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  1. English Language Teaching Profile: Sweden.

    British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.

    This profile in outline form of the English language teaching situation in Sweden discusses the role of English within Swedish society and within the Swedish educational system. The status of English as the principal foreign language since 1945 for use in business, the media and tourism is pointed out. The system of English instruction in the…

  2. Critical language awareness and English language teaching

    杨秋灵

    2007-01-01

    Critical Language Awareness (CLA) is an approach to language teaching based on a critical sociocultural theory of language and critical discourse analysis. CLA has a great relationship with English language teaching, but there are few articles talking about it. So the author here will present her understanding of the relationship between CLA and English language.

  3. Vocabulary Teaching in English Language Teaching

    Qi Pan; Runjiang Xu

    2011-01-01

    Vocabulary is one of the three essential components that constitute language knowledge, and vocabulary teaching is an essential part in English language teaching. In this paper, we discuss some vocabulary teaching strategies, so as to help the memorizing of vocabulary and enhance the efficiency of vocabulary teaching and learning.

  4. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING THROUGH LITERATURE

    K. UJJWALA

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available English education in India has largely depended on the teaching of literature. It is only in the recent years that there has been a shift of emphasis from teaching literature to language. The relationship between literature and English language teaching has been rather a difficult marriage throughout all these years. In many situations while English language teaching adopted a structural approach, literature was taught as a separate subject. Nevertheless, current approaches have endeavored to reexamine the value of literature and have begun to uphold its worth again. These approaches assert the value of literature teaching from several aspects, primarily, literature as an agent for language development and improvement. Literature is a verbal art that leads readers to appreciate the beauty of language. Literature is used in English Language teaching to broaden students' horizons by giving them a knowledge of the classics of literature, to improve students' general cultural awareness, to stimulate students' creative and literary imagination and to develop their appreciation of literature. Literary texts offer a rich source of linguistic input and can help learners to practice the four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – in addition to exemplifying grammatical structures and presenting new vocabulary. The Literary texts provide opportunities for multi-social classroom experiences and can appeal to learners with different learning styles. Literature is beginning to be viewed as an appropriate vehicle for language learning and d

  5. Teaching English as an International Language

    Selvi, A. F.; Yazan, B.

    2013-01-01

    English has unquestionably become a global phenomenon, generating a fundamental discussion of EIL pedagogy for English language teaching practitioners around the world. Teaching English as an International Language captures this important moment in the history of English language teaching. Readers will find an accessible introduction to the past,…

  6. Culture Teaching in English Language Classes

    Wu Qixuan; Zhao Shuncai

    2007-01-01

    Language is closely related to culture. Language expresses and embodies cultural reality, in the meantime, culture exerts enormous influences on language. Therefore, language learning is often culture learning. The author, based on the negligence of culture teaching in English language classes, illustrates the influences of cultural knowledge on reading, translating and intercultural communicating, and proposes suggestions on culture teaching in English language teaching (ELT).

  7. English as an International Language and English Teaching in China

    YUAN Yuan

    2014-01-01

    This study discusses English as an international language and English teaching in China. Concerning this subject, the paper elaborates the following seven aspects:the concept and features of English as an international language, emergence of new varieties of Englishes, emergence of new varieties of Englishes, the impact of economic globalization on the scope of the English language, the controversy of English standardization and localization, English localization in China and the revelation of English globalization to English teaching.

  8. Communicative English Language Teaching in China

    徐晓颂

    2015-01-01

    This article centers on one of the widely discussed teaching approaches: Communicative Language Teaching (CLT).Language is a means of communication. Undoubtedly, foreign language teaching is to cultivate students' communicative competence of using a foreign language. China, as the country with the largest population learning English in the world, is extensively involved in ommunicative language teaching. Communicative approach in English language teaching is frequently discussed and debated.

  9. LANGUAGE AND GENDER IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

    Murni Mahmud

    2010-01-01

    This paper highlights the impact of gender differences in English Language Teaching. It explores students’ learning styles as affected by the notions about men and women differences in communication. The data collected in 2008 from 20 males and 20 females’ English students of the State University of Makassar. It is to reveal their attitudes towards speaking to different sex, strategy to express opinion, group work preferences, activeness/passiveness, and their perception to increase English s...

  10. Teaching language arts to English language learners

    Vásquez, Anete; Smith, Philip C

    2013-01-01

    This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners provides readers with the comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face ELLs and ways in which educators might address them in the language arts classroom. The authors offer proven techniques that teachers can readily use to teach reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary as well as speaking, listening, and viewing skills. A complete section is also devoted to ways teachers can integrate all five strands of the language arts curriculum into a comprehensive unit of study w

  11. Culture Influences on English Language Teaching

    Zhang, Xue-wei; Yan, Ying-jun

    2006-01-01

    It's obvious that the teaching situation and teaching methods used in English Language Teaching (ELT) in China need to be changed to involve culture instead of language knowledge only. To further explain the importance of culture teaching, teachers need to know to what extent cultural background knowledge influences language learning and teaching,…

  12. English language teaching methods and approaches

    Daskalovska, Nina; Ivanovska, Biljana

    2012-01-01

    This handbook for English language students presents the major teaching methods and approaches that have been used in English language teaching and learning. It is divided into two parts. Part I gives an overview of first and second/foreign language acquisition theories, such as the behaviourist, the innatist, the cognitive, the interactionist and the creative-construction theory. Part II describes the English language teaching methods and approaches that have been popular at different times ...

  13. Constructivist strategies for teaching English language learners

    Reyes, Sharon Adelman

    2007-01-01

    This book provides guidelines for using constructivist teaching methods with English language learners and includes classroom examples, grade-level connections, and strategies that promote educational equity.

  14. LANGUAGE AND GENDER IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

    Murni Mahmud

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper highlights the impact of gender differences in English Language Teaching. It explores students’ learning styles as affected by the notions about men and women differences in communication. The data collected in 2008 from 20 males and 20 females’ English students of the State University of Makassar. It is to reveal their attitudes towards speaking to different sex, strategy to express opinion, group work preferences, activeness/passiveness, and their perception to increase English skills dealing with sex difference. It is revealed that female than male students were reluctant to speak to different sex; females preferred the direct way to express opinions (writing, work with the same sex, and tended to be passive in class. In addition, females saw the high possibility to increase their English skills by working with the same sex but the reverse is true for males. These different styles of female and male students in learning English were affected by the notions of women’s language.

  15. Jazz Chants in English Language Teaching

    Jin Zhang

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we introduce the theoretical background of Jazz Chants and its definition, and then discuss the application of Jazz Chants in English Language Teaching, esp. the methods, including the definition of Jazz Chants, the methods which could be applied in the teaching, how to teach different chants to the students in different ages, and its effects in language acquisition.

  16. The Teaching of Culture in English Language Teaching

    吴月娥

    2012-01-01

      Language is not only part of culture, but also the carrier. The relationship between them decides the important role of culture teaching in language teaching. However, some problems still exist in college English teaching. For example, classroom English teaching time is not enough for culture teaching; English learners’native language thinking has negative transfer in the target language learning, etc.. In order to solve these problems, this paper tends to discuss whether English teaching should put an emphasis on Big-C Culture or Little-c Culture.

  17. Communicative Language Teaching in English teaching and learning

    张红砚

    2016-01-01

    Language is a means of communication. Communicative Language Teaching is an effective approach for English teaching and learning .This paper, first of all, introduces Communicative Language Teachings’ background and the basis theory of CLA. Then it analyzes the primary principles and the goal of Communicative Language Approach. Finally, it put forward that communicative language teaching is best considered an approach rather than a method.

  18. Pragmatic Failure and English Language Teaching

    张彦苓

    2004-01-01

    This paper illustrates the definition and classification of pragmatic failure, causes of pragmatic failure and relation between pragmatic failure and English language teaching based on cross-cultural communication and pragmatic theory. It analyses students' pragmatic failure during their learning English and communicating with native speakers of English in detail, points out that English language teaching should take communicative culture and training students' pragmatic competence as main points. When teachers of English improve students' speech competence, they also should let students know the close relation between cultural differences and pragmatic differences and cross-cultural communication. Thus they should improve students' pragmatic competence to reduce their pragmatic failure.

  19. Evangelical Christians and English Language Teaching

    Varghese, Manka M.; Johnston, Bill

    2007-01-01

    Evangelical Christians are an enduring and growing presence in the field of English language teaching worldwide and in the TESOL organization in particular. Yet to date, hardly any empirical research has been done on this population of teachers or on the links between English teaching, religious beliefs, and missionary work. This article reports…

  20. English Language Teaching: Role of a Teacher

    Anamika Shukla

    2012-01-01

    Teacher can change subject matter from prose to poetry, from essay writing to letter writing to prevent the class from monotonous routine. Audio-Visual aids can add to the presentation of the topic. Students can be encouraged to listen to English news and Key words: English teaching, language teaching, role of teacher

  1. TEACHING LEGAL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

    BADEA ELENA CODRUTA

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available In the last two decades, legal English has attracted increasing interest and awareness, especially because English is predominantly the language of international legal practice. Legal English must be seen in the overall context of English for Specific Purposes , as it shares the important elements of need analysis, syllabus design, course design, and materials selection and development which are common to all fields of work in ESP. As with other varieties of ESP, Legal English implies the definition of a specific language corpus, usages of various teaching strategies and emphasis on particular kinds of communication in a specific context.The article aims to highlight some aspects of teaching legal English by a non-native teacher who is not an expert in law. It particularly focuses attention on the development of basic communication skills and the use of lexical approaches in successful language acquisition in legal English.

  2. Teaching English Grammar Through Communicative Language Teaching Approach

    王玮

    2013-01-01

    Grammar is an important part of language learning. In order for students to have a functional knowledge of a language (in other words, that they can spontaneously produce language) they must have at least some knowledge about the grammatical con⁃structs of the language in question. How grammar can be taught? Considering various second language teaching methods, teaching grammar through Communicative Language Teaching Approach is the most talked. Emphasis in this article is put on the applica⁃tion of Communicative Language Teaching Approach in grammar teaching in college English classes.

  3. On Culture Teaching in the English Language

    谢飞翔

    2011-01-01

    @@ Language is a part of culture and plays a very important role in it.Some social scientists consider it the keystone of culture.Language and culture evolved together and have been mutually development through their history.The rise of civilization and the development of writing exhibit the same kind of mutual dependenee.Much of the recent work has revealed that language is related to cognition,and cognition in turn is related tO the cultural setting.1 would like to put forwards three principles to teach culture in English language teaching.Now I gladly have the opportunity to exchange my view with you.

  4. English language teaching textbooks content, consumption, production

    Harwood, Nigel

    2013-01-01

    English language teaching textbooks (or coursebooks) play a central role in the life of a classroom. This edited volume contains research-informed chapters focusing on: analysis of textbook content; how textbooks are used in the classroom; and textbook writers' accounts of the materials writing, design, and publishing process.

  5. English Classroom Language and Teaching Efficiency

    李文波

    2008-01-01

    @@ Classroom language is an extremely important form of talk.In a foreign language classroom,the teacher has to organize language teaching by using the target language.Therefore,classroom language in foreign language teaching seems more important.

  6. English Language Teaching: Teaching of Hedges

    Charles Ko

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available A hedge is a mitigating word or sound used to lessen the impact of an utterance. It can be an adjective, for example, ‘Small potato me is not as strong as you’; or an adverb: ‘I maybe can swim faster than you’, while it can also consist of clauses, that it could be regarded as a form of euphemism which should be taught as a main topic in English class of schools around the world. For instance, in Hong Kong schools, based on my observation while teaching in a number of primary and secondary English courses as a tutor, students report that their school teachers usually emphasize the teaching of all cohesive devices in terms of skills of writing while they neglect to explain the importance of the use of hedges in order to show euphemism. In this study, I would adopt Corpus Linguistics, a division of applied linguistics, as methodology to discover a great deal of hedges employed by so-called native speakers of English, for promoting the idiomatic usage of hedges in writing, nevertheless in speaking, so as to help teachers gain resources and inspiration in teaching to students the appropriate English hedges as a consequence of the author’s hard effort while revealing from the selected corpora of this paper.

  7. The Role of Wikipedia in English Language Learning and Teaching

    JIAO Yan-wei

    2013-01-01

    With the invention and development of computer, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and multimedia have been made possible in English language learning and teaching throughout the world. Wikipedia is one of the most popularly used in English language learning and teaching. However, Wikipedia has not been widely used in mainland China up to now. This paper intends to introduce the ways of using Wikipedia in English language learning and teaching.

  8. COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AT ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS

    Vladan Pavlović

    2010-01-01

    The paper first shortly presents the basic postulates of cognitive linguistics, including A. Goldberg's construction grammar, as an important theory developing within the cognitive linguistic approach to the grammatical level of language structure.Then it moves on to examine the ways the various theoretical insights of cognitive linguistics can practically be applied to language teaching at English departments, with the focus being primarily on the syntactic and the lexical levels. Apart from...

  9. Cultural Diversity in English Language Teaching: Learners' Voices

    Chinh, Nguyen Duc

    2013-01-01

    The focus of culture in English language teaching (ELT) has traditionally been on the target culture of English speaking countries. However, the new status of English as international language (EIL) has led to significant changes in the practice of teaching and learning culture in ELT. Rather than relying on the paradigm of native speaker…

  10. World English and the Future of English Language Teaching in China

    吴艳

    2008-01-01

    The development and wide spread of English language has led to the internationalization and localization of English language, during which English language is widely used in international communications by people with different mother tongues, in addition, English variations on different levels and local varieties have emerged. In consideration to the changes above, this paper aims to, firstly, examine the status of English language as an international language (ELL); secondly, explore the future of English language teaching (ELT) in China under a global context.

  11. The Importance and Usage of Body Language in English Teaching

    曹丛丛

    2013-01-01

    Body language, as the most important nonverbal communication method, is a kind of silent language that people use their appearances, actions, gestures to express their thoughts and feelings. It is the innovation in English teaching field and this ad-vanced teaching method is very popular in Chinese-English teaching nowadays. It plays the key role to the success of the English teaching class. In this paper, the concept of body language and its importance, concrete utilization in English teaching have been further discussed.

  12. English language teaching some aspects recollected

    Singh, RK

    2008-01-01

    ELT is in a flux, but certain exploratory and empirical studies reported a decade or two ago have potential for adaptation. The articles in the volume not only offer a substantive and methodological perspective for teachers and educators in relevant facets of ELT but also present international and comparative dimensions of applied language teaching practices. The contributing teacher-researchers reflect on learners' proficiency and their performances, errors in the usage of conjunctions, idiomatic expressions, vocabulary learning, rhetorical structures in everyday English use, functional appli

  13. The Application of Body Language in Middle School English Teaching

    李兰芳

    2012-01-01

    This paper elaborates the concept and characteristics of body language and emphasizes the function of body language in English teaching. The usages of the eyes, facial expressions, the senses of touch and gestures, which can set off the content of the English course, make English teaching attain a new state that is full of feeling. Usually, it can arise the students'interest in English studying. Meanwhile, this paper gives us some rune tional suggestions and conclusions.

  14. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODS –AN OVER VIEW

    Dr. T. Karunakaran

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper addresses the brief history of English language teaching (ELT methods in general and the type of ELT methods. It also presents the recent research on English language teaching methods and the debates that move towards the post-method pedagogy in second language teaching/learning. The paper deals with the brief summary of the methods and approaches in language teaching from Grammar-translation method to Communicative Language Teaching. It also looks the debate on post-method pedagogy.

  15. Some Pawns for Kingman: Language Education and English Teaching.

    Carter, Ronald

    A discussion of the state of second language education and English teaching in Britain focuses on the role of applied linguistics in the field. Four major points are made: that (1) books on language are not common in the syllabi of language teacher education; (2) current philosophies on language teaching appear to be either reactionary or romantic…

  16. Adopting Communicative Language Teaching in English Classes in China

    沈轶

    2015-01-01

    Communicative Language Teaching ( CLT) can promote learners’ communicative competence in the target language, and it can definitely contribute to the English education reform in China. However, some problems of adopting CLT can not be ignored.

  17. My views on English Language Teaching--How to Arouse Students’Interest in the English Language Teaching?

    李珊珊

    2015-01-01

    The ultimate goal of foreign language teaching is to enable the students to use the foreign language in work of life when necessary. Thus we should teach language in the way that is used in the real world. But the basic precondition is that learner must be interested in foreign language. In my opinion, during the English learning process,“interest is the best teacher”. But many students don’t like to learn English, the reason is that they are not interested in English. Therefore, a suc-cessful language teacher must know how to raise students’interest in learning English, make them enjoy learning English. In addition, the language teaching method is very important, it must renew continuously, teachers should use the vivid and diverse teaching method to organize students to participate in extensive language practice activities, so as to improve stu-dents’study enthusiasm.

  18. Teaching legal english as a second language

    BADEA ELENA CODRUTA

    2012-01-01

    In the last two decades, legal English has attracted increasing interest and awareness, especially because English is predominantly the language of international legal practice. Legal English must be seen in the overall context of English for Specific Purposes , as it shares the important elements of need analysis, syllabus design, course design, and materials selection and development which are common to all fields of work in ESP. As with other varieties of ESP, Legal English implies the def...

  19. Learner Views on English and English Language Teaching in China

    Liu, Na; Lin, Chih-Kai; Wiley, Terrence G.

    2016-01-01

    Since the 1980s, China has represented one of the major growth areas in the world for English language education, and studying English has been a priority among its foreign language educational policies. As English has gained more popularity in China, some have noted the potential value of English as a means to greater educational access and…

  20. Intercultural Exposure through English Language Teaching: An Analysis of an English Language Textbook in Bangladesh

    Siddiqie, Shamsun Akhter

    2011-01-01

    The treatment of culture in foreign language textbooks is comparatively a new trend in English Language Teaching (ELT) which is based on the growing consensus that language textbooks should attempt to raise students' awareness of international culture as well as that of their own. Being influenced by this thought, Bangladesh too like many other…

  1. INCREASING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN CHINA

    Larry; E.Smith; Graham; Crookes; Frank; Tang

    2000-01-01

    Creativity and innovation in English language teaching(ELT)are frequently discussed and debated. Recently the Ministry of Education(MOE)of China has urged the development of a system,which en- hances creative ability in students at all levels. Hawaii’s East-West Center in collaboration with the Ohana Foundation implemented an educational re- search activity designed to assess the current needs and best practices for English language teaching and learn- ing at the middle school level in China.The project focused on increasing creativity and innovation in English language education and used case studies of successful English language teaching/learning as the unit of analysis. Researchers from both China and the United States were involved with the analysis and made rec- ommendations for implementing innovative approach- es to English language instruction and on how to in- crease creativity in teacher training,curriculum de- velopment,and the use of appropriate technology.

  2. Culture and English Language Teaching in the Arab World

    Mahmoud, Montasser Mohamed AbdelWahab

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses the relationship between culture and English language teaching (ELT) in the Arab World. A critical question arises in terms of ELT, that is, whether to teach culture along with English. To answer such a bewildering question, this article presents related literature and studies and discusses a theoretical frame based on…

  3. Ways of teaching English as a second language

    KURBANOVA SH.H.

    2016-01-01

    This article is about the ways of teaching English as a second language that can be learned at classrooms on the bases of new pedagogical technologies with having taking into consideration the national aspect, i.e. influencing native language and typical mistakes and difficulties in learning English by foreign students.

  4. TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE TO FOREIGNERS

    Ioana Claudia Horea

    2014-01-01

    Teaching English as a foreign language requires very different approaches if we consider the recipients of the didactic process. Concerning the practical aspects of the primary task of a language instructor, namely teaching, skills of all sorts are required in order to be able to use best methods and most appropriate resources and up to date materials and devices. Moreover, to teach students of your own mother tongue is one very distinct thing from teaching foreigners. These two categories, n...

  5. Teaching English as a Second Language.

    Oberle, Joseph

    1990-01-01

    The shrinking U.S. labor pool has caused employers to hire more immigrants with the result that the language problem has become a work place problem. More and more employers are being forced to provide English-as-a-second-language training to their employees. (JOW)

  6. Fundamental Considerations of Extensive Reading in English Language Teaching

    SHI Hong-mei; Katherine Barnhouse Purgason; DING Zhi-bin

    2014-01-01

    This paper focuses on the applicability of an extensive reading program to teaching English as a foreign language in Chi-na, and analyzes the feasibility of its implementation through a literature review.

  7. Task-based Language Teaching in College English Instruction

    Bo Jiang

    2012-01-01

      The current English teaching in colleges is still characterized by the adoption of the traditional teaching method,which is known as the 3Ps approach(presentation,practice,production)and in which student participation and interaction are quite limited. Task-based language teaching(TBLT),a further development of communicative language teaching,seems to satisfy such demands by converting the communicative language teaching principles into a practical classroom teaching model. There are six important principles of designing tasks. Based on the principles of designing tasks a procedure for TBLT can be proposed.

  8. The Use of Body Language in English Teaching

    郭萍利

    2008-01-01

    With the continual reform of language teaching and learning methods.teachers are in great demand to organize the classes in English and create English-learning circumstances.However,with the limitation of students vocabulary,teachers have to simplify their teaching hnguage with the help of facial expressions and body movements.In this article,the possibility and the effect of using body language in listening,speaking,reading and writing will be further discussed.

  9. Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language

    Alsagoff, Lubna; Hu, Guangwei; Renandya, Willy A

    2012-01-01

    What general principles should inform a socioculturally sensitive pedagogy for teaching English as an International Language and what practices would be consistent with these principles? This text explores the pedagogical implications of the continuing spread of English and its role as an international language, highlighting the importance of socially sensitive pedagogy in contexts outside inner circle English-speaking countries. It provides comprehensive coverage of topics traditionally included in second language methodology courses (such as the teaching of oral skills and grammar), as well

  10. Interaction Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition and Spoken English Teaching

    王佳佳

    2016-01-01

    Spoken English is one of the most practical skill that students need to obtain. It is an important link in English Teaching. However, there exist many problems in Spoken English Teaching in China and one of the most serious problems is that it lacks sufficient practice. According to the interaction hypothesis, second language acquisition occurs when learners interact in conversation with native speakers. So, interaction also plays a crucial role in Spoken English Teaching. Based on the interaction hypothesis, this paper presents some new insights for improving Spoken English Teaching and discusses its enlightenment in Spoken English Teaching Classroom. And this thesis also gives a detailed explanation of the hypothesis’s importance in SLA.

  11. EFFECTIVE WAYS IN TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE

    ESHBOYEVA D.A.

    2014-01-01

    There have been many different theories and schools of thought over the years when it comes to methods of teaching English and reading. Since the majority of the population seems to read automatically and learns to read with little direct instruction, this tends to give the misconception that systematic reading instruction is unnecessary. Thankfully, studies conducted in the last decade have shown not only the benefits but also the necessity of explicit phonics instruction for a solid English...

  12. CONNOTATIVE DIFFERENCES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

    Zhang; Quan

    2001-01-01

    This paper is to reveal some connotative differences inEnglish and Chinese. Ignorance of connotative difference mayresult in difficulty or even failure in cross-culturalcommunication. Therefore, the author proposes that somecomparative studies be made to find out, with the same referencein both English and Chinese, what connotations are shared byboth English and Chinese and what are unique either in Englishor in Chinese, as is illustrated in this paper, so as to contributeto teaching English in China. Finally, the author sincerelyhopes his discussion in this paper could sensitize the dictionarymakers or textbook compilers still further to the needs of theChinese learners of English. It is they, he believes, who needhelp the most from some such dictionaries or textbooks.

  13. Standard English and the Model for English Language Teaching in China

    秦志超

    2014-01-01

    From a national language to a world lingua franca, English is playing a more and more important role in the world. Great changes in English today have also raised peoples’ concerns about its mutual intelligibility in the global context as so many people speak different Englishes. The aim of this paper is to discuss the norm of Standard English and the paper elaborates further on the English Language Teaching issues in China today.

  14. Testing a Model of Teaching for Anxiety and Success for English Language Teaching

    Önem, Evrim; Ergenç, Iclal

    2013-01-01

    Much research has shown that there is a negative relationship between high levels of anxiety and success for English language teaching. This paper aimed to test a model of teaching for anxiety and success in English language teaching to affect anxiety and success levels at the same time in a control-experiment group with pre- and post-test study…

  15. Teaching English to speakers of other languages an introduction

    Nunan, David

    2015-01-01

    David Nunan's dynamic learner-centered teaching style has informed and inspired countless TESOL educators around the world. In this fresh, straightforward introduction to teaching English to speakers of other languages he presents teaching techniques and procedures along with the underlying theory and principles. Complex theories and research studies are explained in a clear and comprehensible, yet non-trivial, manner without trivializing them. Practical examples of how to develop teaching materials and tasks from sound principles provide rich illustrations of theoretical constructs.

  16. Teach English as a foreign language

    Riddell, David

    2014-01-01

    This new edition of Teach EFL is the ultimate practical reference guide to becoming an EFL teacher. "Riddell''s book is a classic - it answers all those questions new language teachers have....covers an amazing amount in a clear accessible way.". David Carr, Director of Teacher Training. International House London. This book is packed with information on:. -effective teaching techniques. -sound classroom management. -practical lesson planning. -successful job hunting and career development. This is an indispensable book for all new EFL teachers: a step-by-step guide on what to teach and how to teach it. This edition has been fully revised to include:. -insights from teachers working around the world. -up-to-date information on technology as an aid to learning. -comprehensive information on the increasingly popular task-based learning. -invaluable advice on making the transition from learning to teaching. -clear guidance on ongoing professional development. -useful examples of teaching in different internation...

  17. Phonology in English language teaching an international approach

    Pennington, Martha C

    2014-01-01

    Phonology in English Language Teaching is an introductory text, specifically directed at the needs of language teachers internationally. Combining an overview of English phonology with structured practical guidance, this text shows how phonology can be applied in the classroom.An introductory chapter provides the philosophical framework, followed by separate chapters on the phonology of consonants, vowels and prosody. As well as presenting core material on English phonology, the book explores the relationship of orthography to the English sound system from a historical and a pre

  18. The Employment of Pop Culture in Middle School English Language Teaching

    杨才英

    2007-01-01

    Nowadays,culture teaching is more emphasized in language teaching. But less attention is paid to the influence of pop culture in language teaching. The important role of pop culture in middle school English language teaching will be discussed in this thesis through its correlation with some factors in English language teaching.

  19. Interactive Language Teaching in the Intensive English Classroom

    TianAiguo

    2004-01-01

    In the traditional intensive English classroom, the teacher plays the dominant role; he is the lecturer who is interested in presenting language items, the organizer of teaching and learning activities, and the assessor of learners' performance.Students are usually bench-bound listeners. They watch the teacher explaining language points and giving samples, take

  20. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GRAMMAR TRANSLATION METHOD (GTM) AND COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT) IN TEACHING INTEGRATED ENGLISH

    Hari Prastyo

    2015-01-01

    Fluency and accuracy are the target of learning English. Both of them have important role for the students who learn English. Consequently, a teacher should consider fluency and accuracy of the English used by the students in the classroom. It means that teaching English should teach both linguistics and communicative competence. To teach lingusitics competence, a teacher can use Grammar Translation Method (GTM). Furthermore, a teacher needs Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) Method to tea...

  1. TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE TO FOREIGNERS

    Ioana Claudia Horea

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Teaching English as a foreign language requires very different approaches if we consider the recipients of the didactic process. Concerning the practical aspects of the primary task of a language instructor, namely teaching, skills of all sorts are required in order to be able to use best methods and most appropriate resources and up to date materials and devices. Moreover, to teach students of your own mother tongue is one very distinct thing from teaching foreigners. These two categories, namely students of the same mother tongue as their teacher and foreigners, have two things in common, namely: first, they are the subjects on whom the activity of teaching English is to be applied and second, this language is not their native tongue. These facts can thus be reduced to one idea: addressing to recipients of EFL teaching. Still, there is a big difference between teaching the first category mentioned, those who have the same mother tongue as the teacher and teaching the second category, foreigners, to whom not even the vaguest hints can be provided in other language than English. There comes a new challenge, an extra endeavour for an even more special approach. This study undertakes to present some of the distinctions entailed at the level of teaching methods and to parallel the diverse methodological approaches for the two situations presented. Are the four skills that language acquisition assumes to be taught distinctly and shall the approaches in each particular situation differ from one case to the other or not too much? It takes some distinct features to be or, better saying, to become a teacher of languages; and to teach English as foreign language to foreigners is a new development within this typology, a diverse dimension. New levels of character traits are instinctively reached by instructors in order to better cope, unconsciously, psychologically and emotionally, with the upgraded’ challenges.

  2. My views on English Language Teaching——How to Arouse Students’ Interest in the English Language Teaching?

    李珊珊

    2015-01-01

    The ultimate goal of foreign language teaching is to enable the students to use the foreign language in work of life when necessary.Thus we should teach language in the way that is used in the real world.But the basic precondition is that learner must be interested in foreign language.In my opinion,during the English learning process,"interest is the best teacher".But many students don’t like to learn English,the reason is that they are not interested in English.Therefore,a successful language teacher must know how to raise students’interest in learning English,make them enjoy learning English.In addition,the language teaching method is very important,it must renew continuously,teachers should use the vivid and diverse teaching method to organize students to participate in extensive language practice activities,so as to improve students’study enthusiasm.

  3. The use of English literature in the teaching of English as a second language

    Diéguez Marcos, Miriam

    2014-01-01

    This MA dissertation focuses on the teaching of the English language through the use of literature. The main purpose is to use the literary text as a resource which enhances the acquisition of the foreign language by means of different activities that allow students the enjoyment of literature while they notice that there are other ways of learning English.

  4. A Brief Study on the Approaches of the Task-Based English Language Teaching

    刘定勇

    2012-01-01

    This paper makes a brief analysis on the approach of the Task-based English Language Teaching.Task based language teaching approach is a very useful method which is commonly used in English language learning classroom for second language learners.During the several English teaching in the experimental English class,the author states a brief analysis on the language acquisition approach applied in the students reading,writing,listening and speaking.

  5. Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language in Nepal: Past and Present

    Bista, Krishna

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, the author reviews the history of English language teaching English as a second or foreign language in schools and colleges in Nepal. Teaching English language and literature in Nepal is of about a half a decade, starting from the mid of twentieth century. English learners in Nepal do not have enough exposure to various techniques…

  6. The Function of Task-based Language Teaching in English teaching

    Li he ying; Niululu

    2015-01-01

    With the continuous reform of English teaching,Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) comes out and is promoted.The author introduces and analyzes the meaning of TBLT,studies its' function in English teaching to find out its'necessity.

  7. The Function of Task-based Language Teaching in English teaching

    Li; he; ying; Niu; lulu

    2015-01-01

    With the continuous reform of English teaching,Task-based Language Teaching(TBLT) comes out and is promoted.The author introduces and analyzes the meaning of TBLT,studies its’ function in English teaching to find out its’ necessity.

  8. Teaching English Language to Children with Special Educational Needs

    Alina Nicoleta Padurean

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this study is to determine the most appropriate methods and techniques used for Teaching English to children with special educational needs and to determine whether they should take the courses in foreign languages in mainstream education or with a supporting teacher. The study is based on a questionnaire applied to teachers of English and on questionnaires answered by children with special educational needs and children without learning difficulties. The theoretical part covers s...

