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Reasons to use literature in Primary School

The use of literature for the teaching of English in primary education can be positive because it offers authentic material, it brings cultural enrichment and it gives us the convention of different modes (irony, argument, narration and so on.)Carefully selected children´s literature offers an alternative, motivating medium for foreign language acquisition. Children´s literature is defined as fict...

Why do people learn languages?

Learning another language opens up new opportunities and gives you perspectives that you might never have encountered otherwise. Personal, professional, social, and economic considerations all point to the advantages of learning foreign languages. What are the reasons for learning a language?There are many reasons but we can consider some of them.1-Many students want to learn a language for to be...

English Intonation, part 2: Tone (going up and going down)

We know that Intonation is a feature of pronuntiation, "the music of speech",or the pitch variation that can affect the meaning of what we say and can express meanings and attitudes. Remember, Intonation refers to the way we say something rather than what we say.Now, the question is:What is Tone?Tone it´s a pitch variation in speech and a tone can have various meanings. We call that varios meanin...

Teaching Languages to young learners: Learning languages through Tasks and Activities

"Teaching Languages to young learners: Learning languages through Tasks and Activities" (By Lynne Cameron)Chapter IIWe need to take the tasks from a learning perspective: that takes account in the young learner´s social and cognitive development..The classroom tasks/activities: are the "environment" in which the growth of skills in the foreign language takes place. The idea of task will need to be...

The changing world of English

@Jeremy Harmer: (2007)The Practice of English Laguage Teaching.Although English is not the language with the largest number of native or "first" language speakers, it has became a Lingua Franca: It can be defined as a language adopted for communication between two people whose native languages are different from each others, and where one or both speakers are using it as a second language. (A lang...