Friday, December 23, 2011

Fulbright Scholarship

There are a number of scholarships available for Pakistani students. Most of them cater to post-graduate courses, instead of undergraduate programs. Some popular scholarships are Fulbright (for US universities), Rhodes scholarship (for university of Oxford, UK). The detail of Fulbright scholarship is appended below.

The Fulbright scholarship is offered to students aiming to take up a graduate course in the US, either at Masters Level or doctorate (PhD) level. The scholarship offers full tuition fee, living expenses and a return air ticket for the student. This scholarship opens in February every year, and closes in mid-May. The main requirement is GRE Exam, and the students who qualify for the interview, are required to take TOEFL Exam as well. The condition attached with scholarship is that one has to return to country and serve the country for the period of time this scholarship has been availed in the US.
fulbright scholarship student

The application process for the Fulbright scholarship (for entry in fall 2013), began in February   2012. If you are interested in applying in this batch, it is recommended that you take the GRE as soon as possible. The application form can be downloaded from the website (, and filled and submitted electronically. A hard copy of this application must be sent to the United States Educational Foundation in your Country. Make sure you obtain the official transcript from your university, and attach three LORs with your application.

Fulbright application form includes an SOP and Study Objectives; a precisely worded document outlining your main academic aims, and the exact program you want to pursue in the US, including the reasons why you wan to apply for the program. It would be helpful to add how a particular program will help you achieve your goals.
fulbright scholarship apply
I hope above mentioned information helps you to understand the procedure of Fulbright Scholarship but If you need further assistance on this than you must visit its official site for details application form, document checklists, and submission deadline. Furthermore, get instant information about Preparation of TOEFL Exam from 'what is TOEFL test'. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

GRE Exam

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a prerequisite for admission to a graduate program at most US universities.  GRE is a comprehensive test given by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), in order to test whether a student (ETS), in order to test whether a student is ready for graduate studies or not. The GRE is divided into two classes: General and Subject. Most US universities require the GRE General Test; only a few require the Subject GRE Test. Currently, in many countries all GRE candidates are required to give the computer-based test. 

The GRE General Test is composed of three sections:

Analytical Writing

The analytical writing portion is the first part, followed by an unidentified and un-scored section which may comprise either verbal or quantitative reasoning. A research section (indentified and un-scored) may also be included in the test and is always included at the end of the test.
There are two tasks in the analytical writing portion:
1. Issue task: In this task, you are given two essay topics and are required to write an essay on one of them. You have 45 minutes to do this.
2. Argument Task: Here, a single topic is given, which you have to analyze for logical reasoning and reasoning flaws. You have 30 minutes to do so.

Verbal Reasoning

After analytical writing portion, the verbal and quantitative sections can be tested in any order. The total time allotted for the whole test is three hours. The verbal portion tests your vocabulary and includes sentence completion, reading comprehension, analogies and antonyms. You have 30 questions in the verbal section and 30 minutes to solve them. 
GRE Exam Changes

Quantitative Reasoning

The quantitative portion includes word problems, quantitative comparison and data interpretation questions. You have a total of 45 minutes to solve 28 such questions.

It is advisable to take the GRE Exam, at the beginning of the final year of your undergraduate program. Ideally it takes three months to prepare for the GRE, so you can easily site down and prepare during the year-end holidays and take the exam immediately before the burden of the final sets in. Some important books for GRE Preparation are available from Kaplan, Barrons and The Princeton Review. Its good idea to read through all the tips and trick mentioned in these books, for each section of the GRE Exam. A score over 1350 is vital for securing admission in some of the top universities in the US.

As said before, you should shortlist universities that you would like to apply before talking the GRE. This is because the ETS has a system of sending GRE scores to the universities of your choice. Note down the universities code from their websites and write/type them in the exam to save yourself the burden of sending scores manually. Some universities require the GRE scores to be sent only through ETS.
GRE Exam

GRE Exam Changes

Another important bit of information to retain in that the format of the GRE General Test shall change from August 2011. The major changes are:
1. New user interface, which allows a candidate to change / edit answers and even skip questions within a section (Note: Currently, this is not allowed).
2. An on-screen calculator is allowed.
3. New types of questions.
The ETS is offering a 50 per cent discount on GRE General Test registration (for the new format) scheduled between August 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011. Considering that the test fee is 190 US dollars, a 50 per cent discount makes a significant difference.

Friday, December 2, 2011

How to Apply for Post-Graduate Programs

Many students wish for a foreign post-graduation degree but are confused as to when they should begin the application process. Finding online resources for post-graduate programs in foreign universities is not difficult, if you what to look for a where. Here some tips to help you determine when to begin the application process and how to secure admission (with scholarship) in the university of your choice. 

A ‘Foreign Degree’ is something that garners much attention and stirs excitement among Pakistani students. The very though of a foreign education brings and air of excitement, anxiety (in some cases) and, of course, dreams of ‘making it big’. You can get admission in foreign post-graduate programs available in USA, Ontario, Singapore, Israel, Toronto, Canada and different abroad countries. 
Foreign education not only broadens your intellectual and professional horizons, it also gives you the experience of living independently and managing time and resources for studies and work all in one package. You can also establish international contacts, which can be helpful in the future. In a nutshell, studying abroad is an overall exciting deal to go for.
post graduate programs

Many students prefer to pursue undergraduate programs at local universities; preferring to save funds for their post-graduate studies abroad.   This makes sense, as post-graduate studies are expensive, and compared to undergraduate education they are more crucial to one’s career. Now days, lot of students interested to post graduate programme in management.

