How I got around life being a bad speller and my Goal to fix it. This year I have a dream to become a good speller, I have been creating blogs and the spelling has driven me nuts. These blogs have motivated me to relearn the English language. Many people just do not try to do anything new or fix up their old bad habits and use many excuses.
The voiced and unvoiced consonants. In this section we will try to clarify the difference between the voiced consonants and the unvoiced consonants. If you want to master English pronunciation you have to able to distinguish between these two types of consonants.
Pronunciation is an integrated and integral part of second/foreign language learning since it directly affects learners’ communicative competence as well as performance to a substantial extent. Notwithstanding, the teaching of EFL pronunciation has received varied treatment from having no room in the synthetic syllabus and the grammar-translation method to being the cardinal focus in the situational syllabus and the audio-lingual method in which emphasis is put on the traditional notions of pronunciation, minimal pairs, drills and mini-conversations.
You got it! You can do just about any type of learning for a child or an individual learning a second language through the use of various computer games. You are sure to find something that will fit with their needs. You are also able to find a game that will keep them interested.
Learning phonics is time consuming but it is something your child has to do to be able to read properly. Phonics are the foundation of reading and without them your child will have problems when learning to read. On the internet and in the bookshops there are many ways to learn to read.
Many years ago, a presenter at an ESL conference I attended began his stimulating, and very memorable, presentation with a ten minute mini lesson in . . . Thai! The audience of ESL teachers, syllabus planners and curriculum designers was stunned, but the point was effectively made: Learning correct pronunciation and intonation in a foreign language is not as simple as ESL teachers seem to think!
A useful way for EFL teachers in Japan to help rid their students of that "katakana" pronunciation.
What is an accent? An accent is the carryover of sounds from the speaker’s original language to the second language. When we are infants we literally have the ability to speak any language in the world. We are all born with the necessary speech mechanisms and the capability to learn any language. We end up speaking the language that we do solely by reinforcement.
a detailed look at the methods of Phonetic teaching and learning.
I recently got a long, anguished letter from a couple with a five-year-old in kindergarten. The school’s curriculum was built around learning 76 Sight Words. The child was not making progress; the parents were miserable. They had decided they must homeschool their child.
The couple said ...