Jul 17, 2011
Teaching Methodology 8465 Views
At the height of the Communicative Approach, Task-Based Learning and approaches whose emphasis was not on grammar, to reject or even suppress explicit formal instruction became fashionable. Some (Krashen, 1982; Prabhu, 1987) even went as far as claiming that it was at best ineffectual and at worst an obstacle to L2 learning. However, there have been controversial arguments against this assumption.
by Sepideh Mirzaee & Esmail Faghih
In the present study, the way of deploying one of the most important kinds of references -deixis, and its major types and subtypes and also the effect of cultural differences between English and Persian languages on using them, was explored by employing the contrastive procedure. Three types of comparisons were made: (a) an original English novel written by a native speaker of English was compared with an original Persian novel written by an Iranian writer (as a non-native of English), (b) another original English novel written by a native speaker of English was compared with its translation into Persian and (c) finally both English texts under investigation were compared with both of the Persian texts under study regardless of being original or translation. For these comparisons, a corpus of 30 pages (approximately 10, 000 words each) from the beginning of each novel and the translated version were utilized.
Jul 9, 2011
Other 3874 Views
Have you considered how when you were born determines how you will behave? How you and your peers typically react? There are 6 generations defined in generational research. They are Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, Generation Z and the Alpha Generation.
Jul 9, 2011
Career Development 3588 Views
Passing the Praxis test is your ultimate goal. It has been your lifelong dream to become a teacher and all you need for that to happen is to pass the Praxis exam. This is your calling. You are an educator and you love to teach other people especially kids. You want to inspire them to be good individuals. You want them to have a better future that is through education.
English classes are the most popular way in which people study English. They are so amazingly popular that most people do not even think about how to learn English. The process is automatic: I want to learn English, so I sign up for an English course. I will pay some money, sit in class for a few hours a week, and I will get good English.
Jul 6, 2011
Study Abroad 3046 Views
Many people choose to study overseas. It is a great way to combine both study and travel, experience personal growth and undertake new challenges. Australian universities offer many great courses and degrees that are recognised world wide, and these universities are found all over the country. Once you have decided that studying overseas is for you then there are some things you should know.
by Boye Lafayette De Mente
Most people still today mistakenly regard the arts and crafts of individual societies as their "culture." Arts and crafts reflect culture but they do not create it and they do not transmit it. You can view and collect Chinese artifacts or Eskimo artifacts all your life and you will not become fully conversant with the cultures that created them.
Jul 5, 2011
Learning Methodology 3191 Views
If you think school, or a particular class is boring, then I challenge you to make it more interesting. Certainly if you were more interested you would pay more attention, spend more time studying and improve your performance. You would also be more interested if studying was not always the same routine and involved other ways of thinking and behaving than simply sitting and reading, or falling asleep over, a textbook. A creative studying technique that can help you increase grades and interest is to use the arts in class and in studying.
Jul 5, 2011
Learning Methodology 3137 Views
Okay, so you're not doing as well in a class as you'd like. You have classmates, possibly friends, who get better grades and seem to put in less time studying. What's the deal? Are they smarter than you? Or is it possible that they study differently. Maybe they even utilize different behaviors and techniques in class. Not everyone is born a good student, but like anything else, practice and experimenting with creative studying techniques can improve your performance.
Jun 25, 2011
Career Development 3089 Views
The days when education and a career were simple are long gone. Most people are learning multiple skills and developing very different careers and income streams from the days when one job and one career stream were the norm. The new paradigm is based on creatively tailoring your own education to meet your own goals. If you want to study English literature or become a game designer, you can just get online and do it.