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    The Silent Learner: How to Scaffold ELLs in Their Pre-Production Phase

    The pre-production phase, or silent period, is one which many beginner second-language students have had experience with. In my years teaching EFL to young learners in China and Korea, I have dealt with many students who looked completely overwhelmed by the new language. I believe the most important thing for a teacher to do is to respect this silent period as a natural phase. It is part of the development, that is the language development, that a period of input needs

    Relative Clauses

    A relative clause gives more information about someone or something referred to in a main clause. Some relative clauses are used to specify which person or thing we mean, or which type of person or thing we mean: Example: The couple (who) live next to us have sixteen grandchildren. Example: Andrew stopped the police car (that) was driving past. Notice that we don't put a comma between the noun and a defining relative clause. Relative clauses begin with a relative pronoun: a wh- word (who,which,etc.) or that. However,sometimes we omit the wh- word / that and use a zero relative pronoun: Example

    The World\\\'s Hardest Languages To Learn

    While it may be hard to learn a new language as an adult, there are some that test our faculties more than others. Though it's slightly subjective which language is the hardest to learn, there are some that are definitely harder than others. And rather than listing very obscure languages that are undoubtedly hard (Tamil, Icelandic, Estonian, Polish, Hungarian), here are some of the most spoken and most challenging.

    Mastering Another Language in School

    Learning an additional language can be a procedure that takes a great investment of a tremendous amount of time as well as, as students focus on learning the complicated nuances of another tongue. High schoolers, this investment might seem to be a total waste of time or an unnecessary complication to become together with a choice of other difficult subjects demanding one's attention.

    Beliefs And Their Place In Language Learning

    There is a crucial factor in determining whether a learner will be successful in their language learning and that is our beliefs.

    Six Quick Tricks to Learning a Language

    Do you think that you can't learn a new language? Think again. Our brains maintain the capacity to soak up new knowledge of all types far into our advanced years. No matter what your background or past learning experience, you CAN learn to speak another language using these six quick techniques.

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