Nov 2, 2014
Young Learners 4153 Views
A common reading disorder goes undiagnosed until it becomes problematic, according to the results of a five-year study published online in the journal "Brain Connectivity".
Dyslexia, a reading disorder in which a child confuses letters and struggles with sounding out words, has been the focus of much research into reading. That is not the case, however, with the lesser known disorder Specific Reading Comprehension Deficits or S-RCD, in which a child reads successfully but does not sufficiently comprehend the meaning of the words.
According to lead investigator Laurie Cutting at Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education and Human development, a person with S-RCD will explain it like this: "I can read Spanish, because I know what sounds the letters make and how the words are pronounced, but I couldn't tell you what the words actually mean."
"When a child is a good reader, it's assumed their comprehension is on track. But three to ten percent of those children don't understand most of ...
The field of ESL for adults is booming. Even so, it is barely able to keep pace with the ever-growing needs in today’s world.
Registration for English courses at international language institutes (Wall Street, Berlitz etc.) is at an all-time high while locally owned language ...
For ESL readers, learning to read can be difficult because it is a skill which requires time outside of the classroom to improve upon. Unlike writing, listening, grammar, and vocabulary, reading encompasses all of these skills and makes the reader have to comprehend English as a full language. Below are five key reading strategies to help any ESL reader to gain confidence in reading and improve their reading abilities.
The most important strategy towards reading in English is having the right mindset when reading. Being forced to read in class prevents you from gaining the full potential the book may have on you. For most of us, we can remember reading books in school, but how many people can remember what most of those stories were about in detail? Motivation plays a large role in determining how much effort you will put into a book. If you are motivated and willing to make mistakes and learn from the material, you will have an overall better learning experience and ...
Jan 9, 2012
Young Learners 4134 Views
Student learning time increases when children understand the difference between tattling and reporting. Yet, children's observations can help teachers know what is happening when they are not present or when their attention is elsewhere. Allowing students an opportunity to share their serious concerns is a necessary component of a positive school environment.
Nov 8, 2009
Learning Methodology 4133 Views
Today, learners are proliferating, but the instructor population is struggling to match learner growth rates.
Aug 30, 2009
Speaking/Listening 4128 Views
Many of us find public speaking stressful and terrifying. When we bring to mind an occasion where we are expected to face a crowd, the tension grows especially when it hits close to the big day. However, what you dread about public speaking can be channeled into energy and motivation to prepare well and practice enough.
Mar 28, 2011
Learning Methodology 4125 Views
The process of learning can be implemented in various forms such as in-school and out- School, and in both cases they apply different solutions to organizational and programmatic model. "The school is one form of government (public) schools for adults, as well as non-state (private), both public and private...
Aug 25, 2014
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 4125 Views
The writing section of the TOEFL exam aims at testing your ability to write efficiently. You will be supposed to write well-structured essays with the appropriate syntax, grammar, spelling and vocabulary. In all College settings, students should have the ability to write in a clear and orderly manner. The writing section has only two parts in it, making it all the more important in terms of scoring. There is also less room for error.
There are two essays for the writing section of the TOEFL:
- Integrated essay
- Independent essay
It is essential to understand both the essays and the questions each essay has in order to obtain a high score on the TOEFL. In this article we will have a look at the independent writing task, which is the second task in the writing section. Independent writing task is the best thing to focus upon, if you want to score high in TOEFL.
What is an independent writing task?
The Independent writing task tests your ability to compose an essay expressing your ...
Aug 23, 2008
E-Learning/CALL 4123 Views
English is the dominant language of the Internet. The Internet will in turn become the dominant place to learn English. The way languages are learned is changing, and these changes are accelerating.
Considering the recent unprecedented growth in the number of international schools in the world on top of the abundance already operating worldwide, it is no wonder you might be reeling from the thought of choosing the ‘right’ school for you.