The use of translation in the classroom as a teaching method is a valid method to teach english as a foreign language. Over the years, translation as a teaching method has being avoided as a technique to use at the classroom. With the development of different approaches and methods such as communicative approach or the audiolingual method, which looks for the students to learn with the least possible use of speakers’ native language. According to Richards (2006) to learn how to communicate language people need competence which includes different real-life situations; grammar does not fulfil these roles and as far of the learning, in other words, learning by only speaking and practicing the target language other abilities would eventually be
There are many reasons why foreign language learners choose to learn English and also a variety of approaches to teach English. Some of the motivations to gain proficiency in English are; improved employment prospects, improved quality of life and to travel aboard. It is important to consider these motivating factors when planning to teach a student who is learning a foreign language. As the contributing factors will dictate how best to teach the foreign language learner. This essay will try to describe, through the perspective of a case study and current research, why and how people learn English as a foreign language.
The students’ attitude towards speaking English will be discussed first. This problem will be considered in many respects. Firstly, the learners’ motivation to learn L2 and their feelings when speaking that language, the nature of using English inside the classroom, their opinions about abilities needed to be perceived as a competent L2 speaker as well as their preferences of speaking practice forms. Firstly, as reported by the students, their motivation to study English is mainly intrinsic. This means that the reason why they learn L2 is that they see many benefits, which they can obtain from studying L2. Clearly, for the students aged 16-19, personal satisfaction derived from learning L2 is more important than their parents’ encouragement to learn a foreign language.
The Republic of Chile (Spanish: Republica de Chile) or more commonly known as Chile, has the largest economic systems, and most stable governments from Latin America in comparison to its neighbor countries. Although the country would have not achieved this stability without a problematic history full of struggle and hardship in which in time built the country’s economy and influenced their believes, customs and traditions that today make up the wonderful culture of Chile.
The Republic of Chile (Spanish: Republica de Chile) or more commonly known as “Chile”, has the largest economic systems, and most stable governments from Latin America in comparison to its neighbor countries. Although the country would not have achieve this stability without a problematic history full of struggle and hardship in which in time constructed the country’s economy, believes, customs and traditions that today make up the wonderful culture of Chile.
A lot Chileans have their own beliefs. But however many Chileans are Indigenous. (5-6%) (780,000) This number represents how many Chileans are Indigenous. The Indigenous have 9 different groups around they have the Atacameno, Aymara, Colla, Diaguita, Kawashkar, Mapuche, Quechua, Rapa, Yagan, and finally the group called the Nui. Each one of these groups listed has a popular history and culture. Many of these people have made change in religion in the year 2004.
English is a very important part of our lives as it is our everyday communication tool. It is imperative to know how to read, listen, speak, and comprehend; how to write so that we can express our thoughts about something; and how to communicate in a way that people will understand. Since English is the global language, it is essential that we have a good command of the language not only to set a good example but to be successful in life.
“Chile is a place where God put a little piece of all the rest of the world.” (Traditions). A Chilean native said this when talking of all the culture that has concreted together from different ethnicities coming together in their native country. Chile has a fascinating culture and way of life, and the more you learn of it through studying their heritage, life in cities and rural areas, and domestic life, the more captivating it becomes.
All of us are part of a society where our culture, traditions and customs making our life styles and also giving us a language and a million of other stuff that create our manner to live. The society makes us part of it or we adopt the society? This is a common question and some people think that our society makes us treat humans like machines, by other hand; some people just accept and make their society part of their life without refusing.
English has become significant for our country for the last 30 years in terms of economy, health and, particularly, in education. Teaching English in our country has turned into a controversial issue, especially since education in general is going through a deep crisis. Through the country, English teachers present differences on account of inequality: there are public and private universities; and each of them has the right to decide which curriculum is the most appropriate for their students. However, this fact has shown flawed outcomes along the different institutions. So, emerge the assertion that the level of most Chilean English teachers is deficient due to the significant differences in curricula among
Chile is known as a long narrow continent located on the edge of the South American edge. in 1954 Santiago became the capital . The reason I chose this particular Spanish speaking county because I found it interesting in so many different ways as the culture differences and the weather differences. This country extends from north and south which have an excessive climate differences. Such as in the north it lacks rainfall which causes the environment to hold water. Not only does it lack rainfall but it also has very dry and hot summers and cool winters.
According to World Bank data Chilean population is composed by 16,970,265 people. Chileans are product of the mixture of Spanish conqueror with the native peoples who historically inhabited Chile. Chileans come mainly from old Spanish immigration and European immigration taken place since the eighteenth century to the twentieth century, together with the Mapuche and Aymara people who were the principal inhabitants of the national geography. There are clear differences between the residents from big metropolis, which are always running, between the residents from villagers of the valleys, the coast, and the mountains whose live a more relax and peaceful live, where time seems slower.
Throughout the ensuing paper we will dive into a country of rich heritage, beautiful landscape, and an extraordinary people with a very promising future. Chile is the longest country in the world geographically speaking with a majority of the population residing in the central region, specifically Santiago, the capital, and Viña del Mar. The official language is Spanish, although in some regions a couple of other languages are still prevalent.
In teaching and learning English, there are two aspects that should be concerned. The first one is the language skills such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The second one is the language components such as vocabulary, and grammar. These two aspects are taught in order to make the students achieve the ability in communicating both in spoken and written forms.