~~Stand up/Sit Down: Young children enjoy this simple game. Give a command and the children respond as quickly as possible. Then give the wrong command i.e. stand up when they are already standing etc. This can be adapted into a Simon Say type game where the children respond only when the caller says ‘please’. Children can take the teacher’s role.
Greetings Theatre: Every lesson should begin with greeting but they can also be used as an acting/drama game. Have two or more children walking around the table in opposite directions. When they meet each other they must greet each other. This can be extended to incorporate other QAs. Note: ‘Theatre’ should be an event rather than random. Have the learners who are not participating to sit at one end of the room as an audience, they could clap in time, teacher ‘sells popcorn’ etc. Make sure all learners get a chance to perform.
Alphabet Relay: Line up the learners in two teams as far from the board as possible. The first person in each team ...
May 22, 2010
Reading 3263 Views
Reading comprehension is the understanding of the message of a given text. It allows the person who reads to instantly capture the meaning of each word in the text as well as its underlying message.
Mar 10, 2011
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3263 Views
As computers are becoming cheaper while at the same time more advanced, teachers are increasingly working to integrate technology into their classrooms. Personal computers and newer technologies like iPads are being used to develop research skills and expose students to engaging interactive media. Even one of the oldest tools in the teacher's kit is moving to digital format: the assessment.
Aug 12, 2009
Writing 3262 Views
John Creswell is recognized as a leading authority in the development of doctoral level research questions. Over the course of many years of discussion and research he has identified the following general procedure and considerations for crafting qualitative research questions.
Sep 4, 2012
Study Abroad 3262 Views
Studying overseas is a unique approach to discover your own self along with enhancing your personal, professional, and academic growth. It brings a range of benefits the fruits of which can be tested long after the completion of your study. It enriches one's experience through exposure to a wide range of different things.
Aug 12, 2008
Other 3260 Views
Education according to the gurus, prepares a child to live in society and the world, as we know it today. It inculcates values and introduces skills the child can hone as he or she grows up to earn a living. While education is a system, learning is a thirst quencher � it satisfies a curiosity and gives wing to imagination. As a parent or caregiver, you need to encourage this thirst for knowledge and nurture the imagination.
Jun 19, 2009
Teaching 3259 Views
How desirable it would be to achieve the goal of "No Child Left Behind" in our society. But the congressional act designed to achieve that goal is flawed. Its focus is limited to academic achievement as measured by high stakes testing.
Nov 7, 2008
E-Learning/CALL 3257 Views
Computers have been used for language teaching ever since the 1960's. This 40-year period can be divided into three main stages: behaviorist CALL, communicative CALL, and integrative CALL. Each stage corresponds to a certain level of technology and certain pedagogical theories.
Nov 8, 2016
Teaching Methodology 3254 Views
Is formal instruction a hindrance or a facilitator? 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, Pavesi’s studies (Pavesi 1986, in Carl James 1998: 244) have shown that ‘instructed learners (adults especially) demonstrate higher ultimate achievement’. Also, Harley (1993: 245 in Carl James 1998: 244) points out another positive effect of ‘code-focused L2 instruction’, which must imply correction of error. This is, as he says, that it brings about defossilization. Rod Ellis (1993) also advocates the positive effects of Explicit Formal Instruction (EFI) on language learning. He distinguishes two types of knowledge in which the learner internalizes what he/she learns: implicit and explicit knowledge. ...
Aug 30, 2012
Career Development 3253 Views
The History of the English Language
Rojin Ramezani, Shahin Ahmadi Shad*
The English language is spoken in most parts of the world ,different people with different nationalities use it in different ways ,it seems to be known by most people ,so it is called "world language" .studies have shown that the use of English spread all over the world by people and various organizations ,especially in recent centuries .for example scientific researchers are written and published in English ,politics and business are often carried out in English ,much of the news and programs which are popular among people are provided by English language.