Aug 24, 2008
Grammar 2917 Views
Communication is effective when we follow certain rules. These rules make the written words understood. A writer should make the reader's job easier by communicating what he or she wants to communicate. If you also want to write, pay respect to your readers. Don't take them for granted. Learning and understanding the basic rules of English Grammar, you will surely be able to avoid ill-formed, confusing sentences.
Why learn languages? Why would anyone want to learn someone else's language? Obviously, there are a lot of reasons, and if the question is on your mind, then you probably have a desire or need to learn a language yourself. The answer is often different for people. Put 10 random people together who are learning another language and you will probably have 7 or 8 different reasons and 5 or 6 different languages. Every answer is valid.
Aug 24, 2008
Young Learners 4557 Views
Back in 1983, I was hired to teach English in rural northern Japan. I had no experience teaching, and didn't speak a work of Japanese. No matter-I had the requisite four-year college degree and a thirst for adventure.
Aug 24, 2008
Reading 2404 Views
What do you think about babies and how they learn to speak? Do they know any grammar rule? Do they know any phonetics hint? Surely, they don't. So why do children master such difficult languages and Arabic, Japanese or Russian with no effort? What have adults forgotten that made them able to master their own language? Thus, because of the fact they've forgotten it they can hardly learn at least one more language.
Do you think that you can't learn a new language? Think again. Our brains maintain the capacity to soak up new knowledge of all types far into our advanced years. No matter what your background or past learning experience, you CAN learn to speak another language using these six quick techniques.
Aug 25, 2008
Other 2831 Views
Choosing a study abroad program is not easy. Don't get trapped into choosing something that's not right for you. Take control of the process! To help you with the process of researching, choosing, and applying for a study abroad program, AmeriSpan is happy to share "4 Steps To Finding The Right Study Abroad Program." Following these simple tips can help ensure that you have the best possible international study abroad experience, whether you want to study Chinese in China or learn Portuguese in Brazil.
The Role of Native Language in Acquiring English. Study after study has demonstrated that there is a strong and positive correlation between literacy in the native language and learning English.
Etymologically the vocabulary of the English language is far from being homogenous. It consists of two layers - the native stock of words and the borrowed stock of words. Numerically the borrowed stock of words is considerably larger than the native stock of words.
Language immersion is a program where a foreign language is used as the language of instruction in school. In partial language immersion, only 50-80% of a given school day is in a foreign language. In full language immersion programs and international study abroad programs, students eat, sleep, and breathe the language they are attempting to learn, and so the language is picked up much more quickly. The curriculum that the student follows will still be the same.
Aug 26, 2008
E-Learning/CALL 4658 Views
An ED Global LMS is a software package that enables the management and delivery of on-line content to learners. It is designed to manage user learning interventions. Most LMSs are web-based to facilitate "anytime, any place, any pace" access to learning content and participant administration. Typically an LMS allows for learner registration, delivery of learning activities, and learner assessment in an on-line environment.