  9. Effective Foreign Language Teaching: Perceptions of Prospective English Language Teachers

    Demiroz, Hakan; Yesilyurt, Savas

    2015-01-01

    Studies conducted so far have mainly focused on investigating the characteristics of effective foreign language teachers to understand the role of teacher effectiveness in the process of language learning, while there is scarcity of studies focusing on the perceptions of the characteristics of effective foreign language teaching of the students of…

  10. Elementary Physical Education Teachers' Experiences in Teaching English Language Learners

    Sato, Takahiro; Hodge, Samuel R.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of the current study was to describe and explain the views on teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) held by six elementary physical education (PE) teachers in the Midwest region of the United States. Situated in positioning theory, the research approach was descriptive-qualitative. The primary sources of data were face-to-face…

  11. English Language Teaching Curriculum in Iran: Planning and Practice

    Atai, Mahmood Reza; Mazlum, Farhad

    2013-01-01

    The present study investigates English language teaching (ELT) curriculum planning in Iran's Ministry of Education and its implementation by teachers. We studied programme evaluation; needs analysis; the ELT-specific documents; communication channels between planning and practice levels; teacher evaluation and student assessment;…

  12. Could Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) Be One of the‘Best Methods’in College English Teaching?

    黄婧

    2015-01-01

    Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is considered to be one of the ‘best methods’ for English language teaching since it was introduced into China. This paper mainly talks about the feasibility study of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) from both positive and negative aspects in Chinese College English teaching environment, and further studies why Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) can be integrated with College English in China.

  13. Principles and Practices of Teaching English as an International Language. New Perspectives on Language and Education

    Matsuda, Aya, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    This book critically examines current ELT practices vis-a-vis the use of English as an international lingua franca. It bridges the gap between theoretical discussion and the practical concerns of teaching English as an international language (EIL), and presents diverse approaches for preparing competent users of English in international contexts.…

  14. ISSUES IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL): A REVIEW OF LITERATURE

    Sri Rejeki Murtiningsih

    2011-01-01

    The article aims to review English language teaching to speakers of other languages and other related aspects such as the use of technology and the first language in classroom practices. As the need for English language competency develops, efforts to support students learning also change. In addition to the teaching techniques, the technology development has also gained attention for improving effective teaching and learning. Because English is a language that is not used in daily communi...

  15. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING WITH AN ELECTRONIC CONCEPT MAPPING

    Erdogan Tezc

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Educational technologies have contributed greatly to the improvement of the process of education. Besides contributing to education directly, the development in new technologies made it almost compulsory to bring new approaches in teaching methods. Among these contributions can be mentioned the application of Internet Technologies in teaching. There is an ever-increasing positive impact on learning of combining technological materials with teaching methods, or using them as teaching materials. Electronic concept mapping can be considered as a teaching method to raise motivation and meaningfulness with its features being contextual, visual, multi-dimensional and interactive. Concept maps are of significant structure in language teaching because of their cognitive complexity, coherence and taxonomic organization. As concepts are contextual in English, this will create an appropriate atmosphere for it to be learnt together with its phonetic and linguistic structure. In this study a model of e-concept maps has been used as an alternative teaching method.

  16. The effectiveness of mobile assisted language learning as a supplementary material for English language teaching coursebooks

    Korkmaz, Hüsem

    2010-01-01

    Ankara : The Department of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Bilkent University, 2010. Thesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2010. Includes bibliographical references leaves 77-82. Korkmaz, Hüsem Master's

  17. THE USE OF MULTI – MEDIA IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

    ARVIND VASANTRAO DESHMUKH

    2012-01-01

    Multimedia teaching method has been used in college English teaching wider and wider. It has contributed a lot to higher teaching quality. Chalk and Talk teaching method is not enough to teach English effectively. We should change our teaching ideas and recognize its impersonal attribute as one kind of teaching method. Thus we can utilize modern education technology reasonably to fulfill the target of college English teaching.

  18. Visual representations in portuguese produced english language teaching coursebooks

    Nicolas Robert Hurst

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the role of illustrations in the context of English Language Teaching (ELT) coursebooks produced in Portugal. Taking illustrations to be one pilar in the construction of meaning through the representation of culture, the discussion shifts between their use over the last 35 years and their potential as a source of innovation and improvement in this area of ELT materials development. The central issue relates to the need for illustrations to perform s...

  19. CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN VOCABULARY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

    GuanJialing

    2004-01-01

    From illustrating the significance of cultural elements in vocabulary teaching, and the ctmtparison of some major differences between English and Chinese words, this paper emphasizes the indivisible relationship between vocabulary and culture. International cultural exchange occurring more and more often, this paper attempts to guide students to better understand the cultural connotation of vocabulary, enhance their awareness towards the target culture, improve their comtprehensive language skills, and, develop their cross-cultural communicative ctmtpetence.

  20. Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Indonesian English Language Teaching

    Faisal Faisal

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available –This paper considers the pedagogical content knowledge (PCKthat Indonesian teachers require to implement the 2013 Curriculum and develop their junior high school learner’s written English effectively, as mandated by the Regulation Number 16/2007. Based on the commonalities of the PCK components in international and Indonesian teaching of English as a foreign language, the components of PCK comprise knowledge of learners, subject matter, general pedagogy, and curriculum. Following manifest-latent content analysis principles, this study identified that this regulation defines and derives the concept of PCK into what it calls teachers’ four competencies, namely pedagogical, professional, personal, and social competencies.

  1. Considering Emotions in Critical English Language Teaching Theories and Praxis

    Benesch, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    Groundbreaking in the ways it makes new connections among emotion, critical theory, and pedagogy, this book explores the role of students' and teachers' emotions in college instruction, illuminating key literacy and identity issues faced by immigrant students learning English in postsecondary institutions. Offering a rich blend of, and interplay between, theory and practice, it asks: How have emotions and affect been theorized from a critical perspective, and how might these theories be applied to English language teaching and learning? What do complex and shifting emotions, such as hope, disa

  2. Analysis of the Input and Output Language Theory and College English Teaching%Analysis of the Input and Output Language Theory and College English Teaching

    舒敏

    2011-01-01

    There has been much debate on the topic of language input and language output in College English teaching in China. This paper based on the Krashen's Input Hypothesis and Swain's Output Hypothesis to discuss the problems that existed in the college language teaching. It also put forward some suggestions learned from the two theories to improve the college language teaching quality and make students achieve the balance of language competence.

  3. An Analysis of Spoken Language and Written Language and How They Affect English Language Learning and Teaching

    Bei Zhang

    2013-01-01

    Language plays a crucial role in the development of human society. It is the main means of communication between individuals, groups and countries. Nowadays in China, more and more people are learning English as a second language. What is the effective method of learning a foreign language becomes their chief concern. Basically speaking, four modules are involved in the process of second language acquisition. They are listening, reading, writing and speaking. In English language teaching and ...

  4. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: The Case of the Philippines

    Safary Wa-Mbaleka

    2014-01-01

    In the Philippines, English is an official language. It is used as a medium of instruction. Yet, most Filipinos learn English as an additional language because they have various mother tongues. The diverse linguistic backgrounds of Filipinos create a challenge for both English teachers and learners of English as an additional language. As all linguists continue to think of innovative ways to teach English to speakers of Filipino languages, the Philippine context presents some particular facto...

  5. Visual representations in portuguese produced english language teaching coursebooks

    Nicolas Robert Hurst

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the role of illustrations in the context of English Language Teaching (ELT coursebooks produced in Portugal. Taking illustrations to be one pilar in the construction of meaning through the representation of culture, the discussion shifts between their use over the last 35 years and their potential as a source of innovation and improvement in this area of ELT materials development. The central issue relates to the need for illustrations to perform something more than a decorative function in ELT coursebooks. Further discussion deals with the general issue of cultural content in language teaching materials, its importance in relation to situating language learning as both meaningful and purposeful. There are clear links themes related to foreign language teaching methodology (the learner-centred approach and to curriculum development (citizenship education.It is argued that local coursebook publishers and writers should pay closer attention to the importance of cultural representation in language teaching materials, in this case to the use of illustrations, as a way of optimising the long-held influence of coursebooks as significant educational instruments.

  6. The "Whole Language" Theory and Its Application to the Teaching of English Reading

    Ling, Pan

    2012-01-01

    Based on a diagnosis of the problems in the traditional way of teaching English reading in China, this paper introduces the "whole language" theory and explores its application to the teaching of English reading. To begin with, it demonstrates the various problems in the teaching of English reading which severely prevent the improvement…

  7. Task-Based Language Teaching: Responses from Chinese Teachers of English

    Hu, Ran

    2013-01-01

    The Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) method has been the proposed teaching method under the current national English curriculum since 2001. However, few studies have investigated in-service teachers' response to this proposed language teaching method. In this study, thirty public school English teachers were recruited in Beijing across school…

  8. Do Peer Tutors Help Teach ESL Students to Learn English as a Second Language More Successfully?

    Lyttle, LeighAnne

    2011-01-01

    This research study tries to understand the information processing model and social learning theory in regards to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to Spanish speakers by using peer teaching methods. This study will examine each theory's concepts and frameworks to better comprehend what teaching methods support English language learning.…

  9. A Suggested Syllabus for Advanced Writing Skills at English Language Teaching Departments

    Altay, Ismail Firat

    2010-01-01

    As is known, writing is an indispensable part of language education. As far as English Language Teaching Departments are concerned, writing courses, especially Advanced Writing Skills, are taken as a course of higher importance. However, forming a syllabus for Advanced Writing Course for English Language Teaching Departments is not an easy matter.…

  10. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GRAMMAR TRANSLATION METHOD (GTM AND COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT IN TEACHING INTEGRATED ENGLISH

    Hari Prastyo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Fluency and accuracy are the target of learning English. Both of them have important role for the students who learn English. Consequently, a teacher should consider fluency and accuracy of the English used by the students in the classroom. It means that teaching English should teach both linguistics and communicative competence. To teach lingusitics competence, a teacher can use Grammar Translation Method (GTM. Furthermore, a teacher needs Communicative Language Teaching (CLT Method to teach commuicative competence. This article will study about the “The Implementation of Grammar Translation Method (GTM and Comunicative Language Teaching (CLT Method in Teaching Integrated English” which are applied in Basic English Station (BEST Course of Jombang. This English course can combine both GTM and CLT to teach the students. For the first time, the writer will discuss about GTM and CLT theory. Then he will describe the programs and the materials applied in this course. Afterward, the writer will discuss about the implementation of GTM and CLT which are used to explain the materials and how GTM and CLT are applied in the programs that this course has. It means that, GTM and CLT will be applied both in the classroom and the programs of this English course

  11. Foreign language education: Principles of teaching English to adults at commercial language schools and centers

    Oleg Tarnopolsky

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The ever-increasing spread of English as the language of global communication leads to ever-increasing demand for learning it among adult populations of non-English-speaking countries. If such people did not have a chance of acquiring English during their school or university years but urgently need it for professional or personal purposes, they have no other choice but to go and learn it at courses offered by numerous commercial language schools and centers. In post-Communist countries, such as Ukraine, commercial language schools and centers are responsible for English language training of the majority of adults learning that language after their secondary or tertiary school studies. They also serve the needs of many high and higher schools’ students who, due to various reasons, are not satisfied with learning English at their educational institutions. However, despite the importance and spread of this specific type of language education, its pedagogical and methodological foundations have hardly been developed at all. The present article is an attempt of partly filling this gap in pedagogy and methodology of English language education in non-English-speaking countries. The paper develops some theoretical underpinnings of that kind of education in the form of six principles underlying the organization of commercial English language courses, formulating their goals, selecting the learning contents, and choosing the methods of teaching and learning. The practical consequences of adopting the six suggested principles are outlined.

  12. The Effect of Using Arabic Language for Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Elementary Stage Schools in Jordan

    Dmour, Ahmad

    2015-01-01

    This paper aims at investigating the effect of using Arabic language for teaching English as a Foreign Language in a Jordanian context at elementary school stages in Al-Karak Directorate of Education. English language teachers usually intend to focus on using English in their classes, but they come across a big problem which is the lack of…

  13. A Constructive Teaching Model in Learning Research Concept for English Language Teaching Students

    Anwar, Khoirul

    2015-01-01

    This is a study to focus on analyzing the use of constructive teaching method toward the students' motivation in learning content subject of Introduction to Research of English Language Teaching. By using a mix-method of qualitative and quantitative analysis, the data are collected by using questionnaire and classroom observation. The…

  14. Teaching English as a Foreign Language: A Multicultural Perspective

    Alotaibi, Nouf Ali

    2015-01-01

    This portfolio is a compilation of the author’s beliefs and practices of what constitutes effective second language teaching. It is based on the author’s teaching philosophy and the work has been done during two years of study at the Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) program. The teaching philosophy centers on how to implement communication inside the language classroom, develop literacy, integrate culture teaching into language instruction, and how to use technology to facilitate lan...

  15. The Application of Video in English Language Teaching

    彭建华; 张欢

    2011-01-01

    1、 Introduction ELT must keep pace with the information times,so we' d better integrate the educational technology into ELT.As video is a medium of teaching, By means of combing audios,visuals,sounds and images,so nowadays almost every institution in china provides its students with the opportunity to watch English videos in the belief that video is an effective means of improving students' language proficiency.While this belief may be justifiable theoretically, it could hardly obtain strong support from actual practice.

  16. S.D. Krashen’s Language Acquisition Theory and the Teaching of Business English Reading

    谭莉

    2015-01-01

    This paper first illustrates S.D. Krashen’s language acquisition theory, especially two of his five hypotheses as well as the guidance of these theories towards the teaching of business English reading for students majored in business English.

  17. Concept of Best Practices in English Language Teaching to Pakistani ELT Fraternity

    Muhammad Arif Soomro; Natasha Memon; Shumaila Aijaz Memonc

    2016-01-01

    Teaching industry of English as a second or foreign language has grown massively in recent times in Pakistan. There are many public sectors universities and English academies established all over Pakistan offering English language proficiency courses. Therefore, this wave led to conduct this research. The purpose of conducting this study was to investigate contemporary pedagogical techniques used for teaching and learning English and to introduce the concept of ESL /EFL Best Practices for eff...

  18. The english as a foreign language / lingua franca debate: sensitising teachers of english as a foreign language towards teaching english as a lingua franca

    Mansfield Gillian; Poppi Franca

    2011-01-01

    The function of English as a lingua franca for communication needs rethinking in the teaching of English as a foreign language classroom as a consequence of globalisation. The present contribution is an empirical study carried out in an Italian university environment which aims to show how teachers should take on board awareness raising activities in the recognition of other varieties of English which, albeit not exploited as benchmarks for language testing and certification, must ne...

  19. Teaching English Language Learners: 43 Strategies for Successful K-8 Classrooms

    Colombo, Michaela

    2011-01-01

    Ideal as a supplementary text for a variety of courses and as a guide for in-service teachers and for professional development settings, "Teaching English Language Learners: 43 Strategies for Successful K-8 Classrooms" provides teachers of all content areas with a broad, practical approach to teaching English language learners in the regular…

  20. English Language Teaching Research in South Korea: A Review of Recent Studies (2009-2014)

    Moodie, Ian; Nam, Hyun-Jeong

    2016-01-01

    This article reviews recent studies on English language teaching (ELT) in South Korea, where a great deal of research has been produced in recent years in local journals. In this article we review 95 studies from a pool of some 1,200 published between 2009 and 2014 on English language teaching and learning, focusing on research within the public…

  1. Dilemmas and Paradoxes of English Language-and-Culture Teaching: Foreign or International?

    Konieczna, Anna

    2007-01-01

    The article presents the many dilemmas concerning the status of English language-and-culture (as a conjoint phenomenon) and the approach to teach it in a non-native environment. It especially focuses on the alternatives of teaching English as a foreign or as an international language, pointing to the problems relating to the choice of any of these particular frameworks.

  2. Teacher Professional Development through Collaborative Action Research: Impact on Foreign English-Language Teaching and Learning

    Banegas, Dario; Pavese, Anahi; Velazquez, Aurelia; Velez, Sandra Maria

    2013-01-01

    In 2011 we, a group of English-as-a-foreign-language teachers at a secondary school in Argentina, decided to investigate our teaching practices through collaborative action research so as to improve our students' learning opportunities and thus revitalise English-language teaching in our context. We implemented and evaluated the integration of…

  3. A Research of Task-based Language Teaching Applied to the College Oral English Teaching

    王景琦; 祝菁

    2016-01-01

    Task-based Language Teaching has been greatly applied to college English teaching after the traditional “PPP”teaching approach. The key links in TBLT are assignment, development and inspection of tasks. With the main method, interactive communication,“students-centered ” is stressed, and students' subjective dynamics is fully exerted. Class time can be effectively used and students' communicative ability is cultivated with the improvement of oral expression ability.

  4. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Children: A Multinational Survey

    Vroom, Sara J.; Seaman, Alan A.

    2014-01-01

    One of the most significant trends in contemporary English language teaching is the dramatic increase in English as a foreign language (EFL) programs for younger children (ages 3-12) in school systems throughout the world. These programs have created special challenges for teachers who are nonnative English speakers (NNES). To document the…

  5. The Integration of Task-based Language Teaching and Information and Communication Technology into English Language Teaching in China

    GAO Qiong-fang

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to explore how important that task-based language teaching (TBLT) interacts with Infor-mation and Communication Technology (ICT) into English language teaching (ELT) in China. Many researchers have already studied that ICT and TBLT innovate the traditional teaching methods and improve our teaching or learning. However, they sepa-rated TBLT from ICT instead of integrating these two ways into ELT. Few researches studied on how importance task-based in-teracts with integration ICT into ELT in China. Under this circumstance, this article reviews the literature related to the present situation, which includes the brief introduction in English language teaching problems, the general concepts of ICT in ELT, task-based teaching methodology in ELT, some studies on task-based interacting with integration ICT into ELT, discussion and con-clusion.

  6. Reengineering English Language Teaching: Making the Shift towards "Real" English

    Cañado, María Luisa Pérez

    2009-01-01

    This article underscores the importance of keeping up to date with vocabulary which is currently employed in English-speaking countries. It argues that textbooks, dictionaries and even corpora are not the most reliable sources to do this, and puts forward a pedagogical proposal--grounded in the Lexical Approach and three pedagogical innovation…

  7. The native-speaker fever in English language teaching (ELT): Pitting pedagogical competence against historical origin

    Anchimbe, Eric A.

    2006-01-01

    This paper discusses English language teaching (ELT) around the world, and argues that as a profession, it should emphasise pedagogical competence rather than native-speaker requirement in the recruitment of teachers in English as a foreign language (EFL) and English as a second language (ESL) contexts. It establishes that being a native speaker does not make one automatically a competent speaker or, of that matter, a competent teacher of the language. It observes that on many grounds, includ...

  8. The Application of the Communicative Approach in the Teaching and Learning of English Language

    刘锦芳

    2014-01-01

    As a teaching method,communicative approach is used more and more in English classroom teaching.It is proved that communicative approach is a useful and practical teaching method in English classroom.Not only can it improve students’ability of communication,but also it trains each of the students’ language skills.

  9. The Application of the Communicative Approach in the Teaching and Learning of English Language

    刘锦芳

    2014-01-01

    As a teaching method,communicative approach is used more and more in English classroom teaching.It is proved that communicative approach is a useful and practical teaching method in English classroom.Not only can it improve students’ ability of communication,but also it trains each of the students’ language skills.

  10. Effect of Network-Assisted Language Teaching Model on Undergraduate English Skills

    He, Chunyan

    2013-01-01

    With the coming of the information age, computer-based teaching model has had an important impact on English teaching. Since 2004, the trial instruction on Network-assisted Language Teaching (NALT) Model integrating the English instruction and computer technology has been launched at some universities in China, including China university of…

  11. Moodling English Language Education

    Coskun, Abdullah; Arslan, Abdullah

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to emphasize the importance of using Moodle in foreign language learning and teaching by reviewing relevant literature and introducing a Moodle-based environment aiming to help English learners to practice their English by themselves. Firstly, the use of Moodle in education and more specifically in English Language Teaching is…

  12. Culture and English Teaching

    李莹

    2008-01-01

    There is a natural relationship between culture and language. Language reflects how the people of a nation form the unique way of life and the way of thinking. Therefore, English teaching necessarily involves cultural education as well. This paper analyzes the influence of social culture in English teaching and tries to set up a principle of teaching English culture.

  13. Transformative New Teaching: Adolescent English Language Learners' Multidimensional Language and Identity Development

    Kim, Namsook

    2011-01-01

    In the highest of need for a transformative new pedagogy with adolescent English Language Learners, I designed and conducted this qualitative case study to answer the questions on the in-depth meaning of innovative teaching practices in new times. Grounded in the sociocultural perspectives, and in accordance with the qualitative case study…

  14. Learning How to Focus on Language While Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners: A Case Study of Courtney

    Chval, Kathryn B.; Pinnow, Rachel J.; Thomas, Amanda

    2015-01-01

    Research in mathematics education increasingly recognizes the role of language in the education of English language learners. However, research examining the professional growth of mathematics teachers as they learn to teach English language learners is sparse. This case study addresses this issue by examining one third grade teacher as she…

  15. A Study on English Teachers’Roles in Language Teaching

    黄惠莉

    2013-01-01

      With the teaching reform becoming deepened, people have recognized that the roles of teachers should be constantly en⁃riched and re-defined. English teachers must go out of the rigid teaching model to adapt to the development of teaching approach, and then play new roles and become modern English teachers with good quality. This, in turn, further promotes English teaching re⁃form. The realization of the shift of the roles of teachers in class has become an inevitable tendency.

  16. Teaching Short Stories to Students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at Tertiary Level

    Wing Bo Tso, Anna

    2014-01-01

    Tertiary English Language teachers often tend to focus on teaching vocational English skills, improving students’ grammatical structure, vocabulary and other standard forms of linguistic expression. Unabridged and authentic literary texts are seldom introduced to the language classroom, either because most teachers see literature as difficult or inappropriate for teaching English (Savvidou, 2004), or that foreign students at the tertiary level are not interested in pure academic and literary ...

  17. Early English Immersion in Xi'an, China: An Experiment in English Language Teaching

    Linda S. SIEGEL

    2011-01-01

    @@ This article will integrate the four articles in this issue, from the standpoint of understanding the principles and the realities of the Early English Immersion programs in Xi'an China.In addition to reviewing various aspects of the program, future directions will be discussed. The early English immersion program began in 1997 in Xi'an China but the roots of it started more than 40 years ago in Canada.Canada has two official languages, English and French but most areas of this vast country are either predominantly French speaking or predominantly English speaking.French is the first language of a smaller percentage of the population than English but most Canadians want to be bilingual.More that 40 years ago, English speaking parents and teachers in Montreal decided that the students were not really learning to speak French in the traditional model of teaching so they pioneered an educational reform, called French Immersion, in which English speaking children were educated in French from the beginning of their school career.The results of this educational reform have been quite successful and children, who participate in French Immersion programs learn to speak, read and write French.Most never become truly bilingual but they acquire fluency and are quite comfortable speaking French.

  18. English Language Teaching in Rural Areas: A Scenario and Problems and Prospects in Context of Bangladesh

    Md.Mahroof Hossain

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Language is one of the medium of expressing our ideas, feelings and emotions. And if we think about language in present world then English is one of the most used languages in the world and English is used as a second language in Bangladesh. English is introduced here at the primary level and its inclusion continues till the tertiary level of education. Most of the students of the primary schools in rural areas are weak in English language due to lack of skilled and trained teachers who are familiar to the modern methods and approaches of teaching and lack of materials for teaching in the classroom. Primary level English curriculum implementation is essential in Bangladesh to achieve the set English language competency in the rural areas. Students in the rural areas are performing poorly in English compared to their urban counterparts. Statistics showed that there was a gulf of difference between the facilities enjoyed by rural schools and urban schools. The study explores the challenges of teaching English language in rural areas in context of Bangladesh. This study investigated the factors affecting student’s performance in English language in rural areas. Data were collected using interviews, classroom observation and questionnaire. Result of the study reveals that students were highly motivated to learn English for future expectations such as local and international communication, academic advancement and employment prospects. It also provide a scenario of English teaching system in rural areas of Bangladesh as well as the problems and prospects of English language in perspective of Bangladesh.Keywords: English language, rural areas, education, learning and teaching, competency

  19. English Language Teaching and the Promotion of Academic Ethics

    Berrington Ntombela

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Institutions of higher learning carry a burden of inculcating a culture of academic ethical behaviour among students as part of their responsibility to produce citizens of high calibre. In fact, this burden is more expedient and pronounced because of aberrant behaviours such as cheating that can affect institutions’ credibility.   This paper therefore looks into potentially the prevalent attitude towards cheating among students in a University College in Oman. The research is carried out qualitatively through video recording a testing session and through unstructured interviews in order to gather evidence of cheating and to establish reasons why students cheat. Most importantly, it seeks to address this attitude by advocating the role that English Language Teaching (ELT plays in dealing with this problem. The main reasonbehind cheating, which seems to reflect the prevailing socio-cultural dimension, ishighlighted and measures to address the attitude are put forward.

  20. Learning how to focus on language while teaching mathematics to English language learners: a case study of Courtney

    Chval, Kathryn B.; Pinnow, Rachel J.; Thomas, Amanda

    2015-03-01

    Research in mathematics education increasingly recognizes the role of language in the education of English language learners. However, research examining the professional growth of mathematics teachers as they learn to teach English language learners is sparse. This case study addresses this issue by examining one third grade teacher as she learned how to focus on language as she designed and taught mathematics lessons to facilitate the participation of English language learners. Data sources consist of audio recordings of interviews, lesson planning sessions, and lesson debrief sessions as well as video recordings of mathematics lessons. The results from this study demonstrate the importance of professional development that emphasizes language in the teaching of mathematics. As the teacher began to learn about the components of the intervention, she developed specialized knowledge and competencies so that she was able to address language planning and development that was necessary to successfully teach mathematics to English language learners.

  1. Dual-Language Learners: Strategies for Teaching English

    Passe, Angèle Sancho

    2013-01-01

    Support dual-language learners as they develop the skills necessary for school readiness and success For dual-language learners--children who are learning both English and a home language--the first eight years are crucial for building strong foundations for academic success. During this time, children acquire the early literacy skills needed to…

  2. The Interrelation between Language and Culture in English Teaching

    黄珊珊

    2012-01-01

    In daily communication,language differences significantly reflect the nature of cultural difference.To improve students' ability of cross-cultural communication,teachers are not only supposed to make students master language itself,but also should help them to understand cultural differences between their mother language and English.

  3. The Application of Body Language to English Teaching in Primary School

    Luo Lingyu

    2015-01-01

    English as an increasingly widely-used language is critically important in English teaching.But it is not easy for pupils to learn it well for various factors.In that case,body language can benefit both teachers and students.The thesis will clarify the application of it like eye contact,facial expressions and gestures in English teaching of primary school,which can arouse students’ learning interests,create a good study atmosphere,help teachers express themselves and understand students better,enhance the efficiency of English teaching and optimize the course design.

  4. The Application of Body Language to English Teaching in Primary School

    罗玲玉

    2015-01-01

    English as an increasingly widely-used language is critically important in English teaching.But it is not easy for pupils to learn it well for various factors.In that case,body language can benefit both teachers and students.The thesis will clarify the application of it like eye contact,facial expressions and gestures in English teaching of primary school,which can arouse students’learning interests,create a good study atmosphere,help teachers express themselves and understand students better,enhance the efficiency of English teaching and optimize the course design.

  5. Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language. ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    Allsagoff, Lubna, Ed.; McKay, Sandra Lee, Ed.; Hu, Guangwei, Ed.; Renandya, Willy A., Ed.

    2012-01-01

    What general principles should inform a socioculturally sensitive pedagogy for teaching English as an International Language and what practices would be consistent with these principles? This text explores the pedagogical implications of the continuing spread of English and its role as an international language, highlighting the importance of…

  6. The Physical and Technical Characteristics of English Language Teaching Courseware in Malaysia

    Mukundan, Jayakaran; Nimehchisalem, Vahid; Sayadian, Sima

    2012-01-01

    The present paper reports the findings of a study that investigated the physical and technical characteristics of the English language teaching courseware in Malaysia. A randomly selected group of English language teachers in Malaysia (n = 200) were surveyed to evaluate the courseware. SPSS (18.0) was applied to analyze the data. The results…

  7. Teaching English as a Global Language in Smart Classrooms with PowerPoint Presentation

    Oommen, Abraham

    2012-01-01

    The current study, as part of an ongoing investigation to examine teacher perceptions about the teaching of English as a global language at the tertiary level education, aims at examining learner perceptions about PowerPoint presentations used in English classroom instruction for enhancement and integration of four language skills and effective…

  8. How to Apply Pragmatic to English Language Teaching

    王琪

    2013-01-01

    To acquire the real communicative competence for language learners calls for not only the linguistic knowledge but also the ability to use the language appropriately. But many empirical studies have manifested that Chinese learners of English are quite fragile in pragmatic competence. Thus, the author mainly depicts in this paper the necessity of cultivating pragmatic competence and ways to enhance English learners’ pragmatic competence by exploring into pragmalinguistic failure and sociopragmatic failure.

  9. English Language Teaching at Secondary School Level in Bangladesh: An Overview of the Implementation of Communicative Language Teaching Method

    Ahmed, Sofe

    2012-01-01

    The concept of globalization has brought dynamism in each aspect of the world. The changes have also touched the field of English language teaching (ELT) throughout the world. Bangladesh is no more far from that transformation. It has already attempted to the innovation of ELT. The country has moved from long term-practiced Grammar Translation…

  10. Implications of Second Language Acquisition Theory for Business English Teaching in Current China

    Wenzhong, Zhu; Muchun, Wan

    2015-01-01

    Second language acquisition (SLA) as a sub-branch of applied linguistics has been researched by Chinese and foreign scholars for over 40 years, but few researches have been done on its implications for Business English teaching which needs more language teaching theories to support. This paper makes a review of related studies, and puts forward a…

  11. Teaching English as a foreign language in accordance with Social-constructivist pedagogy

    Villacañas de Castro, Luis Sebastián

    2013-01-01

    This article argues that teaching a foreign language (English, in this case) involves a linguistic obstacle which, if not negotiated properly, may place this task in contradiction with some basic principles of Social-constructivist pedagogy. After this obstacle is identified and some potential solutions are discarded, the article resorts to some of the didactic advances developed in the field of English as a second language (ESL) teaching during the last two decades, since the latter has rema...

  12. the application of body language in interactive english teaching

    党风琴

    2011-01-01

    with the limitation of students' vocabulary,teachers have to simplify their teaching language with the help of facial expressions and body movements.so body language has been widely used in communication in and out of class.it can be vocal language' s vital complement by intensifying the language information retention and leaving the students deeper impression.it helps the students to improve listening,speaking,reading and writing level and help the teachers achieve a higher teaching goal and further mutual understanding.

  13. Foreign Language Teaching Reform and Improvement of College English Teaching Quality

    Yinghao Jin; Guochen Jin

    2009-01-01

    With the development of China’s reform and opening, it is quite necessary for Chinese college students to improve their English competence, hence calling for reform in current college English teaching and strengthening practical English teaching. After analyzing the problems in China’s English teaching, this article puts forward some solutions.

  14. A Discussion of the Application of Communicative Language Teaching to English Teaching in Vocational Schools in China

    樊文霞

    2015-01-01

    Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has become a driving force in English Language Teaching programs in most parts of the world.It is based on the assumption that students can more easily develop language skills if the language is related to their lives and if they are given sufficient opportunity to practice them with their peers.This approach considers communicative competence as its goal of teaching.In this paper,the author tries to explore the application of Communicative Language Teaching to English teaching in vocational schools in China.To begin with,the author gives a brief introduction to Communicative Language Teaching and vocational education in China,followed by the theoretical framework.Then,the application of CLT to English teaching in vocational schools in China is elaborated in detail.Finally,the author gets the conclusion that English teaching in vocational schools must consider training students' communicative competence as its final target and a difficulty is noted by the author in terms of applying CLT to English teaching in vocational schools in China.