A lot of foreign / Pakistani / Indian students prefer universities in North America or the UK, although some students do opt for admissions in European universities. The US / UK option is far more popular among foreign / Pakistani   students. It is important to understand that one needs to begin their post-graduate application process well before the completion of their undergraduate degree. If you are starting your final year (fourth year in most cases) of undergraduate studies, now is the time to start researching in order to secure an admission in a high-ranked foreign university. 
post graduate programs abroad


University application prerequisites for internal students depend on the study program of choice, as well as region and university. However, there are certain application requirements, which remain the same for most foreign applicants. It is important to acquaint yourself with university admission procedures and requirements, before rushing headlong into your pursuit of a foreign degree. Prior to the application process, you will also be required to take certain test (i.e. GRE, IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT etc.) and send in your scores to your selected universities. Therefore, it is better for you to shortlist universities that you want to apply to as early as possible.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

How to Learn the Past Simple Tense

Many English Learner faces difficulty with the past simple tense. The number of uneven verbs can be demoralizing and the three different sounds of uneven verbs cause problems. But through good practice and tips you can easily understand this tense.

The problem with the past simple tense is due to pronunciation while the regular verbs rule is quite simple and easy. It is not easy to memorize and apply the three different sounds that follow the verb rules. –t, -d, and –id are the different sounds where first two need practice while the last one quite easy to remember. Instead of remembering and applying different rules, the most excellent way to practice each sound from common examples and repeat them over again. Through practice you will become more familiarized to the preceding sounds and will automatically begin to know each sound ending to use.

The uneven verbs cause a different type of difficulty as they don't follow the general rules. You can learn these uneven verbs from different language schools and through course books and different grammar books having table of irregular verbs in the appendix. These uneven verb tables are very important. Through practice and repetitive exercise by using these uneven verbs in different form make it ultimately easier to memorize them. The most common verbs are uneven so keep it in mind because this will greatly helps you to understand and remembering them in no time.
past simple tense

In our daily lives we use simple past tense regularly, so don’t stop practice if you want to expose yourself among English speakers and have frequent conversations. The best ways of practice includes: talking about your past life and university life, writing and speaking about your weekend programs. These are the excellent ways if you don’t have enough opportunity to speak English. This is very rare that you don’t have anyone to practice your speaking, but alternatively you can record your voice and assess yourself.
past simple tense test
I hope you above mentioned tips would be helpful to improve your past simple tense although the past simple tense has some complicated features but through practice and regular use in writing and speaking makes you free and comfortable.

Toeic Listening Test

Listening is a difficult skill to practice for many students. Until recently, there has not been much quality listening material available. The Toeic test requires a specific type of practice. Movies and TV will not assist you more than enough because they designed for native peoples so you would be unable to practice your vocabulary as required by Toeic test through them. Here I am giving you few tips to improve your Toeic Listening practice and enhance your chance for getting high score in Toeic Test.

1. ESL podcasts are an interactive show designed for an intermediate to advanced level students. Practice your listening through this and learn the use of new vocabulary being used in different sentences. It contains explanation from different examples from beginning to advance level which would be definitely helpful for Toeic test. Practice through ESL podcasts more and more if you feel that it’s improve your performance. I hope this tip will greatly help to enhance your skill.

2. One of the best ways to increase your vocabulary through reading. Arrange and Practice list of vocabulary that is specific for TOEIC test. Memorize the vocabularies constantly use in Toeic while you hear and try to understand these words. Learn the speed of words while native speakers usually speak to use them.
toeic listening test

 3. Consistently practice before the actual exam because it takes time to learn set of vocabulary. Many students leave practice and presume themselves prepared for the test. It’s not important how difficult to study because there is no quick way to learn all of them. This is particularly correct with Toeic listening practice. When you hear new words its quite irritating to memorize and understand them. Only daily practice can reduce your stress of learning. Learn 4 or 5 new words daily and practice these words in writing and speaking. Through this practice method gradually adds up. Practice and practice until these words become your part of your own vocabulary.

I hope above mentioned Toeic Listening tips definitely help you to get high score. Good Luck !

Monday, October 3, 2011

Count and Non-Count Nouns Quantifiers

The words that describe the amount of something are called Quantifiers. These are the amount of words that precedes and modify the nouns. How to choose correct quantifier mostly depends on noun, either Count noun or Non-count Noun. The quality of English writing and speech depend on the choice of quantifier and in case of wrong quantifier quality may be detrimental. Let us take a brief look on both count and Non-count Nouns.

Count Nouns

Count noun has simply the same properties as noun that includes name, place, things and unit of measurements i.e. a book, a litter, a mile, an elephant, a house. Count noun can be singular or plural i.e. boy or boys. 

In singular form of Count nouns use either "a" or "an" called indefinite articles. The count noun can be made as plural i.e. miles, liters, books, aeroplanes, elephants, managers. You can not use indefinite articles with plural nouns for example, “a managers”, “a elephants” etc.
quantifiers definition
You can as many compatible quantifiers with count nouns. The examples of compatible count nouns are as under:

A few, few, these, those, many, none of, a couple of, several, a number of, 

A number of houses, many officers, a few books, a couple of litres, and so on.

