THE DEFINITE/INDEFINITE ARTICLE WRITING PRACTICE

See here in pdf file : Final report Getting Started Busyteacher.org site explains the importance of writing in all ages whether in business context, internet communication, relating the fun task to children. This means we have many reasons to write. For beginners, who have started learning the English language or for students who want to have…

Relearning to Exercise your Brain

      Why do we forget things we previously learn? This was the question I asked myself while taking the Grammar pre- test. I know I have learned them many times in school and even have taught them for ages. However, for that very moment, I have realized I have stopped exercising my brain since I…

How do you feel on your ability to speak English?

I feel confident in speaking English. In fact, confidence is the goal of most students. It means that in the class or wherever they are, they don’t have fear to speak the language like Manny Pacquiao. Even people tend to mock him for his ” Karabao English”, but still he’s learning because he’s confident. In my…

Hiring Filipinos as English Teachers

I feel sad about that there is discrimination on hiring Filipinos as an English Teacher. I know it takes time to prove ourselves that we can also teach as the native speaker does. Learning English is a continuous process. As a Filipino, we can speak like them. Because of this hiring discrimination,  as an English Teacher, I consider…

Which do you think is easier to teach ESL or EFL? Why?

Based on my experiences, it would be easier for me to teach ESL classroom setting because it is much easier for me to make them understand about the lesson using English as a medium of instructions. It is hard sometimes because they are less motivated than the EFL students. They just take the lesson for passing…

What Kind of Listener are You?

In my student life, I notice that I love to occupy the front seat because I want to make sure I got information and lesson from my teacher or anyone who gives speech. I usually visualize when the speaker said, so I can remember the necessary information. I take down notes as much as possible, and…

Error Correction and Feedback in EFL Writing Classroom “Comparing Instruction and Student Preferences by Rula L. Diab

  Rula Diab from Lebanon has explained instructors’ and students‘ preferences for feedback and error correction. She suggested that explicit error correction of surface level errors, generally tend to be ineffective.  She added that this type of correction must abandon in second language writing classes because it can have harmful effects. She recommended that the teacher…

Students Storytelling through Sequential Art by David Fay

David Far from Urbekistan explains the important use of sequential art in EFL class. He quoted that sequential art is rich in ellipses, blends, non – words. It is the window on the spoken vernacular. It can revisit or summarizes  stories that the students have read in class or for homework. I can use this…

Growing up with TESOL by Jack C. Richards

English was the property of English- Speaking World. It is now the language of global, international communication, commerce trade, the media, and pop culture, so motivation and learning come into play. It is what we called the lingua franca. Now, it is no longer viewed as to property of the English speaking world, but it is an…

Language Learning through Direct Method

Fluency and accuracy are traditional measures effective language learning. These two measures are emphasized in the Direct Method. Its goal is to communicate in the target language. It uses the language for daily conversation. Fluency comes in when you are no longer worry about how you speak the language. It comes  to you naturally and…

Computer Assisted Learning from www.uiowa.edu/acadtech/phonetics

It is easy to access on the site our Professor Baxter had given to us. I became familiar  about the anatomical terms and locating each to the program. Then, I have noticed how letters differ from their  sounds  by looking at the vibration of the vocal cords. How amazing it was on how letters and…

The Boxing Superstar:Pacman

It is about time to know the boxing superstar, of course Manny Pacquiao, or popular ly known as the people’s champ, their own idol. Why was he being idolized by the  men around the world? What is in him that made people admire him? He is a typical Filipino star by using blazing speed and…

What are your plans to improve your English?

The better my writing skills are, the better the impression I give to my students, and make to the other people around me. So, let me start with my plans on how to improve my writing skills. First, I need to broaden my vocabulary by reading as much as possible. Most good writers are good…

What are your weak areas in your English?

If there is one area in English that I want to improve, it is writing skills.We all know how important writing is. We need to write a message across clearly in business or even writing blogs or personal statement in graduate school or just simply write to a friend to express your feelings. If all…