Here are the differences between language and communication. Although they have much in common, they are altogether different. Take the time to discover these differences now.
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 ...
Oct 23, 2009
Teaching 3566 Views
A bright eighth grader came home distraught one day. The child's mom asked, "What's wrong?" The child's answer was disheartening. "I want to be home schooled. School isn't fun like it used to be. Teachers are so mean." The concerned mom talked to her child...
Mar 6, 2011
Speaking/Listening 3564 Views
Idioms refer to phrases where their common meaning cannot be understood simply from the meanings of the individual words. They are cultural elements of speech and can prove a barrier to those who are speaking a non-native language. Five common English idioms are given below, together with ...
Jun 21, 2009
Young Learners 3562 Views
Social skills difficulties sneak up on most parents. Suddenly the child who had played alongside the other kids is now feeling isolated and unable to make friends. This happens because of how quickly social interactions change once a child moves out of toddler-hood. While being able to take turns was once enough, now the child must be able to:
Jul 11, 2009
Business English 3559 Views
"Increase & Decrease" pioneers ELT training in one very important aspect: its high emphasis on numbers English. By numbers English, we are not just referring about stating numbers correctly. Instead, we are talking about the words around the numbers: what are they, how they are used, what do they mean.
May 27, 2016
Business English 3559 Views
English is the global business language of the day. Many schools, colleges and universities are all offering English teaching for students and business professionals. With the growing demand for English, many ESL teachers are also trained to meet the global demand of ESL training needs.
For example, in many Asian and African countries, the English language is being taught as the Second or Third Language. Also, there are many varieties of English given the mother-tongue influences in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, India, Brunei, Australia and Canada. As an ESL teacher, you will find that this ESL teaching guide provides you with a quick checklist of tips, helping you to make your ESL classes fun and easy for foreign students.
1) Understand Your ESL Students:
Basically, you will have two types of students - school students and corporate clients. ESL school students are those who do not have English as the mother tongue. They need help with Basic English grammar as ...
by Ronald Fitzgerald, D.Ed
Jul 6, 2009
Other 3558 Views
Quality is continuous improvement. The Plan -> Do -> Check -> Act cycle is a fundamental component of pursuing quality in any organization. It can be useful for a building principal or any educational manager to evaluate his or her style of leadership in comparisons to the actions that best "fit" this cycle.
Nov 21, 2010
Study Abroad 3557 Views
During the interests of widening their horizons and learning more to do with the planet, many students today are curious about starting where they live and study in another country. These types of programs are incredibly best for students relating to both education and experience.
Jun 16, 2018
Classroom Management 3557 Views
Effective classroom teachers tend to have strengths in classroom management efforts. Teachers who know how to manage their classrooms create an effective environment that is conducive to educating students. The challenge for some teachers is knowing how to organize their classrooms so they have minimal behavior problems. In college, teachers are generally taught how to put together a discipline plan for their classrooms; this plan is supposed to resolve any behavior problems in their classrooms. We know that effective classrooms require more, and teachers who are successful end up creating a classroom environment that is caring, thought-provoking, challenging, and exciting. These classrooms serve as examples of how effective teachers run their classes.
One strategy these teachers use begins on the first day of school. Veteran teachers have learned that how they start the year off will determine the success of their classes for the entire school year. Initiating classroom procedures on ...
Jun 5, 2009
Other 3555 Views
Ever wondered why you can remember things forever although you experienced them just once, sometimes in a fraction of a second? (Even if you'd like to forget them quickly like the time a strange dog barked at you unexpectedly over a fence while you were passing by?)