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Education is all about cultivating learning and no matter which age group it caters to, it requires some serious approach especially when it comes to early childhood education. If someone has the affinity towards taking care of children and teaching them, especially the English language, then TEFL for young learners is a great way to do that. Teaching English to young learners has been gaining a lot of importance today. On the other hand, in this present time parents a
Reflections on Standard English in EFL classroom To be unable to write Standard English or to use its spoken forms in appropriate public contexts is to be disenfranchised, to be deprived of true citizenship…. Where it is appropriate to use the standard, you see it but there are many uses where other forms, or other languages, are as appropriates… It is astonishing to reflect that no linguistic theory has ever begun to pose the question of the permissible range of variation within a standard although it is obvious even from the history of English that
As educators I know that any and all caring professionals go above and beyond the call of duty when working with students. Yet for some students no matter how much we push, or how much we reward, or how much we reprimand, or how much we encourage they simply do not respond. There are students out there who do not have the intrinsic motivation to do well nor do they have the push from home demanding they perform. These are the hardest kids to reach. There
If you're interested in an amazing experience by living in another country, you've probably thought about looking into how to teach English overseas. There are a number of reasons Americans want to find these teaching English abroad programs, but here are some of the top ones.
Recently the field of Pragmatics has received a great deal of attention. It has been described as a key part of communicative competence, as the defining difference between natural and unnatural sounding language, and even as the way in which we communicate real meaning in real situations. Many teachers and authors believe it should hold a central role in any language teaching curriculum. However, in this paper we try to answer the question of what exactly is pragmatics?, is it actually teachable?
In this article, it is argued that metaphoric intelligence is an important aspect of intelligence, and that it can contribute to language learning success. It is thought to play a role in communicative competence and communication strategy usage. A number of activities are suggested which are designed to exploit and promote metaphoric intelligence in the language classroom.