Now read the non-count or uncountable noun details.

Non-Count Nouns

These are also called uncountable nouns. You cannot make plural of non-count nouns by adding an “s” as it is not in a plural form. However, they frequently take in the idea of including a plural quantity of something. These nouns contain essences, such as rice, iron, water, gold, plastic, glass, iron, ice etc. It is also used in abstract ideas, such as equality, freedom, safety, health, progress. It also contains verbal nouns – insurance, brainstorming, information, dancing, shopping, advice, training, shopping, information and restructuring. There are many other non-count nouns: money, research, traffic, work, employment, cash, software, weather, and so on.

“a” or “a” can never be use before non-count words.

There are different quantifiers are compatible with non-count nouns, some are following:

A bit of, a little, great deal of, no, a good deal of, some, much not, a bit of freedom, much research , some advice, not much money and so on. 

There are other quantifiers compatible with count and non-count nouns. Some are following:

All of the, plenty of, most of the, some, a lack of, a lot of, enough, lots of, enough money , lots of work, some houses, lot of miles, some traffic, enough books, all of the information.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Subject And Object Pronouns

Pronouns are words used instead of a name in the English language. They are divided into pronouns subject and object, in accordance with their investment and their association with the meaning of a sentence. Instead of saying "Bill has taken Bill car to the garage in the District of Bill", you can replace the noun "Bill" with pronouns so that the sentence is easier to say and read. The new sentence would therefore "Bill took his car to a garage in his neighborhood.

The difference between the subject and object of pronouns, that those who are used as objects in a sentence are used instead of the names of the object. Now, this may seem confusing, especially if you have not covered a lesson on object names. Subject pronouns are used at the beginning of a sentence and after all conjugations of the verb "to be". There is a specific list of pronouns used as objects in a sentence: me, him, her, them, you, she and we. These are the only ones that can be used in this way, which should make it a little more simple.
subject and object pronouns definitions
See how some of these words are used in the sentences.

"I visited my aunt today." "I like him really." In this sentence, aunt is the subject of the first sentence. When you replace it this name by a pronoun, you use it, it is still an object in the second sentence.

You can also consider a pronoun subject as indicating that has been the recipient of an action in a sentence. In the following sentence: "I have seen of Pete today and your message with him", the word "him;" is the object because he was the person who receives your action of passing along a message.

When you take a course of English online, this topic is covered in depth and in terms you can understand. Initially you watch and hear a sequence of dialogues using the words where suitable in a sentence. Will with learn on these pronouns, the lesson also introduce you to the other key vocabulary, which is listed at the bottom of the first screen containing dialogues. Therefore, you are exposed to more than the rules for the use of these pronouns correctly.
subject and object pronouns definitions
Then you will proceed to the instruction and when you are comfortable with this, you go to practical exercises. In the first series of practical exercises, you will read a sentence in which there is a name used in the position of the object. The second sentence will be omitted noun and you must type in the correct to use pronoun.

Once you complete the practice, and are satisfied with your answers, you can have the page calibrated to see how you did. You then have the choice to return to dialogue and education or to proceed to the next series of practical exercises. Finally, there is a page of exercises using dialogue instead of simple sentences so that you have to fill the correct pronoun to complete each short conversation.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

How to Talk English Easily

If you want to learn to speak English, it is important that you do so by listening and talking to those for whom English is the language. The best and easy way to become fluent in English Speaking is to immerse you in the language. It means residing in a society where people speak English. For example, if you go shopping all the sales staff and to speak English so you can speak with them, you need to be able to say a few words. Many non-English speakers who want to learn the English language does not change to a location English speaking school, but in many cases, this is not always possible. For these people, there are online courses they can take and stay at home while they learn.

You should be aware that when you start to learn English, you will make mistakes. Making mistakes is an important part of learning in all cases. You learn from your mistakes, especially if you have good support from those around you. English-speaking children make mistakes when they first start talking and the parents and people around them correct when they say words incorrectly or use them correctly. The same is true of adults who are learning the language so when someone does not correct your speech, you need to accept it as constructive criticism and we know they are trying to help.
Talk English easily
One way to learn to speak English is to watch English television. If you use subtitles in your own language, then you can understand the thread of the history of cinema. However, some aspects of discourse, such as using sarcasm does not translate well when using closed captioning because the language is translated literally.
English Speaking
While visiting an English speaking Country you need Language dictionaries that translate words and phrases in your native language to English which is very useful to teach you the vocabulary for communicate. You need to practice the speech in order to be able to say words correctly. The essential part of learning English is learning the alphabet and how letters are pronounced. When the first children start school they learn letter sounds and then learn to combine them into words. If you start to read books for children begins, these books have pictures for words and books that tell stories, pictures match the story. Most of these books are available as audio books so you can read along as you listen to your own history being played.

In an English course online audio, you listen to the English reading passages that begin relatively simple and gradually progress to more difficult subjects. The themes are what you need for conversational English and those who read passages from the stories and passages of information. These passages also have comprehension exercises, you can complete to ensure that you understand the meaning of what you have heard and read on your own. With these passages, you can listen to the passage being read and practice reading it on your own.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Importance of English Composition

English Composition is a essential subject for all college majors because it develops analytical thinking by students tempting to think beyond the obvious and use critically to explore other possibilities. The views expressed are articulated and expressed in the format of composition. One of the methods used to develop these skills is reflected by the reading of short stories.

