Dec 25, 2016
Learning Methodology 2459 Views
There are different subjects each year at school, and each subject needs a different way to study, a different concentration way and a different effort, that's why you should make yourself ready for different ways to study each subject.
The problem comes when you don't know what you should do in each subject to get "A" grades in it, moreover, you tried to study hard before but you didn't get the "A" grades you dreamt to have, this is because of the following reasons:
1. You feel bored to study certain subjects or long subjects
2. You don't know when to study each subject
3. You can't sit at your desk for too long
To enjoy your study so that you get "A" in all subjects is the key solution for the following reasons:
· You are able to sit for long hours to study
· You are able to discover new ways of study techniques
· You are able to study without being bored
You can enjoy your study doing the following:-
1. Study each hour a different subject: the ...
Dec 24, 2016
Pronunciation/Phonics 2591 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 ...
Here are the differences between language and communication. Although they have much in common, they are altogether different. Take the time to discover these differences now.
What is Communication?
Communication is the use of symbols to transmit information. Communication is usually referred to as the act of transmission. Communication involves numerous channels. During communication we use all our senses. Through sounds, sight, touch, smell, and taste we are brought messages from the outside world. We are always communicating, even though we do not always intend to. Even our silence can communicate something.
Communication is often very complex when it involves multiple signals. A sarcastic remark can be made with a smile. Communication is not confined to humans. Animals communicate with each other too. The communication process can be described in theoretical models. The common elements of these theoretical models are: Sender, channel, message, noise, receiver, feedback. The sender ...
Dec 21, 2016
Teaching 2434 Views
Starting the pre and primary school year can be hectic for both children and the preschool teachers. However, the preschool teachers also get worried during the classes. Every year they get a new group of students and this means a new crowd of kids to deal with. There are a number of things that the experienced preschool teachers want to tell the new teachers.It is not an excellent plan to delay your kid’s pre and primary school entry by 1 or 2 years. Remember, as long as the kid has turned 5 years old, he /she is ready for starting his / her primary year. Many pre and primary schools teach the children several life skills and help them to get mature and boost their readiness skills. The schools create a homely environment so that they learn as much they can learn in a preschool class along with their other friends. When a kid is enrolled in a pre and primary school they act or work jointly with other kids, practice motor expertise every day and play games to press forward the skills ...
Dec 17, 2016
Other 1927 Views
The IELTS Test or the International English Language testing System test has two formats 1) IELTS Academic Test and 2) IELTS General Training Test. Candidates are not at discretion to choose the format of the IELTS tests of their own. Which format of the IELTS is right for one, depends on a few factors, like:
The IELTS Academic Test is for those:
a. Who are seeking admission in a university at an undergraduate or a postgraduate level in an English-speaking country.
b. Who want to join a professional organization in an English-speaking country
The IELTS General Training Test is for those:-
a. Who want to study, or take training at below degree level in an English-speaking country
b: Who want to undertake work-related training or work in an English-speaking country
c: Who want to migrate to an English-speaking country
The IELTS test assesses the ability and proficiency of a candidate in all forms of the English language. Not only the non-native speakers but also the native ...
Teaching English to people who are just beginning to learn English (second-language learners) can be quite a challenge, especially when the novice teacher has not studied languages herself. Teachers should be mindful that language learners have a variety of learning styles much like all students in the regular classrooms. Some students prefer writing while others prefer social interaction as a setting for learning. Visual learners need unique stimulation in the forms of pictures, drawings, and designs; whereas, kinesthetic learners need to employ body movement. For that reason, one would be advised to ask questions to determine the student's level, his preferences, and his cultural background. The correct methodology to be utilized in class depends somewhat upon the learner's and the teacher's preferences. No matter which of the following strategies you should employ to teach your new students, it is preferable to try more than a single strategy and to mix as many as needed.
Dec 11, 2016
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 2064 Views
In order to understand the ways to succeed in these exams, we first need a brief introduction of both.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. It tests knowledge / skills, analytical writing, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning.
Duration: About 3 hours and 45 minutes (includes 1-minute breaks after each section and a 10-minute break after third section).
Analytical writing: 0.0 to 6.0 (in 0.5 point increments),
Verbal reasoning: 130 to 170 (in 1 point increments),
Quantitative reasoning: 130 to 170 (in 1 point increments).
Score / grade validity: 5 years
Computer-based test: Can be taken only once after 21 days from the day of exam in every year. (Applies even if candidate cancels scores on a test taken previously.)
Paper-based test: Can be taken as often as it is offered.
About 700 test centers in more than 160 countries.
(Paper-based test offered only in areas where ...
Dec 11, 2016
Teaching 2809 Views
Assessment is a way of finding out if learning has taken place, but it's also necessary to assess the entry behaviour / understanding of your learners as well as checking to see if objectives have been met. In this article, based on an assignment prepared as part of my PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) course, I'll be considering different assessment types, and also the need for good Record Keeping. Records are kept to show how learners are progressing and are essential in allowing a learner to complete a course and gain the qualification for which they have studied.
Assessment can be formative (on-going) or summative (at the end), and can be formal or informal. It is about collecting information, making judgements based on interpreting that information, and then deciding on the relevant course of action to achieve the course objectives. Formal assessments include written, oral and practical tests or recorded observations (using video, Dictaphone or witness ...
Content and language integrated learning, more commonly known as CLIL, is a term coined in 1994 and originally defined as a set of educational methods which aim at teaching a subject in a foreign language, thus bearing a dual focus: learning the contents of a subject and a foreign language, simultaneously. Since then, many authors have strived to further define what CLIL means, as well as to gain further insight into what it implies. Coyle et al (2010) define it as "an educational approach in which various language-supportive methodologies are used which lead to a dual-focused form of instruction, where attention is given both to the language and the content". If we look at both definitions, the former given by Kohonen (1994) through UniCOM (a project integrating the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and the European Platform for Dutch Education), we see that most elements are repeated, namely educational methods/approach, dual focus, language and content, etc. Hence, ...
The main vector of the Old English language in the history of the English language was formed with settlement of Germanic tribes of Angles, Saxons and Jutes on the British Isles in the 5th century, who came to Britain, which was the Roman province during 400 years, and settled there after the breakdown of the Roman Empire. The original geographical names that had survived since that time, originated from the language of the Celtic population of Britain subjugated by the Anglo-Saxons. At that time, the population of Britain communicated basically, like all Roman provinces, in Latin - simplified official Latin language. The Germanic tribes that had replaced the Romans, actively adopted the Latin lexis. At that time, Christianity was actively spread in Britain, and during the 6th century the Latin alphabet had already replaced the Old German runes, and influence of the Latin language reflected on the English lexis. Given close interaction with related dialects of Scandinavian tribes - ...