Learners

02-10-2015
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There are various reasons and contexts for people to learn English. Mnay people learn English when they have migrated to a country where the language used is English. Many people learn because it is on their curriculum in the primary, secondary or tertiary level. some people's reson for learning English reflect some kind of a choice. Some study English for Specific Purposes (ESP), and some for Academic Purposes (EAP),and some study business English. Some study general English for wherever and whenver to use the language in their needs. Other contexts of learning English are described as EFL(English as a Foreign Language), English as a Second Language(ESL), and English for Speakers of Other Langauges(ESOL).

This section of the website offers resources for English learners, of all contexts, types, contexts, and ages.

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09-11-2015
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General English

In this section, we present exercises for learners to test their knowledge in English language. The topics for exercises cover all aspects of langauge skills. These exercises are part of a series of free quizzes. Practise ...

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06-10-2015
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Vocabulary

Vocabulary refers to the body of words used in any language. For a proficient use of the language in all its aspects, a comprehensive knowledge of vocabulary is an asset. Those who have good word-power are usually considered to have a good command of the lang...

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06-10-2015
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Listening

Listening is a receptive language skill and it requires lots of practice in listening to input and understanding what is heard. It is a challenging skill to master. This language skill will be practiced in stages so that learners will be able to grasp the ski...

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06-10-2015
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Speaking

Speaking is a productive skill and a skill that learners fear most. Effective strategies such as drills, dialogues, role play will be used by the teachers to expose learners to the language and to help them to develop their language ability and develop their ...

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06-10-2015
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Writing

There are many reasons for getting students to write, both in and outside the class. Firstly, writing gives them more 'thinking time' than they get when they attempt spontaneous conversation. This allows them more opportunity for langauge processing- ...

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06-10-2015
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Reading

Reading is an important  skill to master for language acquisition. Through reading, learners will be able to gather content knowledge on various issues and also improve in the language aspects through vocabulary enhancement. Reading also has a positive e...

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Posted By: Noble Augustine Category: Learners

02-10-2015
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Grammar

Learning grammar is central to learning any language. It is one of the most difficult aspects of langauge to teach. We don't learn grammar for its own sake, we learn it to learn how we use it in different situations, times and forms. Knowing grammar rules...

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About Noble Augustine

 An English teacher in Canada Mr. Noble Augustine is currently working with  Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. He started his career as a teacher in English in 2001 after completing his M A in English from St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry .He secured the first rank for M Phil from School of Letters,  Mahathma Gandhi University in 2003. His subjects of interest are Theory and Practice of Translation, Modern and Postmodern poetry, Postcolonial Writing, Literary theory, and Communicative English. He has presnted many academic papers in various national and international seminars. Gothic Romance: Emile Bronte's Wuthering HeightsMoby Dick: A study in Megalomania, The Comic Paradise: A Rereading of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Ernest, Politics and Geography in the Poetry of Kamala Das, The politics of Deconstruction, Rasa and Dhwani: the Essence of Eastern Aesthetics, The Trend of Multi-generic Parody in Malayalam Fiction:A Reading of Contemporary Short Stories in Malayalam. Facilitation Techniques for Adult Language Teaching etc, to name a few.  He has translated into English Aalakampadi (The Escort) a novel by B Murali, a well-known writer in Kerala, India . He worked as lecturer in English in two Libyan Universities: Omar al Mokhtar University,  and  University of Bengazi , where he also chaired the committee of  Quality Assurance, Assessment and Accreditation.  He guided and supervised the dissertation of Undergraduate Students and chaired the Viva Voce Examination. . He has also trained, supervised  and assessed teacher education students in their practical teaching. In 2011 he obtained his certificate as a Teacher of English as a Second Langauge  from Oxford Seminars.  He also volunteers as the Financial Secretary of  Knights of Columbus and as the  president of St.Mary's Family Unit in the parish of Mother Teresa Syro Malabar Church, Calgary, Alberta.   He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his wife and three children, and is engaged in academic research, teaching ,and publishing in the virtual and print media.

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