  15. A Discussion of the Application of Communicative Language Teaching to English Teaching in Vocational Schools in China

    樊文霞

    2015-01-01

    Communicative Language Teaching(CLT) has become a driving force in English Language Teaching programs in most parts of the world.It is based on the assumption that students can more easily develop language skills if the language is related to their lives and if they are given sufficient opportunity to practice them with their peers.This approach considers communicative competence as its goal of teaching.In this paper,the author tries to explore the application of Communicative Language Teaching to English teaching in vocational schools in China.To begin with,the author gives a brief introduction to Communicative Language Teaching and vocational education in China,followed by the theoretical framework.Then,the application of CLT to English teaching in vocational schools in China is elaborated in detail.Finally,the author gets the conclusion that English teaching in vocational schools must consider training students’ communicative competence as its final target and a difficulty is noted by the author in terms of applying CLT to English teaching in vocational schools in China.

  16. Teaching English Language Skills for School Teachers: CTE Programme of IGNOU

    Asha Khare

    2011-01-01

    India is a multilingual country. English is the second most important language in the country after the national language Hindi since it is taught as a compulsory subject in all the Indian schools. In the educational system of a multilingual country, it becomes imperative to improve the English Language teaching skills of the school teachers who come from various linguistic backgrounds. The school teacher plays a vital role in the development of linguistic skills of the students. What childre...

  17. Non-native educators in English language teaching

    Braine, George

    2013-01-01

    The place of native and non-native speakers in the role of English teachers has probably been an issue ever since English was taught internationally. Although ESL and EFL literature is awash, in fact dependent upon, the scrutiny of non-native learners, interest in non-native academics and teachers is fairly new. Until recently, the voices of non-native speakers articulating their own concerns have been even rarer. This book is a response to this notable vacuum in the ELT literature, providing a forum for language educators from diverse geographical origins and language backgrounds. In additio

  18. Understanding teacher development: case study of knowledge and beliefs in English language teaching in Mexico

    Lemus Hidalgo, Maria Esther

    2014-01-01

    This thesis reports on a case study that discusses the interconnection between the knowledge, beliefs and practices of teachers of English as a foreign language in a state university in Mexico. Previous research suggests that there is a knowledge base for teaching that is significant for teachers irrespective of the subject they teach. Research also indicates that teaching practices are shaped by teachers’ beliefs about the nature of language, the nature of the learning process and the nat...

  19. Teaching English as a Foreign Language: tools and resources for the modern TEFL teacher

    Morales Palma, Celia

    2016-01-01

    Teaching a foreign language is a tricky business, and it is not as straightforward as one could suspect. Even thoughyou will be teaching something you have learnt during a life time, the way of teaching and the cultural differences you mayencounter will make this a very tough task. In this article, useful tools and resources are presented. The aim is for this article toserve as a guide for new teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

  20. Sino-English Culture Difference and Teaching in Foreign Language Education

    Shuying An

    2011-01-01

    In the foreign education, the importance of teaching of foreign culture has been widely recognized. How to teach culture in foreign language education is faced by language educators all over the world. The question is very complicated since the answer relies on our understanding of the relation between the home culture and foreign culture, the relation between language and culture. This article deals with the deep connotation of English culture. It sets forth the differences between Chinese a...

  1. Factors Affecting English Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

    Nguyen, Hong Thi; Warren, Wendy; Fehring, Heather

    2014-01-01

    This paper reports part of a study that aims to explore factors affecting the efficacy of non-major English teaching and learning in Vietnamese higher education through an investigation of classroom practices. Eight non-participant class observations were conducted at HUTECH University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The study's findings show that…

  2. Application of Team Teaching in the English Language Class

    Ken-Maduako, Ibiere; Oyatogun, Aituari Taiwo

    2015-01-01

    This paper strives to ascertain the use of teamwork as an instructional strategy in an English language lesson, in a typical Nigerian classroom. Teamwork is the ability of people to work together to achieve a common purpose and team players are the high achievers in the team whose main preoccupation is to see that teams achieve their stated…

  3. Complete English as a Foreign Language Teach Yourself

    Stevens, Sandra

    2010-01-01

    The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn English as a foreign language. This ISBN is for the paperback book. The corresponding audio support (ISBN: 9781444105483) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444102376).

  4. English Language Teaching in Brunei: A View through a Critical Lens

    Barry, Clayton

    2011-01-01

    The small sultanate of Brunei, located on the island of Borneo in the South China Sea, introduced bilingual education shortly after independence. As a consequence, Brunei's Ministry of Education outsourced much of its English language teaching requirements to qualified expatriate teachers. Despite over 25 years of systemic English language…

  5. English Teaching Profile: Colombia.

    British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.

    This profile of the English language teaching situation in Colombia discusses the role of English in the educational system and in Colombian society. The status of English as the country's first foreign language is examined. It is noted that because Spanish is sufficient for most needs and because there is a relatively small number of Colombians…

  6. English Teaching Profile: Algeria.

    British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.

    A survey of the status and use of the English language in Algeria is presented. The following topics are outlined: (1) the role of English as a third language, (2) its place within the educational system at all levels and in each graduate institution, (3) the status of British expatriates teaching English in Algeria and of Algerian teachers of…

  7. Perceptions towards In-Class Activity in the English Language Teaching and Learning

    Kun-huei Wu

    2014-01-01

    Communicative approach of language teaching has attracted considerable attention since the early 1970s. The main argument reveals that communicative competence has been seen as one of the central goals to achieve for language learners. This derives mainly from the belief that language is a means of communication. Students in the English as Foreign Language (EFL) context are usually described as silent learners due to deficient communicative competence, along with the effect of traditional tea...

  8. Teaching to the Test: How No Child Left Behind Impacts Language Policy, Curriculum, and Instruction for English Language Learners

    Menken, Kate

    2006-01-01

    In the wake of the federal No Child Left Behind legislation, standardized tests have become increasingly high-stakes. Yet English language learners (ELLs) typically score far below native English speakers, creating pressure to "teach to the test." This article shares findings from an intensive year long study in 10 New York City high schools,…

  9. "Unruly Pupils" in Pre-Service English Language Teachers' Teaching Practicum Experiences

    Gao, Xuesong; Benson, Phil

    2012-01-01

    The teaching practicum is a pivotal event for pre-service teachers to experience the transition from being students to being teachers. This paper examines the emergence of "unruly pupils" as a central concern for pre-service English language teachers in their teaching practicum. The inquiry relates the pre-service teachers' perceived challenge of…

  10. Use of Vietnamese in English Language Teaching in Vietnam: Attitudes of Vietnamese University Teachers

    Anh, Kieu Hang Kim

    2012-01-01

    Drawing upon the literature on the history of the language teaching methods focusing on the use of L1 in L2 teaching, the debate surrounding the role of L1 in the L2 classroom in general and in the English classroom in particular and recent studies of the issue, this article presents at its core a study that investigated the attitudes of…

  11. Ideologies "of" English Language Teaching in Iranian Academic Research: Mainstream, Alternative, and Beyond

    Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid; Ghafar Samar, Reza

    2015-01-01

    Mainstream trends of English language teaching (ELT) are predominantly constructed within the epistemological boundaries shaped by the traditional conceptions of linguistics, learning, and teaching as well as positivist research methodology. What tends to be overshadowed by such conceptions is the underlying foundational belief structure of ELT…

  12. Internet-Assisted Technologies for English Language Teaching in Turkish Universities

    Celik, Serkan

    2013-01-01

    Although the enormous potential of the Internet has gained attention in Internet-assisted language teaching (IALT), a solid background of research is still lacking about/investigating English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' use of Internet assistive technologies. This study set out to determine Turkish university level EFL…

  13. A Study on Politeness Strategy of Teachers’ Language in College English Teaching

    Chen Yiying; Guo Yiyi

    2015-01-01

    Teachers’ language is one important part in college English teaching.Politeness is regarded as a powerful strategy in dealing with interpersonal interaction.Based on Lakoff’s Polite Model,Leech’s Politeness Principle,and Brown & Levinson’s Politeness Theory,the author of this paper aims to explore politeness in teachers’ language in the classroom context.

  14. The Effect of Teaching English Phonotactics on the Lexical Segmentation of English as a Foreign Language

    Al-jasser, Faisal

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports on an intervention study which investigated the effect of teaching English phonotactics upon Arabic speakers' lexical segmentation of running speech in English. The study involved a native English-speaking group (N = 12), a non-native control group (N = 20); and a non-native experimental group (N = 20). Each group was pre-tested…

  15. USING CONTEXTUAL FACTORSTO PROMOTE STUDENT MOTIVATION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

    ANITA MUHO; LEONARD DANGLLI

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study is to find out the effect of individual and contextual factors in promoting motivation: socio cultural influences, teacher in fluences, classroom and school influences from a contetual perspective, in acquisition of English as a second language in the Albanian contet. First, it reviews the literature on contetual factors and gives the background to the evaluation of how they affect student motivation. Second, the findings of the questionnaires, observations and interview...

  16. THE USE OF CASE STUDIES IN THE BUSINESS ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

    Angela Strelchonok

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper is concerned with methodological aspects of using Case studies in Business English language teaching at University level. It emphasizes the benefits and opportunities of the Case study method as well as the role Case studies play in practicing and developing language, business communication and managerial skills. The paper analyses Case study as an example of Task-Based Learning (TBL method which focuses on communicative approach towards problem solving tasks presented in authentic Case studies. The paper deals with language and subject matter integration in the creation and implementation of Case studies in the Business English classroom which involves collaborative work of English language and subject matter lecturers. The integrated approach strengthens both students’ subject matter knowledge and language competence. The result of lecturer collaboration is the creation of Case study “Rukisu teja” which is based on a real Latvian family-run business and can be incorporated into both Business English and Entrepreneurship courses.

  17. Who do you think you are? Investigating the multiple identities of speakers of other languages teaching English

    Blair, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    Language is the tool of tools, essential to our identities as individuals and as a species. All living languages change continuously, and people are responsible for that change, primarily to express identity and build relationships (Trask, 2010). This thesis is about language, English Language Teaching (ELT), and in particular the evolving identities and development of Speakers of Other Languages Teaching English (SOLTEs). It is presented against a contemporary backdrop of globalisation and c...

  18. How to Use Newspaper or Magazine Articles to Teach English Language Skills

    ZhangChun

    2002-01-01

    With the development of the society, especially with China's entry into WTO,English is badly needed in various fields. English learning has been a fashion not only in college, but also in the society. However. how to let the students learn English in an efficient and interesting way is still a hard nut to those teachers. At present, the knowledge in the textbooks is so limited and impractical, trying to use other materials maybe a useful way to solve this problem to some extent. With my ten-years teaching experiences in college, I've found that using English newspaper or magazine articles to teach English language skills is a very good way, for their uses of language is very up-to-date and attractive. This article is discussing this method in details

  19. A Diagnosis of English Language Teaching in Public Elementary Schools in Pasto, Colombia

    Jesús Alirio Bastidas

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available English teaching in Colombian primary schools became a requirement because of the promulgation of the Law of Education in 1994. Taking into account that this decision produced some difficulties in the schools, a study was conducted to diagnose the state of English language teaching in primary schools in Pasto, Colombia. Data were gathered through classroom observation, a questionnaire, and interviews. The results showed that teachers are not well versed either in methodology or in the command of the English language; there was no English syllabus; didactic materials were nonexistent; and the children’s lack of motivation was the most critical problem. Teachers, institutions and the government have to take into account these findings in order to improve English learning in primary schools.

  20. LANGUAGE TEACHING STRATEGIES

    Bogdanchick, L.

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes some strategies of teaching English language. Special attention was paid to adult learning, writing problem and some others. The aim of the paper is to show advantages of intensive learning of English language

  1. Improving English language teaching in large classes at university level in Pakistan

    Bughio, Faraz Ali

    2013-01-01

    This thesis describes a collaborative Action Research project that works to improve the quality of English language teaching (ELT) and learning in a public sector university in Pakistan. It demonstrates how teachers and students can take responsibility for engaging in active learning and teaching by developing their roles beyond traditional models of teaching and learning. The findings of the study are validated through critical thinking, the active critique of colleagues and students who par...

  2. Using Chants and Songs for English Language Teaching (ELT) in Primary Education

    Esteban González, Almudena

    2015-01-01

    Many educators have repeatedly written on the benefits of songs in an English Language Teaching setting. In this Undergraduate Dissertation, we will tackle the main grounds why we share this opinion. We also intend to analyse why the use of chants and songs in an ELT classroom can help learners to communicate more effectively in this language. This use complies with the parameters of the Communicative Language Approach that goes beyond the more conventional mastery of grammar rules, struc...

  3. A Preliminary Study of Taiwanese NNETs' Self-Assessment of Intercultural Communicative Competence in English Language Teaching

    Chao, Tzu-Chia

    2016-01-01

    In the context of globalisation, intercultural teaching has been suggested as an objective in English as lingua franca (ELF) education, which has challenged English teachers in acquiring the intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in English language teaching (ELT). However, empirical research exploring the intercultural capabilities and…

  4. Negotiating between Restrictive Language Policies and Complex Teaching Conditions: A Case Study of Arizona's Teachers of English Learners

    Mackinney, Erin; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia

    2012-01-01

    This article examines how Arizona's teachers of English learners negotiate between restrictive language policies and complex teaching conditions. This case study explores how middle school teachers in an urban school district make sense of the 4-hour English language development block, Arizona's recent English-only policy. Findings indicate that…

  5. Using English Language to Teach ICT Courses in Selected Malaysian Secondary Schools

    Zaenab S. Abdul Majeed

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available This study is aimed to investigate the situation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT course taught in English language in secondary schools in Pahang, Malaysia. From a social point of view the study examines teachers’ attitude towards and applications of computer to further reveal the chances of their use of English language in the classroom. The objective data is collected from school teachers by using questionnaires and interviews. The data analysis is conducted through T-test the statistic results show that a good master of computer skills, a good knowledge of English language, more vitally, a clear awareness of the importance from the perspective of teachers, facilitate the teaching of computers in English language in the classroom. Thus, it suggests that in order to successfully integrate computers in education, the education system needs to be changed or to be adjusted accordingly.

  6. Teaching English as a foreign language through action techniques

    Anner, Catherine M.

    2004-01-01

    We read, study, write, go to conferences and all in all develop our knowledge, but when we find ourselves in certain situations, new situations, our know-how will only be part of what we need. Our skills will be the instrument that our senses will guide to proper use. Experience forms us and with a certain touch of inspiration we can advance in our field with an attitude that will bring us into the reciprocal cycle of teaching. Let us have a closer look at how inspiration helped an English-as...

  7. E-course Based on the LMS Moodle for English Language Teaching: Development and Implementation of Results

    Rymanova, Irina Evgenievna; Baryshnikov, Nikolay Vasilievich; Grishaeva, Anna

    2015-01-01

    In this article, blended learning, its effectiveness in foreign language teaching, the basic approaches used in the development of e-learning courses "Foreign Language (English)" for four modules are considered, and the results are presented.

  8. Varieties as the Starting Point of Second Language Acquisition: Focus on Irish English in Teaching and Learning German

    Boettner, Markus

    2013-01-01

    The subject matter of the present paper is Irish English as the starting point of teaching and learning German as a second language. This symbiosis of the study of the varieties of English and the study of second language acquisition (SLA) adds an aspect to the latter which has been widely neglected. Second language teaching usually starts with a look at the unfamiliar features in the target language (L2) and then focuses on their dissimilarities with familiar features in the m...

  9. Teaching grammar, structure and meaning exploring theory and practice for post-16 English language teachers

    Giovanelli, Marcello

    2014-01-01

    Teaching Grammar, Structure and Meaning introduces teachers to some basic ideas from the increasingly popular field of cognitive linguistics as a way of explaining and teaching key grammatical concepts. Particularly suitable for those teaching post-16 English Language, this book offers a methodology for teaching key aspects of linguistic form and an extensive set of learning activities. Written by an experienced linguist and teacher, this book contains:· an evaluation of current approaches to the teaching of grammar and linguistic form· a revised pedagogy based on principles from cognitive sci

  10. A Study on the Application of Cooperative Learning in English Language Teaching

    梁雪玲

    2015-01-01

    Cooperative learning,as a new organizational form of teaching,has been more and more widely used in English language teaching.It has broken the traditional teacher-centered teaching mode.Nowadays,it has been regarded as a creative and effective teaching theory and strategy.In order to get more insights into cooperative learning,which is not only a way of learning but also a teaching strategy,a study on the application of cooperative learning has been made from several aspects:theoretical basis,applica-tion and evaluation.

  11. Prospective Teacher Concerns: A Comparative Study of Departments of English Language Teaching and Language and Literature

    mustafa naci kayaoğlu

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Language teachers in Turkey do not take a standard pre-service education as graduates of English Language Teaching (ELT, linguistics, and translation departments all end up with language teaching profession and this, in turn, results in different teaching needs and concerns. The researchers argue that these different concerns may be one of the underlying causes of chronic language education problems in Turkey, in that Turkish Ministry of National Education does not take into consideration the comparative picture of practicing teachers and composes curricula, teaching materials, and compulsory one-shot professional development activities that all reflect “one size fits all” ideology. Therefore, determining the needs and concerns of pre-service language teachers is of vital importance. The current study has arisen from Griffith’s (2012 call for more larger-scale studies on teacher concerns across different contexts via triangulation. The researchers aim at not only investigating teacher concerns but also painting a much detailed comparative picture between ELT and linguistics department prospective teachers. The researchers target convenience sampling, in the full knowledge that this group will not represent the whole population. However, this type of non-probability sampling can serve well when it is easy to gather much informative data. Building on the recent work of Griffiths (2012, the researchers have modified and extended the existing measurement tool of Griffiths (2012 to investigate the issue much deeper and compensate the caveats. They adapted her instrument and asked the participants to add their thoughts as well as deciding their concern level. The results are mainly in line with the referred study in terms of the rating and frequency. The study reveals that there are some differences between the concerns of ELT department students and language and literature department students. While prospective teachers studying at the

  12. Using Original Methods in Teaching English Language to Foreign Students (Chinese) in Indian Classroom

    Devimeenakshi K.; C. N. Baby Maheswari

    2012-01-01

    The article gives information on English language teaching schemes in Indian classrooms for foreign students. The teacher monitors as facilitator and instructor. The trainees were trained in the four macro skills, LSRW. I taught some topics in three skills, namely, writing, listening and reading (just three, not speaking skills) to Chinese students in VIT University. The other skill speaking was trained by other teachers among the four. Students were trained to listen to English words and pa...

  13. English Language Teaching in Indonesia: A Continuous Challenge in Education and Cultural Diversity

    M. Marcellino

    2008-01-01

    The linguistic situations and conditions in Indonesia are quite complex by their own natures as more than seven hundred vernaculars with their various dialects from a great number of ethnic groups have been used as media of communication in the country. Accordingly, the success of English teaching in Indonesia cannot be freed from the students’ cultural backgrounds, values, customs, and beliefs as well as the political standpoint of the government regarding this foreign language. English la...

  14. Perceptions of Teachers' Preparedness and Efficacy Beliefs for Teaching English Language Learners

    Tran, Yune Kim

    2011-01-01

    The changing and growing student population in the U.S. demands well-equipped and trained teachers who have the adequate preparation and pedagogical tools to fully meet their diverse needs. This research study examined the perceptions of teachers' preparedness and their efficacy beliefs for teaching English Language Learners. A mixed-method was…

  15. A Passage from Linguistics to English Language Teaching: Students' Experiences and Expectations

    Ogeyik, Muhlise Cosgun

    2010-01-01

    Linguistic courses in ELT (English Language Teaching) departments, in some ways, may create obstacles due to their firm theoretical framework. Therefore, this study is concerned with the main problems for the students taking linguistic courses in ELT Department at Trakya University in Turkey. The purpose of the study is to investigate the…

  16. English Language Teaching Management Research in Post-Compulsory Contexts: Still "Crawling Out"?

    Walker, John

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores the field of post-compulsory English Language Teaching (ELT) management research, enquiring into its identity, legitimacy and development, by identifying and discussing issues, problems, and controversies. It reviews the nature of the ELT sector as a predominantly commercial educational service with a significant role in "inner…

  17. Being Professional in English Language Teaching Services: A Delphic Panel Study

    Walker, John

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop an inventory of behaviours and attitudes expected of English language teaching (ELT) professionals in a services context. Design/methodology/approach: A two-stage Delphi method using ELT expert panellists, comprising managers and owners from the ELT sector. Delphi is indicated for complex problems,…

  18. The Evolution of English Language Teaching during Societal Transition in Finland--A Mutual Relationship or a Distinctive Process?

    Jaatinen, Riitta; Saarivirta, Toni

    2014-01-01

    This study describes the evolution of English language teaching in Finland and looks into the connections of the societal and educational changes in the country as explanatory factors in the process. The results of the study show that the language teaching methodology and the status of foreign languages in Finland are clearly connected to the…

  19. English Language Teaching in Indonesia: A Continuous Challenge in Education and Cultural Diversity

    M. Marcellino

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The linguistic situations and conditions in Indonesia are quite complex by their own natures as more than seven hundred vernaculars with their various dialects from a great number of ethnic groups have been used as media of communication in the country.  Accordingly, the success of English teaching in Indonesia cannot be freed from the students' cultural backgrounds, values, customs, and beliefs as well as the political standpoint of the government regarding this foreign language. English language teaching has then undergone more than four changes in its curriculum since the country's independence and brought no significant impact upon the learning outcomes. This study reveals the substantial unconstructive influence of the students' cultures and the non-conducive language environment affecting their language acquisition.  Other aspects related to the teachers' performance and class preparations equally contribute to the ineffective classroom interactions.  This study offers some practical suggestions to cope with those problems.

  20. difficulties of communicative language teaching for non-english majors in higher education of china

    温俊毅

    2011-01-01

    Ⅰ.introductionsince 1980s,changes have been made in the field of elt in china:communicative language teaching has been introduced.english textbooks and syllabus which put more emphasis on the training of students ' communicauive competence including listening and speaking have been produced since 1990s in line with the policy of the state education development commission ( sedc) in china the teaching syllabus has also been adjusted to match the needs for clt.

  1. Case studies method in teaching the professional English language at higher school

    Tatiana Pavlovna Sazukina

    2016-01-01

    The article is dedicated to the analysis of the application of the case studies method, which for a rather long period of time has been used for teaching business, managers, lawyers, doctors and in the sphere of social sciences, for teaching the professional English language, with the aim of defining to what extent students use the material learned previously, in real situations. On the grounds of analysis of theoretical sources and pedagogical practices, the author offers a direction for sea...

  2. Teaching English to Nutritional Therapists: Using Authentic Materials for the Cultivation of Language Skills

    Helán Robert

    2013-01-01

    The paper deals with practical aspects of teaching English for Specific Purposes in the Nutritional Therapy bachelor degree program at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University in Brno. Within the IMPACT project, new study materials and teaching methods are being developed to better prepare the students to make use of the attained language knowledge and skills in their future practice or follow-up studies. The paper will discuss: (1) the value of including field-specific articles and presen...

  3. TEACHING FLUENCY FOR COMMUNICATIVE INTERACTION IN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    RYBINSKA Y.A.

    2014-01-01

    Language proficiency is not simply the correct use of vocabulary and grammar, but is rather a part of interactive, social communication in which learners need to be made aware of the role of intonation. The fluency project is developing an English vocabulary with supplementary learning materials (SLMs). Scientists’ research showed us that it was not necessary to introduce and drill words out of context, teach phonics in isolation, teach reading in a hierarchy of skills to be mastered, or use ...

  4. “To put language into their souls” : a look at traditional language-based methods and content–based instruction in teaching English

    Brynhildur Veigarsdóttir

    2009-01-01

    The focus of this thesis is to take a look at traditional language - based methods and content-based instruction in teaching English. To get a better picture of how the content-based language instruction works, I observed an English teacher at a middle school in Cincinnati, Ohio. The teacher teaches language arts and modified social studies to students who have English as their second language. My research question is “How is traditional language-based teaching different from content-based in...

  5. Obstacles to English Teaching

    邵利利

    2012-01-01

    With the fast development of modern society and economy,English as an international language has become an important instrument in social communication.As to English teaching in the classroom,we have so many difficulties at present.This paper analysis some objective and subjective factors.At last,if we can solve these questions,our English teaching will be better.

  6. Perceptions of English Language Learning and Teaching among Primary and Secondary Teachers and Students Participating in English in Action: Second Cohort (2013)

    Perez-Gore, Isabelle; McCormick, Robert; Burton, Sonia; Siddique, Md. Ashraf

    2014-01-01

    Executive summary a) Background The purpose of the Perceptions Study 2013 was to explore the perceptions of English language (EL) practices within schools participating in English in Action (EIA) from the point of view of both the teachers and the students. The first part of the study focused on primary and secondary teachers’: - Perceptions of their practices in teaching English; - Attitudes to the communicative language teaching (CLT) approaches being promoted through EIA;...

  7. USING THE TANDEM-METHOD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING FOR DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE

    VOLOSHKO MARIYA OLEGOVNA; SUKHAREVA TATIANA NIKOLAEVNA

    2015-01-01

    The article describes the main priorities of tandem method using in English language teaching as an alternative way of forming intercultural competence. Authors considered that this method is one of the most productive and effective. Its main aim is to learn the partner’s language and culture in a situation of real or virtual communication. This article presents the main peculiarities of studying in tandem. The main principles of this method are reciprocity and individual autonomy. Authors be...

  8. Open the door to English with your native language : the role of the mother tongue in English language teaching in China

    Wu, Tong

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation explores one of the most fundamental but controversial issues in foreign language teaching (FLT) – the role of the learners’ mother tongue (MT)/first language in foreign language (FL) classrooms – with a special focus on the FLT situations in China. The monolingual approach or the English-only approach, which excludes learners’ MT from FL classrooms, is currently dominating the mainstream thinking in FLT. However, evidence presented in this study suggests that the MT is crit...

  9. Book review: Innovations in Learning Technologies for English Language Teaching, G. Motteram (Ed.). British Council, London (2013)

    Shrestha, Prithvi

    2014-01-01

    Language teaching and learning have undergone tremendous changes in the last forty years. These changes have been influenced by not only changing views of language teaching and learning but also changes occurring in general education and global advancement. Another significant player is information and communications technologies (ICTs) which have brought about innovative changes both in general education (Laurillard, 2012) and language teaching (Chapelle, 2010), including English language te...

  10. Culture and Foreign Language Teaching

    程欣

    2008-01-01

    Culture teaching has been considered to be a very important element in foreign language teaching.Since English has become an international language,this paper mainly talks about the relationship between culture and English teaching.There are three parts in this paper: I. The role of culture in English teaching;Ⅱ.Culture teaching methods in the English classroom;Ⅲ.A danger in teaching cultures in English class.

  11. Accommodating Taboo Language in English Language Teaching: Issues of Appropriacy and Authenticity

    Liyanage, Indika; Walker, Tony; Bartlett, Brendan; Guo, Xuhong

    2015-01-01

    Culturally specific language practices related to vernacular uses of taboo language such as swearing represent a socially communicative minefield for learners of English. The role of classroom learning experiences to prepare learners for negotiation of taboo language use in social interactions is correspondingly complicated and ignored in much of…

  12. Critical Pedagogy and Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Chinese College Context

    蒋馨

    2013-01-01

    In the field of second language acquisition (SLA), weight has been increasingly attached to the role that a problem-pos-ing model of education plays in English as second/foreign language (ES/FL) teaching and learning. By exploring various concepts of the problem-posing approach, also known as critical pedagogy, and its implications for English language teaching (ELT) in the Chinese postsecondary EFL context, the paper makes a tentative attempt to acknowledge the future directions of implementing critical pedagogy in the EFL context. Therefore, the paper is inspired by the ever-increasing popularity of the critical pedagogical approach in the ESL context. The application of critical orientation in language education derives from critical theories of the Frankfurt School, which centers on Marxist societal beliefs of struggling against social inequalities. With the concept of critical pedagogy drawing increasing attention from language educators and teachers alike in English-speaking countries; non-native English teachers who teach in the EFL context has also begun to focus their attention on the educational philosophy as a means to help transform traditional oppressed status of the Chinese EFL learners. From this perspective, this paper, by investigating the multi-dimensional implied meanings of implementing critical pedagogy in the EFL context, unraveling how it works as a way of“doing”in second language (L2) teaching and learning, identifying the probable contexts of critical pedagogy and the contesta-tions surrounding critical pedagogy, aims to address the significance of implementing critical pedagogy as an effective way of re-forming the ailing English education condition in China.

  13. Evaluation of the primary 3rd grade English language teaching program through teachers’ eyes

    Çankaya, Pınar

    2016-01-01

    The present study attempts to find out active English teachers’ opinions regarding the primary 3rd grade English Language Teaching Program (ELTP) which was launched in 2013 in terms of its general overview, content,  goals, teaching-learning process and assessment dimensions in the city center of Tekirdağ including 20 primary schools with 38 teachers in the academic term 2014-2015 spring. In this evaluation study, quantitavive data were used in order to explore how teachers evaluate the prima...

  14. An evaluation of the primary 3rd grade English language teaching program: Tekirdağ case

    Çankaya, Pınar

    2015-01-01

    The present study attempts to find out active English teachers’ opinions regarding the primary 3rd grade ELTP (launched in 2013) in terms of its general overview, content, goals, teaching-learning process and assessment dimensions under the heading of “An Evaluation of the Primary 3rd Grade English Language Teaching Program: Tekirdağ Case” . The study was carried out in the city center of Tekirdağ including 20 state primary schools with 38 teachers in the academic term 2014-2015 spring. In th...

  15. Supporting development through improving English language teaching and learning in Bangladesh

    Power, Tom; Erling, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    English language teaching has a prominent role in the education policy of Bangladesh, as it is framed in policy discourse as a means of supporting the economic development of individuals and the nation. In 1991, English was made an obligatory subject from Grade 1. However, since that time, it has been the most commonly failed exam subject (Hamid and Baldauf, 2008). Less than 10 per cent of primary teachers have a level of English as high as the primary textbooks (Rahman and Janan, 2011). Prev...

  16. Video as a Professional Development Tool to Support Novice Teachers as They Learn to Teach English Language Learners

    Estapa, Anne; Pinnow, Rachel J.; Chval, Kathryn B.

    2016-01-01

    This two-year study investigated how an innovative video tool enhanced novice-teacher noticing abilities and instructional practice in relation to teaching mathematics to English language learners in third grade classrooms. Specifically, teachers viewed videos of their mathematics lessons that were filmed by Latino English language learners who…

  17. Extensive Own-Language Use: A Case Study of Tertiary English Language Teaching in China

    Cai, Guozhi; Cook, Guy

    2015-01-01

    Recent literature on language teaching has questioned the established view that a language is most effectively taught monolingually, arguing instead that the student's own language has an important role to play, and this view is now widely accepted. While this literature draws attention to the extremism of some monolingual approaches, and…

  18. Constructing English as a Ugandan Language through an English Textbook

    Stranger-Johannessen, Espen

    2015-01-01

    English is a national language in Uganda and is widely used in elite areas such as politics and business, but most Ugandans master English to only a limited degree. In this situation, English can be seen as either a foreign language or a second language--influencing how English is taught. One goal of language teaching espoused in this article is…

  19. China English and its Implications for English Teaching in China

    周玉凤

    2007-01-01

    China English is an English variety used by native-Chinese people for communication under specific language environment. This study attempts to outline the objective existence of China English and the implications of its linguistic features for English teaching.

