Discussion is a valuable form of learning in culture, but teachers cannot expect all students to be able to discuss complex issues at a high level in a foreign language. Often, even high-level students need some preparatory activities with clear goals before they can proceed to discussion. Some of our favourite activities are discussed below. Many teachers have found that quizzes are one of the more successful activity types. Quizzes can be used to test materials that you have previously taught, but they are also useful in learning new information Teacher should ask the students to answer true or false to each of the questions in pairs or groups.
The same applied to difficulty level. According to some researchers like Williams (1983) and Morrison (1989), authentic materials can too difficult and incomprehensible to learners since these materials are not designed for language teaching setting; therefore, such materials may negatively affect the learner's motivation and result in some frustration (as cited in Shuang, 2014). Authentic materials seem to be suitable for learners of advanced level but very annoying and challenging for beginner learners (Hedge, 2000 as cited in Shuang,
By this way they learn to respect and appreciate different ethnic and cultural values, they discover unique histories and traditions. Therefore, learners need to become familiar with how they can personally engage with cultural diversity. One of the way in which culture has often been understood is as a basic of knowledge. This basic of knowledge can be seen in various ways: as knowledge about cultural art facts or works of art; as knowledge about places; as knowledge about events and symbols which exactly showed this culture; or as knowledge about ways of living. When translated into language learning, this knowledge-based view of culture often takes the form of teaching information about another country, its people, its history, and so on.
This is a mistake understanding about listening because we are not necessary to understand in every words but we should to understand about the meaning in keywords or the most important words of the sentence. Thus, if we know the keywords’s meaning, we will communicate with other people. Moreover the EFL learners always have the problem about accent because the people in each country have the accent that different. It makes most EFL learners does not understanding in some words that pronounce difference. If some Thai people never listen some accent, it makes them confuse and do not understand.
Differences between children and adults foreign language learning Foreign language acquisition is a subject of general development trends. Learning a foreign language affects not only the expansion of the education, but also the perception of the world. In the framework of modern society the purpose of foreign language teaching is to cultivate personal qualities of a person, increasing his chances to integrate more easily the professional world. A foreign language appears, in fact, as an instrument of intercultural and international communication, but can also be the natural way to communicate in bilingual families. Learning a foreign language is a complex process, the success of which depends on the right choice of educational method.
They are considered as unfavourable sensations that prevent the learners’ efficient processing of the language input.The second language learner ; in the majority of circumstances, may face such barriers and they can earnestly inhibit the learners’ learning and performance in any second language class. Many studies were conducted by many researchers and have stressed the importance of understanding affective factors in second language learning .So, they are of an utmost importance and this is why, there were attempts that would reduce their influence and create a comfortable learning atmosphere and let the learners feel less stressed, more confident and take an active part in the learning process. Section I : The factor of
Knowing the language is actually knowing the culture. More importantly, speaking the language allow students to experience the culture. Hence, I believe that as a Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, my role is really significant in such that, in addition to this, I can give the students more resources by which they could approach a culture, by which they can immerse themselves in that culture, by which they can learn more about the culture in order for them to function in that culture, but this is not my main focus, as I would like them not only to learn about my culture, but also to bring their own culture into interacting in the culture that they are learning. Of course the linguistic competence and subject knowledge are of a great value in that students should learn and understand at the same time. Here, I will apply some of my techniques in ELT too, that is to say, effective CCQs ‘Concept Check Questions’, ICQs ‘Instruction Check Questions’, and also strong MPF ‘Meaning, Pronunciation, Form’ and PACS ‘Post Analysis Correction Stage’.
Poor communication wich doesn 't transmit a feeling often creates tension and bad feelings within relationships. For that reason people started to feel the need to learn difficult language as theirs. In the beginning when we start to learn we think how difficult it will be. But we forget that hat nothing is impossible. If we go back in time we will see that learning new foreign language is not as difficult as it seems to be.
grammar and the vocabulary and a set of idioms and expressions but speaking skill is also important. The emphasis is not on whether person is grammatically correct or not but on the use of language to communicate in the target language situation. Developing the communicative competence is very essential to communicate at national and international levels. English is regarded as a vehicular language and used for the purposes of academic advancement, profession advancement, and traveling abroad etc (Davies, 2007). However, speaking skill is widely neglected in our class rooms because speaking skills are hard to practice and assess.
When teaching and learning a foreign language is considered, it can be assumed that teaching a language is also meant teaching the culture of the target society. For this reason, integrating culture into language teaching becomes a crucial and an unavoidable issue for educators. The following section presents a discussion on the role of culture in the process of teaching