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by Kennen
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: How to practice English listening comprehension and speaking
Replies: 2
Views: 2664

My suggestions below are given of course in addition to indispensable communication practice for learners with native English speakers. There are quite a lot of ready-made conversational English dialogues on a multitude of topics with authentic natural wording with useful content (and vocabulary) at...
by Kennen
Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Difficulties of vocabulary acquisition
Replies: 4
Views: 3688

I've always supported learning and practicing set phrases in context. In my opinion vocabulary should be learned and practiced first through input (listening and reading), and then used through output (speaking and writing) on each real life topic. But vocabulary is a broad concept; it includes not ...
by Kennen
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Unconventional ESL/EFL software for teachers and learners
Replies: 0
Views: 1179

Unconventional ESL/EFL software for teachers and learners

Do you know about and approve of Language Bridge English unconventional learning software developed by some former scientist and interpreter from Russia Arkady Zilberman? He claims that learners can learn with his unconventional product four times faster than with conventional English learning metho...
by Kennen
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Why learners can't develop good English speaking skills?
Replies: 0
Views: 1380

Why learners can't develop good English speaking skills?

To develop good English speaking skills learners must have adequate regular long-term practice in listening comprehension and speaking in English. Therefore grammar learning is not to be blamed for poor speaking skills of learners. Do you disagree with that? All authoritative reputable ESL teacher t...
by Kennen
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Are unconventional ESL/EFL methods and products popular?
Replies: 0
Views: 1560

Are unconventional ESL/EFL methods and products popular?

Learning, practising and mastering English is a long process. In addition to formal English and self-study classes there should be adequate regular long-term practice in using English (including communication with native English speakers) to accelerate mastering of English by learners. All English l...
by Kennen
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: ESL/EFL teaching and learning resources
Replies: 0
Views: 1111

ESL/EFL teaching and learning resources

It is a good idea for ESL/EFL teachers and learners to share their own list of resources (publications, websites, etc) for ESL/EFL teaching and learning pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing and the most popular integrated skills (communicative) Engl...
by Kennen
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: English methodology articles
Replies: 0
Views: 1250

English methodology articles

As you know there are a lot of articles on the Internet for learners and teachers of ESL/EFL. It would be a good idea for us to share information about them to improve our knowledge. I've gleaned some very helpful articles for both learners and teachers of ESL/EFL that you and many users of your sit...
by Kennen
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Should grammar learning precede conversational practice?
Replies: 1
Views: 1927

Should grammar learning precede conversational practice?

In the process of learning English grammar learners can devote a portion of time at each lesson for learning first fixed thematic conversational phrases that don't require grammar knowledge. Later based on known grammar learners can concentrate more productively on listening, speaking, reading and w...
by Kennen
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Native language and English
Replies: 1
Views: 1507

Bilingual and monolingual English learning courses

In my view it is easier for foreign learners, especially for absolute beginners to study English for easier, better and quicker understanding through their native language explanations of English pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. As you know there are also English courses in English only for le...
by Kennen
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Native language and English
Replies: 1
Views: 1507

Native language and English

I'm conducting some polls on important issues of mastering various aspects of English as a second and a foreign language. Do you agree with the allegations below? I'd appreciate your response. Differences between one's native language and English in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and stylistic u...
by Kennen
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: English tips
Replies: 0
Views: 1521

English tips

Below is my list of websites with valuable advice/tips for learning and teaching English in addition to my tips in this forum: http://www.eslgold.com/ http://www.nclrc.org http://www.langcent.manchester.ac.uk/resources/online/support-advice/learning-guide/developing-skills/ http://uastudent.com/cate...
by Kennen
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: English communication
Replies: 0
Views: 1233

English communication

As you know the content of English learning and teaching materials matters a great deal. I've explored a lot of aids (websites, books, courses, software, audio and video resources) for learning and teaching various aspects of English. Many people would have difficulty choosing the most appropriate a...
by Kennen
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Effective English courses
Replies: 3
Views: 5194

Effective English courses

My extensive exploration and numerous responses from authoritative specialists, teachers and learners of English to me on the issue of the most effective English courses have convinced me that English communicative integrated skills courses are the most effective and the most comprehensive courses. ...
by Kennen
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Interesting issues of English
Replies: 0
Views: 853

Interesting issues of English

Are you an adherent of a particular unconventional English teaching and learning methodology? I've discovered a website that advances an unusual English learning and practising approach. So far I am sceptical about the effectiveness of that approach. Maybe you could explore the sitehttp://bridge2eng...
by Kennen
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Practising English on your own
Replies: 10
Views: 3961

Practising English

All explanations of English pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary to learners from different ethnic backgrounds have to be done in English only at English classes. As you know there are English courses in English only for learning and practising all four skills in one course in each lesson (listenin...