  20. A Research on Second Language Acquisition and College English Teaching

    Li, Changyu

    2009-01-01

    It was in the 1970s that American linguist S.D. Krashen created the theory of "language acquisition". The theories on second language acquisition were proposed based on the study on the second language acquisition process and its rules. Here, the second language acquisition process refers to the process in which a learner with the…

  1. CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND MEANING IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

    Harits Masduqi

    2011-01-01

    Many ELT experts believe that the inclusion of critical thinking skills in English classes is necessary to improve students’ English competence. Students’ critical thinking skills will be optimally increased if meaning is prioritized in English lessons. Those two inter-related elements can be implemented when teachers do collaborative activities stimulating students’ thinking process and meaning negotiation. Yet, the realization might be counter-productive if they are applied without careful ...

  2. CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND MEANING IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

    Harits Masduqi

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Many ELT experts believe that the inclusion of critical thinking skills in English classes is necessary to improve students’ English competence. Students’ critical thinking skills will be optimally increased if meaning is prioritized in English lessons. Those two inter-related elements can be implemented when teachers do collaborative activities stimulating students’ thinking process and meaning negotiation. Yet, the realization might be counter-productive if they are applied without careful consideration of task purposes and of students’ roles. Based on the consideration, this paper is focused on presenting how critical thinking skills and meaning should be properly incorporated in an English lesson.

  3. Use of project activity in integrated teaching of the English and Kazakh languages to students of economics faculty

    Gulnara Moldakhmetova

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available In the work we gave the definition of the project activity and considered the use of the project activity in the integrated teaching of the English and Kazakh languages to students of the faculty of economics.

  4. A Study on the Application of Communicative Language Teaching Approach in Student’s Oral English Lessons

    LIN Yuan

    2013-01-01

    This essay is to discuss an approach--communicative language teaching (CLT) into English classes of Chinese colleges for the improvement of students’ oral ability, especially emphasizing on the strategies of using group work.

  5. Use of project activity in integrated teaching of the English and Kazakh languages to students of economics faculty

    Gulnara Moldakhmetova

    2009-01-01

    In the work we gave the definition of the project activity and considered the use of the project activity in the integrated teaching of the English and Kazakh languages to students of the faculty of economics.

  6. Urban Elementary Teachers' Perspectives on Teaching Science to English Language Learners

    Lee, Okhee; Maerten-Rivera, Jaime; Buxton, Cory; Penfield, Randall; Secada, Walter G.

    2009-06-01

    This descriptive study examined urban elementary school teachers’ perceptions of their science content knowledge, science teaching practices, and support for language development of English language learners. Also examined were teachers’ perceptions of organizational supports and barriers associated with teaching science to nonmainstream students. The study involved 221 third- through fifth-grade teachers from 15 urban elementary schools in a large school district. The teachers completed a survey in the spring of 2005. The internal consistency reliability estimates, Cronbach α, for scales created from the survey items were within an acceptable range. The teachers reported that they were generally knowledgeable about science topics at their grade level and that they taught science to promote students’ understanding and inquiry. In contrast, the teachers reported rarely discussing student diversity in their own teaching or with other teachers at their schools. The teachers identified specific organizational supports and barriers in teaching science with diverse student groups at both the school and classroom levels.

  7. Teaching English as a Foreign Language: To what extent is Nrowegian used in our English teaching today - and why?

    2002-01-01

    The aim of this thesis has been to find out whether using Norwegian rather than English in our English lessons is in fact the rule rather than the exception today, and to find out in which situations Norwegian is used and why. The starting point for the study was the belief that speaking English while teaching English is a must. A questionnaire was sent to a selected number of schools, asking both qualified and unqualified teachers to answer questions connected to the theme mentioned abov...

  8. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING WITH AN ELECTRONIC CONCEPT MAPPING

    Erdogan Tezc; Cihad Demirli; Vahit Sapar

    2007-01-01

    Educational technologies have contributed greatly to the improvement of the process of education. Besides contributing to education directly, the development in new technologies made it almost compulsory to bring new approaches in teaching methods. Among these contributions can be mentioned the application of Internet Technologies in teaching. There is an ever-increasing positive impact on learning of combining technological materials with teaching methods, or using them as teaching materials...

  9. Learn and Unlearn: Drama as an Effective Tool in Teaching English Language and Communication

    Shibani Banerjee

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available It is argued that learning the importance of positive reinforcement and unlearning the de-motivating and unfruitful experiences of one’s life can help students cope up with the existing inhibition about learning a foreign language and, in turn, can motivate them to do something productive and creative. In this respect, the role of drama, in EFL classroom, has been debated and recommended for achieving the intended effects. However, it has also been suggested that the motive of teaching a foreign language like English, through drama, is not to make the young learners professionals in acting but to provide an aid to learn and rehearse the language in its given framework. Exploring such arguments in support of the use of drama in EFL classroom, the present paper highlights the benefits of using drama as a teaching methodology so as to help the students in speaking in English and help them think ‘out of the box’. The practical application of the language in real-life situations is also suggested and recommended based upon the findings of the study. As the use of drama, in EFL classroom, has many benefits for EFL learners, attempt has also been made to investigate, discuss and explore different techniques and methods through which drama can be successfully introduced and incorporated in the foreign language classrooms for effective, motivating and interesting teaching and learning.

  10. Literature and English Language Teaching and Learning: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Ihejirika, Richard C.

    2014-01-01

    A close look at literature and language shows that the two are closely related. This close relationship is obvious because from all indications, literature presupposes language. It is inconceivable to discuss literature without reference to language. But going by the traditional practice at the secondary school level in Nigerian context, there are…

  11. Teaching english through stories: a meaningful and fun way for children to learn the language

    Porras González Nohora Inés

    2010-01-01

    This article presents the results of a study on utilizing stories for teaching English as a foreign language to children in first, second and third grades. It was carried out in a Colombian public elementary school in Bucaramanga, Colombia. The proposal was initiated by a group of student-teachers at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Seccional Bucaramanga. During the research process the student-teachers were required to plan the course syllabus, create their own stories according to the c...

  12. Teaching English as a foreign language in Spanish secondary schools: The value of literature

    Ortells Montón, Elena

    2013-01-01

    Although it is generally accepted that literature plays a critical role in our lives by helping us reflect on ourselves and the world, still it is one the most underrated subjects of study in schools, especially when it comes to its use as a tool for the teaching of English language in the EFL context. In spite of the references to literature in the curriculum of the different courses of the Spanish ESO (Compulsory Secondary Education) and Bachillerato (Baccalaureate) included ...

  13. Technology research pathways in teaching English to speakers of other languages: a new didactics research concep

    César Eduardo Jiménez Calderón

    2013-01-01

    The objective of the study is to elaborate a systemically logicpathway of technology research methodology for teachingEnglish to speakers of other languages based on the inferentialcognitive paradigm. The inferential process consists of passingfrom previous statements, considered as true outcomes, to otherones whose propositions arise from either the need of currentreal information or the consequence of former statements. If theproposal technology research pathway is followed by educativerese...

  14. EFL Teachers’ Beliefs toward Using Computer Technology in English Language Teaching

    Abbas Pourhosein Gilakjani

    2012-01-01

    Computers have made many of our everyday tasks easier and faster and made our society more productive. Some important variables such as the classroom teacher and the teacher’s beliefs towards the effective uses of computers have been overlooked in EFL classrooms. The impact of teachers’ beliefs on classroom instruction specifically in English Language Teaching (ELT) has been paid enough attention by previous researchers, but little research has been conducted to establish a similar r...

  15. Blended Learning in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language: An Educational Challenge

    Carol Anne Ochoa Alpala; Eliana Edith Roberto Flórez

    2011-01-01

    Blended Learning has become one of the most common ways to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) due to its double component, which integrates Face-to-Face classes with virtual learning in order to offer students a wide range of materials and resources organized in a methodological way. Over the years, teachers and students have changed the way this educational process is seen because new technologies have been implemented and teachers have to propose new ways of working to display materi...

  16. Teachers’ views on primary school English language teaching curriculum for the 4th grade

    Hümset Seçkin

    2011-01-01

    This study investigates teachers’ views on primary school English language teaching curriculum for the 4th grade. For this aim, objectives, content, activities, materials and equipment and assessment which are the basic  components of the curriculum are taken as the criterion. Besides this, the study investigates teachers’ level of information about the curriculum, the difficulties that were experienced by teachers in implementing the curriculum, the strengths and weaknesses ...

  17. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENTS’ ENGLISH LISTENING PROFICIENCY AND INTEREST IN ENGLISH MOVIE: A LINK TO DETERMINE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ENGLISH MOVIE AS A TEACHING MATERIAL IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

    OLUSIJI LASEKAN

    2016-01-01

    English movie has been proven to be an effective tool to improve English language learning process in classroom. However, very little empirical research has been carried out to determine students’ interest in this teaching material, especially in the view of the fact that high level of interest in a teaching and learning material aids motivation which is very essential for language learning. Two groups of students were selected for this study. The first group is a Masters of Art degree studen...

  18. Computers in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language: Access to the Diversity of Textual Genres and Language Skills

    Dos Santos, Roberto-Márcio; Sobrinho, Jerônimo Coura

    In the area of language teaching both language skills and textual genres can be worked with simultaneously (thus responding to the Brazilian Curricular Parameters and to the trends in contemporary education, which emphasize contextualized teaching) by means of computers. Computers can make the teaching process dynamic and rich, since they enable the access to the foreign language through virtual environments, which creates a larger number of learning contexts, with all their specific vocabulary and linguistic features in real communication. This study focuses on possible applications of this kind of approach. The computer online is a resource of diverse textual genres and can be an important tool in the language classroom as well as an access to authentic material produced in contextualized practice close to real-life communication. On the other hand, all these materials must be appropriately used without ever worshipping the technology as if it were a miraculous solution. After all, the professional pedagogic skills of the teacher should never be forgotten or taken for granted. In this study, a series of interviews with teachers was carried out - both with Brazilian teachers of the public sector (basic education) and language institutes (private English courses) as well as teacher trainers (university professors), in order to verify if the teachers were prepared to work with informatics in teaching practices, and check the professionals’ views on the subject. The ideas of Maingueneau and Marcuschi about textual genres are a theoretical base in this work, besides the concept of cognitive economy. The text and its typology are focused here as the basic material for teaching English, through digital technologies and hypermedia. The study is also based on Sharma and Barrett’s notion of blended learning as a balanced combination of technological resources and traditional practices in the classroom. Thus, this is an attempt to investigate the relevance of

  19. Intercultural communicative competence in english language teaching: towards validation of student identity

    Galante, Angelica

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available While the use of appropriate linguistic items is essential for successful communication in any language, sociocultural factors also play an important role. Intercultural communicative competence is one dimension of sociocultural awareness that has been recognized as integral for communicative competence, but its practical application remains a challenge, possibly due to the fact that language educators tend to have more knowledge about the target language than its related cultural aspects (Celce-Murcia, 2007. While cultural references are, even if implicitly, prevalent in textbooks, teacher discourse, and the media, they are often reduced to “American” or “British” while the culture of speakers of English from many other countries, including Brazil, are often ignored. Another important dimension that positively affects language and cultural learning is the representation of one’s identity (Norton, 2013. In this sense, implementing intercultural communicative competence (ICC in English Language Teaching (ELT allows learners to express their identities while engaging in meaningful discussions about cultural views. This article provides a brief overview of communicative competence and draws on Byram’s (1997 model of ICC to suggest pedagogical applications aimed at validating student identity in English language classes, particularly but not exclusively, in Brazil.

  20. The impact of guided reflective practice on the teaching of English as a foreign language in higher education in Cyprus

    Christodoulou, Niki

    2013-01-01

    The present thesis is an in-depth examination of the potential of facilitating reflective practice in the educational world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Higher Education. More specifically, the current thesis investigates the impact of Guided Reflective Practice on the practice of five university teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Cyprus. Although language research increasingly acknowledges the importance of reflection in excavating the personal, individual and em...

  1. An Evaluation of English Language Teaching Courseware in Malaysia

    Mukundan, Jayakaran; Nimehchisalem, Vahid

    2011-01-01

    This study included a qualitative analysis of the content of the teaching courseware that was developed by the Curriculum Development Center of the Ministry of Education in 2003. The objective of the study was to determine the efficacy of the courseware from the perspective of learning-teaching. The results indicated that most of the lessons…

  2. Exploring Mobile Apps for English Language Teaching and Learning

    Zou, Bin; Li, Jiaying

    2015-01-01

    Many recent studies have shown that mobile learning can provide potential possibilities for foreign language learners to practice language skills on their smart mobile phones and tablet PCs (e.g. Chang & Hsu, 2011; Egbert, Akasha, Huff, & Lee, 2011; Hoven & Palalas, 2011; Stockwell, 2010). A number of apps have been created and used…

  3. The English as a Foreign Language / Lingua Franca Debate: Sensitising Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Towards Teaching English as a Lingua Franca

    Mansfield Gillian

    2012-04-01

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    The function of English as a lingua franca for communication needs rethinking in the teaching of English as a foreign language classroom as a consequence of globalisation. The present contribution is an empirical study carried out in an Italian university environment which aims to show how teachers should take on board awareness raising activities in the recognition of other varieties of English which, albeit not exploited as benchmarks for language testing and certification, must nevertheless boast a relevant place in the global scenario. This can be achieved in practical terms by interrogating an expressly made corpus of Chinese English news texts and carrying out simple concordance activities.

     

    Debido a los procesos de globalización, la función del inglés como herramienta internacional o como lengua franca para la comunicación exige un replanteamiento de la enseñanza del inglés como idioma extranjero. En este artículo se presenta un estudio empírico llevado a cabo en un contexto universitario italiano que pretende mostrar cómo los docentes deberían desempeñar actividades para facilitar el reconocimiento de otras variedades del inglés que, al no ser utilizadas como modelos de evaluación y certificación lingüística, exigen en cambio una mayor atención en el escenario global. En la práctica, esto puede realizarse analizando un corpus específico de textos periodísticos en inglés chino y llevando a cabo actividades sencillas de concordancias.

  4. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ANXIETY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETENCE: A CORRELATION STUDY

    BIJU M.A

    2013-01-01

    English language has become a global language with the advent of Globalisation. Naturally English language learning has got increased importance as English is the language for the global communication. English is a second language for Indian sand often mother tongue hampers the English acquisition of most of the Indians. NCF 2005 has underlined that significance of teaching of English as early as possible so that the learners may have a native speaker like fluency in English. Based on these g...

  5. Analysis of College English Teaching

    黄舒曼

    2013-01-01

    There has been much debate on the topic of College English teaching in China. With the development in col ege English teaching, high standard teaching is essential.I state a lot of problems that exist in the university. I also put forward some suggestions learned from the two theories to improve the col ege language teaching quality and make students achieve the balance of language competence.

  6. Ecolinguistic approach to foreign language teaching on the example of English

    WIERTLEWSKA, JANINA

    2011-01-01

    The paper deals with the problem of balance maintenance of natural languages in the context of foreign language teaching. A new paradigm of foreign language teaching in the following triad: native language – global language – second foreign language is proposed. Translingualism is treated as the only means of maintaining linguistic balance between natural languages viewed from an ecolinguistic perspective.

  7. An Exploration of English Language Teaching Pedagogy in Secondary Yemeni Education: A Case Study

    Yehia Ahmed Y. Al-Sohbani

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The teaching of English at the Yemeni public schools has been criticized as ineffective due to the poor level of the language competency of most school leavers though they spend six years studying English whose curriculum, according to Bose (2002, is largely based on the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT. In this respect, this paper mainly attempted to: 1 investigate Yemeni English teachers’ classroom teaching practices in secondary schools, (2 Explore the Yemeni teachers’ awareness of CLT, and 3 explore the constraints teachers face while implementing the CLT. The results of the study indicate that the Grammar Translation Method (GTM is the predominant pedagogy practiced by the EFL teachers participated in this study. The use of the mother-tongue, both by teachers and students were noticed to be the prevailing. The meanings of words are given in Arabic and the teachers do not focus on developing students’ fluency rather they focus on grammar. The results also show that the participants do not have a clear cut idea regarding the principles and concepts of CLT and are not clear about what they do in the classroom. The constraints faced by the participants while implementing CLT are also investigated and presented in the paper.

  8. TEACHING ENGLISH THROUGH SONGS

    Drmota, Eda

    2013-01-01

    The diploma thesis addresses the use of music in teaching English and discusses many aspects of music and language learning. The theoretical part introduces music as an important factor in people's lives and presents reasons for its decisive role in acquiring a foreign language. It also provides a comparison between language and music and their effect on human brains. The attention is paid to songs which are presented as an effective pedagogical tool indispensible especially in young learners...

  9. The use of first language scaffolding to teach English as a foreign language to pre-school children during dramatic play in West Sumatera, Indonesia

    Mulia Dewi

    2015-01-01

    The Indonesian community generally perceives that English language teaching should require phonology, vocabulary, grammar, discourse, and pragmatics. As a result, this often demands that pre-school teachers use English all the time. Code switching between English, Indonesian, and Minang – the local language of the region – is perceived negatively, and teachers are often criticized for using a multilingual approach that is “part snake and part eel” [sakarek ula sakarek baluik]. This refers to ...

  10. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (ELT COMPETENCY-BASED SYLLABUS IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

    Besral Besral

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Although competency has long been the major concern in ELT either in the EFL or ESL contexts, the rise of competency-based syllabus launched by the Ministry of National Education (2006 brought about significant issue among the English teachers in the country. One of the crucial issues is that how to transfer the concepts of competences into the syllabus design.  Since a syllabus does not only contain a list of subject content, but also how curriculum planners (teachers reflect their understanding and belief about nature of language and of language teaching and learning, the ELT must be carried out to achieve communicative competence. Current investigation on the practices of ELT, however, indicates that English teachers are still walking in place, leaving the CC as a big slogan in their jobs.

  11. English language teaching in Malaysia: The case for a dual track English curriculum [Short Communication

    George Iber

    2014-01-01

    It has been my privilege to work within the ELTC for a period of 10 months, learning about the English language problems and aspirations of the Ministry of Education.  While tasked to work directly on a Remedial Instruction Module, it became apparent that the scopes of the initiatives in Malaysia are much more far reaching.  In this paper I wish to convey my perspective in a way that may provide some lighthouse markers as the Malaysia Education Blueprint moves forward.

  12. English language teaching in Malaysia: The case for a dual track English curriculum [Short Communication

    George Iber

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available It has been my privilege to work within the ELTC for a period of 10 months, learning about the English language problems and aspirations of the Ministry of Education.  While tasked to work directly on a Remedial Instruction Module, it became apparent that the scopes of the initiatives in Malaysia are much more far reaching.  In this paper I wish to convey my perspective in a way that may provide some lighthouse markers as the Malaysia Education Blueprint moves forward.

  13. English as the Lingua Franca in Transnational Higher Education: Motives and Prospects of Institutions That Teach in Languages Other than English

    Wilkins, Stephen; Urbanovic, Jolanta

    2014-01-01

    Although there seems to be a wide held assumption that transnational higher education programs have to be taught in English to be legitimate "international" programs, there are a few examples globally of international branch campuses that teach in languages other than English. Using seven institutional case studies from around the world,…

  14. Exploring the Main Barriers of Technology Integration in the English Language Teaching Classroom: A Qualitative Study

    Rouholllah Khodabandelou

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The abundance of technology in recent years has contributed to development in the societies, industries, and education. It is proven from the current trend of technology such as the emergence and rise of smart phones, tablets, laptops and wireless internet connection that the present and future world will be heralded by technology. The integration of technology into the teaching and learning process is idealistic with the existence of vast information and multimedia on the internet and innovative inventions of devices that serve as great assistance. However, the available technology has not been put to good use in the English language teaching and learning classroom for some reasons, especially in developing countries like Malaysia. Thus, this research is conducted to determine the hindrances faced by the education community in Malaysia. The current qualitative research involved seven individuals who discussed issues relating to the hindrances of technology integration in English language teaching and learning. This paper presents the results of the discussion and provides suggestions on some possible solutions to the identified obstacles faced by the education community in using technology in a more efficient and resourceful manner for the teaching and learning development.Keywords: TESL, barriers, technology, integration, higher education

  15. Elementary teachers' knowledge and practices in teaching science to English language learners

    Santau, Alexandra O.

    Efforts to improve education---more concretely science education---by creating fundamental shifts in standards for students and teachers have been launched by educators and policy makers in recent years. The new standards for science instruction address improvements in student learning, program development, assessment, and professional development for teachers, with the goal to prepare US students for the academic demands of the 21st century. The study examined teachers' knowledge and practices in science instruction with English language learning (ELL) students. It also examined relationships among key domains of science instruction with ELL students, as well as profiles of teaching practices. The four domains included: (1) teachers' knowledge of science content, (2) teaching practices to promote scientific understanding, (3) teaching practices to promote scientific inquiry, and (4) teaching practices to support English language development during science instruction. The study was part of a larger 5-year research and development intervention aimed at promoting science and literacy achievement of ELL students in urban elementary schools. The study involved 32 third grade, 21 fourth grade, and 17 fifth grade teachers participating in the first-year implementation of the intervention. Based on teachers' questionnaire responses, classroom observation ratings, and post-observation interviews, results indicated that (1) teachers' knowledge and practices were within the bounds of the intervention, but short of reform-oriented practices and (2) relationships among the four domains existed, especially at grade 5. These findings can provide insights for professional development and future research, along with accountability policies.

  16. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENTS’ ENGLISH LISTENING PROFICIENCY AND INTEREST IN ENGLISH MOVIE: A LINK TO DETERMINE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ENGLISH MOVIE AS A TEACHING MATERIAL IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

    OLUSIJI LASEKAN

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available English movie has been proven to be an effective tool to improve English language learning process in classroom. However, very little empirical research has been carried out to determine students’ interest in this teaching material, especially in the view of the fact that high level of interest in a teaching and learning material aids motivation which is very essential for language learning. Two groups of students were selected for this study. The first group is a Masters of Art degree student in English who have studied in English medium schools since the beginning of their formal education while the second group has studied in Kannada medium school and they are currently learning spoken English in an English training institute. A survey was administered, this is followed by giving standardize English listening test which is a parameter to measure learners’ ability to comprehend English movie. Result presented in this paper shows that Indian English learners and speakers are more interested in local movie than in English movie irrespective of their level of English listening proficiency. This suggests that students’ lack of interest in English movie is an indication that English films might not be an effective tool for learning English.

  17. Beliefs,Anxiety,Motivation in English Language Learning and Its Pedagogical Implication for Module Advancement Teaching and Testing

    颜泓

    2015-01-01

    It was realized that teaching methods were only exterior factors, and what to a large extent exerted determinative effect on the learners were their inner factors.Therefore, the focus of the foreign language teaching research shifted from "how to teach" to "how to learn" and from studying "teachers" to doing research on "students".This article briefly indicates the significance of beliefs, anxiety and motivation in English learning.Thus, the author gets the implications for module advancement teaching and testing.

  18. Teachers of the future: Perceived teaching competences and visions of pre-service English language teachers

    Hatice Gülru Yüksel

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The changes observed in the early 1990s have altered the conceptions of learning and teaching in the 21st century, which in turn have raised questions about the nature of teacher education and the core knowledge and skills to be taught to student teachers. Gaining insights about how student teachers project themselves as teachers of 21st century and how they assess their teaching capabilities became crucial for teacher educators and policy makers. This study was conducted with 40 pre-service teachers of English as a foreign language to investigate how they assess their teaching competences and how they project themselves as teachers of future. The study employed a convergent parallel mixed-method design. The findings from quantitative data indicated that their perception related to various teaching competencies were uniform and they feel themselves competent enough in teaching. However, they needed further help in classroom management. The qualitative data can be interpreted as a signal that our participants will possibly adopt a constructivist approach to language teaching.

  19. Achieving the Impossible? Teaching Practice Component of a Pre-Service Distance English Language Teacher Training Program in Turkey

    Kecik, Ilknur; Aydin, Belgin

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this article is to describe the model developed for the teaching practice component of the pre-service Distance English Language Teacher Training Program (DELTT) at Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey. The steps taken to improve the model over a six-year period will be explained and the recent developments in the teaching practice…

  20. Teaching English Language Learner Students: Professional Standards in Elementary Education in Central Region States. Issues & Answers. REL 2012-No. 122

    Apthorp, Helen; Wang, Xin; Ryan, Susan; Cicchinelli, Louis F.

    2012-01-01

    This report on professional teaching standards in the Central Region examines what K-8 general education teachers are expected to know and be able to do in order to teach English language learner students. It reviews the standards for coverage of six topics that the research literature suggests are important for improving student achievement. Key…

  1. Some thoughts on English teaching methods

    魏歆

    2014-01-01

    Reading is a basis for English learning.In light of my present view on English language teaching,the students needs,the present teaching conditions,Task-based Language Teaching(TBLT)which has become one of the most important language teaching approaches that are brought forward by foreign language investigators is a good way to be used in the reading classroom.This paper presents an integrated approach,which is expected to be a great help to English teachers.

  2. Some thoughts on English teaching methods

    魏歆

    2014-01-01

    Reading is a basis for English learning.In light of my present view on English language teaching,the students needs,the present teaching conditions,Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT)which has become one of the most important language teaching approaches that are brought forward by foreign language investigators is a good way to be used in the reading classroom. This paper presents an integrated approach,which is expected to be a great help to English teachers.

  3. Understanding the Role of Teaching Materials in a Beginners’ Level English as a Foreign Language Course: A Case Study

    Elio Jesús Cruz Rondón

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Learning a foreign language may be a challenge for most people due to differences in the form and structure between one’s mother tongue and a new one. However, there are some tools that facilitate the teaching and learning of a foreign language, for instance, new applications for digital devices, video blogs, educational platforms, and teaching materials. Therefore, this case study aims at understanding the role of teaching materials among beginners’ level students learning English as a foreign language. After conducting five non-participant classroom observations and nine semi-structured interviews, we found that the way the teacher implemented a pedagogical intervention by integrating the four language skills, promoting interactive learning through the use of online resources, and using the course book led to a global English teaching and learning process.

  4. Cross-cultural Communication and English Teaching

    刘爽

    2014-01-01

    Language is the carrier of culture .Culture is the essence of language .However , most Chinese English teaching seriously lacksthe diverse English culture acquisition .The main topic of this essay is to point out the lexicon differences between English and Chinese languagesand then is about the application of cross -cultural knowledge in English teaching .

  5. 77 FR 6168 - 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: English Language Evaluation Surveys, OMB...

    2012-02-07

    ... Notice of Proposed Information Collection: English Language Evaluation Surveys, OMB Control Number 1405... Information Collection: English Language Evaluation: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Program...: Voluntary. Title of Information Collection: English Language Evaluation: English Language Specialist...

  6. English Movie:A Smart Method to Teach English

    SHEN Wen-yan; HU Jun-jie

    2015-01-01

    English movies are the cultural carriers of English-speaking countries with veritable colloquial expressions, authentic environment and abundant cultural connotation. Teaching English through English movies can not only help students learn Eng⁃lish language, but also acquire English culture. It’s also an effective way to improve students’oral English and their accultural communication ability.

  7. English Language Teaching in Rural Areas: A Scenario and Problems and Prospects in Context of Bangladesh

    Md. Mahroof Hossain

    2016-01-01

    Language is one of the medium of expressing our ideas, feelings and emotions. And if we think about language in present world then English is one of the most used languages in the world and English is used as a second language in Bangladesh. English is introduced here at the primary level and its inclusion continues till the tertiary level of education. Most of the students of the primary schools in rural areas are weak in English language due to lack of skilled and trained teachers who are f...

  8. Lexical Approach to English Teaching

    刘朝彦

    2001-01-01

    @@ 0. Introduction Advances in computer analysis of the English language have shown that lexical patterns are widespread in language use. Some researchers call them "lexical phrases" (Nattinger and DeCarrico,1992) or "lexical chunks" (Lewis, 1993); others use the term "multi-word chunks" or just "chunks"of language. Whatever the terms are, they are characteristic of language use and language acquisition and present advantages for language teaching and learning. The lexical approach to English teaching has received interest in recent years as an alternative to grammar-based approaches. The lexical approach concentrates on developing learners' skills in understanding and using words and word combinations.

  9. THE ENGLISH TEACHING AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FOR DEAF: TEACHING STRATEGIES

    Djair Lázaro de Almeida

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Historically the difficulties of deaf students in relation to reading and writing skills were attributed to some causes inherent to deafness, however, currently, it is known that these difficulties occur because of a lack of consideration during the process of teaching and learning, of the deaf language specificities. Thus, the vast majority of deaf people, young and old, had no schooling that had respected these specificities. Therefore, this study aims to describe and analyze pedagogical strategies for the teaching of written Portuguese as a second language, from the construction of knowledge in Libras, in workshops for graduated deaf students in the literacy levels of basic education. The activities of the workshops were documented by video recordings and record in field diaries. Based on the conceptual framework of cultural-historical approach, this study demonstrated the importance of the relationship between researchers and deaf participants offered by language, constituting a space for communication, training and development of individuals. The results indicated that the use of Libras as language of instruction in these areas is critical to the construction of concepts and acquisition of knowledge in reading and writing, as well as appropriated teaching and informed in pictorial resources favored dialogical exchange, facilitating the understanding for deaf people.

  10. CULTRUE AWARENESS IN ENGLISH TEACHING

    齐欢

    2010-01-01

    @@ English teaching is essentially a cross-culture communication. One purpose of English teaching is to develop learners' awareness of culture differences reflected in languages. Culture is like an iceberg, only some of culture is visible, such as history,literature, and customs.

  11. Strategies for Building Social Connection through English: Challenges for Immigrants and Implications for Teaching English as a Second Language

    Taylor-Leech, Kerry; Yates, Lynda

    2012-01-01

    This article draws on ethnographic data from a longitudinal study of newly-arrived immigrants of non English-speaking background in the Australian Adult Migrant English Program to investigate their opportunities for using English and the language learning strategies (LLS) they used to make the most of these opportunities. Analysis of their reports…

  12. Minimum Teaching Essentials: Grades 5-9. Special Subjects. English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Library Media, Typewriting.

    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

    This guide presents the "minimum teaching essentials" published by the New York City Board of Education for grades 5-9. Subjects covered include: (1) communication arts; (2) English as a second language; (3) foreign language; (4) home economics; (5) industrial arts; (6) library skills; and (7) typewriting. Study skills for these areas are given…

  13. Sharing and Promoting Disciplinary Competences for University Teaching in English: Voices from the University of Jyväskylä Language Centre's TACE Programme

    Westerholm, Kirsi; Räsänen, Anne

    2015-01-01

    The internationalisation of universities often means that the language of learning and teaching needs to be changed -- at present most commonly to English. Apart from English-speaking countries, then, most European universities offer their degree programmes in a language that is not the first language of either the students or the teachers. This…

  14. Managing the teaching of critical thinking skills in English home language to second language speakers in the further education and training phase / P. Pillay

    Pillay, Parvathy

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate and analyse the effectiveness and necessity of managing the teaching of critical thinking skills in English Home Language to second language speakers in the Further Education and Training phase, by focusing on critical thinking skills; classroom management; management skills of professional teachers; the relationship between teaching and management; guidelines for effective classroom management; the National Curriculum Statement Grades 10-12; the Na...

  15. Leadership Practices to Support Teaching and Learning for English Language Learners

    McGee, Alyson; Haworth, Penny; MacIntyre, Lesieli

    2015-01-01

    With a substantial increase in the numbers of English language learners in schools, particularly in countries where English is the primary use first language, it is vital that educators are able to meet the needs of ethnically and linguistically changing and challenging classrooms. However, despite the recognition of the importance of effective…

  16. English Language Teaching Reform in Sultanate of Oman: The Case of Theory and Practice Disparity

    Al-Issa, Ali S.; Al-Bulushi, Ali H.