English composition is not different from when you were in elementary school and learned to read stories and break them down into sections to understand the story as a whole. The same basic elements of the story plot, theme, characters, setting, and the views are used to help students develop their critical thinking and writing skills.

The plot is the basis of history. One aspect of the plot is argument. The argument is used to continue stress for the reader remains involved. English composition students learn to recognize different forms of argument and write how the argument is used - between a character and nature, character and society, between the characters, or a character.
English Composition
The people who involved in the story are the characters and are supposed the most important as the story revolves around the character. Personality characterizes the character, and a composition student of good English would be able to classify four ways in which a character is developed: the appearance, action, dialogue and monologue, and write compositions of descriptive how each feature was shown. Infer the trait of a character is an important part of reading.

In most stories, setting is an integral part of the effectiveness of the story. Therefore, students in English composition must be able to recognize the types of parameters are used and what connection they have plots and characters. The four dimensions of context are location, weather, time, and time of day. Identification of specific parameters and understanding of their roles in history requires a thorough analysis and survey, as many writers intended to make the establishment of a viable character.

All stories are written from an exact point of view. The point of view has important impact on learning the characters and event of history and English Composition helps students to recognize it. The four points of view are first person, omniscient, limited omniscient and objective point of view. The first person is told through the eyes of a character. Is an omniscient narrator as GOD? Limited omniscient is said in the third person. Objective point of view focuses on what is instantly noticeable and easy to hear.

The last element of a story is the theme. This ingredient requires thinking more critically than any other story element, because the theme is the deep sense of history, and explores the general truths about human nature. Themes can be explicit, clear and open in history, or implicit, which means implied or inferred. Some stories may have multidimensional issues. Analytical skills necessary to explore and make conclusions theme, and good writing skills are required to articulate in writing.

English Composition is an excellent way to develop critical thinking, strengthening articulation and expressive communication, and improving writing skills. In reading the various forms of literature and understanding of the history of the role playing elements, students learn to effectively analyze and compelling works written to express their views in the format of composition. Students enrolled in online will also have to participate in this course, they should be sure to make the best of the class interact with the teacher and classmates.

Friday, June 24, 2011

How to Learn English Using Grammar Books

Grammar is one of the most essential things you need to know when you learn to write in proper English. It discusses the forms and structures of words and phrases. You must know the proper use of these words. The best way to learn English grammar is not using the dictionary, but using English grammar books.

It is best to learn English grammar at school where a teacher will really help you on a daily basis but if you do not have time and money, simply to use English grammar books. Besides the fact that they are inexpensive compared to going to school, they are very reliable over the Internet.

The first thing you need to do is choose the best book for you. Find one that's easy to read and understand. You can ask for help from the assistant bookstore. Do not buy a single book, but you can buy a number of books like books all have the same points. It is better to compare with each other.
How to Learn English Grammar by Books
Second, make sure to read and of course, understand the rules of writing proper English. Test yourself by writing several paragraphs and audit the books you bought for errors and correct them if necessary.

Finally, try to write an entire article or essay and read everything. Make sure you are not a means to verify your work. Do the necessary corrections and write some comments. Read different articles and works of popular writers and understand them thoroughly. Learn what they do and for sure you'll make a good writer.

English grammar books can really enhance not only your writing skills in English, but your speaking skills as well. If you are good at writing, it does not necessarily mean that you are as good at talking, but you can be good in both if you are determined to be. By reading these books, you expand your knowledge and you can make good writing and, possibly, be a famous writer and a good speaker as well.

When you talk in your native language, the phrases seem to come correct you.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Teaching English as a Foreing Language (TEFL)

Prepare lesson plans to teach English as a second language needs of your students. There are several effective ways to do so, including a standard TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) structure, and focus on tests taken in the goals and practical approaches.

Structure of TEFL

You can use the method to create TEFL lesson plans for all occasions, including work books, test preparation and more abstract creative leisure. TEFL preparation lesson plan includes a multitude of factors, which may be useful if they are registered to while you create a lesson plan. They include: Purpose, which is a statement explaining why you have chosen a specific plan, Purpose, explains that the goal you want to achieve; elements of language such as "grammar" of lexical items such as new words vocabulary, phonology, which describes how you will focus on pronunciation; materials, such as flash cards or a game, and the procedure that will map out how you incorporate the above elements and objectives in your plan .

In general, you should focus for your students to learn one or two specific objectives in each lesson plan. For example, you could learn the second conditional tense, and latest vocabulary words, a sample sentence writing on the card, such as, "If I were a pop star, I ___________." This sentence teaches students how to use the second condition, and the meaning of "pop star".
Test Preparation

Most important objective of students in an English course is often the preparation for exams, or for a visa or other educational activities. In this case, it is essential to be familiar with the actual tests which are preparing your students, and what section or sections of this test, you focus on your lesson plan. English tests are usually reading, writing, listening and speaking sections. The most common standardized international English tests are IELTS (International English Language Testing System), Cambridge, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication). When preparing a lesson plan for these tests, it is best to find a sample test you can do online, and look over to get a good idea of exactly what your students are going to the meeting. Richard Gresswell recommends that IELTS "Test Preparation" lesson plan to start the conversation among the students to discover what they know or do not know about a specific test. The lesson should then proceed to more details about the test, such as the duration of each unit and the time allotted to complete. Subsequently, the lesson should focus on a particular aspect of the event, such as reading or listening, and finish with an activity in class time using this aspect of the test.


