Jan 6, 2012
Adults 3317 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.
Mar 23, 2010
Other 3316 Views
Facebook becomes hotter and hotter. How to become more popular on this social media? Please check the detailed Facebook guide for popularity here.
Feb 2, 2009
Speaking/Listening 3315 Views
For the past several decades, parents and teachers have labored to teach children to read by helping them to learn the sounds of each letter and sounding them out to form words. The overall method is generally referred to as "phonics." Unfortunately, the term "phonics" has mistakenly become a ubiquitous term meaning "the study of all letter sounds."
Aug 16, 2008
E-Learning/CALL 3313 Views
When you take an English course on line, you have to start at the beginning just as you would with any English course that will teach you to read, write and speak the language. When searching for a free online course, you have to make sure the course contains the four main components of learning English ?listening, speaking, reading and writing. Therefore you need to make sure the course has an audio component in which the passages are read by native English speakers. Since the course is free, you can easily check out all aspects of iyt to make sure it has everything you need to help you learn the English language.
Dec 13, 2008
Classroom Materials 3312 Views
Do we - English language teachers - get more varied resources satisfying the needs of niche learning groups?
Oct 18, 2011
Career Development 3312 Views
For decades, personality psychologists, also known as psychometricians, have been on a search for the ‘good teacher.’ Each year, more and more studies appear claiming to identify the personality traits of the ‘ideal’ teaching professional. Now, in a global first, England plans to weed out ‘bad teachers’ by using psychometric tests on all candidates applying for teacher training. The psychometric tests, to begin in 2012, will test for traits such as aptitude, empathy and resilience.
Jun 28, 2010
Pronunciation/Phonics 3311 Views
It is important to incorporate Language Systems (Lexis or vocabulary, Grammar, Function and Phonology) in order to deliver a balanced and comprehensive English course. When analyzing a particular language item, we could simply look at the individual words (vocabulary or lexis). We could also consider how these individual words interact with each other (grammar or syntax).
Jan 2, 2010
Reading 3310 Views
If you have a child in your home who is struggling with learning to read, you need to take steps to help him overcome his difficulties. Reading difficulties that go unnoticed or are overlooked end up creating big problems for children later in their education.
~~Learning a language involves learning new words. The more words you know the more you will understand and the better you will be able to communicate.
It is said that in order to “get by” in a foreign language you need a vocabulary of at least 120 words.
Read: The more words you are exposed to the better vocabulary you will have. When you read and see words you don’t know first try to guess the meaning from the sentence/story and then look the word up. Read and listen to things you are interested in. There are lots of graded/guided readers available and even manga/comics.
Play with words: Do puzzles, crosswords, play scrabble etc. Many of these are available online.
Themes: Focus on a single theme per week, the mind naturally links connected words together.
Use context: Research shows that the vast majority of words are learned from context. Pay attention to how words are used, the sentences etc.
Review: When you learn new words recycle them (use them again and again) this ...
Aug 22, 2010
Learning Methodology 3308 Views
One of the best ways to make incremental progress during your other 8 hours is to learn. There are all sorts of newfangled websites that can teach you a thing or two -- some with nifty videos and others with PowerPoint presentations. Call me old school, but I think...