    2012-01-01

    Sultanate of Oman is one out of many developing countries around the world which have valued English as a very important international language and a tool for achieving multiple purposes. When His Majesty the Sultan came to power in 1970, the government accepted English as the only official foreign language and allocated huge budgets and resources…

  17. Beyond Cognition to Commitment: English Language Teaching in South Korean Primary Schools

    Moodie, Ian; Feryok, Anne

    2015-01-01

    In order to understand teacher cognition--the thoughts, beliefs, and knowledge of language teachers--it is helpful to understand why people commit to language teaching in the first place. However, few studies of language teachers have directly examined the nature and development of commitment in language teachers, across their language learning,…

  18. Learning to Teach English Language in the Practicum: What Challenges do Non-Native ESL Student Teachers Face?

    Gan, Zhengdong

    2013-01-01

    This study investigates the challenges sixteen non-native preservice ESL teachers in a Bachelor of Education (English Language) (BEdEL) programme from Hong Kong experienced in an eight-week teaching practicum. Qualitative data from semi-structured interviews and reflective journals were collected from all 16 participants to obtain a detailed…

  19. A Critical Review of Technology Use in English as Foreign Language Learning and Teaching: The TOJET Sample

    Aydin, Selami

    2010-01-01

    The relationship between technology and English as a foreign language (EFL) learning and teaching is one of the significant research areas, and the "Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology" ("TOJET") publishes research papers on educational technologies addressing various topics related to education. This article aims to review 17 studies…

  20. A Reconsideration of Communicative Language Teaching in Vocational College English Instruction for Non-English Majors

    杨文

    2014-01-01

    This thesis investigates vocational college English teachers’perceptions and attitudes toward CLT,revealed the obsta⁃cles and difficulties teachers encountered in the application of CLT in vocational English classroom. Meanwhile, this research at⁃tempts to explore how the apply CLT effectively in China.

  1. Theoretical Analysis of Task-Based Language Teaching Pedagogy

    HUANG Li-na

    2013-01-01

    Since the implementation of English class XinCheng, English teachers actively studying task-based language teaching approach, try to use task-based language teaching in the classroom teaching. This article will combine the implementation of task-based language teaching, and discussed the application of the task-based language teaching in English teaching.

  2. Book Review: English Language Learning and Technology

    Shojaei, Abouzar; Motallebzadeh, Khalil

    2016-01-01

    This book is a very helpful book which gives us information and knowledge of using technology in language learning and teaching. It contains detailed consideration to articulatory and auditory Language learning as well as to the practicalities of English language learning. The book discusses the relationship between English language learning and technology. 

  3. The Principle of Risk-Taking in English Language Learning and Teaching

    徐维红

    2016-01-01

    H. Douglas Brown introduces twelve principles of second language learning which have given teachers great insights into their language teaching. In the paper, the emphasis is put upon the principle of risk-taking and its classroom applications. The aim of the thesis is to elaborate upon how the principle is applied in language teaching.

  4. Problems with science teaching and learning for English Language Learners in one diverse elementary school

    Rodriguez, Karen Margaret

    This qualitative study centered on science instruction and learning that occurred in a Title I elementary school in a suburban district in southeast Texas. Twelve teachers were interviewed in order to understand their perceptions of their classroom practices in terms of science instruction and learning for English Language Learners (ELL). This study also analyzed information gathered from teacher lesson plan and classroom observations. The participants’ awareness of the instructional practices necessary for ELL student achievement in science was evident through analysis of interview transcripts. However, after observation of actual classroom instruction, it became apparent that the teaching and learning in most classrooms was not reflective of this awareness. This study proposes that this disconnect may be a result of a lack of quality professional development available to the teachers. The study also outlines and describes the characteristics of quality professional development and its relationship to focused instruction and continuous student improvement.

  5. Teaching more than english? : Gender roles in english language textbooks / Jeannine Richards

    Richards, Jeannine

    2002-01-01

    Artiklis analüüsitakse soorolle inglise keele õpikutes "TipTop 5. Student's book" (S. Rixon, J. Moates. London; Basingstoke: Macmillan. Tallinn: Koolibri, 1996) ja "English Step 5" (I. Sotter, L. Vahtra. Tallinn: Koolibri, 1997)

  6. NEGATIVE TRANSFER OF INDONESIAN COLLOCATIONS INTO ENGLISH AND IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    Mashadi Said

    2012-01-01

    One of the most challenging problems for EFL students is to be able to express themselves not just grammatically but also acceptably and naturally in English in appropriate contexts.  The ability to produce acceptable and natural expressions in English is closely related to the EFL students’ competence in collocation—which words go together in normal usage. The present study provides an empirical analysis on negative transfer made by Indonesian EFL students in lexical collocation and recommen...

  7. THE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ENGLISH AND ARABIC TEACHING AND LEARNING AT THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CENTER OF STATE INSTITUTE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES SHEKH NURJATI CIREBON

    Mahmud Mahmud; Pangesti Wiedarti

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of English and Arabic teaching and learning the Language and Culture Center (LCC) at the State Institute for Islamic Studies Shekh Nurjati Cirebon (SIIS SNJ) based on the students’ perception. The study is to find out students’ opinion toward English and Arabic teaching and learning process and provide beneficial information for the teaching system in the LCC. This study used descriptive survey approach. The subjects were the students of English a...

  8. Teaching Strategies Used in English as a Second Language Classroom in China

    刘静

    2007-01-01

    Teaching strategies in the ESL classroom are highly demanding. Effective and appropriate teaching strategies can improve students' interests in learning English and enhance interaction between the teacher and students. This paper is an attempt to analyze suitable teaching strategies based on students' communicative ability in the ESL classroom which can enhance interaction.

  9. English Test-teaching in Middle School

    史芳

    2013-01-01

    English is a language of communication, and text is a comprehensive material of language learning. So teachers should adopt suitable English text-teaching methods. They ought to transform from the traditional way and pay some attention to language skills. They should tend to cultivate students’ abilities of listening, speaking, reading, and writing through text teaching and learning.

  10. Teaching Foreign Languages through the Analysis of Film and Television Series: English for Legal Purposes

    Di Pardo Léon-Henri, Dana

    2014-01-01

    Foreign language teaching at the university level has taken on importance and value over the last decade due to global competition between institutions of higher education. For this reason, language educators are faced with the challenge of looking for innovative teaching methods, which not only stimulate and motivate their students while encouraging language acquisition, but also add an intercultural dimension.This teaching note proposes to analyze the use and impact of cinematic resources (...

  11. Language Learner Strategies in Second Language Teaching

    LIU Ying

    2014-01-01

    Language learner strategies, which are closely associated with second language teaching, have experienced great devel-opment in the fields of theory-building and instructional practices since the 1970s. By reviewing previous research, pedagogical enlightenments can be drawn to the current English language teaching.

  12. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ANXIETY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETENCE: A CORRELATION STUDY

    BIJU M.A

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available English language has become a global language with the advent of Globalisation. Naturally English language learning has got increased importance as English is the language for the global communication. English is a second language for Indian sand often mother tongue hampers the English acquisition of most of the Indians. NCF 2005 has underlined that significance of teaching of English as early as possible so that the learners may have a native speaker like fluency in English. Based on these guidelines Kerala government introduced English Language teaching from class 1 onwards. Teaching of English also affects the quality student acquisition of English. Anxiety is often produced when one tries to interact in English which can affect the language proficiency of the learners. Teacher competence in English and their anxiety can have an influential impact on learners. This study found out that there is a negative correlation between English language anxiety and English language competence of Elementary teacher trainees in Kerala. As elementary teachers have an influential role in developing different competence of the young learners including English language competence, this paper puts foreword a number of suggestion to reduce the anxiety evoking situations and to improve English language competence of the trainees.

  13. English Language Teaching: The Reflective Practices of an Oral Communication Class

    Juhary, Jowati

    2014-01-01

    Malaysia has come to a point where second and third languages become part of the requirements to be employed especially in the multinational and international companies. After gaining its Independence, English becomes the second language in Malaysia, and Bahasa Melayu is recognised as the official language of the country. This move has greatly…

  14. Thought Patterns and English Teaching of Writing

    Zhao Weining

    2015-01-01

    Because of the difference of geography , history, culture and humane studies of different countries , Chinese people and English -speaking people have dif-ferent thought patterns .In fact, the effect of differences between English and Chinese thought patterns on teaching English as a foreign language has drawn our in -creasing attention .This paper discusses the differences between Chinese thought pattern and English thought pattern , and provides some suggestion for English teach-ing of writing .

  15. Misunderstandings of Communicative Language Teaching

    Wu, Wen

    2008-01-01

    Although Communicative Language Teaching is accepted by many English teachers in China as one of the most effective approach in English language teaching, there are still a number of misunderstandings about it. By comparing Johnstone; Sato and Kleinsasser and Thompson as well as Spada, this article focuses on four of the main misunderstandings,…

  16. Application of English Euphemisms in English Teaching

    ZENG Si-si

    2015-01-01

    With the rapid development of the society, people are expected to improve their language quality as well. So when people have to express something unpleasant, they prefer to employ some mild, implicit and euphemistic expressions. Meanwhile, an increasing number of scientists indulge themselves in studying English euphemisms from different perspectives, such as linguis⁃tics, pragmatics, and psychology and so on. English Euphemisms applied in class can not only help create a relaxing and lively at⁃mosphere but also protect the students’self-esteem and stimulate their interests in English. However, the researches on the ef⁃fects of applying English euphemisms in English class are few. Therefore, Based on Face-saving Theory, this paper intends to highlight the importance of applying English euphemisms in English teaching.

  17. English Teaching Profile (Provisional): Venezuela.

    British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.

    This profile of the English language teaching situation in Venezuela discusses the status of English in society and in the educational system. It also gives an account of Venezuelan political, economic, and social life. A description is given of the education system and reforms that have been proposed for nursery school through higher education.…

  18. Cultural Contents Taught in English Teaching

    涂孝春

    2007-01-01

    Language and culture are closely related to each other. From the aspect of language as the semiotic system, language is the carrier of culture and culture is the entailment of language .The language of any nation bears the deep content of its culture .It can be said that language is the reflection of a nation's culture .Therefore the learning of a language must be connected with the acquisition of the corresponding culture. In the English classrooms English teacher should teach the language and the culture as well. This paper deals with both the cultural contents to be taught and the principles of teaching them in the English classrooms.

  19. Effectiveness of Active Learning Approach in Teaching English Language of Standard IX Students

    Khevna Trivedi

    2013-01-01

    The present study aims to compare Active Learning Approach and tradition method of teaching. 200 students of English medium school were the sample of the study. Two equivalent group pre test post test experimental design was used. It was found that Active Learning Approach had been more effective than Conventional Approach. Key words: Active Learning Approach, Standard IX students, English subject

  20. World Englishes and Its Implications for English Teaching

    宋德龙

    2012-01-01

    <正>The article mainly explores the current concept of World Englishes and its implication for language teaching.After the history and present definition of World Englishes have been discussed in a broad perspective,the author continues to talk about the influence of World Englishes on World Language Education.Chinese English education is then specifically addressed with implications given for both policy-makers and classroom teachers of English.

  1. China English and its Enlightenment and Influence on English Teaching

    徐倩茹

    2015-01-01

    The widespread use of English in China these years leads to the formation of two kinds of controversial languages: a new kind of world English cal ed China English and the other is Chinese English (Chinglish). The use of Chinglish needs to be reduced or eradicated, on the contrary, the use of China English should be proposed and it can provide enlightenment on language teaching.

  2. The Multiple Intelligence Theory in English Language Teaching : Theme-based lesson plans on Halloween

    Anna Svava Sólmundardóttir

    2008-01-01

    In this project I will show how Multiple Intelligence theory can be applied in the English language classroom, meeting different students with different needs. I have created a theme-based series of English language lesson plans based on the Multiple Intelligence theory. I have developed and gathered a number of activities for each of the intelligences on the theme of Halloween. In the beginning I explain the Multiple Intelligence theory, its origins and some of its key points. I also di...

  3. Using English Language to Teach ICT Courses in Selected Malaysian Secondary Schools

    Zaenab S. Abdul Majeed; Normah binti Othman

    2012-01-01

    This study is aimed to investigate the situation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) course taught in English language in secondary schools in Pahang, Malaysia. From a social point of view the study examines teachers’ attitude towards and applications of computer to further reveal the chances of their use of English language in the classroom. The objective data is collected from school teachers by using questionnaires and interviews. The data analysis is conducted through T-tes...

  4. Diversity Matters: Japan's Domestic Diversity and the Role of English Language Teaching

    Yamada, Mieko

    2013-01-01

    This article investigates how Japanese university students perceive Japan's domestic diversity and understand the role of English within that context. Surveys and interviews with Japanese students reveal how they reflect on their own experiences with diversity in their past English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes and also help to explore…

  5. Challenges of Implementing a Top-Down Curriculum Innovation in English Language Teaching: Perspectives of Form Iii English Language Teachers in Kenya

    Okoth, Teresa A.

    2016-01-01

    This study investigated the challenges Form III English language teachers face when implementing the revised integrated English language curriculum. A mixed-method descriptive design was used in Eldoret East SubCounty in Kenya. Data was collected through questionnaires, interviews and reflective conversations. Cluster, purposive and random…

  6. Beliefs,Anxiety,Motivation in English Language Learning and Its Pedagogical Implication for Module Advancement Teaching and Testing

    颜泓

    2015-01-01

    It was realized that teaching methods were only exterior factors, and what to a large extent exerted determinative effect on the learners were their inner factors.Therefore, the focus of the foreign language teaching research shifted from“how to teach” to“how to learn” and from studying“teachers” to doing research on“students”.This article briefly indicates the significance of beliefs, anxiety and motivation in English learning. Thus, the author gets the implications for module advancement teaching and testing.

  7. Teaching Arabic and English to Speakers of Other Languages: the Application of Theory-Grounded Methods

    Hussein, Mohammed

    2014-01-01

    This portfolio is a collection of artifacts that represent the author’s beliefs and ideas about teaching a second language. The first section is the author’s teaching philosophy statement, in which he explains how to apply the three modes of communication in the second language classroom. The second section is a literacy artifact that addresses how to use literature to heighten learners’ level of second language literacy. The following two artifacts are on two basic applications of sociocultu...

  8. Kumaravadivelu's Framework as a Basis for Improving English Language Teaching in Saudi Arabia: Opportunities and Challenges

    Ahmad, Afnan Masaoud

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses the issues with EFL teaching in Saudi Arabia, including the reliance on traditional teaching methodologies and banning use of first languages in classrooms. As a result, these traditional teaching practices produce less proficient learners who have limited knowledge about proper linguistic use. In order to overcome these…

  9. The use of first language scaffolding to teach English as a foreign language to pre-school children during dramatic play in West Sumatera, Indonesia

    Mulia Dewi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The Indonesian community generally perceives that English language teaching should require phonology, vocabulary, grammar, discourse, and pragmatics. As a result, this often demands that pre-school teachers use English all the time. Code switching between English, Indonesian, and Minang – the local language of the region – is perceived negatively, and teachers are often criticized for using a multilingual approach that is “part snake and part eel” [sakarek ula sakarek baluik]. This refers to a negative perception of mixing languages in educational settings. In fact, code switching between Minang (first language, Indonesian (second language, and English (foreign language is the norm of language use in this part of Indonesia. However, in this community, there is a lack of respect for pre-school teachers' professionalism as well as scepticism towards the effectiveness of a multilingual teaching approach, which is used widely at the pre-school level. Vygotsky [14], the Russian psychologist, presents a different perspective on this phenomenon, noting that children learn languages by playing. Their first language can be the main tool to help them understand new words and utterances in context. By using code switching, teachers help pre-school children to link their prior knowledge and experience to the new forms of expression that enable them to derive the meaning of new words from the social context of language use. For this reason, scaffolding techniques should be used by pre-school teachers, particularly in ways which support children's cognitive development in constructing new meanings based on their first language experience. This paper, based on a research study-in-progress at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, explores patterns of interaction between pre-school teachers and their students as teachers scaffold the development of EFL through dramatic play in West Sumatera, Indonesia. This interaction is systemic in nature and

  10. BUSINESS DISCOURSE AND TEACHING ENGLISH

    SIMION MINODORAOTILIA

    2014-01-01

    The importance of teaching and learning English for Specific Purposes has become undeniable and the advances in business and communication technology in recent years have revolutionized it. Business English is a variety of ESP(English for Specific Purposes) and functions in accordance with the business discourse implying an interaction between business and language. These are the reasons why nowadays there is constant preoccupation for this field and a tremendous need of an ap...

  11. Experiences of Teaching the Heat Energy Topic in English as a Second Language

    Halim, Lilia; Dahlan, Fathiyah; Treagust, David F.; Chandrasegaran, A. L.

    2012-01-01

    In view of the current debate in Malaysia about the teaching of science and mathematics in English, a qualitative study was undertaken involving a purposeful sampling of three non-physics teachers to ascertain how well equipped they were with the necessary pedagogical content knowledge relating to the teaching of the topic of "heat energy" in the…

  12. Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Science Classrooms: Teacher Practice and Educational Opportunity

    Schroeder, Carlotta Dorothy

    2011-01-01

    Equal educational opportunity for English language learners (ELLs) has been a goal of the public educational system in the United States. Language policy reforms have increased accountability in order for schools to improve student achievement and measure the progress of ELLs. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires assessment and…

  13. Researching the Effects of Teaching Grammar Rules to English Second Language Adult Learners

    Ayliff, D.

    2011-01-01

    This article describes the effects of an interventionist form-focused course on the written English of first-year second language university learners. For two semester courses the form (or grammar) of the language was concentrated upon. During the first semester the use of correct grammar was focussed on intensively, while during the second…

  14. The Cultural Introduction in College English Teaching

    汤瑷宁

    2015-01-01

    Language is closely connected to culture, which is a presentation of culture. College English teaching is not just the language teaching, the cultural introduction is also essential. The paper puts forward the concrete application of culture introduction in college English class through analyzing the importance of culture introduction. It is helpful to change students’ lower cultural quality and poor communicative competence. It is conducive to have a clear understanding of English culture and improve students’ English integrated applied abilities and communication skills.

  15. TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN INDONESIA: THE URGE TO IMPROVE CLASSROOM VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION

    Francisca Maria Ivone

    2005-01-01

    This article addresses some important issues regarding the teaching of foreign vocabulary. It draws on the literature reviews in this field and is also based on personal reflections and experiences of the writer. This article critically highlights the teaching of English vocabulary in Indonesian schools and universities. More particularly, it discusses issues dealing with curriculum, teaching techniques, instructional media, and vocabulary assessment. Finally, this article provides recommenda...

  16. Teaching English language learners in mainstream science classrooms: Teacher practice and educational opportunity

    Schroeder, Carlotta Dorothy

    2011-12-01

    Equal educational opportunity for English language learners (ELLs) has been a goal of the public educational system in the United States. Language policy reforms have increasedaccountability in order for schools to improve student achievement and measure the progress of ELLs. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires assessment and accountability. In this study, the number of ELLs has increased significantly at the high school level and school district as a whole. Along with the changing demographics, the findings reveal a district-wide policy of equalizing educational opportunity through equal treatment. Language policies provide critical decisions about how to measure what students know in all subjects. The assimilation model limited access to mainstream course content, produced inaccurate assessment results and grades. The science curriculum was only accessible through English and the use of the students' native languages was discouraged. The voices of the students were silenced and their academic achievement continues to lag behind their English-speaking peers.

  17. Teachers self-efficacy beliefs for teaching reading in English second language at Namibian rural schools / Pontianus Musenge Kamunima

    Kamunima, Pontianus Musenge

    2014-01-01

    Teacher self-efficacy beliefs (TSE) are an important attribute of effective teachers. Teacher efficacy refers to a teacher‘s belief in his or her abilities to bring about valued outcomes of engagement and learning among learners, including difficult or unmotivated learners. English Second Language (ESL) reading seems to be a substantial problem in Namibia. This research aimed to explore rural Namibian grade 4-6 teachers‘ self-efficacy beliefs regarding the teaching of ESL readi...

  18. Integrating content and language in English language teaching in secondary education: Models, benefits, and challenges

    Banegas, Darío Luis

    2012-01-01

    In the last decade, there has been a major interest in content-based instruction (CBI) and content and language integrated learning (CLIL). These are similar approaches which integrate content and foreign/second language learning through various methodologies and models as a result of different implementations around the world. In this paper, I first offer a sociocultural view of CBI-CLIL. Secondly, I define language and content as vital components in CBI-CLIL. Thirdly, I revie...

  19. TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION IN ROMANIA

    Minodora Otilia Simion

    2012-01-01

    The paper mentions the history of teaching Business English in Romanian universities in the past 20 years and focuses on Business English for communication nowadays. It discusses the evolution of the subject and, as today teaching Business English tends to cultivate business expertise rather than teach language skills, a more systematic Business English curriculum is aimed at. Since learners need to improve their ability to communicate in particular business and general communication situatio...

  20. A Qualitative Critical Study of Collaborative Co-Teaching Practices of English Language Teachers in Public Elementary Schools in South Korea

    Tanghe, Shannon

    2013-01-01

    This study examines the teaching practices of three groups of co-teachers, six individuals co-teaching in English language classrooms in public elementary schools in Gyeonggi province in South Korea. The ways in which each of the teachers perceived their educational and professional histories as impacting their co-teaching was also investigated…

  1. How to apply interactive teaching to English language teaching in middle schools

    叶长青

    2015-01-01

    Interactive teaching is a new subject. Teacher plays an important role in the process of teaching,then how the teacher does interactive teaching well? This text explores it from the aspect, how the teacher instructs the student how to study, to promote and improve it, advance the quality-oriented education in the smooth going on as soon as possible in our country.

  2. Powerful Learning Tools for ELLs: Using Native Language, Familiar Examples, and Concept Mapping to Teach English Language Learners

    Dong, Yu Ren

    2013-01-01

    This article highlights how English language learners' (ELLs) prior knowledge can be used to help learn science vocabulary. The article explains that the concept of prior knowledge needs to encompass the ELL student's native language, previous science learning, native literacy skills, and native cultural knowledge and life experiences.…

  3. Comparing the Effect of English Language Teaching by Instructional Softwares and Classical Method on Students Academic Achievement

    Gholamhossein Heidari

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the research was to compare the effect of teaching English through instructional softwares to teaching it through classical methods on students’ academic achievement. The research had an applied aim and its method was quasi-experimental. Statistical population included all the male students of secondary schools of Sari, district-one consisting 934 students and 479 of whom were selected by simple random sampling method. A researcher-made questionnaire with an adequate reliability (a = 0/86 was used for gathering data. The gathered data were analyzed by single-group t test, two dependent groups t test and two independent group t test.The results revealed that not only using instructional softwares were effective on students’ academic achievement but its' effect on students’ academic achievement was more than classical methods as well. Teaching english through instructional softwares highly motivated the students toward language learning.

  4. Analysis of the reformation in English teaching

    龚慧华; 龚永胜

    2004-01-01

    This article aims to improve teaching in adult English classroom. It stresses the importance of the suitable materials,the teacher's abilities, teaching mode and effect. Any language can be mastered if student-centered communicative mode.

  5. A research proposal for putting 'Whole Language Approach'in the minorities′ 'English Language Teaching'

    KONG Yan

    2007-01-01

    @@ Ⅰ The significance for the minority students in Xinjiang to learn foreign languages. Xinjiang is a region with many minorities. The population of the minorities accounts for 60% of the total population. For the past several years, the minorities in Xinjiang spread their own histories, culture and scientific knowledge by using their own languages mostly.

  6. Strategies of English Translation Teaching

    ZHU; Yu; WANG; Jin

    2015-01-01

    Abstract:Translation is an independent discipline(Jean Delisle,1988).With the deepening of translation studies,translation teaching aroused widespread concern among translation academia,and gradually separated from language teaching,being a subj ect with its own obj ectives and a special position.This paper,firstly introduces the obj ectives and content of translation teaching,then points out several common problems in translation teaching.Finally,associated with the basic principles of translation teaching,it analyzes the strategies of English translation teaching.

  7. Sign-Supported English: Is It Effective at Teaching Vocabulary to Young Children with English as an Additional Language?

    Marshall, Chloë R.; Hobsbaum, Angela

    2015-01-01

    Background: Children who are learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) may start school with smaller vocabularies than their monolingual peers. Given the links between vocabulary and academic achievement, it is important to evaluate interventions that are designed to support vocabulary learning in this group of children. Aims: To evaluate…

  8. Teaching English in Primary Schools in Vietnam: An Overview

    Hoa, Nguyen Thi Mai; Tuan, Nguyen Quoc

    2007-01-01

    This paper examines the English language situation at primary school level in Vietnam from a language planning perspective. It examines language policy for foreign language teaching in Vietnam to provide a picture of the role of English in foreign language education. It analyses language-in-education policy, curriculum and teaching materials, and…

  9. Teachers’ views on primary school English language teaching curriculum for the 4th grade

    Hümset Seçkin

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates teachers’ views on primary school English language teaching curriculum for the 4th grade. For this aim, objectives, content, activities, materials and equipment and assessment which are the basic components of the curriculum are taken as the criterion. Besides this, the study investigates teachers’ level of information about the curriculum, the difficulties that were experienced by teachers in implementing the curriculum, the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum and teachers’ suggestions for improving the curriculum. This is a qualitative research and employs interview techniques. Data were collected through interviews of 15 primary school English teachers who taught 4th grade students at state schools. In the data analysis procedure descriptive analysis techniques were applied.The results of the research indicated that the participants had negative views about some aspects of the curriculum due to challenges that they encountered during the implementation. It was determined that teachers thought that the level they informed about the program was not sufficient. Teachers emphasized that crowded classrooms, lack of sources and supplementary materials caused problems in implementing the curriculum. It was pointed out that the strongest feature of the curriculum was that it made the students active during the learning process. The weakest feature of the curriculum was that it was overloaded and time allocated to the curriculum was not sufficient. In order to make the curriculum more efficient teachers suggested that more qualified learning materials should be prepared, alloted time for the lesson should be increased, the number of students in the classroom should be reduced and assessment tools should be provided for the teachers.

  10. Effective Application of Multimedia in College English Teaching

    舒杨; 赵恒

    2013-01-01

    With the development of language teaching,multimedia has been widely used in college English teaching.Introducing the multimedia into English teaching is an inevitable trend of the development of English teaching.However,we have seen many difficulties and misunderstanding in the application of multimedia.This paper is focused on how to build up a better language teaching environment assisted by multimedia technique,and how to use multimedia in college English teaching effectively.

  11. How to Teach Aural English More Effectively

    Huan Huang

    2009-01-01

    As a means of communication, listening plays an important role in people’s life. In foreign language classroom, listening comprehension has never drawn the same attention of educators as it now does. So it is a vital importance to teach aural English more effectively. In view of present situation of aural English teaching and wrong ideas about it, the problems in traditional aural English teaching have been discussed, including monotonous pattern of teaching, ineffectiveness of teachers...

  12. Blended Learning in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language: An Educational Challenge

    Carol Anne Ochoa Alpala

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Blended Learning has become one of the most common ways to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language due to its double component, which integrates Face-to-Face classes with virtual learning in order to offer students a wide range of materials and resources organized in a methodological way. Over the years, teachers and students have changed the way this educational process is seen because new technologies have been implemented and teachers have to propose new ways of working to display materials that complement EFL Face-to-Face classes. However, the implementation of a Blended Course must have a pedagogical foundation for each setting where it is planned in order to be developed. This article seeks to present some integrative components of Blended Learning and how they have been applied in several researches done in different contexts as well as to present some considerations to keep in mind when designing, implementing and evaluating this model. Besides, it encourages teachers to reflect upon Blended Learning (BL as a potential and different way to approach learning EFL, taking advantage of all the emerging pedagogical tools.

  13. Incorporating Pragmatics in English Language Teaching: To What Extent Do EFL Course Books Address Speech Acts?

    Yasemin Aksoyalp; Tugba Elif Toprak

    2015-01-01

    Investigating the presence and presentation of speech acts in course books may be significant in an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) environment since in most cases, students rely on them for pragmatic input. Though a large body of research has dealt with the speech acts, relatively little research has been conducted to examine the speech acts in English course books. To fill in this gap, this study aimed to investigate how complaints, apologies and suggestions were presented in EFL course...

  14. Blending the teaching of environmental matters and English as a second or foreign language

    Stavreva Veselinovska, Snezana; Kirova, Snezana

    2013-01-01

    This paper’s aim is to examine how environmental education could be integrated into the English as a second/foreign language (EFL/ESL) classroom in R. Macedonia. Environmental education is a lifelong process which handles inter-rational components of the natural world and of that created by man, leading to mandatory management of the natural environment. We are of the opinion that shared processing curriculum has advantages for both learning English and learning environmental education. W...

  15. Importance of English and Different Methods of Teaching English

    Reddy, Dr. P. Sreenivasulu

    2013-01-01

    Todays world considers English as a global language. The present article explains how the teaching of English started with Grammar-Translation Method and secured a strong hold in the field of teaching English, though its basic assumptions were questionable. It also examines the principles of Direct Method and its insistence on establishing a bond between the experience and expression. In an effort to meet the needs of the Indian students of English, we learn that Michael West proposed the Rea...

  16. Lacunas identified in syllabus design of English language teaching in Engineering Colleges: a study with special reference to Odisha, India

    Dr. Priya. S

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Many universities have introduced Humanities subjects into the engineering streams in tune with trends practiced globally. Engineers need to inculcate the spirit of humanities to acquire team spirit, critical thinking abilities and also problem-solving abilities for career advancement. Language skills empower engineers to face future challenges globally. In India also, Communicative English and Business English/ Professional English have been integrated into the Humanities stream of undergraduate programs in all Engineering colleges. Under this background, this empirical study examines the problems related to syllabus designed in the existing curricula of English language through questionnaire survey which was administered to 770 students of 20 engineering colleges. Ten items questionnaire objectively aimed to analyze three different aspects of the course designed for engineers. Firstly, to find out how the implementation of the syllabus matches the language learning needs of the students of the digital age. Secondly, to examine the teaching methodologies of four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and finally to investigate how far the students preferred lab classes to theory classes. On the basis of the responses elicited, the aspects related to their immediate need of a learner centered curriculum are represented through graphical data for better interpretation. The research, thus, aimed at throwing light on the strengths and weaknesses of the existing system and the need to envisage a paradigm shift for preparing global engineers in the context of fast emerging situations around the world.

