Jan 6, 2012
Adults 3313 Views
Some of the best strategies for you as an adult in learning English is to watch movies and television, to pay attention to the culture, and utilize internet access. It doesn't take long to realize that English has become almost a universal language.
I have lived in Korea for a year and a half, arriving in March 2010 from the US. My reasons for moving to Korea are like many other foreigners: to teach English and travel doing so. ESL, or English as a Second Language, has become the rage in Korea these days and teaching in Korea is ...
Jan 6, 2012
Learning Methodology 4158 Views
In her article, "Participant Structures and Communicative Competence: Warm Springs Children in Community and Classroom" Susan Philips described the disjuncture between verbal encounters in classrooms where young North American Indians get formally educated and in their native communities where they learn the particular skills their people deem necessary in their roles as members of the community. This disjuncture represents one of the major challenges being encountered in the primary and secondary education of North American Indians which have been widely reported in previous research and are well-known phenomena in the national education sector.
According to Franz Boas, the socio-cultural context within which a speech community thrives and upon which its collective preferences and linguistic prejudices are established should be considered only as a "secondary rationalization" and should be relegated below the more important aspect of studying the inherent dynamics of the language itself. In the process, Boas developed an alternative linguistic model where race, language, and culture may be separated from-and can function independently of-each other.