Mar 13, 2015
Pronunciation/Phonics 2818 Views
Speak to me only with thine eyes and I will hear every word you say.
Unique in a mix of sounds and intonation, an accent can be an aural delight to the listener. Often he or she will stare at the speaker quizzically, and in some cases smile and even comment with something such as, "What an interesting accent you have!"
What is really going on in that exchange considering the speaker and listener have their own unique accents? Every person has a specific speech pattern within the first language, based on how and where the language was acquired; and it's usually part of regional, cultural, and personal identity. That is deemed a regional accent or regional dialect. Moreover, when a person takes on an additional language, there's usually a degree of overlay of the first language onto the second, which creates a foreign accent. A close linguistic examination might reveal the person's origins, language experiences, and even socio-economic and educational background. While it does not ...
Oct 29, 2016
Teaching 2817 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 ...
Oct 30, 2008
Career Development 2816 Views
Depending on the country and the urgency of their need, there are many schools that will hire you to teach English if you have a degree from a recognized college or university. It generally does not matter in what discipline you earned your degree, but the preference is education or arts/humanities. Having said that, you will find that more and more, schools are asking for a TESOL or other ESL teaching qualification in addition to a degree.
Apr 22, 2012
Other 2816 Views
Three successful educational institutions are concerned about their recent gradual decline and the impending termination of government funding. Why were they originally successful; why has their success declined; and what should they do to reverse the downward trend?
Aug 15, 2008
Reading 2815 Views
This article is part of a four part series that discusses how to teach reading and the specialized approach needed within the guided reading philosophy. Simply put, guided reading has many aspects but is a driving philosophy about how to teach children to read. Adopted in most parts of the developed world (Canada, U.S. (midwest), England, New Zealand and Australia, guided reading is now one of the most utilized ways to teach reading.
May 22, 2009
Tutoring/Home School 2815 Views
Over the past twenty years, Janice has moved from teaching toddlers, to their parents, to tertiary students, adults and then into the corporate market.
Mar 20, 2013
Grammar 2815 Views
A and an are indefinite articles that come before nouns when you aren't being specific about the thing identified. In other words, you would say
Best PTE Coaching India engaged in Exclusive PTE Academic Coaching since 2013. This article is written just to give you some basic perspective on PTE Academic test.
Make sure you’ve prepared enough for the test in terms of question intelligence and also put in the adequate effort in practice. The amount of practice needed for getting 79, 65 or 58 marks in PTE varies from test taker to test taker. On the test, day reach your respective PTE Academic test center at least 30 minutes in advance. If you are going to test centre just on time can impede your performance. You don’t have to carry any stationary items like pen, pencil papers to the test center as PTE Academic is a computer-based test. For rough work, they give either an erasable notepad or booklet. You are not even allowed to carry your watch or any gadget inside testing room.
The first module you’ll attempt is speaking in PTE Academic, after speaking writing and after writing, Reading and at the end, you will have the listening ...
Apr 7, 2013
Writing 2813 Views
Many educational experts and teachers value keyboarding over handwriting. This brings up some questions. Does a child need to know how to write his or her signature? Should a child be able to express himself or herself with handwriting? How does handwriting alter the brain?
Aug 28, 2008
Study Abroad 2812 Views
Whether you know zero vocabulary or you are an advanced speaker in a foreign language, a little preparation can help you get the most out of your immersion language program abroad. Below are some tips from study abroad veterans. Whether you plan to study Spanish, learn Italian, or even become fluent in Japanese, this is advice worth paying attention to.