There is almost no skill more valuable than speaking a second language. Whether you are teaching Spanish, French, ancient Greek or Latin, a second language opens up your student’s eyes to ideas and cultures completely different from their own. Help your students to become as excited about their subject as you are! Read articles and advice from fellow language teachers on inspiring your class, making the information stick and improving your own teaching skills. Also find information on teaching styles and philosophies of learning a 2nd language bound to help you reach all the students in your classroom.
Teaching the rules of any language is important because grammar makes it possible for us to understand how the new language functions. However, the grammar translation method has taken second place in modern foreign language teaching. Read on to learn more!
Contextualized vocabulary acquisition in foreign language or second language learning is a vocabulary acquisition and retention strategy. What does it imply in teaching and learning? How does it affect students and teachers?
Students will learn to build vocabulary in a fun way with this method of teaching Greek by first understanding root words and their definition and then finding their own root words and using those during an in-class lesson.
The sociocultural theory, a second language acquisition theory module, proposes that second language can be acquired through social interactions. Language teachers should be able to provide activities that would allow students to socialize and interact.
One of the most crucial elements in learning is language acquisition. The phonetic and psycholinguistic research specializes in understanding how language learners recognize speech language. Language acquisition happens through a conscious effort.
Discourse theory is gaining prominence and it has great implications in an educational context, especially in the field of second language acquisition. When a sentence gives a limited meaning, the relevant text around it should be considered for a deeper meaning.
Kindergarten language acquisition is one of the most crucial stages of a child’s learning process. Total immersion in the language with a native speaker should be the goal of an effective language program.
Did you know there are five different skills that should be taken into consideration when assessing your students’ performance in second language acquisition? Find out about them!
What’s the best way to learn a second language during childhood? Statistics on childhood language acquisition show that students taught using Total Physical Response, or TPR, have higher retention rates. Learn how to improve your lessons and assist your students with language acquisition through TPR
Have you ever wondered why young children can learn unknown words and phrases so quickly if they hear them somewhere? Do you know the best time to begin teaching a second language to your child? This article provides answers and explains the link between age and second language acquisition.