  17. Teaching English through Stories: A Meaningful and Fun Way for Children to Learn the Language

    Porras González Nohora Inés

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the results of a study on utilizing stories for teaching English as a foreign language to children in first, second and third grades. It was carried out in a Colombian public elementary school in Bucaramanga, Colombia. The proposal was initiated by a group of student-teachers at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Seccional Bucaramanga. During the research process the student-teachers were required to plan the course syllabus, create their own stories according to the children’s interests and likes, plan the lessons, and collect and analyze data. Although the student-teachers worked in different grade levels, the results of the study present similarities such as the children’s motivation when the stories were told or read, increased participation in the different activities, comprehension of the stories, and acquisition of the new vocabulary. Key words: Storytelling, story, reading, teaching, children Este artículo presenta los resultados de un estudio sobre el uso de historias para la enseñanza del inglés a niños en los grados primero, segundo y tercero. El estudio se llevó a cabo en una escuela pública de Bucaramanga, Colombia. La propuesta fue iniciada por un grupo de docentes en formación de la Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, seccional Bucaramanga. Durante el proceso de investigación los docentes elaboraron e implementaron una propuesta de intervención, y además recolectaron y analizaron datos. Aunque los docentes trabajaron en diferentes grados, los resultados del estudio presentaron similitudes, tales como gran motivación de los niños al escuchar o leer las historias, alta participación en las diferentes actividades, comprensión de las historias y adquisición de vocabulario. Palabras clave: narración de historias, lectura de historia, enseñanza a niños

  18. The use of video in English language teaching: A case study in a Norwegian lower secondary school

    Lialikhova, Dina

    2014-01-01

    This thesis aimed at exploring the use of video in English language teaching (ELT) in a Norwegian lower secondary school (grades 8 to 10). Videos in the thesis were represented by, for example, feature films, YouTube clips, and documentaries. The programme Språk åpner dører (Languages open doors), launched in 2007 by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, included a call to learn how digital media were introduced and exploited in Norwegian classrooms. In addition, the thesis aimed ...

  19. Recruiting, training and retaining competent overseas English language teachers for private language teaching organisations in China.

    Zhang, Yan

    2015-01-01

    Recruitment of overseas English teachers is becoming a tendency in face of business strategies and a widening demand-supply gap. While, some private and small LTOs in China lack of the experience and investment just take advantage of generous salary and benefits to attract foreign teachers. Especially, when approaching term time, they usually lower the requirements on teachers, which tend to cause many potential problems. Theoretical background in recruitment process and work motivation ar...

  20. Newspaper Reading and English Teaching

    霍丽蓉

    2014-01-01

    Reading is not only the most effective way to get the knowledge of the language but also the only way to improve the language skills of English learners. However, the vast majority of students' reading ability are far apart from the curriculum stan⁃dards in reality. Reading English newspaper helps to mobilize the enthusiasm of students' reading, and improve their reading abili⁃ty. It forms a bridge between learning and real life. It extends the English reading from the teaching materials and guides students to a lot of extracurricular reading, creating a new reading space for students.

  1. On the Importance of Cultural Input in English Teaching

    张丽娜

    2014-01-01

    English as a foreign language has been a subject in middle school of China for years. Teachers and educators generation by generation have been trying to find an optimal method of teaching foreign language to help students master it better. After unceasing explor-ing, traditional teaching pattern has been im-proved and new teaching approaches appear such as Task-based language teaching and com-municative language teaching. However, what-ever teaching methods English teachers use in the class, they should not ignore the cultural in-put in English teaching. The successful and effi-cient English teaching should transform the sin-gle language teaching into the combination of language teaching and cultural teaching. The thesis is concerned with the significance of cul-ture in English teaching. More specifical y, some consideration wil be given to the reasons and ways of teaching culture.

  2. Cambridge IGCSE English first language

    Reynolds, John

    2013-01-01

    Revised edition for the 2015 syllabus to help your students prepare for their examination and enhance their enjoyment of English. This title has been written for the revised Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0500 and 0522) syllabuses, for first teaching from 2013. ? Develops the skills necessary to become a better reader and writer. ? Offers detailed advice and preparation for the examination. ? Teaches skills for successful writing of essays and coursework assignment. We are working with Cambridge International Examinations to gain endorsement for this title.

  3. A Long-Term Strategy in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Dan Mihai Bărbulescu; Ioana Mariela Bărbulescu

    2012-01-01

    The word “strategy” designates a military concept used to express the steps implemented by military organizations to pursue certain goals. Although very often scholars speak about methods, techniques, tools and textbooks – everything that may be included in a foreign language teaching methodology – hardly would they mention a long-term strategy in foreign language teaching and learning. In our opinion the word “strategy” is not a synonym to “method” since the strategy tells us what to teach a...

  4. Teaching science to English Language Learners: Instructional approaches of high school teachers

    Frank, Betty-Vinca N.

    Students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) form the fastest growing segment of the American school population. Prompted by the call for scientific literacy for all citizens, science educators too have investigated the intersection of language and science instruction of ELLs. However these studies have typically been conducted with elementary students. Few studies have explored how high school science teachers, particularly those who have not received any special training, approach science instruction of ELLs and what supports them in this endeavor. This was a qualitative case study conducted with five science teachers in one small urban high school that predominantly served ELLs. The purpose of this study was to examine instructional approaches used by teachers to make science accessible to ELLs and the factors that supported or inhibited them in developing their instructional approaches. This goal encompassed the following questions: (a) how teachers viewed science instruction of ELLs, (b) how teachers designed a responsive program to teach science to ELLs, (c) what approaches teachers used for curriculum development and instruction, (d) how teachers developed classroom learning communities to meet the needs of ELLs. Seven instructional strategies and five perceived sources of support emerged as findings of this research. In summary, teachers believed that they needed to make science more accessible for their ELL students while promoting their literacy skills. Teachers provided individualized attention to students to provide relevant support. Teachers engaged their students in various types of active learning lessons in social contexts, where students worked on both hands-on and meaning-making activities and interacted with their peers and teachers. Teachers also created classroom communities and learning spaces where students felt comfortable to seek and give help. Finally, teachers identified several sources of support that influenced their instructional

  5. Research on integrated education mode in college English teaching

    Shi Ying

    2016-01-01

    College English teaching compares with the traditional English teaching from visual-audio-oral aspects. The integrated English teaching is mainly manifested in the target, systematicness, normalization, efficiency and effectiveness of the integrated English teaching quality. With the criteria of practicability, quality, integration and language features of the integrated teaching, this paper carries out quantifiable weight analysis of the integrated college English teaching content based on A...

  6. Language, Language Teaching and Language Testing

    吴文华

    2002-01-01

    Departing from a brief presentation of the various views of language, this article elaborates the influence of views of languageon language teaching and language testing. This will help us have background knowledge on language teaching and language testing.

  7. Idea Sharing: Using Peer Assessment to Teach How to Make Oral Summaries in English Language Classes

    Ivanova, Olimpiada F.

    2014-01-01

    In this "Idea Sharing" article, the author describes the techniques used when teaching oral summary making to second-year students studying Business English at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. The techniques are based on peer assessment, which…

  8. Moving towards Effective English Language Teaching in Japan: Issues and Challenges

    Sakamoto, Mitsuyo

    2012-01-01

    Compared with other countries in Asia, Japan is far behind in terms of introducing and delivering bilingual education, let alone effective immersion programmes. In order to make its citizens more bilingual, Japan has been introducing innovative measures including the implementation of the teaching of English in elementary education and a new…

  9. Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Their Preparedness to Teach English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

    Moore, Tara Sheehan

    2014-01-01

    Although researchers have investigated teachers' perceptions of their preparedness to instruct English language learners (ELLs) and value student culture in the classroom, there has been a lack of studies at an elementary school level. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the perceptions of elementary teachers about their use…

  10. Teachers as "Reform-Doers": Developing a Participatory Curriculum to Teach English as a Foreign Language

    Banegas, Dario Luis

    2011-01-01

    In this article I investigate the process of an in-service programme for English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) teachers in Argentina started in 2007. Teachers began to feel uneasy about the EFL curriculum for secondary education at the time, feeling that something should be done to develop a participatory curriculum to be implemented in the future.…

  11. Cultural Knowledge in College English teaching

    闵丹

    2015-01-01

    Language is the carrier for spreading culture. Only after understanding the cultural connotation in language, can students master a foreign language to great extent. However, in our English teaching, teacher only focuses on linguistic forms rather than English countries' society or culture. Due to this kind of English teaching, students may misunderstand the connotative meaning of the whole sentence and fail to communicate with people from different culture in real communication situation. Based on the relationship between culture and language teaching, the paper discusses the problems caused by ignoring the impacts of culture in English teaching and continues to present some practical methods of inputting cultural background knowledge in English teaching so as to foster students' communicative competence.

  12. Instructional Design Using an In-House Built Teaching Assistant Robot to Enhance Elementary School English-as-a-Foreign-Language Learning

    Wu, Wen-Chi Vivian; Wang, Rong-Jyue; Chen, Nian-Shing

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a design for a cutting-edge English program in which elementary school learners of English as a foreign language in Taiwan had lively interactions with a teaching assistant robot. Three dimensions involved in the design included (1) a pleasant and interactive classroom environment as the learning context, (2) a teaching…

  13. Cultural Connotation in English Vocabulary Teaching

    ZhangJiying

    2004-01-01

    As an English language teacher with years of teaching experience, I have gradually recognized this fact that foreign language instruction and its vocabulary learn/rig should be closely combined with learning the knowledge of cultural contents of target language. Unfortunately, only a small number of teachers realize that teaching culture is very

  14. Conceptions of Teaching Held by the Instructors in English Language Teaching Departments

    Canbay, Orkun; Beceren, Sedat

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the university instructors' conceptions of teaching in ELT departments at two universities in Turkey. The data was collected through qualitative research techniques. The participants were four instructors working in two different institutions in Turkey with doctorate degree on the same major from the same…

  15. Emerging from English as a Foreign Language to English as an International Language within a Changing Global Context: Case Studies

    Baccaglini, Gale W.

    2013-01-01

    In this qualitative study eight international scholars and practitioners of English were interviewed in order to understand their viewpoints about how English language teaching is evolving from a role of English as a Foreign Language to one of English as an International Language in this contemporary world in which there are more nonnative…

  16. An analysis of English language teaching coursebooks by Turkish writers: "Let’s speak English 7" example

    Arda Arıkan

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available It is known that English language coursebooks written by Turkish writers is widely used in Turkey although much research is needed to assess their quality as educational materials. In this research study, opinions of 7th grade students’ and teachers’ on Let’s Speak English 7 were studied through teacher and student questionnaires containing Likert-scale items, and an open-ended item for the teachers. Among 130 participants, 50 were English teachers 80 were seventh grade students studying at a primary level State school. SPSS 13.0 was used to compute frequencies and percentages along with T-tests and One-way ANOVAs to calculate the possible differences in attitudes between different groups, including class, sex, age, experience, and education. The results suggest that both teachers and the students have rather negative feelings about Let’s Speak English 7, the teachers having more negative feelings towards it. The disconcerting problems with Let’s Speak English 7 demonstrated that in order to minimize the negative effects of the coursebook, a series of support materials were needed.

  17. READING BASED-CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: AN EFFORT TOWARD THE INTEGRATION OF LANGUAGE SKILLS IN TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN INDONESIA

    Hadi Hadi

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: This paper proposes the implementation of reading-based classroom activities for teaching English as a foreign language in Indonesia. Compared to other language skills, reading is viewed to provide a relatively stable foundation for Indonesian students to develop their communicative competence in English. It is argued that reading-focused activities stimulate confidence for Indonesian learners to get involved in listening, speaking, and writing related-activities in ways that are similar to normal daily life communication. The reasons for the proposed implementation of reading-based classroom activities in TEFLIN and the role of reading and its relation with other language skills are presented.

  18. Developing Competencies for Using the Interactive Whiteboard to Implement Communicative Language Teaching in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom

    Cutrin Schmid, Euline

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses the findings of a case study conducted with an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher at a German secondary school. This case study is part of a research project that investigates the new competencies that EFL teachers need to acquire in order to be able to use the interactive whiteboard (IWB) to develop their practice,…

  19. The Significance of Linguistics for the English Learning and Teaching%The Significance of Linguistics for the English Learning and Teaching

    余玲

    2011-01-01

    Linguistics has the purpose of studying the language development and use. It helps teachers decide what to teach students and how to teach the language. As a result, English linguistics becomes an indispensable guide to both English learning and teaching.

  20. English-for-Teaching: Rethinking Teacher Proficiency in the Classroom

    Freeman, Donald; Katz, Anne; Garcia Gomez, Pablo; Burns, Anne

    2015-01-01

    The expansion of English teaching in state education systems places increasing demands on English language teachers and how they are trained. A major thrust of these efforts has focused on improving teachers' English language proficiency. This expectation is manifested in policy and pedagogical directives that teachers "teach English in…

  1. The Attitudes of Anglophone and Francophone Cameroonians towards Cameroon English as a Model of English Language Teaching and Learning in Cameroon

    Atechi, Samuel; Angwah, Julius

    2016-01-01

    Teachers of English in Cameroon are proficient speakers of Cameroon English and their non-native status militates against their usage of Standard British English in the English language classrooms. This makes the attainment of British English thorny and perhaps impossible in Cameroon. Standing on that premise, we were motivated to find out…

  2. Harmony in Classroom English Teaching

    陈重庆

    2008-01-01

    Classroom English teaching is a touch of art.Only when teachers focus on harmony in emotional dimension,cognitive dimension and developmental dimension during teaching processes,can high and long-term efficiency in English teaching be achieved,and persons who are suitable for social development and qualified for foreign language teaching in colleges and universities be nurtured and educated.Harmony in emotional dimension,cognitive dimension and developmental dimension in an English class help promote mutual respects,trust,under-standing and supports between teachers and students,as to remove meaning barriers,emotional barriers and de-meanor barriers.And they also contribute to establish student-center in a class to provide students vivid and fairly all-round development during their initiative learning processes which are based on practice.

  3. Teaching English Language Learner Students: Professional Standards in Elementary Education in Central Region States. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2012-No. 122

    Apthorp, Helen; Wang, Xin; Ryan, Susan; Cicchinelli, Louis F.

    2012-01-01

    This report on professional teaching standards in the Central Region examines what K-8 general education teachers are expected to know and be able to do in order to teach English language learner students. It reviews the standards for coverage of six topics that the research literature suggests are important for improving student achievement. Key…

  4. Listening to the Voices of Pre-Service Student Teachers from Teaching Practice: The Challenges of Implementing the English as a Second Language Curriculum

    Ngwaru, Cathrine

    2013-01-01

    Pre-service teachers in Zimbabwe face a number of challenges on their Teaching Practice (TP) usually because a second language (English) is the language of education. Challenges and experiences articulated by pre-service student teachers on TP therefore provide a strategic window into the practices of novice teachers. This study uses a concurrent…

  5. A professional approach to English language teaching and learning in teacher’s training education

    Rodríguez, Orlando

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with the demands for giving a professionalized approach to the English teaching-learning process for future teachers at the universities of pedagogical sciences of Cuba, specifically at “Jose Marti” University of Camagüey. The treatment to the professionalized learning approach has generally been related to technical courses in the technical professional teaching. This approach needs contextualizing in the different courses or disciplines of higher education with the purpose of achieving the goal demanded by society of graduated teachers from higher education at their working scenarios. The teacher of English is no exception to this demand. Key words: professional approach, professional competency, users, analyst, professor

  6. Enhancing Cultural Creativity in College English Teaching

    徐天舒

    2014-01-01

    The goal of language teaching is to enable students to communicate in target cultural context, so improving their cultural creativity becomes essential. Culture teaching in college English teaching serves not only to develop students’ linguistic ability, but also to increase their cultural creativity. College teaching must provide students with the opportunities to learn to know, learn to do and learn to interact.

  7. Using Educative Assessments to Support Science Teaching for Middle School English-language Learners

    Buxton, Cory A.; Allexsaht-Snider, Martha; Suriel, Regina; Kayumova, Shakhnoza; Choi, Youn-jeng; Bouton, Bobette; Baker, Melissa

    2013-03-01

    Grounded in Hallidayan perspectives on academic language, we report on our development of an educative science assessment as one component of the language-rich inquiry science for English-language learners teacher professional learning project for middle school science teachers. The project emphasizes the role of content-area writing to support teachers in diagnosing their students' emergent understandings of science inquiry practices, science content knowledge, and the academic language of science, with a particular focus on the needs of English-language learners. In our current school policy context, writing for meaningful purposes has received decreased attention as teachers struggle to cover large numbers of discrete content standards. Additionally, high-stakes assessments presented in multiple-choice format have become the definitive measure of student science learning, further de-emphasizing the value of academic writing for developing and expressing understanding. To counter these trends, we examine the implementation of educative assessment materials—writing-rich assessments designed to support teachers' instructional decision making. We report on the qualities of our educative assessment that supported teachers in diagnosing their students' emergent understandings, and how teacher-researcher collaborative scoring sessions and interpretation of assessment results led to changes in teachers' instructional decision making to better support students in expressing their scientific understandings. We conclude with implications of this work for theory, research, and practice.

  8. Hearing the voices of alternatively certified teachers in Texas: Narratives of teaching English language learners in urban secondary mainstream classrooms

    Zannou, Yetunde Mobola

    In Texas, nearly half of all new teachers are alternatively certified (AC) whilst English language learners (ELL) are over one-third of the public school population in some districts. As this trend continues, the likelihood that AC teachers will teach ELLs increases and alters what Texas teachers must know upon entering the classroom. This research explores teacher knowledge and beliefs about teaching ELLs through constructivist and narrative lenses. Four AC science teachers in two diverse school districts participated in in-depth interviews and reflective interviews following classroom observations to answer the research questions: (1) how do AC teachers describe and interpret their acts of teaching ELLs in mainstream classrooms; and (2) how do AC teachers describe and interpret their learning to teach ELLs in mainstream classrooms. Data were transcribed and analyzed using thematic narrative methods. This study found that participants saw ELL instruction as: (1) "just good teaching" strategies, (2) consisting primarily of cultural awareness and consideration for student comfort, and (3) less necessary in science where all students must learn the language. The most experienced teacher was the only participant to reference specific linguistic knowledge in describing ELL instruction. Many of the teachers described their work with ELL students as giving them an opportunity to improve their lives, which was consistent with their overall teaching philosophy and reason for entering the profession. Participant narratives about learning to teach ELLs described personal experience and person-to-person discussions as primary resources of knowledge. District support was generally described as unhelpful or incomplete. Participants portrayed their AC program as helpful in preparing them to work with ELL students, but everyone desired more relevant information from the program and more grade-appropriate strategies from the district. Participant narratives reveal AC teachers

  9. LAMS as an assessment tool for teaching and learning English as a foreign language

    Brenes-Castaño, Antonio; Contero-Urgal, Candela; Rodríguez-Gómez, Gregorio; Gallego-Noche, Beatriz

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we describe how LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) might help English language teachers to design and implement e-Learning-oriented e-Assessment and to enhance the techniques they employ to provide complete assessment units embracing all linguistic skills. In doing so, we present an example of an assessment unit in which such an implementation can be seen through the combination of different resources LAMS provides, thus improving the design of didactic sy...

  10. An AI Framework to Teach English as a Foreign Language: CSIEC

    Jia, Jiyou; Peking University

    2009-01-01

    CSIEC (Computer Simulation in Educational Communication), is not only an intelligent web-based human-computer dialogue system with natural language for English instruction, but also a learning assessment system for learners and teachers. Its multiple functions—including grammar-based gap filling exercises, scenario show, free chatting and chatting on a given topic—can satisfy the various requirements for students with different backgrounds and learning abilities. After a brief explanation of ...

  11. An Effective Role of E-Learning Technology For English Language Teaching By Using Meta Communication Actors

    Ilknur ISTIFCI

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Meta communication plays a key role in foreign language learning and teaching. Broadly speaking, meta communication is communication about communication. Meta communication is something that goes beyond communication and all language learners and teachers should be familiar with its existence. It should be stressed that meta communication which accompanies any message is very powerful. In face to face writing lessons, the student can make emphasis on any point by utilizing larger fonts, capital letters, or bold fonts in his essay. However, in virtual learning environments, students can make use of emoticons like :- “happy”, :-( “sad”, :-/ “perplexed”, O.o “confused” to communicate about communication. Further, they can deploy some acronyms like (BTW= By the way, ASAP= as soon as possible, TM= tomorrow to easily convey their messages. It should be emphasized that E-learning applications (virtual worlds, second life, ICTs are very beneficial in foreign language learning and teaching since they create a platform for students and teachers to interact in a context with no boundaries of time and distance. In Transformational Generative Grammar, foreign language teachers describe syntactic structures in English by using grammatical symbols with meta communicational elements. For instance, every English Foreign Language-EFL or English Language Teaching-ELT teachers or students is familiar with the symbols and related meanings like (S= sentence, subject, V= verb, O= object, N= noun, NP= noun phrase, VP= verb phrase, etc.. On the other side, when teaching English pronunciation to Turkish EFL learners, foreign language teachers utilize phonetic symbols like /è, æ, å, ğ, w, ŋ/ to write transcriptions of English words. These phonetic symbols have meta communicational elements in their composition because they communicate about communication. At this juncture, foreign language teachers should learn frequently used emoticons, keyboard

  12. A Lesson Study of Internet Usage to Enhance the Development of English Language Teaching in a Libyan University

    El Abbar, Magda

    2016-01-01

    The research discussed in this thesis is based upon a programme of study in a Libyan university, which focused on the use of the Internet in the classroom in order to enhance English language teaching and learning. In the last few decades, information and communication technology (ICT) has strongly influenced society as well as education as it has become a part of daily life, offering access to a world of knowledge. This thesis describes, through a single case study, how three teachers at the...

  13. A Study on English Vocabulary Teaching Strategies of Middle School

    付宗菊

    2014-01-01

    Vocabulary is an ele mentary component of a language, which is essential to communication and plays an important role in language learning. Therefore, how to strengthen and improve the vocabulary teaching has become one of important fields in English teaching. To some degree, whether or not the vocabulary teaching is successful will have direct effect on the quality of English teaching. In retrospect, foreign language researchers and educators have probed into vocabulary teaching theoretically and practically on the second language acquisition, linguistics, psychology, pedagogy and have obtained great accomplishment. The present paper incorporates five parts: 1) introduction, 2) English vocabulary learning strategies, 3) English vocabulary teaching principles and strategies and 4) conclusion.

  14. Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Dyslexic Young Learners: an Intervention Programme

    Panagiota Goudi

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The scope of this chapter is to study the stimulation of phonological awareness of the English language, in Greek dyslexic young learners, who present a specific reading disability in both their mother tongue as well as in the foreign language. According to scientific research, phonological awareness, i.e. the knowledge of the phonological structure of a language by its user, is intrinsically related to the reading process. At the same time, it has been confirmed that dyslexic learners experience difficulty in segmenting and blending speech sounds, due to insufficiently developed phonological awareness. For this reason, a well-founded intervention programme is designed and put into action, aiming at studying the reading development of dyslexic young learners. The findings have revealed that phonological awareness can be stimulated, resulting in the development of reading accuracy.

  15. Communicative Language Teaching in China

    陈潇

    2011-01-01

    Introduction English is becoming a worldwide langunge.In China,English as a foreign language has been paid more attention.The number of learners of English is growing rapidly these years.How to teach English well and how to teach it in order to meet the needs of learners are also the questions educationist and teachers often discuss.Communicative language teaching (CLT) which is created in Britain is very popular to be used to meet the needs of learners in China now.In this paper,I will illustrate the definition and approach of CLT and the extent we apply CLT to the class to meet the needs of learners of English in China and vocational college I am working at.The difficulties and challenges during the teaching and learning process will also be discussed.In the end,some suggestions about applying CLT will be offered.

  16. Teaching in a foreign language

    Preisler, Bent

    2008-01-01

    English. This paper is an example of this, focusing specifically on teacher discourse in an English-language context at a Danish university. It is part of the preparation for a project investigating the relationship between linguistic performance and academic authority for university teachers teaching...... teach in English, after always teaching in their mother tongue in the past? This paper introduces some of the issues in a presentation of three "teacher voices of the international university" in Denmark - pointing out, in particular, some of the theoretical and methodological difficulties in...... investigating such issues. Obviously, Danish university teachers are not alone in facing the challenge of having to teach in English, and the project is therefore relevant to university teachers in all EFL countries. [1] Countries where English is a Foreign Language...

  17. Think Before You Speak——The Construction of English Language Thinking With the Help of Tongue Twisters In College English Class Teaching

    王兆辉

    2015-01-01

    Speaking and thinking are a set duel in the performance of oral language.The ability of English thinking is one of the essential elements,as pronunciation and grammar,influencing the flow of speech.In actual oral class practice,students should be trained to think in English before speaking in English,without which,the language monster Chinglish(the compounding of Chinese and English) is produced.In this essay,a new practical method of training English language thinking with the use of tongue twisters is discussed and analyzed so that students can have an improved way to practice their oral English.

  18. Think Before You Speak--The Construction of English Language Thinking With the Help of Tongue Twisters In College English Class Teaching

    王兆辉

    2015-01-01

    Speaking and thinking are a set duel in the performance of oral language.The ability of English thinking is one of the essential elements,as pronunciation and grammar,influencing the flow of speech.In actual oral class practice,students should be trained to think in English before speaking in English,without which,the language monster Chinglish (the compounding of Chinese and English)is produced. In this essay,a new practical method of training English language thinking with the use of tongue twisters is discussed and analyzed so that students can have an improved way to practice their oral English.

  19. The Mental Lexicon and English Vocabulary Teaching

    Huaqing He; Yunfei Deng

    2015-01-01

    In China, English as a foreign language (EFL) learning mainly occurs in the classroom, and the resultant lack of practice using English in authentic settings makes it quite difficult for many Chinese learners to learn English words. They may often feel that English words are “difficult to learn and easy to forget.” As such, how to effectively teach English vocabulary in classrooms is an essential point for English teachers. Assuming that the goal of vocabulary teaching is to build up students...

  20. Modular Sequence: English as a Second Language, Methods and Techniques. TTP 001.06 Morphology: Teaching English Structures to Spanish Speakers. Teacher Corps Bilingual Project.

    Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.

    This learning module is designed to provide the prospective teacher of English as second language with a contrastive overview of the syntactic structures of Spanish and English and to enable him to: (a) state the English language patterns that are difficult for a Puerto Rican Spanish-speaker, (b) explain the specific causes for indications of…

  1. Teaching English for Specific Purposes

    Nijolė Netikšienė

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Teaching English for Specific Purposes and General English is analysed in the article. The scientific approach of a scientist M. Rosenberg is presented. The experience of teaching English for Specific Purposesat VGTU is alsopresented. The ideas and teaching methods from the classes of general English can be transferred to the classes of English for Specific Purposes.

  2. Teaching English for Specific Purposes

    Nijolė Netikšienė

    2011-01-01

    Teaching English for Specific Purposes and General English is analysed in the article. The scientific approach of a scientist M. Rosenberg is presented. The experience of teaching English for Specific Purposesat VGTU is alsopresented. The ideas and teaching methods from the classes of general English can be transferred to the classes of English for Specific Purposes.

  3. English, Language Shift and Values Shift in Japan and Singapore

    Morita, Liang

    2015-01-01

    This is a comparative study of English language education in Japan and Singapore and the role English plays in both countries. English language education in Japan has not been very effective. Although the communicative approach to teaching English was introduced in the 1980s, schools still use the grammar-translation method and most Japanese do…

  4. Corpus Linguistics Facilitates English Teaching

    朱思亲

    2014-01-01

    Corpus linguistics has been widely applied in English teaching. Corpus linguistics has changed the way to teach English. The essay discusses two approaches in English teaching based on corpus, corpus-driven approach and corpus-based approach. It finds out that both corpus-driven approach and corpus-based approach facilitate English teaching in their own ways.

  5. Incorporating Pragmatics in English Language Teaching: To What Extent Do EFL Course Books Address Speech Acts?

    Yasemin Aksoyalp

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Investigating the presence and presentation of speech acts in course books may be significant in an EFL (English as a Foreign Language environment since in most cases, students rely on them for pragmatic input. Though a large body of research has dealt with the speech acts, relatively little research has been conducted to examine the speech acts in English course books. To fill in this gap, this study aimed to investigate how complaints, apologies and suggestions were presented in EFL course books. To this end, a content analysis on 17 course books of different language proficiency levels (i.e. from beginner to advanced was conducted to find out (i whether the course books included the aforementioned speech acts (ii the range and frequencies of linguistic strategies used to perform these speech acts and (iii whether their frequency showed variation across all proficiency levels. The findings have clear implications for course book writers, publishers and language teachers.  The findings are presented and implications are made. Keywords: speech acts, course books, EFL, proficiency level

  6. Case study: Teaching Finnish - English Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) Legal Translation at the University of Helsinki

    Garant, Mikel

    2013-01-01

    Finland is widely recognized as one of the top countries to live in, with transparency and an excellent education system, which provides for top English proficiencies. The applied English translation case study that is examined in this paper focuses on Finnish into English legal translation teaching coupled with studying at the University of Helsinki. Scrutiny of the course structure, teaching materials and teaching methods was undertaken as part of the empirical research and the efficiency o...

  7. Learn and Unlearn: Drama as an Effective Tool in Teaching English Language and Communication

    Shibani Banerjee

    2014-01-01

    It is argued that learning the importance of positive reinforcement and unlearning the de-motivating and unfruitful experiences of one’s life can help students cope up with the existing inhibition about learning a foreign language and, in turn, can motivate them to do something productive and creative. In this respect, the role of drama, in EFL classroom, has been debated and recommended for achieving the intended effects. However, it has also been suggested that the motive of teaching a fore...

  8. English Language Teaching in Spain: Do Textbooks Comply with the Official Methodological Regulations? A Sample Analysis

    Aquilino Sánchez; Raquel Criado

    2009-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to verify up to what point ELT textbooks used in Spanish educational settings comply with the official regulations prescribed, which fully advocate the Communicative Language Teaching Method (CLT). For that purpose, seven representative coursebooks of different educational levels and modalities in Spain – secondary, upper secondary, teenager and adult textbooks – were selected to be analysed. A full unit randomly selected from each coursebook was ...

  9. International trends in English language assessment: implications for Bangladesh

    Shrestha, Prithvi; Azim, Farhan

    2014-01-01

    English language teaching and learning has come a long way away in the last 60 years. It has shifted from grammar and vocabulary learning to real language use in social contexts. This paradigm shift has affected English language assessment as well. In this talk, I will begin with our current understanding of language assessment and why we assess learners’ language abilities. This will be followed by a historical context of English language assessment before presenting case studies from other ...

  10. English as a Foreign Language, Globalisation and Conceptual Questioning

    Jordao, Clarissa Menezes

    2009-01-01

    This text discusses the locus of English in globalisation discourses. Assuming that languages constitute discursive formations informing ways of knowing, discourses of English as a global language (EGL) are positioned in relation to teaching English as a foreign language in the "glocal" scene. We draw on post-colonial theories and critical…

  11. Subject Teacher Training and Teaching in English

    Kuoppala, Marjo-Kaisa

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this Master s thesis is on one hand to find out how CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) teachers and English teachers perceive English and its use in teaching, and on the other hand, what they consider important in subject teacher education in English that is being planned and piloted in STEP Project at the University of Helsinki Department of Teacher Education. One research question is also what kind of language requirements teachers think CLIL teachers should have...

  12. CLT in the Chinese Language Teaching Context

    王敏

    2009-01-01

    Communicative Language Teaching is considered as an efficient approach to second language acquisition,.This article tries to give a general introduction to CLT and its current situation in English teaching in China by pointing out the difficulties CLT faces in China as well as giving some suggestions for the perfection of CLT in Chinese language teaching context.

  13. 英语教学中的肢体语言%The Body Language in English Teaching

    张欢欢

    2015-01-01

    It is important for people to use body language in the communication with others because the communications between people are never depended on oral language. Body language can not only help people who use different language to have the basic communications but also transmit subtle emotions that can not be expressed by oral language. Body language can help students to learn easily and the teachers should use the body language correctly and create a harmonious and efficient English class.

  14. The Cultural Introduction in College English Teaching

    汤瑷宁

    2015-01-01

    Language is closely connected to culture,which is a presentation of culture.College English teaching is not just the language teaching,the cultural introduction is also essential.The paper puts forward the concrete application of culture introduction in college English class through analyzing the importance of culture introduction.It is helpful to change students’lower cultural quality and poor communicative competence.It is conducive to have a clear understanding of English culture and improve students’English integrated applied abilities and communication skills.

