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Reflections on Standard English in EFL classroom To be unable to write Standard English or to use its spoken forms in appropriate public contexts is to be disenfranchised, to be deprived of true citizenship…. Where it is appropriate to use the standard, you see it but there are many uses where other forms, or other languages, are as appropriates… It is astonishing to reflect that no linguistic theory has ever begun to pose the question of the permissible range of variation within a standard although it is obvious even from the history of English that
In this article instructors learn how to improve students’ reading and writing skills using news stories and the 5 W's of journalism. Students in return write one-page summaries of news stories as a part of their writing assignments.Overview Reading for EFL students, in general, increases vocabulary, advances writing, and boosts general language proficiency (Nagy & Herman, 1987; Krashen, 1984; Grabe, 1991, respectively). Basically there are two types of reading in te
Recently the field of Pragmatics has received a great deal of attention. It has been described as a key part of communicative competence, as the defining difference between natural and unnatural sounding language, and even as the way in which we communicate real meaning in real situations. Many teachers and authors believe it should hold a central role in any language teaching curriculum. However, in this paper we try to answer the question of what exactly is pragmatics?, is it actually teachable?
If you are thinking about - or are already - studying a foreign language, here are two vital tips that you should know in order to get the most out of your study time.
Larry Lynch argues that there is a place for using learners' L1 in the second language classroom, as long as this use is strictly controlled.
In this article, it is argued that metaphoric intelligence is an important aspect of intelligence, and that it can contribute to language learning success. It is thought to play a role in communicative competence and communication strategy usage. A number of activities are suggested which are designed to exploit and promote metaphoric intelligence in the language classroom.