Teaching English as a foreign language is a challenging task in developing countries in general and in our country in particular. English has been included in the curriculum of Iranian schools and universities and considerable attention has been paid to this language in our society for the following reasons. First of all, access to and use of the latest technological and scientific resources mainly written in English calls for an efficient amount of English language proficiency. Secondly, coping with the demands of the era of information explosion and the efficient use of the Internet makes learning English a necessity. Thirdly, mastery of English facilitates cultural exchange among nations including the proposal of the dialog among civilizations.
We are living in a very diverse society and, want it or not, we need to communicate with each other. But in order to do that people have to speak foreign languages. When it comes to learning a new language the most common piece of advice given from adults to children is “You are young. Now is your time to learn a foreign language”. But I have always wondered why is that?
Introduction The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate the application of the L2 motivational self-system to the English as a foreign language (EFL) and English as a second language (ESL) contexts. More than ever, the English language has become a global means of communication. As a result, the non-English speaking countries, such as Korea and Saudi Arabia, have encouraged students to learn English. Motivation has been cited as a major factor that determines the mastery and acquisition of the English language. While in most cases EFL and ESL are used interchangeably, there are a few distinctions, mostly based on the sources of motivation to learn the language.
Students of all ages are taught by activating the visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic senses and require abundant drill, practice, and repetition. Readings should reinforce the words students are learning in passages with few unknown words to develop automaticity. E. The technological nature of our society demands a literate workforce. Fluent reading with comprehension is critical for success. Fluent readers can grasp print material in larger units and phrases for more efficient reading These variations can be confusing for many native English speakers—not to mention students who struggle with language or are learning English as a second language.
This led us to deal with this research in order to clarify as much possible some of them, and find appropriate solutions. The main focus of this study is to investigate on the most appropriate strategies used by either learners or teachers to improve the new vocabulary learning. the problem statement: Foreign languages are playing important roles in the world nowadays, teachers encounter many difficulties in teaching foreign and second languages. As well as students cannot find an effective way to learn these languages since the studies are based mainly on written sessions rather than oral ones. So what do we mean by Vocabulary Learning Strategies?
Many countries which don’t use English for their own language are searching good teachers to learn English effectively, especially countries in Asia. Because of learner’s preference that they want to study with native speakers, many natives came to Asia even though some of them are not trained. However there is still a debate on which one is better between native English speaker teacher (NEST) and non-native English speaker teacher (NNEST). Until now, they can’t get the correct answer about which one is better. Moreover, students who want to study English are also confused when they choose teachers more suitable and effective to teach as their English teacher between NESTs and NNESTs.
Not only by exposing them to the language they will speak, read and write the English language correctly, students must learn and understand the meaning of words. Vocabulary words help any English language learner communicate effectively with any other person. According to Wilkins (1972), “Vocabulary is central to English language teaching because, without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas.” On the other hand, many teachers recognize the importance of teaching vocabulary and they must emphasize it daily in their lessons. Among many skills, vocabulary in context is one of the most commonly used. To aid vocabulary in context, the use of a Card-file among other strategies may enrich the student’s experience and understanding of what they speak, read, and
English is an official language in majority countries of the world. Moreover, many people are used English to communicate to each other. Additionally, English is the main language that is used in most higher education institutes and universities all over the world. Majority educational subjects are written in English even for the primary school. You can brighten your future with education, which is a useful tool which will follow you for the entire of your life (Mandela, n.d.).
Understanding the fact that not all International students are as competent in English as Anglophone, since they come from a very different environment where English was not their first language. Hence this essay will first address the key problem that proves as a deterrent for the international students from improving their English; then proposes some quick solutions to overcome them more efficiently. The main problem for any International student is their habit of cross- translating English words into their native language for better understanding. The foreign students overtly rely on their native language for better insights of a difficult English phrase or passage. This approach may help them in understanding the concept but it will never give them the practice to speak the language.
The skills thus acquired in the class room will help the students in their higher education, careers and professions. A real teacher should promote learning and should focus on this promotion through a series of carefully designed activities and tasks. English is used and learnt all over the world not out any imposition but through the realization that it has certain inherent advantages. English has entered the fabric of India’s intellect and