English as a Foreign Language for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons

Challenges and Strategies

Author: Ewa Domagała-Zyśk,Edit H. Kontra

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144381282X

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Page: 210

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Deaf and hard-of-hearing students form a specific group of foreign language learners. They need to use foreign languages just like their hearing peers if they want to enjoy the same benefits of globalization and technical advancements of today, yet they cannot take part in the same foreign language education. As sign language users, lip-readers or persons relying on hearing aids or cochlear implants in their everyday communication, they need special support in learning a foreign language. This book has been written by teachers and researchers involved in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) to deaf and hard-of-hearing students in various different European countries, including the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Norway, Poland, and Serbia. The chapters mirror both the authors’ personal journeys through this field and give insight into various aspects of empirical research into the foreign language acquisition of hearing-impaired learners. They discuss mainly the issue of specific methodology for teaching EFL vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing and speaking to deaf and hard-of-hearing persons and the challenge of effective communication during the classes via sign language, cued speech or the oral approach. Special chapters are also devoted to EFL teachers’ experience in special schools for the deaf. Educators interested in practical advice, responses to challenges and worked-out solutions to problems will particularly welcome this book as a useful source of ideas. It will also help novice teachers embarking on their careers in English language education for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults.
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The Use of Pop Songs in the EFL Classroom

Author: Ornerová Lenka

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3842811985

Category: Music

Page: 121

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Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: I have chosen the topic of using pop songs in the EFL classroom because I strongly believe that working with pop songs is a highly motivational device. When I was a student at a lower and upper secondary school, listening to songs in English classes was my favourite activity. I have always wanted to be able to understand the lyrics of songs I listened to. Later, I realized that I have learned a lot from listening to pop songs and analyzing their lyrics. Therefore, in my diploma project, I would like to prove that using pop songs is a highly motivational device in teaching English with instructional value, and that students enjoy working with pop songs. The theoretical part of this diploma project is based on relevant sources of background literature. In the first two chapters, the use of songs is described with regard to motivation and the Multiple Intelligences Theory. The third and fourth chapter deal with the reasons for using songs and their classification. In the last two chapters of the theoretical part, pedagogical principles of using pop songs in class, as well as the pros and cons of teaching through pop songs are presented. The practical part is based on the findings of three surveys I have conducted in the field of using songs in the EFL classroom. In the first part of the research, I present an analysis of questionnaires which I distributed among English teachers at lower and upper secondary schools and grammar schools. In the second part of the research, I describe students ́ attitudes to pop song based lessons which I taught during my teaching practice at grammar schools. In the third part of the research, I analyze the types of songs presented in commonly used textbooks at lower and upper secondary schools. In addition, I present a self-developed teaching material containing a list of pop songs suitable for the EFL classroom. In the last part of the practical part, I answer the research questions and provide some implications for my own teaching. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents: ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION9 THEORETICAL PART 1.MOTIVATION10 1.1Definition of motivation10 1.2Different kinds of motivation11 1.3Motivation in second language acquisition/learning vs. foreign language learning12 1.4Sources of motivation in the EFL classroom14 2.MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES16 2.1The categories of intelligence17 2.2The implications of MI theory for ELT19 2.3Musical [...]
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Success on your Certificate Course in English Language Teaching

A guide to becoming a teacher in ELT/TESOL

Author: Caroline Brandt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847878717

Category: Education

Page: 240

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`Extremely comprehensive and well written in terms of style – accessible to the reader, but intelligent and expressing some fairly subtle concepts. Would that more ELT practitioners could do the same!... Certainly a good read for those thinking about and also those engaged in initial training – or even post initial training stage' - Jenny Pugsley, Head of TESOL, Trinity College London 'It’s essential reading whether you are simply curious about what is involved in training in ELT, need advice on choosing the right course, have already enrolled and want to make the most of your course, or are a new teacher just starting out. It’s a book I wish I’d had when I was starting out in my ELT career, and that I wish had been available to many of the course participants I have tutored' - Lyn Strutt, ELT author and Chair of the British Council Families Association Each year, thousands of people all over the world take one of the hundreds of available short pre-service courses that lead to the award of a certificate in English Language Teaching (ELT) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Caroline Brandt's book is an invaluable guide to anyone thinking of enrolling on one of these courses. With a clear and concise structure that follows your general interest in TESOL right through to the intricacies of the course itself, it can be used from initial research stages to final qualifications, and beyond. Brandt's decades of experience in this field across the globe shine through. Chapters include: -introducing English Language Teaching -becoming qualified -knowing your certificate course -getting started -learning -working together -being qualified. Throughout the book there are snapshots of students' experiences in their own words, and summaries of key points for you to take with you - whether into the next stage of learning or the next day's teaching. The chapters are stand alone resources as well as the building blocks to becoming a fully-qualified English Language teacher. The book is supported by a companion website, which provides quizzes to test understanding of each chapter, lesson plan proformas, a full glossary and annotated website links.
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New English File Pre-Intermediate

Class Cassettes (3

Author: Clive Oxenden,Christina Latham-Koenig

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 9780194384377

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 23

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100% new lessons that work, that are fun, and that get students talking. An expanded Vocabulary Bank. A new Grammar Bank section with rules and exercises. Practical English lessons, a focus on functional language supported by the New English File Study Link Videos. The same unequalled level of teacher support. More photocopiable materials for teachers, with an extra grammar and communicative activity for every lesson.
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New English File

Author: Clive Oxenden,Christina Latham-Koenig,Paul Seligson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780194384384

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 159

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100% new lessons that work, that are fun, and that get students talking. An expanded Vocabulary Bank. A new Grammar Bank section with rules and exercises. Practical English lessons, a focus on functional language supported by the New English File Study Link Videos. The same unequalled level of teacher support. More photocopiable materials for teachers, with an extra grammar and communicative activity for every lesson.
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Odisea nº 10: Revista de estudios ingleses

Author: María Elena Jaime de Pablos

Publisher: Universidad Almería

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 204

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Revista de Estudios Ingleses es un anuario dirigido y gestionado por miembros del Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana de la Universidad de Almería con el propósito de ofrecer un foro de intercambio de producción científica en campos del conocimiento tan diversos como la lengua inglesa, literatura en lengua inglesa, didáctica del inglés, traducción, inglés para fines específicos y otros igualmente vinculados a los estudios ingleses.
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The Effect of Instructional Reading Software on Developing English Reading Speed and Comprehension for It University Students

Author: Sumar Ghizan PHD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477130020

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Sumar Ghizan has been a faculty member in the English Language Institute (ELI) at New York Institute of Technology from 2005 until Sep 2010. Recently, she is a research Assistant at The University of Windsor where she is enrolled in the MEd program. She has been teaching English Language for Graduate and Undergraduate Students for more than twelve years. In 2010 Ghizan has obtained her degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Curricula and Methods of English Language from the College of Educational and Psychological Sciences, AAU. Her research interests are in language acquisition, educational policies and curricula studies. She had participated in one conference and looking forward to attend another in Brussels where she is going to present a paper on Educational Policies for the First Nation Child: impediments and future perceptions.
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The New Zealand File Level 2 Elementary/Lower-intermediate Book with Audio CD Pack

Author: Richard MacAndrew

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521136280

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 48

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Original stories at seven levels from starter to advanced, written specially for learners of English. With gripping plots and a range of genres to satisfy every taste, Cambridge English Readers offer high-quality original fiction that students will love! The highest quality of writing and storytelling is combined with the greatest sensitivity to the learner's language level, to ensure an enjoyable and successful learning experience, with learners eager to finish one book and start the next.
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