Intonation is important for learners of English because even with satisfactory consonants and vowels, a phrase/sentence with an incorrect intonation contour may change the intended meaning of the whole utterance.
This paper deals with the domination of communicative language teaching (CLT) which has become popular in teaching foreign languages. However, the application of CLT has caused difficulties for students, teachers and administrators. Within the scope of this paper, only teachers are mentioned so that we can see a part of teaching issues when CLT is introduced. The paper also suggests more research should be conducted based upon the factors of students and administrators in order that we can take proper steps in language training in the country.
This study investigates the extent to which the presence of pictures in text benefits lowproficiency Taiwanese English foreign language (EFL) college students. The findings show that the low-proficiency participants had significantly higher scores on their translation tasks when the text was presented together with the pictures, and that the accompanying pictures facilitated those low-level participants in comprehending not only the simpler but also the more difficult text.
A basic problem that must be dealt with in order to build an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) in the domain of foreign language teaching is that of establishing what kind of grammatical knowledge has to be included in the domain expert module. Two basic options are possible: (i) to use a naive or pedagogical grammar, comprising knowledge derived from textbooks and school grammars or (ii) to use one of the formal grammars developed by theoretical and computational linguists.
This paper illustrates the relationship between language and embodiment through evidence of the English and Vietnamese language. Evidence presented confirms that there is a close correlation between language and embodiment, thus inferring the implication for the job of teaching and learning languages, which requires the task takers to be equipped with knowledge of this relationship in order to provide a meaningful and productive work.
1. Introduction* Cognitive Linguistics (CL) has emerged since the early 1980s, and has been of great interest for linguists.
This article writes on the factors which make a language become ‘global language’ and discusses about how English achieves that status. The impacts of Engish as a global language on Vietnamese learners, science, business, technology, education are analysed. With the development of technology, media, science, education etc. English will help students broaden knowledge, change the way of thinking and brighten career prospect.
There is something special about teaching children. Jayne Moon's academic rigour and classroom experience inform every page of this book - but what shines through is a sense of the privilege it is to participate in someone's learning at this age in their lives. This is a practical handbook with lots of teaching suggestions - but it is also a source of inspiration.
"The book is designed for the students of the senior courses of the Univer-sity faculties of foreign languages and Teachers´´ Training Colleges. The aim of the book is therefore to lead the students to a scientific understanding of new assumptions and views of language as system, keeping abreast of the latest findings set forth in the progressive development of grammatical theory by Soviet and foreign scholars in recent times."
We can tell almost instinctively that brother and car are the same type of word, and also that
brother and drives are different types of words. By this we mean that brother and car belong to the
same word class. Similarly, when we recognise that brother and drives are different types, we
mean that they belong to different word classes. We recognise seven MAJOR word classes:
Hi, this is AJ Hoge, Director of the Effortless English Club. Welcome to our new set of
lessons, these are called the Power English Lessons. The reason they’re called Power
English is because in these lessons we’re going to do two things. Number one, you’re
going to learn English, of course. As always, we have the mini‑stories which are our
favorite lessons for most of our members, but the content, the focus, the topics in these
lessons are going to be focused on the psychology of learning and the psychology of
Studying grammar will only slow you down and confuse you. You will think about the rules when creating sentences instead of naturally saying a sentence like a native. Remember that only a small fraction of English speakers know more than 20% of all the grammar rules. Many ESL students know more grammar than native speakers. I can confidently say this with experience. I am a native English speaker, majored in English Literature, and have been teaching English for more than 10 years. However, many of my students know more details about English grammar than I do. I can easily...
ESL students, TOEFL and TOEIC test takers, and all others for whom English is a second language and who want to improve their pronunciation will find this book and compact disc combination especially instructive. The new second edition presents a significantly increased number of exercises, all of them providing practice in every sound that is specific to American-style English. Emphasis is on stress and intonation patterns in conversational English. Recognition of these patterns is essential to fluent speech and listening comprehension.
Insights from multiple disciplines provides the foundation for the model of language in social context used in this study. We begin by delineating the central questions animating this project, and then proceed to locate these questions within frameworks provided by previous scholarship.English is a language of the western branch of the German language group in the Indo-European), were imported to England by the language invasion of many people in the 6th century.
Problem statement Since English is one of the core subjects at school, more and more schools are teaching English to their pupils and English centres can be found popular in any cities in Vietnam, especially big cities. However, many foreigners have commented “many Vietnamese speakers can speak English, but only a few have intelligible English pronunciation so that they can be understood easily in direct communication with foreigners.
Part 1 of ebook with the contents "English grammar for economics and business for students and professors with English as a foreign language" presentation of content: Explanations of conmmon errors in Alphabetical order, confusion between certain words. Invite you to consult.
Following the contents of the first book "English grammar for economics and business for students and professors with English as a foreign language", part 2 presentation of content: The finishing touchesr 22 basic tisp for the final editing of texts and theses - a checklist; everything you alwys wanted to know about the definite and the indefinite article. Invite you to refer to the disclosures.
It is undeniable that English has become the most popular foreign language in Vietnam nowadays. Nevertheless, among the millions of people speaking English in Vietnam, there are many people who make mistakes in pronunciation. This creates some typical features of so-called “Vietnamese English”. This paper focuses on the mistakes made by Vietnamese users of English when pronouncing the four English sounds /∫/, / /, / / and / /. Reasons for the mistakes and some tentative suggestions to mitigate the problem are then discussed.