Sep 8, 2013
Grammar 2905 Views
Where to start with grammar and language learning?
If you're a language user (the odds are good if you're reading this article), there are two ways to approach grammar and language use.
The prescriptive grammar approach tells you how you should use the language. Think of a prescription the doctor writes, telling you to take pills once a day with food for five days.
The descriptive grammar approach is used to describe what really happens with language out on the streets. Following the medical analogy, once you get home you forget to take your medicine on day three and you don't take it with food on day five. This happens.
Both prescriptive and descriptive grammar are important for language learners, but for very different reasons.
Let's look at each.
Prescriptive grammar refers to the rules you covered in middle school about starting a sentence with a conjunction, ending a sentence with a preposition, or splitting infinitives. You've probably heard of these rules before, even if you ...
Apr 2, 2010
Study Skills 2904 Views
The brief enumeration of main causes of difficulties in mastering the multiplication tables described in my previous article needs to be detailed and motivated. Now I would like to dwell at some length upon the first three causes.
Sep 11, 2008
Learning Methodology 2902 Views
Going to class is surely a boring routine to go through especially when you have to do it everyday. There is no doubt that at one point or another before you step out of home to head to school, you have anticipated or even wondered what the lectures will be like. However, there are ways for you to make the most out of class.
Mar 21, 2011
Study Abroad 2901 Views
Aside from providing for the physiologic needs of children such as food, clothing and shelter, it is the responsibility of the parents to send their children to school to formally educate them aside from what is basically taught at home. To a majority of Americans, education is a priority. As long as their finances permit and as long as their children want it, parents send their children to the best schools.
Nov 20, 2011
Pronunciation/Phonics 2901 Views
For years, the mystery of the American accent has been a debate. American English is a semi-phonetic language, making it one of the more difficult languages to master. Once the basics have been learned, many foreign speakers find that because of the vowel shifts and speaking habits, English proves to be a frustrating language. Mastering the accent can help in several ways.
Jan 2, 2009
Other 2900 Views
If you plan on making teaching English your career, you're probably going to have to start saving early for your retirement. Some employers do offer retirement fund options, so ask yours if they have one that you can join.
The main vector of the Old English language in the history of the English language was formed with settlement of Germanic tribes of Angles, Saxons and Jutes on the British Isles in the 5th century, who came to Britain, which was the Roman province during 400 years, and settled there after the breakdown of the Roman Empire. The original geographical names that had survived since that time, originated from the language of the Celtic population of Britain subjugated by the Anglo-Saxons. At that time, the population of Britain communicated basically, like all Roman provinces, in Latin - simplified official Latin language. The Germanic tribes that had replaced the Romans, actively adopted the Latin lexis. At that time, Christianity was actively spread in Britain, and during the 6th century the Latin alphabet had already replaced the Old German runes, and influence of the Latin language reflected on the English lexis. Given close interaction with related dialects of Scandinavian tribes - ...
Aug 17, 2008
Tutoring/Home School 2899 Views
Home schooling parents are often asked if they worry that their home schoolers aren't getting adequate socialization? In order for a child to progress in this world he or she need to know how to be sociable. In public and private schools socialization is something that comes naturally even though it isn't part of the curriculum.
Nov 26, 2010
Tutoring/Home School 2899 Views
Right now, tutoring services abound. You will discover a number of tutoring heart franchises that have sprung up in strip malls, on the web tutoring, and more conventional one-on-one training. But how do you make an informed choice about which training service to make use of? Here are 5 ideas for choosing the best.
Jan 6, 2014
Other 2899 Views
The TESOL Certification – Teacher of English of Speakers of Other Languages – is a Certification needed by people who want to travel and teach English language around the world. People who desire to teach English as a second or as a foreign language need this Certificate. The Certificate is awarded after taking a course, which can be part-time over several months and up to a year, or full time, over four or five weeks’ time. The Certificate is recognized in several countries around the world, so the candidates will be able to teach English in any of the recognized countries.
By taking the TESOL Certification, the candidates will learn the basic skills in English, which are needed to start teaching the English language as a foreign language. It does not require any experience of teaching English in order to qualify for this course, as the course itself makes an introduction of the candidates to the theory and practice of English teaching. The courses also teach the ...