  15. Language Anxiety in English Learning

    袁雪

    2016-01-01

    This paper aims to discuss the language anxiety in English learning from the following two aspects: the definition of anxiety and the effects of language anxiety. Meanwhile, it provides some pedagogical implications to college English teachers and learners.

  16. An Introduction to English Teaching, A Textbook for English Educators

    Lin, Grace Hui Chin; Chien, Paul Shih-chieh

    2010-01-01

    Teaching English became a professional and academic field from a half century ago. Many researches for teacher education and teacher training have been conducted in order to raise the English as well as the foreign language trainers' knowledge and capabilities in carrying out effective lessons in classroom. During second millennium of speedily…

  17. WEB-QUESTS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDYING AND TEACHING AS A VALUABLE RESOURCE AND EFFECTIVE TOOL

    K. M. Pererva

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. This paper is a study of innovative methods of learning and teaching English with the help of Internet resources and students motivation to seek the necessary information at homework. Methodology. The main principle of the Web-Quest as a type of English language teaching is to motivate students. For example, by participation in the Web-Quest students, who were unsure of their knowledge, become more confident. Having clear goals and objectives, using computer skills, motivated young people more actively acts as a confident user of English. Findings. According to the technology of We-Quests students were asked to create one or more projects directly related to the successful execution of the work. It is a significant result of all the hard work of students, and it is the subject of evaluation. Evaluation is an essential component of Web-Quest or any other project, and from this point of view, the criteria should be clear and accessible to students from the very beginning. These instructions can and should be changed in order to differentiate and provide an oral presentation and written work. Originality. Basically, Web-Quests are mini-projects in which a higher percentage of the material obtained from the Internet. They can be created by teachers or students, depending on the type of training work. The author detailed the increase of possibilities in the search of Internet projects with other creative types of student work. They may include: review of the literature, essay writing, discussion of read works and other. Practical value. The paper confirmed that the roles and tasks, reflecting the real world, invites to cooperate, stimulate and train the thinking process at a higher level. That is why the use of Web-Quests can improve the language skills of the educational process (reading for information extraction, detailed reading, negotiations, oral and written communication, and other.

  18. Interaction Hypothesis and Spoken English Teaching

    郭菲菲

    2013-01-01

    Spoken English is one of the most practical skill that students need to obtain.However there exist many problems in Spoken English Teaching in China ,one of the most serious problem is that it lacks sufficient practice.According to the interaction hypothesis (Long, Gass), second language acquisition occurs when learners interact in conversation with native speakers and/or each other.Based on this hypothesis,the author presents some new insights for improving Spoken English Teaching and discusses its enlightenment in Spoken English Teaching Classroom.

  19. English Language Teaching in Spain: Do Textbooks Comply with the Official Methodological Regulations? A Sample Analysis

    Aquilino Sánchez

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this paper is to verify up to what point ELT textbooks used in Spanish educational settings comply with the official regulations prescribed, which fully advocate the Communicative Language Teaching Method (CLT. For that purpose, seven representative coursebooks of different educational levels and modalities in Spain – secondary, upper secondary, teenager and adult textbooks – were selected to be analysed. A full unit randomly selected from each coursebook was examined through the parameters of the communicative potential of the activities – measured on a scale from 0 to 10 – and the communicative nature of the methodological strategies implemented – measured on a dichotomous scale (yes/no. Global results per educational levels point to the prevailing communicative nature of all the materials, which was shown to be above 50%. The remaining non-communicative block was covered by activities focused on the formal features of language (grammar and vocabulary. This resulting degree of dissociation between official regulations and what is really found in teaching materials may be positive, since the learning of languages is complex and results from the intervention of multiple factors and learning styles, as is evidenced by the professional experience of teachers from different backgrounds and beliefs.

  20. Teaching English Through Literature

    2005-01-01

    This paper aims at emphasizing the use of literature as a popular technique for teaching both basic language skills (i.e. reading, writing, listening and speaking) and language areas (i.e. vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation) in our times. Reasons for using literary texts in foreign language classroom and main criteria for selecting suitable literary texts in foreign language classes are stressed so as to make the reader familiar with the underlying reasons and criteria for language teacher...

  1. Teaching English Vocabulary

    郝丹

    2014-01-01

    Grammar provides the overall patterns, and vocabulary is the material to put in the patterns. Without grammar we can convey a little, but without vocabulary we can convey nothing. Vocabulary teaching is an indispensable part of English curriculum. Art is a kind of creation. Teaching vocabulary artistically can make teachers and students build up created consciousness in teaching and learning vocabulary activities and teachers put their experience and emotions towards beauty into teaching activities to raise general vocabulary teaching activities to appreciation of beauty and creative activities, convert bitter into happy, tense into ease. Thus the non-intellectual factors like motive, interest, emotion, self-confidence and so on can be developed naturally and they will elaborate a great part in English vocabulary teaching. At the same time, the relationship between teachers and students can get improved fundamentally furthest and it pushes vocabulary teaching powerfully in turn.

  2. On Pragmatics and Language Teaching

    李华

    2013-01-01

    This thesis concentrates on analyzing the impacts of pragmatics on English teaching by application of the theories of se-mantics and pragmatics. It attempts to probe into the profound relationship between pragmatics and grammar, pragmatics and se-mantics, pragmatics and cognition in order to find out the proper methods on language teaching.

  3. VOCATIONAL COLLEGE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF A NEWLY IMPLEMENTED ONLINE COURSE OF TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    Abdullah YÖRDEM

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to investigate the student satisfaction with the Online English Language courses piloted for the first time at a Vocational College in a remote town located in the north-west of Turkey in 2014-2015 educational year. These courses were designed with a format of face-to-face testing and online delivery of course materials. Data were collected from students both quantitatively and qualitatively using a survey which included seven likert scale attitude questions and two open-ended questions where they had to express their opinions about either face-to-face or online courses of which they thought was more advantageous and relevant for them. Twenty three female and a hundred and eighty four male students attending ten different departments, aged mostly eighteen and nineteen years participated in our study. Quantitative data from the students indicate that while 52% of the whole participants thought that online teaching of English as a foreign language was not useful for them at all, just 6% of the students declared that the online teaching system was very useful. To the question whether they preferred online or face-to-face learning, quite surprisingly, 82% of the participants declared that they preferred face-to-face learning. As to why they preferred the particular kind of teaching; the online course proponents cited mostly “comfortness” and “no-attendance obligation”; on the other hand, the face-to-face advocates mostly cited “effectiveness of learning from a live instructor” and “possibility of asking questions when something is not clear” and “lacking of technical equipment “or “internet access”.

  4. Approaches to the teaching of introductory literature courses in a Polish English Language Teacher Training College.

    Andy Dixon

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to outline approaches to a course entitled Introduction to Literature, which is frequently available to second-year undergraduates in Polish teacher training colleges and other institutes of higher education. While preparing students for subsequent courses in British and American literature and helping them towards mature responses to literary texts, the course aims to raise student teachers' awareness of the potential of literature in the learning/teaching situation and to provide them with examples of the integration of curricular areas. In addition, given that literature is an intrinsically interesting source of authentic language, it is intended that instruction should increase students' sensitivity to language and expand their vocabulary, thus promoting the development of the four skills.

  5. Approaches to the teaching of introductory literature courses in a Polish English Language Teacher Training College.

    Andy Dixon

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to outline approaches to a course entitled Introduction to Literature, which is frequently available to second-year undergraduates in Polish teacher training colleges and other institutes of higher education. While preparing students for subsequent courses in British and American literature and helping them towards mature responses to literary texts, the course aims to raise student teachers' awareness of the potential of literature in the learning/teaching situation and to provide them with examples of the integration of curricular areas. In addition, given that literature is an intrinsically interesting source of authentic language, it is intended that instruction should increase students' sensitivity to language and expand their vocabulary, thus promoting the development of the four skills.

  6. English as a lingua franca as an aspect of teaching

    Bisgaard Isaksen, Vibe; Just, Mareike; Ulbrich, Kristina; Mejdahl Bacher, Pia

    2014-01-01

    Abstract The increasing use of English as a world language and its impact on the social, cultural and political life leads to a stronger focus on the English language used as lingua franca. This research looks at the potential benefits and barriers of implementing an English as a lingua franca (ELF) perspective in the English teaching practice in Danish Gymnasium. The purpose of this report is to investigate how far the perspective of ELF could become part of the English teaching practice ...

  7. English Teaching Profile: Sierra Leone.

    British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.

    The role and status of English in Sierra Leone are examined, with attention directed to: (1) English within the education system, (2) teachers of English, (3) materials support; (4) educational administration for English teaching, (5) development and planning, (6) British support for the teaching of English, and (7) commercial opportunities.…

  8. The Combination of Business English Teaching with Communicative Approach

    张莉

    2010-01-01

    With globalization,Business English(BE)has developed fast in China.As Communicative Language Teaching(CLT)has been popular in language teaching,many scholars have engaged in the integration of CLT into Business English Teaching(BET).This paper tries to evaluate its implementation and aims to promote the BET through finding the success and limitations through evaluation.

  9. The Pearl Side of Online Portfolios: A Descriptive Study on the Rich Experience of Using PearlTrees by Master Students of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Albaiz, Tahany

    2016-01-01

    Teaching English to ESL teachers is a challenging task for a number of reasons, the lack of connection between the target language and the native one being one of the most challenging factors (Ferlazzo & Sypnieski, 2013). Therefore, teachers are supposed to be innovators in creating the tools that could boost the learning process, as well as…

  10. The Dilemma of Being English Language Teachers: Interpreting Teachers' Motivation to Teach, and Professional Commitment in China's Hinterland Regions

    Gao, Xuesong; Xu, Hao

    2014-01-01

    This article reports on an inquiry into a group of English language teachers' professional experiences that interpreted their motivation to teach and their shifting professional commitment with reference to representations and visions that they had and did not have about themselves in rural secondary schools in China's hinterland…

  11. Strategies on teaching English vocabulary of Non-English majors

    李辉

    2014-01-01

    As we know that mastery of vocabulary is an essential component of foreign language acquisition, and learners cannot learn a language without vocabulary. Based on the vocabulary leaning problems of Non-English majors, this article makes analysis of the main factors for the problems and tries to provide some vocabulary teaching strategies to solve the problems.

  12. A Qualitative Research on the Teaching Strategies and Class Applications of the High School Teachers Who Teach English in Turkey as a Foreign Language

    Gocer, Ali

    2010-01-01

    Nowadays, whichever position the individuals work in, they feel the need to learn a foreign language even a second foreign language. In parallel with the need for a foreign language, the importance of the foreign language teaching increases. In language teaching, conditions such as the facilities of the environment, learner's features, the social…

  13. The "Contextual Contact" in Grammar Microteachings in Teaching English as a Foreign Language: A Teacher Training Perspective

    Sarigöz, Iskender Hakki

    2015-01-01

    The grammar microteachings carried out by trainees in teacher education is a critical issue due to the fact that the teaching of grammar has always been a controversial issue throughout the foreign language teaching (FLT) acculturation. There is always some negative reaction to isolated teaching of grammar in communicative language teaching…

  14. The Impact of the "Teaching English through English" Policy on Teachers and Teaching in South Korea

    Choi, Tae-Hee

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, Asian countries including South Korea have been trying to redefine the role of English in response to globalisation. The impact of this on English language teaching and on Korean society more generally has been well documented; however, the impact of this change on individual teachers and their teaching calls for further…

  15. The Distinction of Thought Patterns between English and Chinese Regarding English Teaching

    Zhao Weining

    2014-01-01

    English teaching and learning in China are more inclined to focus on correcting linguistic errors rather than analyzing thought patterns. However, thought patterns play an important role in many aspects of English teaching. This paper discusses the relationship between thought patterns and languages, and provides some suggestion for English teaching regarding thought patterns.

  16. 对英语语言教学中交际法的理解%Understanding on communicative approaches to English language teaching

    龚君婷

    2009-01-01

    Teaching English communicatively has been the essential goal of our education. In the long process of ELT (English Language Teaching) in China, various teaching methodologies have been introduced and numerous kinds of teaching approaches, es-pecially Communicative Approach, have contributed much to the development of ELT in our country. Using CLT (Communicative Language Teaching) is one of language methods that offer a? new view and strategy in language teaching. In teaching and learning process, the emphasis is on? how students must he able to communicate and? express messages orally well.%互动式的英语教学巴经成为我们教学的根本目标.各种各样的教学方法论和各种不同的教学方法被引进到我们中国长期的英语教学过程当中,尤其是交际法对我国英语语言教学的发展发挥了重要的作用.互动武语言教学作为其中的一种方法给我们语音教学提供了全新的理念和策略.在教与学的过程中,我们把重心放在如何让学生以口语更好地进行沟通和表达.

  17. ‘There’s a hippo on my stoep’: Constructions of English second language teaching and learners in the new National Senior Certificate

    Moeain Arend; Rochelle Kapp

    2011-01-01

    The focus of this paper is an analysis of the conceptualisation of language teaching and the construction of learners in the new National Senior Certificate grade 12 curriculum and examinations taken by students for whom English is an additional language. The paper examines the values, attitudes and beliefs, as well as the required levels of cognitive engagement and notions of reading and writing. The authors argue that the curriculum represents a significant improvement on the previous versi...

  18. The Pragmatic Application of English Euphemism on English Teacher's Language

    李倩; 刘丹

    2009-01-01

    Euphemism,as a linguistic form generated to seek ideal and effective communication, is widely and vividly used in people's daily life, and has become an indispensable part in English language. So it has intrigued linguists and scholars for long time. The researches about this subject cover many different fields, including linguistics, pragmatics, and psychology and so on. However, the researches on its pragmatic application in teachers' language are few. Based on the previous scholars' achievements, its application on teacher's language from the perspective of pragmatic function would be explored in this paper. Nowadays, student-centered teaching is advocated to improve teaching. Applying euphemisms on teaching is a typical embodiment. Teacher's applying euphemisms can shake off the fright of students in public, protect their self-esteem and stimulate their interest in study. When it is applied to teaching languages appropriately, relaxing and lively atmosphere built in class, students' confidence elevated, their initiative enhanced, good teaching results can be attained.

  19. Authority in language investigating standard English

    Milroy, James

    2012-01-01

    Authority in Language explores the perennially topical and controversial notion of correct and incorrect language.James and Lesley Milroy cover the long-running debate over the teaching of Standard English in Britain and compare the language ideologies in Britain and the USA, involving a discussion of the English-Only movement and the Ebonics controversy. They consider the historical process of standardisation and its social consequences, in particular discrimination against low-status and ethnic minority groups on the basis of their language traits.

  20. A critical analysis of the English language textbooks in Andhra Pradesh, India

    Anjaneyulu, Thotapally

    2015-01-01

    English Language Teaching is very important because of the global status of English. English Language Teaching is a process that requires great efforts on the part of all the participants. Textbooks are the most important elements of teaching process for the aims and objectives of a course. In view of the importance of English as a foreign language in Andhra Pradesh, the researcher has examined the existing textbooks and system of teaching English in order to point out the shortcomings which ...

  1. The Teaching of English Grammar

    祖凤霞

    2009-01-01

    Acquiring the grammar system is vital in the foreign language learning, and there has always been the debate on how learners can best acquire the English grammar. Inthis paper, two methods for teaching grammar will be presented--traditional practice and consciousness-raising. Both thetwo methods have their ad-vantages and disadvantages. But in practice, it is a better idea to combine different methods to make grammar teaching more effective. In addition, the consideration of different individual learners is also very important.

  2. Teaching Graduate Non-English Majors

    ROBERT; T.; TUOHEY

    2010-01-01

    Foreigners teaching English in China routinely find themselves in odd situa-tions. One of the oddest, at least for the newcomer, is being thrust into a room packed ceiling-to-floor with every major under the sun, except English, and being expected to make said group conversant in the missing language. Even at a glance, this setup is screwy for

  3. Teaching Graduate Non-English Majors

    ROBERT T.TUOHEY

    2010-01-01

    @@ Foreigners teaching English in China routinely find themselves in odd situations. One of the oddest, at least for the newcomer, is" being thrust into a room packed ceiling-to-floor with every major under the sun, except English, and being expected to make said group conversant in the missing language.

  4. Approaches to College English Pronunciation Teaching

    蒋拓新

    2013-01-01

    In most universities in China, pronunciation has long been overlooked in college English teaching. With the reform of college English teaching, great attention has been paid to the cultivation of the students' listening and speaking skills, that is, Eng⁃lish teaching has moved to language functions and communicative competencies, a new urgency for the teaching of pronuncia⁃tion has arisen. This paper covers the four areas of pronunciation: sounds, stress, rhythm, and intonation, with the expectation that it will provide readers with comprehensive insight into ways of teaching pronunciation.

  5. English as the Language of International Business Communication

    Kuiper, Alison

    2007-01-01

    In teaching business communication, instructors usually can take for granted that English is the language of business communication in a globalised world. Even in a multicultural and multilinguistic country such as Malaysia, the assumption that English is the language to use is shared by those who manage programs, those who teach, and students.…

  6. On the Use of Chinese in Teaching English

    Zheng Qin

    2005-01-01

    Educators always have two differing arguments over the functions of native language in the foreign language teaching. Many educational practitioners oppose the idea of using native language in second language teaching process due to the grammar translation approach still popular. The grammar translation approach underscore that native language and functional grammar should not be applied to the foreign language teaching. By utilizing different types of second language teaching theories, the author put great emphasis on the function of the native language in the second language teaching particularly on the function to the basic and intermediate level learners. The author contend that: we should exert the necessary function of the native language in foreign language teaching especially for the adult people. Native language should act as a catalyst in this process. Foreign language teachers should not refuse using native language. They should make the best use of native language in the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) process and thus help student to form English thoughts. Nowadays, facing so many foreign language teaching methods and theories, we should seek the essence and get rid of the dross. As the famous English saying goes: keep the baby and throw out the bath.This article aims at arousing deeper and wider discussion among foreign language practitioners on this problem by making some positive and valuable functions of native language in second language teaching.

  7. English language knowledge for secondary teachers

    Ross, Alison

    2013-01-01

    If teachers are to successfully develop their students' English language skills it is vital that they overcome any existing lack of confidence and training in grammar and language concepts. Language Knowledge for Secondary Teachers is an accessible book aiming to equip secondary teachers with the knowledge they need to teach language effectively. It clearly explains the essential concepts for language study, introduces the terminology needed for 'talking about language' and shows how this knowledge can be applied to the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. This

  8. Intercultural Communication and English Teaching

    丁杨

    2010-01-01

    This article talks about the relation between intercultural communication and English teaching,the importance of cultivating the knowledge of intercultural communication while teaching English,and some methods to let students develop the consciousness of intercultural communication.

  9. Application of Motivation in English Teaching

    朱瀚

    2006-01-01

    Teacher's words are not only a tool in teaching, but also an important resource of the language input for student at the same time.So it plays a very important role in the whole process of the teaching organization.The quantity and quality of teacher's words would directly affect the course.Moreover, motivation can usually bring much advantage to teaching.This thesis introduces the application of motivation in English teaching.

  10. Efficient English Listening Teaching Methods

    邢小杰

    2014-01-01

    In non-native English speaking countries, the big problem to English learners is that it is difficult for them to under-stand what the English speaker is talking about because many English learners have trouble in listening. Though they are English learners, they still have difficulty in listening to the foreigners from English speaking countries and other nonnative English speak-ers. Therefore, listening teaching becomes the vital task of both English teachers and English learners. English educators are ex-pected to search an efficient way to help English learners improve their listening. Modern teaching equipments, such as film and video and other teaching facilities play an indispensable role in English listening teaching.

  11. The English Language Growth Project

    Rochecouste, Judith; Oliver, Rhonda; Mulligan, Denise; Davies, Martin

    2011-01-01

    The English Language Growth (ELG) Project was conducted in five Australian universities in 2008-09 to address the on-going English language development of international students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Using an online survey inviting both qualitative and quantitative responses, 798 international students provided a rich source of…

  12. On Communicative Language Teaching

    Wang Ya-rong; Ma Ya-li

    2014-01-01

    In traditional language classroom, learners are taught mainly about language and its rules.They learn facts about language, rather than how to use it communicatively and how to cooperate with others.To help learners put language into active use, it’s recognized communicative language teaching is needed in language learning and teaching.

  13. On Communicative Language Teaching

    Wang; Ya-rong; Ma; Ya-li

    2014-01-01

    In traditional language classroom,learners are taught mainly about language and its rules.They learn facts about language,rather than how to use it communicatively and how to cooperate with others.To help learners put language into active use,it’s recognized communicative language teaching is needed in language learning and teaching.

  14. How Does Station Teaching Effect Language Learning?

    Suprabha, K.; Subramonian, G.

    2014-01-01

    All across the nation, general and special education teachers, English as a Second Language teachers, and other service providers, such as speech-language pathologists from all grade levels and all content areas, are taking the plunge into co-teaching. Station or rotation teaching is a co-teaching strategy that calls for the designing of at least…

  15. Multi-Dimensional Thoughts on English Classroom Teaching Techniques

    方丽

    2013-01-01

    English Language teaching involves various English teaching techniques in terms of listening, speaking, reading, writ-ing and the like skills. Traditional teaching ways are mostly discussed from that standpoint. Here, some new English classroom teaching techniques are introduced and evaluated in a dimensional perspective, which relate to such elements as the students, the teacher, classroom organization and management, and instructional strategies, etc. It makes English classroom teaching more effec-tive, thus improve English classroom teaching results. So, it’s advisable for English teachers to reconsider and reevaluate their teaching strategy and result in language classroom from a new multi-dimensional angle in order to improve English teaching effi-ciency.

  16. US Urban Elementary Teachers' Knowledge and Practices in Teaching Science to English Language Learners: Results from the first year of a professional development intervention

    Santau, Alexandra O.; Secada, Walter; Maerten-Rivera, Jaime; Cone, Neporcha; Lee, Okhee

    2010-10-01

    The study examined US elementary teachers' knowledge and practices in four key domains of science instruction with English language learning (ELL) students. The four domains included: (1) teachers' knowledge of science content, (2) teaching practices to promote scientific understanding, (3) teaching practices to promote scientific inquiry, and (4) teaching practices to support English language development during science instruction. The study was part of a larger five-year research and development intervention aimed at promoting science and literacy achievement of ELL students in urban elementary schools. It involved 32 third grade, 21 fourth grade, and 17 fifth grade teachers participating in the first-year implementation of the intervention. Based on teachers' questionnaire responses and classroom observation ratings, results indicated that (1) teachers' knowledge and practices were within the bounds of acceptability but short of reform-oriented practices and (2) grade-level differences existed, especially between Grades 3 and 5.

  17. How to Draw Students' Attention in English Teaching

    李静

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyses the reasons why students are easily to feel dull in English class and provides four effec-tive methods to solve it, which therefore improves the teaching and learning efficiency of English language study.

  18. A Case of Utilizing TBA in the College English Teaching

    Bi Ran

    2015-01-01

    English, as a tool of communication, plays a more and more important role in our daily life. Based on Willis' task- based language model, the article presents and discusses the application of TBA to English teaching.

  19. An Investigation of the Communicative Approach Teaching in Primary English Textbooks in Hong Kong and Malaysia: A Search into Communicative Language Teaching (CLT Textbooks, And How CLT is Applied in Textbooks

    Charles Ko

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present research, it will be shown how grammar activities in textbooks still retain the structural method of teaching grammar. The results found by previous scholars’ research will be covered, and illustrated by excerpts of textbooks, including comparison of Hong Kong and Malaysian textbooks. Communicative Language Teaching (CLT materialized in the West in the 1960s, and has extended to the Eastern countries over the last 20 years (Chung, 2005: 33. Since the introduction of CLT, many English textbooks have been published to incorporate communicative activities, authentic material and personalized contexts, however, most of the learning and teaching of grammar in textbooks do not fully reflect CLT principles (ibid.. The paper is written to show concerns over textbook designing issues and hence provide recommendations in changing the design of the modern English language textbooks. In the end of the paper, this research will suggest methods of designing more communicative grammar activities in English language textbooks for future textbook designers having guidelines in compiling the CLT English language textbooks. Besides, some approaches of communicative teaching with the CLT textbooks will be recommended to the pre- and in-service English language teachers in order to lead them to the current trend of CLT.

  20. English Vocabulary Teaching Strategies

    王敏

    2012-01-01

    Vocabulary is very necessary in language teaching and acquisition.If students have a certain amount of vocabulary,they will overcome many difficulties in reading.listening、 speaking and writing.In vocabulary teaching,scholars have been working hard to find better ways.This paper attempts to find how to improve students’ enthusiasm of learning vocabulary and teach vocabulary more successfully and effectively.

  1. Cultivating Pragmatic Competence in English Vocabulary Teaching

    刘果果

    2007-01-01

    vocabulary is one of the most important elements of the language. It is closely related with context and pragmatic. This paper intends to find out some effective method of vocabulary teaching under the pragmatic principles, exploring how to improve pragmatic competence of students in English vocabulary teaching.

  2. Conceptual Metaphor and English Vocabulary Teaching

    徐立

    2013-01-01

      We can see how metaphors exist in everyday language, even if we may not always notice. Metaphor plays an important role in vocabulary teaching. In accordance with the analysis of the fundamental theories proposed by Lakoff&Johnson (1980), this thesis provides some suggestions which help English teachers improve vocabulary teaching strategies.

  3. 浅析中学英语阅读的整体教学法%Analysis on English Reading Teaching Based on Whole Language Approach in Middle School

    周宝娥

    2015-01-01

    英语阅读在学生学习英语的过程中占有比较重要的地位,而笔者在传统的中学英语阅读教学过程中,发现很多学生在英语阅读方面遇到了困难。通过在中学英语阅读教学中运用整体教学法,能够有效地使中学生的英语阅读水平得到提高,使中学英语阅读教学得到完善。%English reading in middle school plays an important role in students' English learning. During the course of English Reading Teaching with traditional approach in middle school, we find many students have difficulty in reading English. Through teaching English reading based on whole language approach in middle school, students can efficiently improve English reading and the teaching of English reading in middle school are properly improved.

  4. Effective Language Teaching in Large Classes

    张丽丽

    2010-01-01

    <正>With more and more people who are jumping into the line of learning the second language (especially English),and also due to the limited resources in language teaching,many foreign language teachers are nowadays confronting the large classes when teaching.So how to teach foreign language effectively in large classes has become an issue as well as a special field to make researches in.

  5. On The Introduction of Cultural Awareness In College English Teaching

    刘星

    2009-01-01

    The new curriculum lays emphasis on the cultivation of students" cultural awareness in the College English teaching. Language and culture are closely related to each other. Language is a part of culture and is shaped by culture; language teaching and culture teaching are inseparable.

  6. The influence of the language proficiency of English teachers who are not native speakers of English on the language skills of their learners / Rhelda Krügel

    Krügel, Rhelda

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of the language proficiency of English teachers who are not native speakers of English on the language skills of their learners. The words: English teachers in this study refer to teachers teaching English as subject learning area but who are not native speakers of English. The word learners refer to English second language learners. Although the literature review highlights the specific features of each of the language skills namely l...

  7. Manufacturing Industry Employers’ Perception of Graduates’ English Language Skills Proficiency

    Manjet Kaur Mehar Singh

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Proficiency in English language skills among graduates that create advantages for the organization is preferred by prospective employers as one of the main criteria for employability.  This article provides an overview of undergraduates in higher education and also workplace literacy from the perspective of the employers in the manufacturing industry. The result from the research demonstrates that Malaysian manufacturing industry employers perceive that the graduate employees’ English language proficiency skills are still below their expectations. Therefore, this study recommends that there is a need for intervention into language teaching to improve the English language syllabus level of English proficiency at primary, secondary and tertiary level. At the same time, emphasis on the importance of English in everyday use should be inculcated without neglecting the national language of Malaysia.  This will ensure that the teaching of English will be in line with globalization and current workplace demands.Keywords: English language skills proficiency, manufacturing industry employers, graduates

  8. Context and English Teaching

    黄念峰

    2004-01-01

    The exponents of Functional Teaching Approach hold that only when the linguistic expressions are presented(by the teacher)and practised(by the students)in the specifte context,can language teaching cultivate students' competence of understanding and using language forms.Based on two years' practice,The author argues that excellent effects on setting up context can livene up the atmosphere of the classroom,foster the students' competitive consciousness and collective spirit,stimulate the students' rich imagination and creativity,satisfy their thirst for knowledge,promote the harmonious relationship between teacher and students and improve the quality of teaching.

  9. The Application of English-Chinese Comparison to Culture Teaching

    Qiu-juan ZHU

    2006-01-01


    This thesis is a tentative endeavor to employ English-Chinese comparison to culture teaching so as to help English learners overcome negative transfer from their native culture and learn more idiomatic English.
    Key words: the English language, the Chinese language, comparison, culture teaching
    Résumé: Cet essai tente d’employer la comparaison anglais-chinois à l’enseignement de culture afin d’ai...

  10. Integrating China English into College English Teaching

    李永仙

    2016-01-01

    China English does exist, which is reconfirmed by salient linguistic features illustrated and documented by many research scholars. This paper explores some pedagogical implications addressing the issue of integrating China English into college English teaching to enhance learners' confidence and competence in cross-cultural communication.

  11. A case study of student-teachers' perceptions of developing students' critical thinking through English language teaching in Hong Kong

    Mok, JFY

    2011-01-01

    In 1999 a critical thinking syllabus was issued by the education authorities to all junior secondary school English language teachers in Hong Kong. Different from the earlier curriculum guidelines, the syllabus highlights the importance of student thinking and of developing students’ critical thinking through the subject. The requirement was then reiterated in the English Language curriculum for junior secondary education in 2002 and for the new senior secondary curriculum ...

  12. The Language Teaching Puzzle

    Child, Gregory S.

    2012-01-01

    This portfolio is a compilation of beliefs about effective foreign language (FL) teaching. The core of this portfolio is a teaching philosophy, in which theories, such as comprehensible input, teacher and student roles, and activities are explained. The teaching philosophy is accompanied by a reflection of the authors teaching observed from a video. Following the teaching philosophy and personal teaching reflection are three artifacts centered on language, culture, and literacy. The language ...

  13. Fostering an English Teaching Environment: Factors Influencing English as a Foreign Language Teachers' Adoption of Mobile Learning

    Jung, Hee-Jung

    2015-01-01

    The role of mobile technology has significantly increased and been emphasized in English education. However, research investigating EFL teachers' attitudes and behaviors related to mobile technology has been limited in descriptive aspects of the technology, leading to misunderstandings about EFL teachers' needs. Furthermore, many prior studies have examined various aspects of electronic learning (e-learning) and technological developments of mobile learning (m-learning) in English education f...

  14. Modular Sequence: English as a Second-Language, Methods and Techniques. TTP 001.05 Teaching English Sounds to Spanish Speakers. Teacher Corps Bilingual Project.

    Hernandez, Alberto; Melnick, Susan L.

    This learning module is designed to provide the prospective teacher of English as a second-language with an overview of the contrasting features of the English and Spanish sound systems and practical classroom applications. After completing the learning activities in the module, the student is expected to be able to: (a) explain the main…

  15. TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS THROUGH SONGS

    Yuliana Yuliana

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Teaching English to Young Learners has become a trend nowadays. In every school, English is taught as one of the main subjects. In teaching young learners is not like teaching adults, children have their own way of learning. Since children like to play and have fun, the learning and teaching process should be suited with the nature of the children themselves. One of the forms of fun activities for children is through music, and songs are the common form of music that children know. Through this paper, the writer wants to show that through songs, children could enhance their language skills, such as speaking, listening and writing.

