Teaching Tips for Foreign Language Instructors (page: 2 of 4)

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  • Teaching a Foreign Language Is Not What It Used to Be!
    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!
  • Learning a 2nd Language with Similarities to Your Native Language: Tips & Potential Errors
    Does your native language play a significant role in your learning of a second language? Students will often recognize many similarities between their native language and the language they are learning. This has the potential for increasing learning as well as causing errors.
  • Accelerated Learning and Second Language Acquisition
    Accelerated Learning (AL) is a whole brain learning methodology that promotes and enhances language acquisition. Teaching language in the way that children learn their first language, the AL methodology balances left and right-brain hemispheres for optimal learning conditions.
  • Get Your Language Learning Students Moving With Active Games
    A set of active games intended to get your students up and moving while increasing their language comprehension and vocabulary. Kinesthetic learning games can help some of your class with the way they learn most easily.
  • Teaching Greek Words: Their Definitions and Origins
    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.
  • Analysis of Language Acquisition Approaches
    This article attempts to explain and analyze the approaches to language acquisition and give tips on how teachers can use these results in their lessons.
  • The Sociocultural Theory Module for Second Language Acquisition
    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.
  • Discourse Theory
    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.
  • Strategies to Encourage Kindergarten Language Acquisition
    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.
  • Putting Translation Under the Microscope: "The Wheel of Difficulty"
    This article is inspired by another translation analogy, proposed originally by Dr. Margaret S. Peden, which explains why some texts are more difficult than others to translate. It is useful for translators because it provides a way of thinking through the problems each type of text presents.
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