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.
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.
The writing reviews the potential value of using literary texts in language teaching, and criteria for the text selection and some positive gains, which helps English language teachers teach various skills for the first year students at the Department of English-American Language and Culture, University of Languages and International Studies, VNU.
Computer technology has been used in language teaching since the 1980’s. However, with the advent of Internet, the computer has been transformed from a tool for information processing and display to a tool for information processing and communication. The instant worldwide connections enabled by the Internet have changed the way teachers and learners work in their teaching and learning of second/foreign language. Indeed, the use of the Internet and the World Wide Web in second and foreign language instruction has been increasingly recognized.
This abstract describes a natural language system which deals usefully with ungrammatical input and describes some actual and potential applications of it in computer aided second language learning. However, this is not the only area in which the principles of the system might be used, and the aim in building it was simply to demonstrate the workability of the general mechanism, and provide a framework for assessing developments of it. BACKGROUND The really hard problem in natural language processing, for any purpose, is the role of non-linguistic knowledge in the understanding process. ...
Since the publication of The Practice of English Language Teaching in 1983
much has happened in the world of language teaching: new concerns have
occupied the minds of methodologists and applied linguists; new textbooks
have been written; new techniques have become fashionable. We must be
grateful for all this flux and change since without it teaching would be a grey
and ultimately depressing experience. But of course it isn't (except
One of the most important things to remember when teaching writing is that writing is a process
Very few native speakers will ever start writing at the top of the first page and continue straight through until they finish at bottom of the last one. The entire process has five steps, but the first step in the writing process is coming up with your thoughts and ideas, also known as prewriting. Prewriting helps students gather ideas and give them a bank of possibilities for their writing.
Many language learners regard speaking ability as the measure of knowing a language. These learners define fluency as the ability to converse with others, much more than the ability to read, write, or comprehend oral language. They regard speaking as the most important skill they can acquire, and they assess their progress in terms of their accomplishments in spoken communication.
Listening to spoken language helps Ss…
expose to varieties & accents
acquire the language subconsciously
improve listening as a skill. Listening to authentic materials
to help Ss “get a feel” about the language
Listening to audio tapes/ CDs, videos
to help Ss learn the language
Teaching your language to a group of foreigners may be a lot easier than you think. The human brain has the innate ability to process language and understand it. Your students will begin learning from the very first class. Still, it never hurts to know what you’re doing. Here are some useful tips for making the learning process easier.
Applied linguistics is defined as a discipline that uses a variety of methods to address language-based problems, one of which is that of language teaching and learning. Based on this definition, the article will define and tackle the problem of teaching EFL writing in Vietnam which has, for a long time, been considered a challenge for language teachers.
Modern teachers manage teaching and learning using a compilation of data. Teachers use this portfolio of students' standardized test scores, pre-test scores, writing samples, reading fluency recordings and behavioral referrals to select curriculum and to track students' progress.
earning is skill acquisition and increased fluency. A teacher is anyone who affects the environment so that others learn. (By this definition you don't even have to be alive to be a teacher!) These notes describe some building blocks for effective teaching. They do not deliberately target teaching children with autism but you will certainly see that focus.
Lecture Chapter 4: How to describe learning & teaching presented content: Concepts about language learning & teaching, elements for successful language learning in the classroom, ESA in different lesson sequences, what teaching models have influenced current teaching practice.
The paper presents some of the results obtained within a research project aimed at developing ET (English Tutor), an intelligent tutoring system which supports Italian students in learning the English verbs. We concentrate on one of the most important modules of the system, the domain (i.e. verb) expert which is devoted to generate, in a cognitively transparent way, the right tense for the verb(s) appearing in the exercises presented to the student. An example which highlights the main capabilities of the verb expert is provided. A prototype version of ET has been fully implemented. ...
Teaching English through English is a practical training course for teachers or intending teaching English as a second or foreign language. It is designed to give them practice effective use of classroom English and to extend their language teaching skills and techniques, with the aim of helping their students learn to сcommunicate successfully in English. It can be used on teacher training courses and as a reference book for teachers to use on their own. It is suitable for both native and non-native speaker teacher....
Origami is the art of paper folding (or put art paper) originating from Japan. The word in Japanese origami is derived from two words: oru folding or loading paper and kami. Origami only been used since 1880; earlier, the Japanese used letters orikata. Simple combination of folding origami to turn rectangular piece of paper (two-way), which is usually square, into the complex (3-way), do not cut and paste in the folding process, this is also the trend of modern origami.