  16. Sexism and English Teaching

    王俊花

    2014-01-01

    As a widespread social phenomenon, sexism has been gone through a long history in human society. Since language is regarded as a communicative tool, a mirror of the society and reflection of people ’s thinking and values, the sexual discrimination is inevitably reflected in language. As we all know that the sexism has brought about many negative influences, so everyone is committed to eliminating this phenomenon. On the basis of domestic and overseas studies about sexism, this thesis enumerates its definitions in different dictionaries and analyzes it from the formation, meaning and order of English words. What is more, as an important part in education, English teachers play a significant role in the development of students and help them to set up the equal awareness as well as use English appropriately, which is a great contribution to eliminate the sexual phenomenon.

  17. ACCA College English Teaching Mode

    Ding, Renlun

    2008-01-01

    This paper elucidates a new college English teaching mode--"ACCA" (Autonomous Cooperative Class-teaching All-round College English Teaching Mode). Integrated theories such as autonomous learning and cooperative learning into one teaching mode, "ACCA", which is being developed and advanced in practice as well, is the achievement…

  18. An Analysis of ELT Teachers’ Perceptions of Some Problems Concerning the Implementation of English Language Teaching Curricula in Elementary

    Tılfarlıoğlu, Filiz Yalçın; Öztürk, Ali Rıza

    2007-01-01

    It can be said that foreign language teaching/learning has been failure in Turkey for many years although nearly everyone believes that speaking at least one foreign language is essential today. Considering Turkey as a developing country in many aspects; such as industry, trade, technology, tourism, the importance of foreign language teaching will increase. Children in elementary schools are open to ideas of global understanding. In other words elementary school education period can be said t...

  19. The Application of TBA in English Writing Teaching

    LV Chun-hao

    2015-01-01

    The theory of Task-based Approach (TBA), an influential language teaching and learning theory, was put forward by lan⁃guage teaching scholars and the second language acquisition researchers based on long-period study and practice. They contend that it is important and useful to make full use of tasks in the classroom. The argument mentioned as above has had a great impact on the means of English teaching and studying in language learning. Nowadays, teaching English writing is becoming more and more important, but there are many problems existing in English writing teaching in Chinese junior middle school. How to improve the quality of English writing teaching and students’writing ability has become a focus in our education. In this study, TBA was tentatively applied in writing teaching as a way to help to improve the English writing teaching and students ’writing ability.

  20. Intercultural Communication and English- teaching in Niddle School

    俞萍

    2004-01-01

    Intercultural communication means the communication between native speakers and non- native speakers. And it also means the communication between people with different background in language and culture. Traditional English- teaching in China pays much attention to language teaching but ignores cultural teaching, which, as a result has caused some barriers in our intercultural communication. This article discusses the relations between language and culture, differences between foreign culture and Chinese culture, English- teaching in middle school, and ways or approaches of English- teaching based on intercultural communication.

  1. Some Aspects of the Teaching of English in Viet Nam.

    Le Van Diem

    In regard to the teaching of English, which is replacing French as a foreign language, Viet Nam presents some unique aspects and some individual problems. More secondary school students are selecting English as their foreign language choice; English departments in the universities are expanding rapidly; the teacher shortage is increasing. One…

  2. Thinking in English a new perspective on teaching ESL

    Muciaccia, John B

    2012-01-01

    Thinking in English represents Dr. Muciaccia's unique method of teaching English to non-native English speakers. Unlike any other English as a Second Language (ESL) book, Muciaccia's book features the "cultural immersion" approach that he has developed and practiced to a fine degree. In addition to his methodology, Muciaccia includes words of encouragement and reviews from people who have benefited from his approach to teaching and learning English.

  3. Internet Technology-Based Projects in Learning and Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Yakutsk State University

    Zamorshchikova, Lena; Egorova, Olga; Popova, Marina

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses recent uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in fostering Internet-based projects for learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the Faculty of Foreign Languages in Yakutsk State University, Russia. It covers the authors' experiences integrating distance education and creating educational resources…

  4. Ambiguities and Tensions in English Language Teaching: Portraits of EFL Teachers as Legitimate Speakers. ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    Sayer, Peter

    2012-01-01

    The central theme of this book is the ambiguities and tensions teachers face as they attempt to position themselves in ways that legitimize them as language teachers, and as English speakers. Focusing on three EFL teachers and their schools in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, it documents how ordinary practices of language educators are…

  5. 法律英语语言特点与法律英语教学%Language Characteristics and Teaching of Legal English

    董晓波

    2012-01-01

    法律英语自身的语言特点决定了法律英语的教学应采用不同于其它专业英语的教学方法。法律英语教学就是要让学生学习在英语中法律是如何规范科学研究、立法、司法、诉讼以及非诉讼法律事务。法律英语教学要注意"用专业学外语"和"用外语学专业"有机结合,只有这样,才能培养出真正合格的国际型法律专业人才。%Language features of legal English determine that its teaching methodology should be different from that of specialized English. Legal English teaching aims to help students learn the way in which law handle legal practices in English, including scientific research, legislation, jurisdiction, litigation, and non - litigation. Only if the legal English teaching stresses on the combination of "acquiring English in specialties" and "learning specialties in English" can we nurture qualified international law professionals.

  6. Cambridge IGCSE english as a second language

    Reynolds, John

    2014-01-01

    Revised edition for the 2015 syllabus offering the easiest and most cost effective way to teach both the speaking and listening components with one set of books covering two years and free digital material. This title has been written for the revised Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (0510 and 0511) syllabuses, for first teaching from 2013. ? Prepares students for their exams with a focus on assessed language features, such as inference, opinion and attitude. ? Develops language abilities at an appropriate pace with extra interactive tests on a free CD-ROM. We are working with Cambr

  7. English for Specific Purposes: Teaching English for Science and Technology

    Musikhin, I. A.

    2016-06-01

    In the era of globalization, English communication for scientists and engineers whose native language is not English has become as important as their major related abilities. The paper describes the results of a four-year experience in the development of English for specific purpose manuals in the field of photogrammetry, interferometry, and GNSS technologies, as well as key teaching methods and didactic approaches used in class and out-of-class activities. The focus of the present study is to provide a detailed description of the development and systematic updating of a relevant manual, aimed at professional language training of learners. The findings of the study reflect the importance of an ESP course for scientists and engineers: conducting a needs analysis for carrying out a specific search of relevant and reliable authentic materials, defining proper teaching methods, software and didactic approaches used in the educational process to develop the language skills necessary to be active and contributive players in the competitive world.

  8. Language Training: English Training

    2004-01-01

    If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. Language Training Françoise Benz tel. 73127 language.training@cern.ch General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 1st March to 25 June 2004 (2 weeks break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the Cern site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow: tel. 72957.

  9. Language Training: English Training

    2004-01-01

    If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz tel. 73127 language.training@cern.ch General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 1st March to 25 June 2004 (2 weeks break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the Cern site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow: tel. 72957.

  10. Communicative Language Teaching: Possibilities and Problems

    Sreehari, Pusuluri

    2012-01-01

    This paper investigates the teaching of English at undergraduate colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India in the backdrop of Andhra Pradesh English Lecturers' Retraining Program. The program was jointly sponsored and conducted by the Directorate of Collegiate Education, Government of AP and the US State Department English Language Fellow…

  11. Strategic Competence and Language Teaching.

    Rababah, Ghaleb Ahmed

    This paper discusses the notion of communicative competence, particularly strategic competence in English language teaching. Strategic competence refers to the individual's ability to use communication strategies such as paraphrase, circumlocution, literal translation, lexical approximation, and mime to get their message across and to compensate…

  12. Productive Language Use with IT'S ENGLISH

    Kanselaar, G.; Jaspers, J.G.M.; Kok, W.A.M.

    1993-01-01

    Based on the results of a study in 1989, a new Computer-Assisted Instruction program for foreign language teaching of English has been developed. Main features of this program are the communicative approach, a 70, 000 word dictionary, sound and a syntactic parser.An evaluation study was carried out

  13. Motivating English Language Teachers through Job Enrichment.

    Pennington, Martha C.

    1992-01-01

    Hackman's (1987) job characteristics model of work motivation is described and applied to English language teaching, with concrete recommendations made on the basis of Hackman's action principles for job design. The approach results in teacher opportunities for long-term growth, career advancement, increased self-actualization, and empowerment.…

  14. Resources for teaching English

    Ceranic, Helena

    2011-01-01

    English teachers constantly have to think up new ways to engage their class. It's hard enough for teachers to fit all their marking, extra-curricular duties and training into their lives, let alone finding time to think up exciting new ways of introducing Dickens, or designing activities to bring Caribbean poetry to life. Resources for Teaching English 11-14 provides complete, curriculum-friendly lesson plans and student worksheets for busy secondary school teachers. This resource comprises an assortment of more than 70 lesson plans, each designed to motivate and inspire students and

  15. On Tourism English Teaching

    高洋

    2003-01-01

    本文作者从说、读、写等几方面探讨了怎样有效地进行旅游英语教学.同时,作者指出旅游英语教学要适应旅游业的发展.%The article major discusses how to improve tourism English teaehing from the following aspects:speaking, reading, writing, and combining with reality. Besides, the writer also emphasizes that tourism English teaching should keep the pace with its development.

  16. CULTURAL VALUES AND DIVERSITIES WHILE TEACHING ENGLISH AS A COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TO ADULTS IN OMAN

    M. Nagalakshmi ,; K. Girija Rajaram

    2016-01-01

    Language is a means of expression. On the practical level, language has to do with sounds, symbols and gestures that community puts in order and associates that they can communicate. On a deeper level, language is an expression of who we are as individuals, communities, nations. Culture refers to dynamic social systems and shared patterns of behavior, beliefs, knowledge, attitudes and values. Culture provides the environment in which languages develop, even as it influences how they are used ...

  17. Discussion on English Vocabulary Teaching in Higher Vocational College

    陈蓉

    2012-01-01

    Mastering vocabulary is one of the key factors for learning a language. Therefore, how to teach and help students acquire vocabulary is worth researching for every English teacher. This paper mainly provides some effective ways of teaching vocabulary and discusses how to implement these methods in higher vocational English teaching.

  18. Language Training: English

    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

    Oral Expression The next session will take place from January to March 2005. This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be a maximum of 10 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Timetable: Tuesday 11.30 to 13.30 Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from January to March 2005. This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken English. Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) Timetable will be fixed after discussion with the students. For registration and further information on these courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs. Benz: Tel. 73127. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 langua...

  19. Language Training: English

    Françoise Benz

    2005-01-01

    Oral Expression The next session will take place from January to March 2005. This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be a maximum of 10 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Timetable: Tuesday 11.30 to 13.30 Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from January to March 2005. This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken English. Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) Timetable will be fixed after discussion with the students. For registration and further information on these courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs. Benz: Tel. 73127. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 langu...

  20. Language Training: English Training

    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

    General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 languag...

  1. The English as a Foreign Language / Lingua Franca Debate: Sensitising Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Towards Teaching English as a Lingua Franca El debate del inglés como lengua extranjera o como lengua franca: sensibilización de docentes de inglés como lengua extranjera hacia la enseñanza del inglés como lengua franca

    Gillian Mansfield; Franca Poppi

    2012-01-01

    The function of English as a lingua franca for communication needs rethinking in the teaching of English as a foreign language classroom as a consequence of globalisation. The present contribution is an empirical study carried out in an Italian university environment which aims to show how teachers should take on board awareness raising activities in the recognition of other varieties of English which, albeit not exploited as benchmarks for language testing and certification, must nevertheles...

  2. Research methods for English language teachers

    McDonough, Jo

    2014-01-01

    This book offers a lively introduction to the research methods and techniques available to English language teachers who wish to investigate aspects of their own practice. It covers qualitative and quantitative methodology and includes sections on observation, introspection, diary studies, experiments, interviews, questionnaires, numerical techniques and case study research. Each method is illustrated with examples in language teaching contexts, and techniques of data collection and analysis are introduced. The authors focus particularly on research in the classroom, on tests, materials, the

  3. On Multi-Dimensional Vocabulary Teaching Mode for College English Teaching

    Zhou, Li-na

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyses the major approaches in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) vocabulary teaching from historical perspective and puts forward multi-dimensional vocabulary teaching mode for college English. The author stresses that multi-dimensional approaches of communicative vocabulary teaching, lexical phrase teaching method, the grammar…

  4. A sociocultural analysis of English language teaching expertise in Pune, India

    Toraskar, Helen Boyd

    2015-01-01

    This doctoral thesis describes the findings of a study which utilized a sociocultural perspective to explore the teaching expertise of three EFL tenth standard teachers employed in Marathi-medium government-sponsored schools in India. A synopsis of the literature on expertise is offered which spans several decades across several domains, including teaching. However, two distinct positions emerge from an analysis of the literature on teaching expertise, namely ‘expertise as a state’ and ‘exper...

  5. Teaching History through English

    Lasnik, Andreja

    2014-01-01

    This diploma thesis discusses Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) as a new and innovative educational approach in different countries with the emphasis on the current status of CLIL in Slovenia. However, the main focus of the diploma thesis is to discuss the extent of using English in History lessons and out-of-school activities related to history topics among Year 8 and Year 9 primary school learners. Although CLIL has been part of the national curricula in several countries in E...

  6. Emotional Education in English Teaching

    Li Xiu zhi

    2014-01-01

    The emotional education is part of the educational process. Concerned about students’ attitude towards emotions, feelings, and beliefs in the educational process, it is aimed at promoting the development of students and society. If teachers can actively carry out the emotional education teaching method in English teaching, it is certain that such actions will play an important role in English teaching.

  7. Interaction English Teaching Model

    穆宇娜

    2013-01-01

      Malash—Thomas pointed out“Interaction is a process in which people and things act upon each other through their ac⁃tions.”According to different subjects, interaction can be divided into human-computer interaction, people-people interaction and learner-content interaction. According to different forms, interactions can be divided into one-one interaction, one-more interac⁃tion and more-more interaction.“Interaction Education”means that teachers are leading parts and students are the center of class. During teaching process, teachers must lead students to discover. Demands from students can encourage teachers to inspire con⁃versely.Thus it can form a close communication between teachers and students. Teaching and learning are realized in a happy and harmonious atmosphere. Successful English teaching must take new bilateral teaching as the first part, which should let the func⁃tion of the two most important elements develop fully. Teachers should grasp opportunities to guide. Teaching methods need to be flexible, and contents of teaching need to be vivid;students should be keen to think, to participate actively, and can break the tradi⁃tion to produce fresh ideas, and in that situation the capability of students can develop fully. The educational model refers to the simplified description of detailed teaching activities. Possessing dual functions of theory and practice, the educational model is the manifestation of theoretical teaching method. The combination of interaction and educational model which are mentioned above form the“interactive teaching”model. With the coming of economic globalization and integration of science and technology, now communications are increasing with each passing day. If you want to take part in or to get in touch with others, you must use lan⁃guage. English has been learnt for 10 years in Middle school and in college, but it can’t be spoken very fluently. That is a realistic picture as the result of an

  8. THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF EMERGENT TECHNOLOGY IN ELT CLASSROOMS: HOW THE "BLOG" CAN CHANGE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

    W.JasonReagin

    2004-01-01

    The classic picture of the ELT (English Language Teaching) classroom is one in which there are rows of desks, a blackboard,students, a teacher, paper and pencils. Even with the advent of instantaneous information via the World Wide Web, the ELT classroom remains relatively unchanged. However, the winds of change are upon the ELT profession. Many educators are now taking advantage of the vastness of the Internet. Moreover,most teachers are using the Internet for planning, research and the exchange of ideas. There is so much more to be found and used. If harnessed correctly and constructively, the Internet can be a priceless tool for the ELT classroom. This paper will discus scurrent practices for reading and writing in the ELT setting, and more specifwally, the use of "web logs" or "blogs" in the ELT classroom. First, a discussion covering common methods used in most ELT classes and move to a more progressive approach to alternative assessment, portfolio assessment, and journaling.Next, an explanation of this technology, its uses, and potential will be given. Finally, suggestions for use, ideas, and links will be listed. The sky is truly the limit where the ELT profession is going and it is an exciting time to be involved.

  9. The Communicative Approach to Language Teaching

    杨彩娟

    2015-01-01

    As the English language develops and the social demand for language talents changes,one’s language competence shifts from his or herlinguistic competence to the communicative competence.Therefore,the traditional teacher-centered and memory-based teaching method which focuses on grammatical properties will inevitably be replaced gradually by CLT-Communicative Language Teaching method which pays more attention on students’ communicative competence.

  10. 肢体语言在英语教学中的价值研究%Value of Body Language in English Teaching

    赵天毓

    2011-01-01

    This paper analyses the development and effect of body language in communication and the application of physiological basis of teaching. In addition, it discusses the value of facial expression, eye contact, gesture, etc. In English teaching.%本文分析了肢体语言的发展及其在交流中的作用,阐述了肢体语言在英语教学中应用的生理学基础,论述了面部表情、目光语、手势语等肢体语言在英语教学中的应用价值.

  11. Fostering an English Teaching Environment: Factors Influencing English as a Foreign Language Teachers' Adoption of Mobile Learning

    Hee-Jung JUNG

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The role of mobile technology has significantly increased and been emphasized in English education. However, research investigating EFL teachers' attitudes and behaviors related to mobile technology has been limited in descriptive aspects of the technology, leading to misunderstandings about EFL teachers' needs. Furthermore, many prior studies have examined various aspects of electronic learning (e-learning and technological developments of mobile learning (m-learning in English education from the learners' perspective. Therefore, this study proposed a research model that empirically examines behaviors of EFL teacher's' m-learning acceptance by using Fred Davis's Technology Acceptance Model (TAM as the research framework. As external variables, this research model includes instant connectivity, compatibility, interaction, content enrichment, and computer self-efficacy, influencing the perceived usefulness of TAM. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM with the data of 189 EFL teachers was used to analyze causal relationships between external variables and TAM variables. The results provide evidence that supports the tested hypotheses. The implications of the findings suggest a new direction for future studies on m-learning.

  12. Teaching English Grammar : Teaching Swedish Students at Upper Secondary Level

    Lärkefjord, Bernadette

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this essay is to investigate what different ways there are to teach English grammar at upper secondary level and what guidance experienced teachers have to offer. This is done by studying different theorists’ ideas on language acquisition as well as what researchers’ opinions are on how to teach grammar. I have also interviewed seven experienced teachers who work at upper secondary level. The results of this investigation show that explicit grammar teaching has decreased over t...

  13. A Discussion on the Application of Task-based Language Teaching in Higher Vocational College English Teaching%浅析任务型教学法在高职英语教学中的应用

    张蕾

    2014-01-01

    任务型教学法是一种以学生为中心,以完成任务为目标,培养学生综合运用语言能力的教学方法。文章阐述了任务型教学法的定义,分析了这种新型的教学法对高职英语教学发展的促进意义,并且探讨了任务型教学法在高职英语教学中的具体操作。%Task-based language teaching is a student-centered teaching method which can be applied to higher vocational college English teaching to cultivate students’ integrated language skills by fulfilling various tasks. This paper puts forwards task-based language teaching, and then analyzes the significances of the new teaching method and the operation of task-based language teaching in higher vo-cational college English teaching.

  14. Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards A Literacy Practices Approach for 6-12 Classrooms

    Beach, Richard; Webb, Allen

    2012-01-01

    As the new English Language Arts Common Core State Standards take hold across the United States, the need grows for pre-service and in-service teachers to be ready to develop curriculum and instruction that addresses their requirements. This timely, thoughtful, and comprehensive text directly meets this need. It delineates a literacy practices and critical engagement curriculum framework for 6-12 English language arts education that explains and illustrates how the Standards' highest and best intentions for student success can be implemented from a critical, culturally relevant perspective tha

  15. A Study of the Application of Intercultural Approach to Foreign Language Teaching in Vocational English Teaching%跨文化外语教学理念在职业英语教学中的应用研究

    兰丽伟

    2012-01-01

      Based on the theory of intercultural approach to foreign language teaching and the integrated practical teaching experience , this paper makes a case study on the application of intercultural approach to foreign language teaching in vocational English teaching , which focuses on the intercultural teaching in the respective of course arrangements , course curriculum revision, teaching and learning styles selections, textbook edition and methods of assessment .%  在借鉴国外跨文化外语教学理念的基础上,结合实际教学经验,探讨了跨文化外语教学理念在我国职业英语文化教学中有关课程设置、课程目标制定、教学方法选用,教材编写和课程的评估方面的应用。

  16. Understanding the Role of Teaching Materials in a Beginners' Level English as a Foreign Language Course: A Case Study

    Cruz Rondón, Elio Jesús; Velasco Vera, Leidy Fernanda

    2016-01-01

    Learning a foreign language may be a challenge for most people due to differences in the form and structure between one's mother tongue and a new one. However, there are some tools that facilitate the teaching and learning of a foreign language, for instance, new applications for digital devices, video blogs, educational platforms, and teaching…

  17. Instructors' Use of English in the Modern Language Classroom

    Wilkerson, Carol

    2008-01-01

    Contemporary best practices in the profession encourage teaching as much as possible in the target language, but when university faculty were observed teaching Spanish, the majority spoke English during instruction and many engaged in frequent code switching (alternations) between English and Spanish. Findings indicate that instructors used…

  18. An Analysis of Input Hypothesis in English Teaching

    赖菲菲

    2016-01-01

    Input plays a significant role in the process of foreign language teaching and learning. One of the most important studies about input is Krashen's Input Hypothesis, which emphasizes the importance of comprehensive input in foreign language teaching and learning. This paper aims to study the significance of Input Hypothesis and its application to English teaching.

  19. Japanese Elementary School Teachers and English Language Anxiety

    Machida, Tomohisa

    2016-01-01

    "Foreign language activities" (English) officially began in Japanese elementary schools in April 2011. Since that starting date, and despite insufficient knowledge and preparation, classroom teachers have been required to instruct in English. They also have been required to team-teach with native-English-speaking assistant language…

  20. A Role for English Language Teachers in Trauma Healing

    Medley, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Because English language teachers should take into account the social-psychological situation of the students they teach, they must be sensitive to the effects of traumatic stress among learners. Refugee and immigrant children are frequently survivors of trauma, along with their peers in crisis-torn English as a foreign language settings around…

  1. Multilingualism in the English-Language Classroom: Pedagogical Considerations

    Cummins, Jim

    2009-01-01

    This article addresses the issue of whether TESOL should clearly articulate a set of pedagogical principles that challenge the assumption that English language teaching (ELT) should be conducted monolingually through English. This "monolingual principle" emphasizes instructional use of the target language (TL) to the exclusion of students' home…

  2. Communicative Approach in Middle School Spoken English Teaching

    辛明

    2013-01-01

    Communicative Approach has become the mainstream in English Language Teaching in China. The approach which helps realizes the goal of learning languages is using the new-learned language to communicate with other people in real life. Many linguists and teachers consider Communicative Approach as an effective way to solve the problems existing in the teaching and learning process.

  3. A Study of Certain Aspects in Teaching Spelling to Students of English as a Foreign Language

    Roberts, Paul D.

    1975-01-01

    The following are discussed as the main reason for English spelling mistakes among non-native speakers: interference from the native writing system, lack of auditory discrimination, misapplying analogy and direct translation. Techniques for handling spelling errors are also discussed. (AG)

  4. Using Incremental Rehearsal to Teach Letter Sounds to English Language Learners

    Rahn, Naomi L.; Wilson, Jennifer; Egan, Andrea; Brandes, Dana; Kunkel, Amy; Peterson, Meredith; McComas, Jennifer

    2015-01-01

    This study examined the effects of incremental rehearsal (IR) on letter sound expression for one kindergarten and one first grade English learner who were below district benchmark for letter sound fluency. A single-subject multiple-baseline design across sets of unknown letter sounds was used to evaluate the effect of IR on letter-sound expression…

  5. Some Internet Applications for Language Teaching: A Web-Assisted Course of English for Construction.

    Fernandez, Jose Maria Perez

    2001-01-01

    Describes how the Internet was used in an English class for architecture and construction students at the University of Granada (Spain). Discusses course organization; links to construction company Web sites; active learning; group work; student presentations; student autonomy and student motivation; and problems with plagiarism. (LRW)

  6. The Importance of Thought Patterns in English Teaching

    Zhao; Weining

    2014-01-01

    In English teaching,during the communication,students arrange languages to express their ides according to their own thought patterns and they could understand other people’s language simultaneously to form a kind of thought pattern similar to other people’s thought patterns. This paper compares English thought pattern with Chinese thought pattern,and provides some suggestion for English teaching of syntax and translation.

  7. Computer Assisted Educational Material Preparation for Fourth Grade Primary School Students’ English Language Class in Teaching Numbers

    Abdulkadir Yüzen

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, using ADDIE instructional design model, it is aimed to prepare English language educational material for 4th grade primary students to teach them numbers. At the same time, ARCS model of motivation’s attention, relevance and satisfaction phases are also taken into consideration. This study also comprises of Design Based Research which includes design, theory and application processes. The first phase of the ADDIE method is the analysis where there is a discussion with primary school English language teachers so as to determine the topic, the content and the target groups. During the design phase; objectives, strategies, activities, assessments, and methods of learning are determined to organize and present the content on the basis of learning objectives. In the development phase; images, animations and user interface are created in accordance with students’ ages. Additionally, sounds including the pronunciation of digits and numbers are created and the codes of the visual scenarios that are designed are written in ActionScript 2.0 in Adobe Flash CS3 Professional. At the implementation phase, some of the target group students are tested with prototype material that has been implemented. In the classroom, students learn both the pronunciation and the spelling of the numbers. After checking their spelling and typing errors of numbers with quizzes, the students repeat what they have learned and then they take the spelling quizzes. The program checks the misspelled words. Students who correctly complete the quizzes are entitled to have one flag. And when they have all the flags (4 flag, they receive a certificate of achievement. With this rewarding technique, it is intended to raise the motivation of the students. Finally, at the evaluation step, the observed problems in the materials are revised. At every stage of the process, expert evaluations are consulted. With this study that is based on ADDIE instructional designed model and

  8. Language Training: English Training

    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

    General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 langua...

  9. Comparing the Effect of English Language Teaching by Instructional Softwares and Classical Method on Students Academic Achievement

    Gholamhossein Heidari; Yasaman Modanloo; Marzieh Niazazari; Abdullah Jafarigalocheh

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the research was to compare the effect of teaching English through instructional softwares to teaching it through classical methods on students’ academic achievement. The research had an applied aim and its method was quasi-experimental. Statistical population included all the male students of secondary schools of Sari, district-one consisting 934 students and 479 of whom were selected by simple random sampling method. A researcher-made questionnaire with an adequate reliabilit...

  10. Creativity in language teaching

    Jack C Richards

    2014-01-01

    One quality among the many that characterize effective teachers is the ability to bring a creative disposition to teaching. In second language teaching, creativity has also been linked to levels of attainment in language learning. Many of the language tasks favored by contemporary language teaching methods are believed to release creativity in learners – particularly those involving studentcentred, interaction-based, and open-ended elements. Drawing on teacher narratives and co...

  11. Reconsideration on English Teaching Based on Teacher-Origin

    徐跃

    2013-01-01

    Unidirectional English Teaching based on Teacher origin is still the main way in our country at the present. Because of the humanistic process of English teaching reformation,man factor has become the important one in the English teaching re-search and in recent years for Student-centre English teaching calls for higher and higher, the teacher ’s role and position in teaching has been backward to the second importance. But in teaching, the flow of knowledge is not reciprocal, both teachers and students have equal personalities. Taking teaching contents, teaching structure and the language application into consider-ation, we may take a new look at the English teaching and reform it in order to improve the teaching mode based on teacher-ori-gin and improve the students’learning effect as well.

  12. Culture Transmission in Language Teaching

    CHEN Li-qun

    2003-01-01

    Culture and language have close relation and are combined together . So teaching language is a process of teaching cultural knowledge . And teaching language is not perfect without teaching the factors of culture.

  13. The Application of Task-based Language Teaching in Reading Teaching of College English Professional%试析任务型语言教学在高校英语专业阅读教学中的应用

    高云柱

    2012-01-01

    The teaching of reading is an important part of language teaching, it plays an important role in the process of cul- tivating students' communicative competence. Task-based language teaching takes completing the communication task for the purpose, emphasizing language communicative function, which provides the conditions for the effective implementation of the teaching of English reading. This paper tries to explore the application of task-based language teaching in reading teaching, to improve students' ability to use language from the perspective of task-based language teaching.%阅读教学是语言教学的重要组成部分,在培养学生交际能力的过程中起着重要作用。任务型语言教学以完成交际任务为目的,强调语言交际功能,这为英语阅读教学的有效实施提供了条件。本文试从任务型语言教学的角度出发,探讨如何在阅读教学中应用任务型语言教学模式,提高学生对语言的综合运用能力。

  14. Considerations of Consciousness-raising Tasks in English Language Teaching (ELT) for Chinese College Learners

    江璇

    2009-01-01

    @@ Celce-Murcia (2002) states that raising the students' consciousness of how to use grammar accurately and appropriately is important for language acquisition and in particular for tertiary literacy skills development of adult learners.

  15. Internet Technology-Based Projects in Learning and Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Yakutsk State University

    Lena Zamorshchikova; Olga Egorova; Marina Popova

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses recent uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in fostering Internet-based projects for learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the Faculty of Foreign Languages in Yakutsk State University, Russia. It covers the authors’ experiences integrating distance education and creating educational resources within the Moodle LMS and wiki projects based on Web 2.0 social networking technologies. Also it discusses our international project, Net-based Cour...

  16. The Application of Audio-lingual Teaching Method to College English Teaching in China

    邢继强

    2010-01-01

    @@ 0 Introduction With the appearance of different linguistic schools,different language teaching methods come into being since the 19th century. In the long development of language teaching, each method is closely related to linguistic research, teaching practice and the social needs,so does audio-lingual teaching method.However, the English teaching in college is experiencing a whole reform and transfers the goal to cultivate the ability of the language use,especially the listening and speaking ability. Therefore, audio -lingual language teaching method will have new application and instruction to college English teachers.

  17. Comprehensible Input PLUS the Language Experience Approach: Reading Instruction for Limited English Speaking Students.

    Moustafa, Margaret; Penrose, Joyce

    1985-01-01

    Suggests that limited English speaking students' oral language can be developed by using pictures and concrete referents and then by using the language experience approach to teach English reading. (FL)

  18. ACCURACY AND FLUENCY IN COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING

    2000-01-01

    Ⅰ. Introduction In English language teaching, at whatever level, teachers feel it very important to focus on accuracy and fluency in a pedagogic way. It is now widely accepted that neither of them should be focused on alone all the way through the teaching process. From our teaching experience, we can see that to some extent this is true.

  19. On Teaching Approaches of Teaching English Idioms

    富丽丽

    2015-01-01

    language is the most useful device of people’s communication. As the essence of language, idioms reflect culture,history and religious belief. Though we learn English idioms most oftenly, idioms still become one of the most difficult areas of foreign language learning for a non-native English speaker. Thus, trying to learn them well have a prefound influence on Chinese students’foreign language learning.

  20. On Teaching Approaches of Teaching English Idioms

    富丽丽

    2015-01-01

    language is the most useful device of people’s communication.As the essence of language,idioms reflect culture,history and religious belief.Though we learn English idioms most oftenly,idioms still become one of the most diffi cult areas of foreign language learning for a non-native English speaker.Thus,trying to learn them well have a prefound infl uence on Chinese students’foreign language learning.