Mar 16, 2009
Other 2831 Views
Translation is the act that renders knowledge, whether literary or scientific, a mobile form of culture. Such mobility, in turn, is what gives human understanding a deep and lasting influence beyond the borders of its original setting.
Studies have proven that speaking two or more languages not only aid in cognitive development, but also makes smarter and decisive individuals. But are you struggling in your new found enthusiasm to learn a new language? A few basic tricks can ease the whole process and even make learning a new language fun! Whatever be your reason to learn a new language the act itself can be challenging for many beginners. Learning anything new even a language requires a lot of hard work, patience and practise. The following tips might just make it simpler for you to learn new languages quickly and a linguist in no time.
1) Commitment: It's crucial that you give your full attention and commitment to your new agenda so that you don't give it up mid-way. Have a strong reason and stay passionate - this is the mantra to learn a new language.
2) Converse: The best way to learn a new language fast is by conversing with someone who's better at it than you. You can learn to implement freshly learnt words ...
Sep 6, 2008
Tutoring/Home School 2828 Views
On the ESL forums one often sees teachers asking for ideas to make their one to one lessons more fun. Many teachers are brilliant in the classroom but are at a loss for ideas when it comes to teaching children English in private classes, and that is a shame because teaching one on one can be very rewarding, as well as often being a good source of extra income.
Apr 17, 2009
E-Learning/CALL 2827 Views
Computational linguists and experts in artificial intelligence are producing increasingly sophisticated models of language and, used wisely, computer-generated translation can be useful. Free web-based translation services offer a simple, confidential and inexpensive way to get the gist of documents or web pages in another language.
Feb 5, 2015
Other 2827 Views
One method of formal instruction uses the 'classic' approach. A classical education includes a three-part system to lay the foundation in a student's mind.
The Grammar Stage
The grammar stage encompasses the first five years of school, from kindergarten through the end of the fourth grade. During this period, scholars receive basic instruction that lays the groundwork for additional learning that will occur later. During this period, children are typically eager to learn, and their minds are receptive to absorbing information. The grammar stage, therefore, involves rote learning of facts. Students will learn how to read, phonics, grammar, and spelling rules. Children also begin learning foreign languages, mathematics, history, literature, and science fundamentals.
The Logic or Dialectic Stage
By the time students reach the fifth grade, their minds are capable of a different kind of thought process. Scholars are able to use the information they have learned to approach knowledge in a ...
Oct 29, 2016
Teaching 2826 Views
Innovation gives birth to new invention but this did not happen like magic. Past and present inventors had to think deep, ask questions before they achieved breakthrough. Theories and models propounded in various disciplines today started initially by questioning certain facts, ideologies and beliefs. Probing or asking is a major concept of learning. But do we have to question things that happen to us, why not just accept it? Is there a lesson we extract from our experiences when we ask questions? The answer to the questions I asked is explored in this article.
In this context, the word question means to ask, query,enquiry, probe, interrogate and investigate. The art of questioning is similar to the art of dancing and music. I will first explain this concept from academic point of view. When you think of all the subjects taught and learned in institutions each plausible and concrete explanation is summarised with self-assessment questions. The primary objective of questioning in this ...
Sep 7, 2008
Tutoring/Home School 2824 Views
Even some elite colleges employ literature-based learning. Their tools are the Great Books; their principal technique, discussion. The Literature School is not only a successful school, it is the ideal multi-grade family school.
Apr 2, 2009
Study Abroad 2824 Views
It is important to understand international education best practices as you make decisions about which study abroad options your office will promote, support, approve, and/or affiliate with. What are the priorities of your institution and how do those priorities fit with various study abroad options?
May 8, 2010
Study Skills 2824 Views
Secrets of how to pass those exams guaranteed revealed! Have you dreamed of being a straight "A" student? Dreamed of being the smartest in your class?
Apr 4, 2015
Other 2824 Views
Forgetfulness often disturbs our mind at one point of time or other. Information does not come to our mind when we want it badly. While we are doing certain task suddenly we remember that something we have to do in the kitchen. When we are in the kitchen we simply forget what we have to do and feel stupefied and helpless. While we have a saunter we come across a good friend but don't remember his name however hard we think. While we are writing an examination we just don't remember that one important point. The other day when I helped myself a cup of tea, I was stirring and stirring the tea for a while and realized that there was no sugar only after having the first sip. Last week I had to discuss with a friend whose office is at the 20th floor. After the discussion I left his office and had to use the stairs as the elevator was not working. On reaching the 1st floor I remembered I left my phone at the office and had to climb up all the 20 flights of the stairs. There are numerous ...