Writing and speaking activities offer students the opportunity to engage with course materials and develop both communication and critical thinking skills. As an expert in your discipline, you can help students develop both disciplinary literacy and critical thinking through regular high and low stakes writing and speaking activities.
As English has been an international language, the ability to present a topic is clearly
valuable at every stage of students’ lives. Whatever the subjects they study, presentation
will bring them success in English speaking classes, academic work, job interviews and
their future work life – it is the most transferable of all their skills, and a critical part of
their professional development. Presentation is also an important part in an English
speaking class at high school, in which students are required to present their ideas in a
short and simple way....
Target Score Second edition is a preparatory course for the new TOEIC® Test (Test of English for International Communication ®). Fully revised to meet the needs of the new TOEIC® Test, this Second edition also provides effective, classroom-friendly lessons for active, communicative English. Each of the twelve units focuses on one of the principal, recurrent themes of the TOEIC® Test, presenting contextualised language practice and covering the settings and situations that students find in TOEIC® Test questions.
Blending communicative and interactive approaches with tried-and-true grammar teaching, Basic English Grammar, Third Edition, by Betty Schrampfer Azar and Stacy A. Hagen, offers concise, accurate, level-appropriate grammar information with an abundance of exercises, contexts, and classroom activities.
One way to motivate interest in vocabulary is to teach students about the origins of the English words we use today in
educated speech and writing. Students in successful English language arts classrooms learn about the way the English
language has developed across time and place. The English language has the largest vocabulary of all the world’s
languages. Furthermore, it is still growing, because that is the nature of a living language. The English language
reflects the influence of every language community with which English-speaking people have interacted.
School setting: Skills-based health education and life skills can and have been incorporated
in many settings and for a wide range of target groups. In this document, we focus on
school-based programmes. Education reform ensures a place for skills-based health
education in the curriculum and in various extra-curricular efforts. Special programmes for
students and parents, peer education and counselling programmes, and school/community
programmes offer ways for students to apply and practise what they learn.
Providing a rich resource of audio-visual material and activities, Speed Up Vocabulary is a student – centered practice book for beginners. It is suitable for use in the classroom or for home study.
Many linguists consider vocabulary development to be more important than learning grammar, asserting that lexical items carry more meaning than grammatical structures and that one can survive in the target language community with a dictionary but not with a grammar book. They view comprehension as directly dependent on the ability to recognize the meaning of key words in a sentence.
Talk Time is a three-level conversation course that provides speaking and listening practice based on everyday situations. Gentle progression of communicative activities in each lesson makes it ideal for less confident students. The Student CD, included at the back of the Student Book, contains recordings of the conversations to provide students with listening practice outside of the classroom.
The purpose of this book is to help students develop agriculture four languages
skills and ability to use knowledge of the language in their communication
topics of their expertise as well. The book consists of 15 units, each of which is divided
into two parts: one part is presented in the classroom, part B is a self-study at home.
The activities in each unit is designed for students to practice in the context of real life,
can make the target language more authentic.
Teaching language as an activity is important especially where learners lack the
expected writing proficiency. In Andhra Pradesh, it has been observed that many ESL
learners at class IX level, especially those from regional medium schools do not have the
required writing proficiency. This could be because of several factors such as inadequate
writing practice in the classroom, poor vocabulary, examination oriented writing, teacher-
dictated writing, lack of exposure to English, lack of a homogenous English speaking
community, limited reading habits and so on.
Through its graduate programs, Elon University gives students the opportunity to
acquire a high level of competence in their fields of interest and to gain significant
experience in the application of advanced knowledge and skills. Graduate programs
offered at Elon foster a stimulating intellectual community based upon close interaction
with faculty, academic engagement with peers in and out of the classroom, and a
university environment fully committed to supporting inquiry and research.