When a person wants to learn English or a foreign language, invariably they wish to speak the language and understand it when it is spoken or heard. Thus enter the need for speaking and listening activities in English. Here are some suggestions for speaking and listening activities.
Conversation classes can be a real boon to the English as a second language learner. The benefits of guided practice in English as a second language aid learners in developing improved speaking skills. Here are seven tips for effective speech skill building.
During the 1990s, the European Direct Method or Direct Method were widely taught and applied in EFL teaching worldwide. With the advent of newer, more “fashionable approaches and methods,” the Direct Method saw less application, but its language acquisition advantages offer reasons to reconsider it.
When learning Spanish grammar, adverbs and prepositions of position can often confuse language learners. This can even be more confusing when used in context by native Spanish speakers. Here’s some help in de-mystifying some of the more commonly used adverbs and prepositions of position.
To find out more on just how teaching connected speech elements can improve the conversational speech and pronunciation of English as a foreign language learners, continue in this second part of the series on using connected speech elements in discourse analysis.
Ever study a language for months or even years, then take a trip to another country only to find you couldn’t understand anyone? Worse yet, no one understood you either? The likely culprit? Connected speech – or the common way people speak a language. Improve your speech with discourse analysis.
The whole world’s gone digital. Have you? Do your foreign language learners know and use more technology than you do? You can learn to use multimedia technology to its best advantage, and save money, time and other benefits. Here’s how and why you should do it.
“Throw Papa down the stairs his hat” may sound odd to you, but, in the Pennsylvania Dutch language variety of English, it’s perfectly normal. Some of the interesting and sometimes very different popular Pennsylvania Dutch phrases are presented here.
From primary school levels and secondary school to post-secondary education, computer literacy skills are more important than ever before. The 21st century, the Digital Age, is in full swing, but where are you? Have you missed the boat, so to speak? Here we detail what to do if you’re still behind.
Why is writing in Spanish and translating from English or English from Spanish so baffling to learners of either language? The structure and word order of Spanish often does not correspond to the sentence structure and word order of English.