If you are reading this post, then the blackout has finally ended. At the time of writing, three days have now passed since everything went offline – no internet, no mobile phone service, and only local calls from landlines. Right now, I am well and truly disconnected, possibly for the first time since the last century. Welcome to my offline world.
Vocabulary is dynamically essential for any ESL/EFL learner.desiring to be fluent in English.As for ESL/EFL beginner level learners ,vocabulary is the vital threshold of a strong basis that they have to lean on to learn English .On the other hand, the intermediate level learners have to burn the candle at its end to gain as much information as they can in an attempt to enlighten their labyrinths of achieving fluency.But the advanced level learners have to oxygenate the heart of the vocabulary stocks that they have been trying to store with idiomatic and specialized English to attain compreh
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"Adapt yourself to the new technologies. At home with the help of family or friends get used to smartphones, tablets and other tech tools so that you can use them in class with learning purposes. You don’t need to become tech-savvy but if you ban the prohibition “DON’T USE YOUR PHONE DURING THE CLASS”, your students will be delighted to learn by using their phones”.
This is one of my favourite ways in to using poetry in the classroom. I’ve found it works with all kinds of classes, from A2 up, with teenagers or adults. Here is a ten step lesson plan for a whole lesson including eating, reading, writing and reciting.
1. Ask the students to eat a small piece of something tasty (fruit, chocolate, biscuits, cake …) and write down five words – or phrases – to describe the taste/texture experience.
ICT IN THE CLASSROOM.
Nina MK, Ph.D.
Reading, writing, listening and speaking in a new language demands a number of prerequisites -- a desire to do so; a certain level of self-confidence; a supportive atmosphere and, of course, knowing the meaning of words in the new language.
I believe that using literature in a second language is a rich opportunity to see language in use. I have always tried to introduce authentic and graded literature in my classes with various degrees of success. Over the years, and with the belief that reading for pleasure is quite different from required reading, I have tried to lessen the negative effects of required reading.
Some strategies that have worked for me
Finding the right book or poem
PRONUNCIATION AND ESP.
Nina MK, Ph.D.
I have already posted on the topic of using internet-free technology in the classroom but there is another question which has to be dealt with before we start talking about practical solutions. Instead of repeating the words ‘digital natives’ and ‘new generations’, lets get a bit more practical and see life as it actually is around us.