Often, especially in the more advanced English courses, you'll have a group of students who do not follow exercises book, wants more familiar phrases having to do with the country where you are, or simply need a break from the rigid structures inside the classroom. Some ideas of how to integrate the originality in your classroom include: printing the transcript of a television program, read it over with your students and watch it in class, acting on a book or play, play a game, or just go to the park.

Writing Exercises for Advanced ESL Students

Advanced ESL students may be exposed to a wide variety of real-world reading materials in English. This gives them access to more topics to write about. In addition, students are prepared to present practice and to justify their opinions about what they read. They are also able to describe the evidence and facts to support their ideas in writing. These skills are important in a wide range of activities, including essay writing and academic writing letters of complaint or opinion to companies or politicians.

IELTS Writing

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an English test that is standard around the world to perfectly determine the capabilities of test takers' English language. You can download a range of exercises and writing materials planned to help students practice the test. However, the skills tested include organizing logic testing, evaluation and description of graphs, and give and justify opinions. Two writing tasks are tested in academic writing and general sections of IELTS. Choose a theme most relevant to the needs of your students to help them learn to organize their thoughts and communicate effectively in English.

Breaking News English

Download one of thousands of new topics and related activities on the ESL site Breaking News Section. The topics are arranged by month. Read the topic title to find the one you think your students would enjoy. These resources are freely available. At the end of each packet of activity, with a section of writing exercises offer students many ways to practice their writing. They can write a magazine article, write a letter to a politician or a number of other creative writing exercises related to the topic of news.
Persuasive Essays

After reading about how to write a persuasive essay on the ESL website Bee, ask your students to write their own five-paragraph persuasive essay on a topic of their choice. Ask students to put their first-class projects, work in pairs to correct each other documents, focusing first on the organization and flow, then the sentence structure and word choice. Students then revise their essays and rewrite their papers.

Stories Magazine Group

Put your students into small groups. Give each group a folder with a collection of magazine pictures inside. Students then take a few pictures they like and want to write a story. Each student contributes to the story with his own ideas. Students write the story, revise it and present it to the class when they are done.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Teaching English to Children

Teaching English to children are not as simple as it sounds, but it is not impossible. The great challenge for all teachers is to ensure, as educators, they are able to keep them captivated. Once you do that, you have 70% of the battle won. Thank you to the Internet, most subjects in English can be found online for teachers and students. New media has added value to teaching from images to audio to video. English courses for children are available online, with lesson plans available for teachers to follow. You can find songs in English for children to sing and singing in the class who make the classes lively and exciting for students. There are even many types of online English dictionaries ranging from American to British English.

The four simple ways to teach English to children are listed below:

1. First of all increase the interest to your children and best way is to keep closer to your children; the more they will be interested to learn from you. Always Speak English and English only. Do not take Pronunciation lightly as it is a very important factor, when you introduce a new vocabulary for students. First, write on the white board. Pronounce each word clearly. Then have them repeat the words aloud and say, look it up in a dictionary to know what that means. At first they might be reluctant. Once you encourage them to do, it will become part of their routine. As educators, the most important thing is to ensure that children can identify, read and above all speak the word clearly and learn the meanings of new words. When they come back for the next class. Enhance the game playing, word on who can spell and remember the meaning of the word. For every word spelled right to give them a star. This would make their day.

2. Identify how each child learns to be sensitive to their style. This is certainly not easy to teach and control of a class of 20 to 30 students. There are different types of learners, whether a child learns quickly, notably through "audio". This means that the particular child is an audio learner. Try to teach them through music by having them perform a song in a sing-along. If you can afford why not use video clips or even animation. You can even get interesting songs in English for children from CDs, stores music or a book. For example, if your kids like Barney, then get your children to participate in a Barney sing.
3. You can also let your child mix with children who are their peers who are native speakers of English. How? Well, during the hours of play, you can let your children experience this group of children who will always be in the park. Ask your child bring a toy on which he can share with children as well. Please continue to check that your child is comfortable being around these children.

4. For children who are most at hand, you are advised to seek activities that involve movement therewith. Make them dance shake their bodies to an Englishman. Barney sing the same songs are very good examples. This is because, generally, by observing the movements Barney fact, most children are attracted to follow and sing too. You can also have your children write what they see or perhaps an interesting story short. Make it resemble a game so they feel more interested in playing with you. Praise your child when they do well and encourage them.

English Language Games for Kids

I think one of the failures in English speaking countries when it comes to second language teaching is that we are not amused. I remember starting French at age 7 and repeat sentences over and over again. I remember the boredom of my mind and while squirming in his chair.

So how do we learn English the fun of a second language for most of the language games kids.English.

Remember when you were young, what do you like most? Reading a book aloud to your embarrassment terrible accent and stumbling through the words, or jump, sing, dance and play! I do not think I'd be alone in saying that I prefer the latter! So how do you teach children ESL? Do you want to repeat sentences in English after you, or use a method that receives 100% of their attention and gets them to remember an incredible 80% of their learning? This is not really much choice, it is!

