Aug 27, 2016
Teaching Methodology 3524 Views
Different educational institutes have different ways of teaching. Some of these are teacher-centric while the others are student-oriented. There is a constant debate on which of these is the best teaching methodology.
A quick scan and understanding will help us understand:
Teacher-Centric Teaching Methodology
As the name suggests, this methodology mainly revolves around the teacher. The attention is completely on the teacher who teaches by giving lectures and demonstrations either using a blackboard or a technological tool. The students are passive in this scenario and are usually the listeners. They play little or no role in the entire process. They take in information quietly as the teacher teaches.
Student-Oriented Teaching Methodology
This teaching methodology has a wider acceptance because students are no longer the passive listeners. They are active and play an equal role in the entire teaching and learning process. This means that there are practical lessons involved in which ...
Mar 29, 2013
Adults 3523 Views
Intrinsic Motivation - A Most Powerful Force!
What an incredible tool for motivating adult English language learners. It is at the heart of first-language acquisition and naturally most effective for acquiring second language. The challenge for adults is to make the second-language process more like the first-language process: make it meaningful, make it real, and make it active.
Email communication has a pivotal role in business communication.
The following tips will help you to make your email communication efficient and effective.
1. A Meaningful subject line
People receive a huge number of emails are present in the mailboxes every day. To get your email noticed among them, it is important to give your email a subject line that grabs the attention of the receiver. The subject should also associate closely to the content of the email. When replying remember to change the subject line rather than just let the mail program add "Re:" at the front.
2. Cue it right
It is important to send the mail to the right recipients. No one wants to receive emails in their inbox that really do not concern them. You should use the cc and bcc options only where it is important. Moreover, emails should have a personalized touch to make people relate to them more.
3. Grammatically correct
It is very annoying for people to find mistakes in an email. That is why you ...
Nov 17, 2008
Teaching 3521 Views
Many teachers are afraid to allow their students to use the Internet to write research papers. Teacher complaints that I have heard regarding this topic are: "Students plagiarize by cutting and pasting information from websites." "Students will not search beyond the first few sites they Google." "Students cannot distinguish an appropriate site for information from an advertisement."
Apr 19, 2011
Learning Methodology 3521 Views
Learning on our own is possible if a person is persistent and determined to reach goals. But learning with teachers is loads of fun and you never know how naturally and easily the learning takes place - I personally have under gone a lot of both types of learning - but prefer learning with a teacher whenever I get an opportunity for that. This is because learning by ourselves is one of the most challenging tasks as we have to get organized ourselves, keep the self-discipline, time management, persist and keep up the dedication.
Mar 31, 2010
Other 3518 Views
Much contemporary debate about the proper function of a school education attempts to delimit what should be taught or spoken about in schools, rather than promoting a more liberal attitude towards a general education. In avoiding the possibility of children being encouraged into deviant or indoctrinated ways of thinking...
Aug 20, 2010
Pronunciation/Phonics 3518 Views
English, it is said, is an unaccented language. This conveniently ignores words imported from French, which depend on the mood of the writer and a printer deep in the bowels of a newspaper. But accents indicate the emphasis and I recommend that all students of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) use their own private accent marks.
Aug 17, 2008
Speaking/Listening 3516 Views
Listening games and activities provide basics for communicating, learning, thinking and acquiring awareness of the world around you.
Aug 23, 2008
Pronunciation/Phonics 3516 Views
Pronunciation is an integrated and integral part of second/foreign language learning since it directly affects learners’ communicative competence as well as performance to a substantial extent. Notwithstanding, the teaching of EFL pronunciation has received varied treatment from having no room in the synthetic syllabus and the grammar-translation method to being the cardinal focus in the situational syllabus and the audio-lingual method in which emphasis is put on the traditional notions of pronunciation, minimal pairs, drills and mini-conversations.
Aug 19, 2009
Teaching 3516 Views
I was born in 1962. In 1967, Mrs. Bellows taught me how to read. In fact, she taught every kid in our kindergarten class how to read. She used slate chalk boards and big pieces of chalk. The letters of the alphabet displayed over the top of the board. Our wooden desks still had the hole in them where the ink well was supposed to sit. We didn't have computers or anything too fancy for a class-room. What we had was Mrs. Bellows.