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~~What knowledge are you using to read this? One thing you are using is your knowledge of the grapho-phonemic relationships of English, i.e. the links between written letters and the sounds they represent. You’ve also had a lot of practise with English spelling conventions. You’re using your knowledge of English grammar and quickly take in the morphemes of English, the grammatical units of meaning such as the –ed ending we use to make the regular form of past tenses. All these skills took a while to build up. It’s also going to take our learners a long time to build up these same skill
Learning to Read Most children start reading around the age of four although some are ready at three. Children quickly become fascinated and excited with the idea of being able to read. However, they can also feel nervous and intimidated. Our job as teachers is to harness the children’s interest and excitement. Stages of Reading: 1. Listening 2. Speaking Children need to recognise, understand and produce the spoken word before the written form can be introduced. They need clear consistent models from the teacher, drilling, chants, songs, responding to simple questions which will allow them
How to save for the future on an English teacher's salary.
When I first thought about teaching English in a foreign country many of my friends said to me I shouldn't bother getting a certificate to teach, most private students don't ask to see it, and getting a job in an academy restricts your ability to travel. Well I disregarded their advice and applied for a place on a CELTA course, I spent a lot of time preparing for the course, and then found myself working 80 hours a week for weeks to get my CELTA.
In terms of global conditions, the English language has been a significant and important influence. Economic globalization has lead to a quick expansion of the English language in all countries around the world. For this reason, as well as the advancements of technology, the English language has become a bridge among most cultures.
Why learn languages? Why would anyone want to learn someone else's language? Obviously, there are a lot of reasons, and if the question is on your mind, then you probably have a desire or need to learn a language yourself. The answer is often different for people. Put 10 random people together who are learning another language and you will probably have 7 or 8 different reasons and 5 or 6 different languages. Every answer is valid.