But what kind of games are the best English language to teach ESL beginners? It's the great thing about the English game, there are so many choices. One of my favorites is called the Rainbow Road, or the way Magic. You can also call Do not swim with the fishes!
I love him so much that he crafts a time before the match begins. I think it helps kids motivated and energy levels on how the class now!

1. The first stage of this game is to get sheets of different colors and get the kids to cut out shapes. By age class, you can help with this or give them stencils to use.

2. The next step is to place the colored shapes in a path, making sure to create different color patters. This path is your deck and the stress I used to create water the size using paper or fabric and even put fish or crab inside.

3. Each child has a turn in crossing the bridge, you call the colors and the kids at the stage of forming the right color. If they err, they fall into the water. I'm overreacting to this situation and record sounds of splashing onto a CD. I like the fact that you are teaching kids that it's OK to laugh at their mistakes - they do not need to be embarrassed because this is all part of the game if you want you can give a small rewards to children who are at the end of the road, you can.

This game is perfect because it bond with children on special levels of learning. They learn to move, which is always a must. Many Kids like the models which connect with kids and you can even add songs to the children who respond well to music. For me, it consists of the two most essential English language games, laughter and accessories! So try these games in English with your children. I guarantee you they will appreciate it! Also, keep an eye on other online games. There are so many games to choose who can make the experience of your child's learning interesting and fun.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

English Conversation Class Ideas

Speaking is one of the most difficult skills in English teaching. Because students can get so easily embarrassed or nervous, conversation exercises need to be mindful of just over numerous other activities. The most important thing to remember when running a course of conversation, is to always make the student feel as comfortable as possible. Give plenty of positive encouragement and not get caught up in correcting minor errors.

Role Play

Perhaps the year's most frequently taught speaking is the role play. This technique is useful in a class because it allows students to practice skills and words that should not normally be used in the classroom or in everyday situations. The idea behind the role play is simply to act. Two other students over to meet and pretend they are in a specific situation, as two tourists try to rent a hotel room, or someone who tries to make a good impression in a job interview .

Class Discussion

Class discussion is also useful when the conversation class teaching, but the trick is to choose a subject engaging. Selecting something that is in the interest of your students is key. Possible topics include: some countries, foods, cultures, laws, health, grammar and many others. Once you've chosen a topic, prepare specific questions about it to initiate and maintain discussion. For example, if your choice of bread. What is the bread? How can you do? Is white or brown better and why? How important is yeast? These types of questions help students reflect on the topic in detail and respond using the specialized vocabulary.
Bridging Gaps

The idea behind this exercise is that students have different information to match a number of categories. For example, categories could be: the films name, occupation, date of birth, hobbies and favorites. Each category contains information on at least five different people, but each student can have one third or one fourth of this information. The student must then ask my colleagues: "Who has a birthday on that date?" Or "What is John's favorite movie?" This encourages conversation in a small low pressure environment where students do not talk to the class.


Questionnaires are just like they sound. They usually contain a list of questions centered around a different category such as sports or recreation. Students must then go around the room and ask questions to a number of his peers and then note the answers. It is a good exercise to combine speaking, listening and writing. When finished, each student can choose one interviewee and read his answers to the class.

Essay Writing Exercises

"Essay" The word comes from "exigere, the Latin word which means to test or hunt. This gives an overview of what teachers expect of high school and college newspapers. Tests are a means of assessment that allows teachers to assess a student's ability to critically examine and present their ideas on a given topic. Essay writing exercises should help students in both writing and critical analysis.


Pre-writing exercises help students to formulate their concept and start the analysis of their ideas. Pre-writing is to choose a topic, generate ideas, gathering information, narrow your focus and organize your main ideas. Use brainstorming and pre-writing exercises emphasizing that. Give students a topic and ask them to write all the ideas they may imagine. This allows them to test their current knowledge and reflect on their subjects. So, let them make a plan that includes a thesis, at least three main points and supporting evidence.

Describing exercises help your students learn to structure their ideas into a coherent whole. They use a graphic organizer or a traditional pattern structure, each section of their plan should take account of paragraph structure, with a main point and sufficient development. It teaches them to think logically and will save them time when they write and revise their essays.


A lot of student’s effort to write a thesis, as it involves analysis, synthesis and relationship. An excellent thesis is generally given in the introduction answers the unspecified question behind the subject of the essay. It gives the main argument, organizes ideas and provides the reader with a general guide for the test. Students need practice to properly convey this information in a succinct sentence or two.

Help your students to practice writing theses by providing a list of topics. Ask them to find ideas in silence on the subject, then write two or three arguments for each topic. Ask them to review their list of arguments, noting in the margin beside each argument if it contains their main argument, and briefly mentions their support points in the order they are to follow when writing the test. Collect these exercises and provide written comments, helping to identify theses have been more effective and why.
Introductions and Conclusions

The most essential parts of the test are the introduction and conclusion, as they connect readers to the subject. The introduction is the very important to make an impression to the readers to decide whether or not they continue to read. The conclusion that the last expression, determines the impression they leave with and whether or not it will control their thoughts and events. Because these items are so important, your students need to practice regularly and learn to integrate basic information with techniques that engage readers.

Take a topic that your students have already considered and outlined. Ask them to write several listings on the same subject using different LADES, or "hook" to attract the attention of their readers. They can experiment with statistics, questions, quotes, anecdotes and descriptions. Ask them to choose the introduction they think is most effective. Have them practice writing different conclusions for the same subject and choose which is most effective. Read some of their introductions and conclusions aloud and discuss what makes them effective and how they might be improved.


