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EL Theory and Practice

Updated on October 27, 2011

‘’ English is a language to be acquired rather than a subject to be learnt at schools ‘’ .

I am going here to discuss the answer of the following questions : How can English be presented in classrooms ? What is the theory of acquiring it? Or in other words, How can English be exposed to learners? What learning habits do they need to form? What do teachers need to in order to create good practice activities?
The way in which English is exposed in schools and most academic institutions is really poor. It is true that words and grammar are the most important in learning a new language, but it not enough to be exposed to new vocabulary and grammatical items and study them by heart. To help people acquire English it is necessary to let them have enough time to practice and use the learnt language items.

Obviously, language can not be broken into isolated skills. Paying much more concentration , for example, on accuracy ( Grammar ) does help acquire English in the correct way. New language learners need to learn how to form the right language learning habits. They need to acquire the ability of using new learnt items to form the grammatically correct sentences in meaningful situations, they must learn how to listen and understand what is said and heard , and they need to acquire the ability to respond to and communicate with others in their real life.

Further more, focusing on learners leads they learning process forward. For example, varying or using different methods that adequate to the strategies of the learners moves the teachers towards the goals. So, it is of great importance that teachers should be aware of their learners needs and attitudes. They should help and enhance their motivation for further learning. Along with, learners age should be taken into consideration so that the chosen method or the used activities do not seem above .

The most satisfactory conclusion that we can come is that English is a set of rules and a tool of communication . it is not only grammar or vocabulary but a unit of different skills that must be integrated together when teaching it. The role of teachers here is not only to deliver information but also to create relaxing environment and effective classroom practice that make learners work the period time themselves.

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      Abdullah 6 years ago

      in our schools teachers depend on the traditional method they just speak and the students only have to be listen they do not have any role they are not participated they just listeners

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      Man from Modesto 6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      I think students need more direction. Most classes consist of people who have never met. This requires more clear direction from an instructor. Repetition is actually very effective. But, it must be performed in the mode in which it will be practiced- actual conversations.

      For those who are new to English, their vocabulary will allow them to have only the most basic conversations. Still, the teacher must set up interactive (& therefore active) learning.


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