This article explains what ellipsis is, where it is used, what kind of ellipsis makes sentences less easy to understand, what unstressed words are left out, and how to teach English using ellipsis.
Since language barriers are a very difficult thing to overcome, here is a list of communication strategies, identified by linguists, which are employed by second language learners.
It seems that the communication skills of today's society are becoming worse. Moreover, it also appears that no one cares. It is time to raise the bar and make communication skills important again.
Includes free downloadable language development pictorial aids complete with questions based on Marion Blank's "levels of questioning". Suitable for literacy development, language delay and Autism.
Do you confuse 'than' and 'then'? Do you wonder what the difference is? Did you know that 'than' relates to comparison and 'then' relates to time? 'Then' and 'than' explained!
Welcome and congratulations! Visiting this page takes you one step closer to becoming an awesome ESL teacher! Let's start by learning the importance of vocabulary. Often times in ESL classrooms, teachers focus a lot of...
Introduction: briefly define the text type (the functional style and the genre), the topic, the problems raised, the cultural and historical background of the author and his text. Useful tips: The first step includes...
So you're curious about Elvish? Well, then you've come to the right place to learn to speak Elvish. This is the Elvish based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, so don't complain that this isn't Elvish as you know it.
The system of images includes both macro and micro images. Macro images are those that develop within the whole book or within a considerable part of it: characters’ images, the image of nature, the image of war etc....
There is a Minnan dialect influence on the Thai language. I discovered this after starting to learn Thai following my experiences of learning Minnan. This hub lists Thai words borrowed from Minnan.