Vocabulary is one of the most important aspects in teaching and learning a foreign language. In addition, vocabulary is the key of enriching the knowledge of a foreign/target language. Different perspectives of teaching vocabulary shed light on the complexity of helping learners achieve success in learning vocabulary appropriately.
Nov 15, 2011
Classroom Management 4497 Views
When student behavior becomes disruptive it can take away from the lesson and distract the students and teacher. I have discovered three ideas that have worked for me to get things back on track. The ideas are; pulling them close, letting them take a walk and giving them a job. Making a plan ahead of time with the students can give you both the advantage.
by Dr. Robert W. F. Taylor
English can be very difficult to learn and there are many reasons for that. First of all, let's look at where the English language comes from: Latin, Greek, Norse, Germanic tribes (Saxony, e.g.), French (Norman), and many others. In days of yore in Britain where English started, there were the Angles (a tribal people)...thus Anglish which became English. However, the Angles had originally crossed the Channel from Germany as did the Saxons. Brittany is in France just across the English Channel and many of those folks found their way across the water...hence the modernization of the word Britain. Language input also came from the Picts and Celts (Scotland). As all of these languages and dialects came together, you can imagine the different spellings, pronunciation and phraseology that developed. Into modern day English.
Nov 15, 2011
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 4091 Views
In the Speaking and Writing tasks of the IELTS exam, you can use idioms to make your speaking and essay more interesting. Even if you already know what an idiom is it is still very important to be cautious with its usage. Every idiom can still be detrimental to your IELTS band score if not well-chosen and properly used.
English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is a course designed to meet specific needs of the learners and helps them to accomplish their English skills. They get the possibility to use the language for their needs, for example, for tourism purposes. The students will be able to understand and use the vocabulary they will use in the class and will acquire knowledge that would help them develop their future careers as hotel manager, tourist guide, holiday representative etc.