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Mike Byram

In previous years the cultural aspect of English language learning had been omitted, and syllabus design based mainly on needs analysis. Recently, however, there have been fresh attempts to integrate culture into the communicative curriculum. Dell Hymes first coined the idea of communicative competence as a response to the idea that “rules of use, without […]

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Changing Rooms

Following the soap marathon are two very different programmes, Changing Rooms on BBC and Millionaire on ITV, this weeks viewing figures show that Changing Rooms won the battle for this slot getting 7. 5 million viewers, compared with Millionaire’s 7. 1 million (http://www. produxion. com/asp/nframe. asp? source=articleviewuser. asp&sid=7&aid=9395). This could be symptomatic of the fact […]

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Practice college class

Today, this problem is still occurring. Remember the Spanish class with the German speaking professor? That is the situation that my friend, Ryan Hove, is in this semester. He says he has to study ten times more to keep a respectable grade than if he had an understandable professor. Whenever I go to his apartment, […]

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Red room

The signalman tells the protagonist “It is very difficult to speak of. If you ever make me another visit I will try to tell you. ” This suggests to us that there is a reason for the signalman’s inexplicable behaviour, and it is a very troubling one if he cannot bring himself to explain it […]

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Organizing for Learning in the Primary Classroom

Teachers in both Key stages have broad, sound knowledge and understanding although there are some noticeable differences. Both teachers are confident when answering children’s questions and are able to make cross-curricular links between subjects. However, in the observed Y5 class the teaching in some foundation subjects was done by subject specialists and the classes were […]

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Children’s Literature in the Classroom: On the Different Ways to Introduce Children’s Literature in the Classroom

Peter Hunt & Sheila Ray (2004), in the International Companion Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature, conceive of children’s literature as a group of texts that contain “a network of symbolic exchanges” that encompasses “a diverse complexity of themes, rites, and images” pertaining to the period of childhood (p. 6). In accordance to Hunt and Ray’s conception […]

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Describe the Benefits of Rewarding Positive Behaviour

All the children in our school is instructed to keep within the school rules so that they know what is expected of them . After registration the teacher explains the school rules to them, the teacher explains that they are not allowed to run in the corridors, they have to use their inside voices, to […]

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