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?
Some of these tasks are becoming more adjustable in work related topics, basic multitasking, and solving complex problems. New jobs or activities may be suitable for people who adapt to a second language. Based on the facts mentioned by John Fotheringham in his article on a Language immersion site known as FluentU, learning a second language can create better success in finding a suitable job opportunity, “On the other hand, having the words ‘Mandarin Chinese’ or ‘Arabic’ on your CV can certainly impress potential employers. Knowledge of a foreign language can help you get your foot in the door for an interview” (Fotheringham). Jobs that consist of working abroad or establishing markets may seem challenging, but it is what creates a base for a good company and often a reasonable economy.
They have to do a lot more writing practice themselves thereby improving their writing skills. For example, even to write a simple leave letter to the class teacher, they have to know the rule of sentence formation, the rules governing words. Nonetheless, writing demands a lot of mental effort. A student may be an effective English speaker, but he needs to learn how to convert his knowledge of grammatical concepts from spoken to written language, and this can only be done through constant writing practice under a teacher’s guidance. According to The Silken Knot, The standards of English for schools in Bhutan states that “our students are exposed to evaluate how author achieve effects by the use of linguistic, structural and presentation view at level VIII” (p.39) .Whatever little grammar Bhutanese students learn at the level mentioned is already learnt at primary level by the students in the west.
Learning any useful and important skill needs a great deal of practice and patience. And since using a language means using sound, you must do much of your practicing aloud. Unless you are learning your new language in your home country where everyone speaks it, you cannot hope to get as many opportunities to practice speaking it as you got when you were
Background According to Zuliati (2013) Speaking is an important language skills, in which communications take an important role in the world of information, speaking is a spoken language that is taught in the era of globalization. Because of speaking, students can communicate with other students in our country or different countries, we can share ideas and opinions. There are some people who see the skills of the student based on their speaking skills and not of language skills. Students can effectively use speaking skills. The use of English has become popular nowadays.
Successfully teaching English as a Second language to Non-Native English speakers English as a second language (ESL) has become one of the essential components of many non-native English countries school curriculums across the world. The importance of English comprehension in today 's youth has led to the language growing to become the worlds most studied language with 1.5 billion active learners (Noack). Teaching a skill as broad as English requires for a teacher to create a sense of importance of mastering the subject with students. Another challenge with learning any language is continued practice outside of the classroom, which is required to become fluent in English. During this critical learning an English as a second language teacher, must provide constant feedback for students and create a diverse curriculum which allows for students of all learning styles to find success in learning a new language.
To this end, I got my MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and started teaching general English to university students. Teaching English, though rewarding and fulfilling, was not the answer to my strong desire to discover new worlds behind the high walls of information restriction in my country, as well as my insatiable thirst for the truth and diversity. Equipped with the most important tool of communication, I decided that the best way to feed my inner desire is to
There are many countries, which have their own languages that makes it difficult to communicate. The positive side of language learning is that it has healthy, cognitive, and social benefits that make it interesting to learn. In this essay, I will write about the benefits of learning a new language, how to choose a foreign language, and how to learn it. Several studies
Introduction & Scope Vocabulary plays a vital role in learning English as a foreign language. Many scholars have stated the importance of vocabulary teaching in second language acquisition to the extent that they regard vocabulary as a powerful vehicle of communication, even more powerful than grammar. According to McCarthy (1990: viii), "No matter how well the students learn grammar, no matter how successfully the sounds of L2 are mastered, without words to express a wide range of meanings, communication in L2 cannot happen in any meaningful way". In the same way, Wilkins (1972: 111-112) argues that "without grammar, very little can be conveyed; without vocabulary, nothing can be conveyed". Given the fact that the ultimate aim of teaching English to speakers of other languages is to prepare them inter alia for effective communication, one of the teacher 's primary targets is vocabulary teaching and acquisition.
Nowadays English is one of the most spoken languages in the world, it is no wonder that people from various countries do their best to learn it though it is a complicated process. Yet it is even more challenging to teach English as a foreign language as it requires the combination of both professional skills and personal qualities to make the educational process successful. So the object of this paper is analyzing the main aspects that make teaching English as a foreign language effective. First of all, it is essential for any teacher to know his or her students which includes not only their names and grades but also their background, level of knowledge and needs. While giving lessons to foreign students you can not but get them acquainted