Focus on teaching American English in schools

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Focus on teaching American English in schools

Mexican workers came to Walla Walla with the dream of providing their children with an opportunity to go as far as their God-given abilities can take them. The most valuable tool for their children is maximum proficiency in the American English language. However, beginning students were separated and taught in dual languages. The Bilingual Recommendation Committee states the following in … Read More

Albert Einstein-Einstein in a Nutshell

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Albert Einstein

What is the first word you think of when you hear the name Albert Einstein? Most people answer with a resounding, “Genius!” Never will you ever hear the word, “Nut.” Seldom will anyone ever hear the name and not recognize it as one of the greatest minds to have ever lived. Most, however, perhaps feel that his genius was immediately … Read More

Language, Grammar & Linguistics: Terminology

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Language, Grammar & Linguistics: Terminology

A system of elements and rules The elements and rules about the specific aspects of a language define the different modules of grammar: Descriptive grammar: an objective description, or model, of the grammar of a natural spoken language; it is the product of linguistic analysis and describes how people actually speak. Prescriptive grammar: rules of grammar regarding how people should … Read More

APPS TO LEARN ENGLISH-GREAT APPS TO LEARN ENGLISH VIA IPAD

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APPS TO LEARN ENGLISH-GREAT APPS TO LEARN ENGLISH VIA IPAD
1- Kidioms The Kidioms iPad app makes learning idioms fun for children, ELL students, or anyone wishing to improve their understanding of English. The app uses an interactive notebook to present an idiom, it's meaning and an example showing the idiom used in context. Each page of the notebook also has a graphic to help illustrate the idiom’s meaning. 2- Phrasalstein Doctor ... Read More

10 Ways to Say…:)

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10 DIFFERENT WAYS TO SAY

10 Ways to Say Hello & Goodbye 1. Hello 2. Hi 3. (informal) Hey 4. Hi there 5. (informal) Howdy 6. Bye 7. Bye-bye 8. (informal) See ya later 9. Take care 10. Have a good one  CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON VOKI:) 10 Informal Ways to Say Yes and No 1. Yeah 2. Yup 3. Mm-hmm! 4. Uh-huh! 5. … Read More

ENGLISH as a SECOND LANGUAGE

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I will explain language acqusition types. Here is a list of language acqusition levels; Mother tongue= The first language you have learned naturally Bilingual= People who learn an other language with their mother tongue ESL=English as a second language. I will explain below EFL= English as a foreign language. I will explain below. We all have our mother tongue. However, … Read More

How To Learn English

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How to Learn English

How people learn language:)?Without deeping into  purple prose, I will explain you the best way. Love. Love is the first rule. If you love you cannot give up practicing English. However, you may say that English is difficult. How can I love? I want to share my own experience. I was trying to increase my hours that I had been … Read More

THE COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH (CA)

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THE COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH (CA) Learning Theory: Little is known about the learning theory of “The Communicative Approach”. Activities that involve real communication promote learning. Language that is meaningful to the learner supports the learning process. Language Theory: Language is for communication. The goal of language teaching is to develop “communicative competence“. Using the language appropriately in social contexts is important … Read More