My study proved that pronunciation had a significant effect on spellings of some words, though my study was only focused in determining the words with middle and final 'r'. My study also found out that pronunciation affected comprehension in learning a new English.
by Carmen Gloria Garrido Barra
Oct 10, 2010
Young Learners 8742 Views
When teachers think of teaching young learners, they usually think of oral activities that include singing songs, and saying chants and rhymes. But young learners need to move from repetition to free speaking activities that resemble real life situations. This articles reviews and gives examples of the different steps needed so that young learners can use English in free speaking activities.
Aug 21, 2008
Other 8710 Views
A manager that is unfamiliar with the Axioms and the Communication Process Model is at a great disadvantage in his organisation. To be successful in communication within the work place, a manager must understand how communication works so as to prevent any misunderstanding.
Vocabulary is one of the most important aspects in teaching and learning a foreign language. In addition, vocabulary is the key of enriching the knowledge of a foreign/target language. Different perspectives of teaching vocabulary shed light on the complexity of helping learners achieve success in learning vocabulary appropriately.
How to Effectively use Games in the Preschool and Elementary ESL Classroom by employing and using organization, expectations, variation, respect, routine and nuture. Just by keeping these tips in mind, you'll be able to teach children grammar with ease. You'll be having fun and they'll be having fun - so much fun, in fact, that they might not even realize they are learning in the process!
Oct 2, 2008
Lesson Planning 8632 Views
Understanding the phases of the moon can be a tricky concept for a child in elementary school. There are many different aspects of the phases of the moon that children should learn. A moon phase lesson plan should be educational, yet fun so the students can better understand the lesson they are taught.
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between English Language Learning Strategies (LLSs) and motivational orientations including Amotivation, Extrinsic orientation and Intrinsic orientation. To do so, 131 university students, studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL), by use of cluster sampling were randomly selected. To assess English Language Learning Strategies, “Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL)” and in order to estimate motivational orientation, Language Learning Orientations Scale (LLOS) were applied. Multiple Regression was used to analyze the data. The results displayed that there is a significantly negative relationship between scored obtained from LLSs and amotivtaion. Furthermore, no significant relationship has been found between Extrinsic orientation and LLSs; while there was a significantly positive relationship between Intrinsic orientation and scored obtained from LLSs.
For those of us working exclusively with authentic materials or even for those teachers who use them to complement their classes, spiral second language teaching plays a key role in their students’ learning process.
Jun 9, 2009
Teaching Methodology 8596 Views
I am always amazed at the range of ability levels of my students within any given class. Within one 8th grade class I may have students who struggle to read and write while at the same time have students (within the same class) who are reading and writing on an upper high school level.
Formal testing is important to both student and teacher and may be administered at either the start of a course; end of a course or at the end of a specific area of work such as at the end of a unit in a course book. There are various types of formal tests which will be discussed as well as what should be tested and the criteria for tests.