Whole Language Approach — educationalresearchtechniques

Traditionally, the teaching of language in America has focused on decoding skills. This means splitting a part a word it to it phonemes. This is where the famous phonics programs came from. However, with ever reaction there is often a reaction. The reaction to the emphasis on decoding and phonics lead to the development of […]

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How language drives students’ transition from rural to urban areas — Blogging for the ELT Community

Thelma Kathleen Buchholz Mort, Cape Peninsula University of Technology Molofo and Bulewani are training as teachers at a university in one of South Africa’s largest cities, Cape Town. Both young men come from rural backgrounds and English is not their first language. Their experiences of moving from a rural area to a city, and of […]

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Content-Based Language Instruction — educationalresearchtechniques

Content-Based language instruction (CBIL) is the use of subject matter to teach English. For example, using a history course to teach students English rather than using specifically design English curriculum. In this post, we will examine more closely this approach to language teaching. Assumptions CBIL has the following assumptions about language learning People learn a […]

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