Students must learn to revise and edit their essays. It helps them improve their ideas, be sure to test them effectively treats the subject and eliminate grammatical errors or stylistic. Identify errors and weaknesses of his own test is more difficult than identifying someone else's test. Many textbooks and resource sites online to provide samples for testing students revise. Either give one of these sample tests to your students for them to revise, or cause to revise documents and test a classmate. After they reviewed the work and someone else's editing, publishing have their own practice.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Basics of Phonetics

Phonetic Definition

Phonetics is the study of speech sounds, and involves the creation and production of sound by the human voice. There are several elements that combine to produce speech sounds. These include articulators, or mouth movements. organs of speech, such as the respiratory system, assist in the production of speech and auditory phonetics. The human voice can create speech sounds of many, that vary by language. The English language has 13 vowels and 24 consonants, which vary depending on the dialect.The Phonetic dictionary can also be download over the internet.

Articulatory System

Articulatory system consist of mouth,nose, teeth,tongue,roof of the mouth and lips. These compositions work collectively to generate the phonetic. Air streaming through the nose and the tongue touching behind the front teeth, creates the sound of the alphabet "n" closed lips producing sounds like "p" by pushing air. Specific movements and placements of these components to create different sounds.

Respiratory System

Organs of speech also work in cooperation with the articulators to produce sounds. An example is the respiratory system or lungs, chest muscles and the trachea that works with the larynx. The larynx above the trachea has two vocal cords or ropes, which operate like lips. The air in the lungs, coordination with the muscles of the chest opens and closes the vocal cords vibrate, producing phonetic sounds. The respiratory system is complex, containing many structures that work in coordination to produce the phonetic.

Basics of Phonetics
Auditory System

The auditory system includes the perception or understanding of the phonetic sounds. As a baby begins to recognize sounds, she began to babble. Babies babble first vowel sounds like "a" or "e" As a mother repeats the child's sounds, phonetics grow and develop. In general, the production of intelligible speech begins between 18 and 48 months. As children develop speech sounds, they will string sounds into words and eventually spelling sentences.


If your child unable to produce phonetic sounds, or sounds that are meaningless or unaccented, this may show a speech impairment or delay.It is better to contact a health professional for testing.

Increase Your Vocabulary

A superb vocabulary is not something that can be easily reached. You must be patient, determined and always ready to learn and grow.Vocabulary is tested not only on the SAT, but in everyday life. People size each other professionals based on context and the words used in conversation. Vocabulary is certainly a direct correlation to the overall intelligence. Appropriate vocabulary allows you to express yourself in the most clear and concise.

Read as many books as possible in as many areas as diverse available that will increase your vocabulary. People now a days play most of their information from the Internet. This is a problem because the Internet writers learn to be short and sweet, with their equipment. Most articles on the Internet are extended abstracts of all piece.Books allow you to reflect on what the author really meant. The use of words deep and diverse allows you to paint a picture of what's happening in the chapter and what the characters are actually feeling and thinking.The more books you read, the better your vocabulary will become general . Anyway, reading is fun, so why do not you better while enjoying the new bestselling novel?

This is the best way to play words game in the newspaper, online or in books of puzzles. These games keep your speech clear and precise. Try a few puns on a beginner level. Do not let the difficulty of the puzzle you get off, because the game is very difficult at first.Anything that forces you to think about and articulate more descriptive word available for use is extremely helpful in building your vocabulary.
Increase your vocabulary
Read the New York Times every days. When I was in high school, my history teacher brought in an article in the class who cited research that was conducted that showed a direct correlation between students who read the paper, and high verbal scores Sat . The New York Times journalists who employs the most talented and creative in the world. They share information with journalists to the public in a way that puts the reader right in light of what actually happened, and the issues that are involved in what happened.

Write Stories With SAT Vocabulary

When you are learning a new vocabulary SAT, you can try to memorize lists of words or you can have fun with new words by writing stories. The advantage for learning new vocabulary in this way is that pleasurable you manipulate words in the context of dynamic environment. When we try to memorize definitions, in particular the definitions of vocabulary unfamiliar Sat, words are devoid of all human experience and we are forced to imagine how these words fit in real life. Develop a story you will SAT vocabulary in motion to make a lasting impression on your memory.

Write a story as soon as you learn new vocabulary. Writing even a simple story that puts your new words in context is a great way to remember the definitions. Your story should not be based on real life situations.Clarify each definition in your own mind before writing. The last thing you want to do is learn to use your vocabulary Sat evil. The first order of business is to look up the definitions in the dictionary that you can use the words correctly in your story.

Imagine the premise of your story while watching your vocabulary words and connect the dots. If your words are all to do with education, your story can follow the adventures of a classroom teacher distracted. A list of vocabulary words full of emotion can lead you naturally to a cop show or a visit to the psychologist. Place a list of your vocabulary words next to you while writing. Without a list, you can forget to include certain vocabulary words and that would defeat your purpose of learning all the words.
Add vocabulary naturally.The list of Sat Vocabulary 2011 is available over the internet. Do not set the order to use each vocabulary word before you write the story. Every glance at your list from time to time to remember the words. You can check and test each word in your list that you use in history.

