Later I discovered I could read words. Perhaps we should ponder if every learner is to be considered a student. The reader must be warned that I am far from what most of the authors would consider a “first-class language apprentice.” The main reason for that is that the so called “good language learner” performs in a classroom and in a formal learning situation which is not the way in which I learned both of my languages. I just learned by being in a place where those languages were spoken and listened to people speaking. But that is the way in which everybody learns their mother tongue.
If some of your loved ones are not fluent in English, it may be beneficial for you to explain to them the benefits of learning to read and speak the language. People may disagree about the importance of knowing English, but if you fully explain the opportunities that knowing English can provide, it may encourage them to start the learning process. Other People Are Reading * The Importance of Learning English * What Are the Advantages In Learning the English Language? 1. Jobs * Some businesses that deal with international clients and suppliers rely on English-speaking employees to help with day-to-day operations to interpret, translate and communicate directly with English-speaking customers and clients.
How to teach vocabulary by Scott Thornbury. INTRODUCTION Vygotsky said: “A word is a microcosm of human consciousness”. “Without grammar very little can be conveyed, without vocabulary nothing can be conveyed.” This is how the linguist David Wilkins summed up the important of vocabulary learning. His view is echoed in this advice to students from a recent course book (Dellar H and Hocking D, Innovations, LTP). “If you spend most your time studying grammar, your English is not improve very much.
Thus, they learn holistically without paying attention to abstract aspects. Children learn their mother tongue effortlessly if the necessary input and opportunities of interaction were available. When they are talked to, children receive the input and begin to learn how to participate. This input needs several simplifications and modifications which were shown to be helpful in making the input comprehensible to children such as the use of repetition, a slow rate of speech, exaggerated intonation patterns, and the use of higher pitch.
By using the sense of hearing, you can be accustomed with intonation and speed of a language. It is very useful to non-native people. On the other hand, you can see the life of native people. Because a culture is related with a language, your view of a language can be broad. Furthermore, a foreign books and magazines can be good ways to learn a language.
Communicative Language Teaching has had a thoroughly beneficial effect since it reminded teachers that people learn languages not so that they “know” them, but so that they can communicate. Giving students different kinds of language, pointing them to aspects of style and appropiacy, and above all giving them opportunities to try out real language within the classroom humanised what had sometimes been too regimented. Above all, it stressed the need for Activation and allowed us to consider boomerang- and patchwork-type lessons where before they tended to be less widely used. Debate still continues, of course. Recent theory and practice have included: • The introduction of Discovery activities (where students are asked to “discover” facts about language for themselves rather than have the teacher or the book to tell them) • The Lexical Approach in which it is argued that words and phrases are far better building blocks for language than grammatical structure • Classroom stages being given new names to help us describe teaching and learning in different ways.
HOW TO IMPROVE OUR SPEAKING IN ENGLISH Elif Büşra TUFANER İNÖ 128 ACADEMIC WRITING AND REPORT WRITING Instructor Ela AKGÜN ÖZBEK ESKİŞEHİR Anadolu University Faculty of Education April, 2012 How to Improve Our Speaking in English Unfortunately, speaking English is not good enough in Turkey. Although most of the students know enough grammar rules, almost all of them can’t explain themselves while speaking. As a student in ELT, I have troubles in speaking too. I can solve most of the grammar problem, but I can’t speak English very well. But we should improve our speaking if we really want to learn English properly.
Some human don’t agree that young children can learn foreign language faster than adult, but in my view I don’t agree because there are many experience that happen with many people in different country, and there are many teacher in different country support it : A British teacher said: “I learned English as a child. And I learned it well, in only three years. I have been living in Vietnam for four years, but I don’t speak Vietnamese well". Another Canadian teacher said: “Children don’t learn grammar faster but they learn vocabulary faster". In the children’s classes, on the other hand, their reading is limited to small three and four letter words and only words they have encountered
Teaching Grammar Grammar is far-and-away the most difficult issue in the teaching of writing. On one hand, any number of studies have proven that lectures and exercises on grammatical rules and errors have no success whatsoever in eliminating error from student writing, and some have suggested that, in wasting time that might otherwise be used for instruction in rhetoric, such lectures and exercises actually weaken student writing. Moreover, in so far as such lectures and exercises can make students more self-conscious and undermine their faith in their own linguistic intuitions, they further weaken student writing. On the other hand, however, many and perhaps nearly all faculty not directly involved in the teaching of writing, as well as most professionals outside the academy expect teachers of writing, first and foremost, to teach students to write grammatically. Indeed, nothing else has even a fraction of grammar’s importance.
In other words, phonology and pronunciation train us to understand the systems of the sounds and to know and pronounce the words correctly. It also provides us the knowledge of knowing the sounds represented by letter combinations. Those who have a background in systematic phonology may have more highly developed recognition skills in pronunciation. B. The Importance of Learning Phonology and Pronunciation for Teacher As the writer stated in the