This three-paragraph narrative I wrote using only the past tense of regular verbs served not only for reading, but ...
La Franco Phony Why the French Wont Speak English By: Kurt Stewart
What is it with the French and their fear of the English language? Every couple of years or so there is an ugly backlash against l?anglophonie that crops up like a nasty patch of herpes simplex, and everyone starts scratching at it. Official proclamations are made about how they must ...
Learn Spanish Why Americans Dont By: Douglas Bower
I just bet you had absolutely no idea that the U.S. Senate, on February 17, 2005, declared this the "Year of the Foreign Language Study". You didn't know, did you? Ah ha! I knew it!It is true.The year, 2005, was the official Year of Foreign Language Study. And it is ...
Literature in an ESL Classroom By: Michael Hines
Professor Colin MacCabe of the University of Exter School of English says that to truly know a language, you must know something of the literature of a language.Literature is intellectually stimulating because a book allows a reader to imagine worlds they are not familiar with. This is done through ...
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