Dec 11, 2016 English Language Learning (ELL) 663 Views
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Dec 11, 2016 English Language Teaching (ELT) 623 Views
Content and language integrated learning, more commonly known as CLIL, is a term coined in 1994 and originally defined as a set of educational methods which aim at teaching a subject in a foreign language, thus bearing a dual focus: learning the contents of a subject and a foreign language, simultaneously. Since then, many authors have strived to further define what CLIL means, as well as to gain further insight into what it implies. Coyle et al (2010) define it as "an educational approach in which various language-supportive methodologies are used which lead to a dual-focused form of instruction, where attention is given both to the language and the content". If we look at both definitions, the former given by Kohonen (1994) through UniCOM (a project integrating the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and the European Platform for Dutch Education), we see that most elements are repeated, namely educational methods/approach, dual focus, language and content, etc. Hence, ...
Dec 11, 2016 Teaching 635 Views
Assessment can be formative (on-going) or summative (at the end), and can be formal or informal. It is about collecting information, making judgements based on interpreting that information, and then deciding on the relevant course of action to achieve the course objectives. Formal assessments include written, oral and practical tests or recorded observations (using video, Dictaphone or witness ...
Dec 11, 2016 TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 523 Views
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. It tests knowledge / skills, analytical writing, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning.
Duration: About 3 hours and 45 minutes (includes 1-minute breaks after each section and a 10-minute break after third section).
Analytical writing: 0.0 to 6.0 (in 0.5 point increments),
Verbal reasoning: 130 to 170 (in 1 point increments),
Quantitative reasoning: 130 to 170 (in 1 point increments).
Score / grade validity: 5 years
Computer-based test: Can be taken only once after 21 days from the day of exam in every year. (Applies even if candidate cancels scores on a test taken previously.)
Paper-based test: Can be taken as often as it is offered.
About 700 test centers in more than 160 countries.
(Paper-based test offered only in areas where ...
Dec 11, 2016 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) 917 Views
Dec 17, 2016 Other 507 Views
The IELTS Academic Test is for those:
a. Who are seeking admission in a university at an undergraduate or a postgraduate level in an English-speaking country.
b. Who want to join a professional organization in an English-speaking country
The IELTS General Training Test is for those:-
a. Who want to study, or take training at below degree level in an English-speaking country
b: Who want to undertake work-related training or work in an English-speaking country
c: Who want to migrate to an English-speaking country
The IELTS test assesses the ability and proficiency of a candidate in all forms of the English language. Not only the non-native speakers but also the native ...
Dec 21, 2016 Teaching 847 Views
Dec 24, 2016 English Language Teaching (ELT) 1109 Views
What is Communication?
Communication is the use of symbols to transmit information. Communication is usually referred to as the act of transmission. Communication involves numerous channels. During communication we use all our senses. Through sounds, sight, touch, smell, and taste we are brought messages from the outside world. We are always communicating, even though we do not always intend to. Even our silence can communicate something.
Communication is often very complex when it involves multiple signals. A sarcastic remark can be made with a smile. Communication is not confined to humans. Animals communicate with each other too. The communication process can be described in theoretical models. The common elements of these theoretical models are: Sender, channel, message, noise, receiver, feedback. The sender ...
Dec 24, 2016 Pronunciation/Phonics 863 Views
Unique in a mix of sounds and intonation, an accent can be an aural delight to the listener. Often he or she will stare at the speaker quizzically, and in some cases smile and even comment with something such as, "What an interesting accent you have!"
What is really going on in that exchange considering the speaker and listener have their own unique accents? Every person has a specific speech pattern within the first language, based on how and where the language was acquired; and it's usually part of regional, cultural, and personal identity. That is deemed a regional accent or regional dialect. Moreover, when a person takes on an additional language, there's usually a degree of overlay of the first language onto the second, which creates a foreign accent. A close linguistic examination might reveal the person's origins, language experiences, and even socio-economic and educational background. While it does not ...
Dec 25, 2016 Learning Methodology 865 Views
The problem comes when you don't know what you should do in each subject to get "A" grades in it, moreover, you tried to study hard before but you didn't get the "A" grades you dreamt to have, this is because of the following reasons:
1. You feel bored to study certain subjects or long subjects
2. You don't know when to study each subject
3. You can't sit at your desk for too long
To enjoy your study so that you get "A" in all subjects is the key solution for the following reasons:
· You are able to sit for long hours to study
· You are able to discover new ways of study techniques
· You are able to study without being bored
You can enjoy your study doing the following:-
1. Study each hour a different subject: the ...