- Why should anyone learn English?
There are several reasons why a person should learn English, but perhaps the topmost reason is that everyone else does. Wherever you go, someone’s bound to be an English speaker. Once you join the bandwagon and learn the language as well, you can be sure that it’ll be one good asset that can set you at a bar higher than the rest. Here’s a less obvious but just as important reason: English happens to be the main language of the Internet.
- In teaching English as a second language, where is the best starting point?
Before anything else, make sure that you begin with the alphabet and numbers. One of the first things you should start with is to teach the alphabet and numbers. By teaching the alphabet and numbers, you’ll create a great foundation for everything else that your students will learn. Also make use of a lot of visual and auditory aids, to make the learning process more manageable.
- In teaching parts of speech in English, what should you teach first?
Be sure that you begin with nouns. These nouns will help move your students along in terms of how they can eventually conjugate full sentences, precisely because by teaching them how to name things, they can pretty soon begin to consciously identify those things in English, too.
- What’s a good practice for teaching English as a foreign language?
First of all, you can introduce a brand new rule in your classroom: tell your students that as soon as they enter the room, they immediately get into a English Only Zone. You see, one great way to facilitate learning is to encourage students to avoid speaking languages other than English in the classroom. This necessarily forces students to use their knowledge of English and further develop them.
- How can teaching English be made more fun?
You can make it more fun by incorporating games into your lessons. Games will help students learn English by making it fun and by compelling them to think in new and different ways. After all, as that common saying goes: all work and no play makes Jack (and everyone else, of course) dull. To steer clear of this possibility, give your students enough opportunities to learn by playing games.
- How should you speak and how long should you wait for progress?
Well, when it comes to the rate of your speaking and waiting time, do it slowly and clearly, and be patient with your students and their progress. Remember, they are thinking and producing in two or more languages. After asking a question, wait for a few seconds before calling on someone to respond. This “wait time” provides all students with an opportunity to think and process.