Teaching of English pronunciation is probably the most ignored aspect of English language learning. Where on one hand, teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening are given their due importance in English language teaching, on the other hand pronunciation is not. It is in fact, a much ignored language skill to be consciously taught. The learners … Continue reading Teaching Pronunciation to ESL Learners
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Teaching pronunciation to learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) is a challenge that all are aware of. The teacher has not only to ensure the transference of age appropriate vocabulary to the learners but has also to ascertain a constant and regular supply of listening and speaking opportunities to ESL learners. Added to … Continue reading Teaching Pronunciation to Learners of English as a Second Language
One of the most common misconceptions of English language teaching is that the learners should be corrected right when they are speaking the language. It is generally understood that the English as a Second Language (ESL) learners will benefit more if their errors are immediately pointed out when they are speaking in the target language … Continue reading Should ESL Learners be Corrected When They are Speaking English?
English language teachers face a great many challenges in the real classroom scenario. Learners come from diverse backgrounds and their learning needs tend to be varied. Among other instructional strategies, English teachers generally use scaffolding and differentiation strategies to meet the learning needs of such classes. With the objective of taking the learners’ learning from … Continue reading Scaffolding Strategies in English Language Teaching