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The sweet adventure of the English language. Being a linguist, or an advanced student of linguistics, is a privilege in a lot of respects. As you analyze language and everyday speech you start to realize that there is an astonishing amount of wonder in this system that we take for granted. Linguists question the obvious, which is language, and got answers that forever changed mankind’s understanding of Language and human nature. They also made us aware of many issues related to language and the attitudes we hold towards them. In this article, you will see what linguists know that is not so evident to, or not accepted by, other people. So let's see what we've got.
Why is English Spelling So Strange? - Video Lesson 1. Why Is There a ‘gh’ in Night? So, first question: why is there a ‘gh’ in night? Picture Based Speaking Activity For ESL/EFL Classes – IDEAS FOR ESL&EFL TEACHERS I got the idea for this activity after we came across a well-known photograph in our textbook, and I was surprised how many students didn’t know it. Sure, young people are overwhelmed with photos all day long, take Instagram for example, but it is usually photos of celebrities, fashion, food, Starbuck cups, you get the idea. Another thing is that they often have no clue about history although they have to study it at school. What they are more interested in is the future; final tests, university, jobs, family. I wanted to teach them something about the past, show them real, raw photos that deal with many issues that still resonate today.
4 Songs for Teaching the 4 English Conditionals If you had to choose the hardest aspect of English grammar, what would it be? There are plenty of reasonable answers to this question – prepositions, phrasal verbs, passive voice – but the various conditional sentences should make anybody’s list. Indeed, it’s hard enough to teach the specific language that’s used in each conditional form (something will happen, something would happen, something would have happened), not to mention the differences between the four entirely different conditional constructions! Simply throwing conditional sentences at your students can be overwhelming to them, and can lead to a frustrating and unproductive lesson (trust me – speaking from experience here!).
Intonation – Simple Conversation in Different Voices – The Canswedian English Teacher Right now, I am enrolled in an English Grammar course at a Swedish university. Teacher’s license in Sweden = more English. Go figure… There is this one professor that pre-records all the lessons so we can listen to them before the seminar. Improve Your Writing by Studying Critical Thinking In the Education Tips series, education experts offer suggestions about how you can improve your English skills. This week, Babi Kruchin, a lecturer at the American Language Program at Columbia University in New York City, talks about writing and critical thinking. For VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report.
250 Quality Conversation Starters: The Only List You'll Need Share on StumbleUpon0 shares on StumbleUpon Here are some great questions for starting a conversation. There are a lot of random conversation starters to get you started and then conversation questions listed by topic. You can start with the random questions or find a topic that interests you. There’s no right place to start, just scroll down to wherever you want and get started! 6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students. And this is not just an ELA issue—other disciplines also often focus on the content of a text. However, teaching reading skills in English classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills. Without a repertoire of reading strategies that can be applied to any text, students are being shortchanged in their education. In order to teach students to read effectively, teachers must be sure that they are not simply suppliers of information on a particular text but also instructors of techniques to build reading skills.