When it comes to teaching grammar and vocabulary, it's important to have models for students to follow. Unfortunately, finding models can be difficult. Sentences taken from standard worksheet often come out of context and novels or non-fiction books are often too long to make pulling sentences from them effective. Where do you turn when you want a simple source text full of models for students to follow? Picture books. Pictures books help students learn about grammar and vocabulary in the context of a larger story giving the concepts they need to learn more meaning.
As a future teacher of English as a foreign language, you need to give your students informed instruction in English pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar; but language teaching, at the more advanced levels in particular, is also concerned with idiomatic language use, such as collocations and formulaic language, or strategies that match a given communicative situation, e.g. pragmatic knowledge about how to establish and maintain social relationships exchanging messages in a specific socio-cultural environment (like e.g. inviting or apologizing).
Ο σύγχρονος κόσμος χαρακτηρίζεται ως ο κόσμος της επικοινωνίας. Τα πάντα γύρω μας συνηγορούν στη διατήρηση και στη βελτίωση κάθε μορφής επικοινωνίας. Βασικό γνώρισμα της είναι η γλώσσα -ο έναρθρος λόγος-, προνόμιο των ανθρώπινων κοινωνιών. Μολονότι οι νέες τεχνολογίες, η διεύρυνση των συνόρων και η οικουμενοποίηση του κόσμου διευκολύνουν τη μεταξύ κοινωνιών επικοινωνία, υπάρχουν ακόμα πολλά διαγλωσσικά και πολιτισμικά ζητήματα και διαφορές που αποτελούν πρόσκομμα στη διαδικασία αυτή. Σε αυτά καλείται να δώσει λύση η επιστήμη της μετάφρασης.
FIVE TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST LINGUISTICS CLASS
So it’s getting to be the time of year when colleges start back up again. And with that comes a whole batch of eager students taking their first linguistics class. If that’s you: congratulations! You’re going to embark on an academic journey that will forever change the way you look at language. But I’m sure you also have a lot of questions about what to expect and how to do well in a linguistics class. Well you’re in luck, because today I’m going to share my top five ten tips for doing well in an introductory linguistics class. These are drawn from my experiences both as a teacher and a student and I hope they help you as you begin to become a linguist.
As will become evident, the role of cultural learning in the foreign language classroom has been the concern of many teachers and scholars and has sparked considerable controversy, yet its validity as an equal complement to language learning has often been overlooked or even impugned.