Use the same vocabulary repeatedly. Analyzing latest vocabularies is very essential if you truly want to memorize the words you have learned.Play quiz and practice your vocabulary. The stories that you can easily create and repeat every Sat naturally your vocabulary at least twice. If you feel you need more practice on the same words, you can write a different story using the same vocabulary. This reinforcement strengthens your ability to remember the words because you have more experience using them in context.

Friday, January 7, 2011

English Essay Writing Tips

If you were writing for a while you know that English may be one of the most difficult languages to write When you consider that you have words that sound the same but have completely different meanings without count the fact that you have several different styles of English to fight, from American, British, Canadian and everything else, you know it can be quite a challenge to communicate effectively. essay in English is no exception.

However, there are a few tips you should consider when you start writing your next essay or creative writing piece. The first council to consider is that although there are different styles of writing in English from what I saw, the dominant style is American spelling. Of course, you must remember that this will vary depending on your situation. After all, if you are in Canada, you must make sure that you use the Canadian spelling of words such as "center" and not the Americanized version of "center". This is something that can go up to even the best writers in particular when one considers that word processors come with the American model of spelling by default. So a tip of the key is to always consider your locale that you write.
Another thing to consider is the language itself is complex, there is no shame in using a reference grammar and punctuation, either online or, better yet your local bookstore. Of course, you want to make sure it is and the date of reference you can refer to regularly. It's something I can not live without because of the amount of writing I do on a daily basis. And it is almost impossible to remember all the rules of grammar or punctuation that you need to create a piece of effective writing. Good English writing, writing about, you need good reference material as well.

A final point to remember regarding the essay in English is that eventually all spell check automated assistance can listen to your time of replay, you'll still need to ensure the manually read and reread your paper before Although you have returned to spell check is quite advanced, there is not replace the human brain when it comes to this task, the best idea is to use both.

English Writing Skills

To develop good writing skills in English, you should know that a personal essay, which is remarkable, whatever its length, could be the deciding factor for a prospective writer. However, only the written words are not enough to show the level of competence. The personal essays today must turn around the feeling of a personal observation and style to decipher each sentence, and the writer's responsibility to ensure that these elements are not over looked.

The writer must always concerned about the reduction before beginning his essay to have good writing skills in English should not continue to write his own story. Precautions must be taken so that the subject is kept smaller. The point of the article should be put into writing it in a sentence and the sentence must be supported by a single paragraph. We must try not to be very high with its concept and must find the points and stick to it.

Always be careful to refine the opening of his article the first few paragraphs are very important because they are the first chance to attract the attention of readers, to write an introduction negligent on the topic of discussion is not desirable of English writing practice, it must be very lively in its writing and be clear as well as providing original questions and poignant stories to get readers hooked. The introduction of the article should be made so fascinating and mysterious it evokes curiosity. It should make the reader want to read more. Since the first paragraph is the most important, much time and thought must be devoted to articulate.
The writer must know how to reveal his personality through his writings.Do not be too formal and complex grammar which removes the personal touch of the article. It is advised to forget the big words and sometimes loft.

Writing skills in English are not only show your vocabulary although it might seem that the instant ticket to success. Personality and readability is ruined if you use the thesaurus for each word or a phrase in the article. Using words that you use in conversation, is wise in an article. Big words can be used but they are meaningless in the context could be avoided.
To have good writing skills in English, you should know that it is unnecessary to conclude your article with a paragraph summary. A beautiful impression in the end must be created in the concluding paragraph. Is there a wider problem within which your topic for? What were the experiences written by you, taught you? Is it possible to integrate a poignant quote that relate to your topic? It is not necessary to conclude in the style of television, but you must end with a note that appears as a very strong. If the first paragraph of your article is the first opportunity to draw attention to the last paragraph, of course, is the last chance.

Proven English Learning Tips Part 3

Do not be self-conscious
  • There are some methods to the former, which may seem odd, but may work:
  • Improve your pronunciation: Use a mirror to practice makes it difficult English sounds; record speaks English and even listen to the rest, paying attention to phonemes accent, intonation and the problem.
  • Think in English: Have an imaginary conversation in English. Think about what you say.
  • Talk to your friends in English: encourage you to practice speaking with each other. This should not be limited to the classroom. Try talking to your classmates or friends in English. Do not worry about picking up bad habits of pronunciation for language more regularly will give you a much higher level of confidence and you will certainly improve faster.
For Parents

Kid's whose parents are actively involved in their child's education is probably much more likely to become successful language learners. Let them know you care by communicating regularly with them on what they learn:
• Check homework and help them as much as you can.

• If they join an English course, make sure they are actually using these bands you've paid at the beginning of the course. Too many children not remove the cellophane on their tapes. Your child can learn much from the physical examination of each unit on the tapes.

• If you can speak a little English, do not be afraid to use it with your child. Do not be afraid that your child will learn bad pronunciation - is one reason why you want your child to learn English! But the more exposure they have the language, the better they will be in English.

• Encourage your child to read as much as possible in English. It is important to select appropriate materials for your child. However, there is a wide variety of materials available in local bookstores, which will be suitable for your child.

• Let them watch cartoons and movies in English. Children love cartoons and see them in English will increase their desire to learn.

One of the best ways to help educate your child to take part yourself. Why not sign up for an English course yourself. Come to an English school with your child and learn English together.