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Arthur. How to Teach English for Engineers - It is rather difficult to decide what English to teach to engineers.

How to Teach English for Engineers -

First of all, “engineer” has two rather distinct meanings, one of which is close to “technician” or “mechanic” (e.g. a photocopier repair engineer) and another which is closer to “designer”. The needs of these two groups are likely to be different, but there are also people whose jobs and training fall somewhere in the middle.

Pronunciation Dictionaries. Conversation. Motivating speaking activities for lower levels. Planning time has been shown to increase production in speaking tasks.

Motivating speaking activities for lower levels

Lower level learners often find it especially difficult to speak spontaneously, so these activities incorporate ‘thinking time’ during which learners can prepare for speaking by planning what they are going to say, and asking the teacher or using a dictionary to look up missing vocabulary. The following activities are relatively short, with minimal materials preparation time for the teacher.

They are designed for use as a warmer or a filler in the middle or at the end of a class. Definitions lists This activity is good for activating existing vocabulary or revising vocabulary studied in previous lessons. Procedure: Choose a vocabulary topic (this can be vocabulary you have recently studied or a topic you want to introduce). A faster moving, fun alternative to this activity is a team game.

What were you doing...? Adjectives This is a variation on the above activity and is great for practising adjectives. Phonology. English Podcasts. Idioms-Expressions.


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Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern

(a lesson that fills in some of the details that we omit here due to the fact that the focus of this lesson was further in the past). There is still a great deal of debate about Indo-European, most importantly about the location of the homeland. To read more about this debate, there are classic books by Mallory and Renfrew, as well more recent works by Anthony. Then, read these articles by Bouckaert et al. At the same site, watch this movie that shows one hypothesis about how Indo-European languages expanded. To learn more about the distribution of languages across the world, see LL-map or The Ethnologue.

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Study shows that people who speak two languages have more efficient brains

Scientists have long assumed that the “bilingualism advantage” — the enhanced ability to filter out important information from unimportant material — stems from how bilingual people process language. The new study confirms that assumption and goes on to suggest that bilingual people are more efficient at higher-level brain functions such as ignoring irrelevant information, said Ellen Bialystok, a psychologist at York University in Toronto, who was not involved in the research. Working harder In the study, published last week in the journal Brain and Language, brain scans showed that people who spoke only one language had to work harder to focus on a single word. Compared with people who speak only a single tongue, “bilinguals are much better at ignoring irrelevant words,” Marian said.

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How to Teach Old Ears New Tricks

I'm Gabe. What's your name?” “Seung-heon. Nice to meet you, Gabe.” Uh-oh. “Sorry, I missed that. “Seung-heon.” This is bad. “Sung-hon?” “Seung-heon. I hate it when this happens. When we decide to do something rash like learn a foreign language, however, we run into difficulties. Why We Can't Learn Like Kids Most of us English speakers can't tell the difference between Seung, Seong and Sung now, but back when we were babies we could. Some of the best data on this phenomenon come from studies of Japanese adults learning to hear the difference between r and l. When you were a baby, you learned to tell rocks from locks by listening to lots of auditory input. The researchers then tried something new. Many studies have subsequently confirmed that feedback is an essential ingredient in training our brain to hear new sounds, and when we can hear new sounds, we naturally start to produce them more accurately.

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Speeches Free Audio

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Learning-english. English. Teaching English. Business English, Legal English, English for Academic Purposes, etc. - English for Specific Purposes World. Natalia Carbajosa Palmero.

Business English, Legal English, English for Academic Purposes, etc. - English for Specific Purposes World

Language Department, Technical University of Cartagena. Campus Paseo Alfonso XIII, s/n, 30203 Cartagena, Spain. Tf: 34 968 325613; Fax: 34 968 325655 E-mail: Born in 1971, Spanish nationality. A cognitive experience in ESP: teaching vocabulary to Telecommunications Engineering students.

Dr. Tecnical University of Cartagena, Spain Language Department Abstract Cognitive science applied to language teaching spreads the pragmatic notion of meaning in context by adding to the external, contextual factors, the importance of mental associations based on background knowledge or neurological relations (phonemic, semantic, etc). Technical vocabulary possesses two main characteristics: a unanimous definition and location within a theory (42). Semi-technical vocabulary is formed by lexical units from common language which have acquired one or several new meanings within a knowledge field (43). 1. 2.

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