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22 May

Teaching Reading Skills

Teaching Reading Skills Reading may be defined as the act of receiving meaning from the written word. Jenkinson defines reading as the act of responding to printed symbols in such a way that meaning is produced. Comprehension takes place in three levels – literal meaning, interpretation of meaning and evaluation of meaning. Edgar Dale calls them reading on the lines, reading bet

22 May

Writing Skills

Writing Skills “Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.” Francis Bacon Learning to write a second language is not merely learning to put down on paper the conventional symbols of the writing system that represent the utterances one has in mind, but it is also purposeful selection and organization of ideas, facts and experienc

22 May

Reading Skills

Reading Skills “Reading maketh a full man” Francis Bacon “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” Joseph Addison “I took a course in speed reading and was able to read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It’s about Russia.” Woody Allen Reading may be defined as the act of receiving meaning f

22 May

Speaking Skills

Speaking Skills It is often said that ‘learning to speak a language is by far the shortest road to learning to read and write’. Speech is primary and writing is secondary. Speaking is more a skill subject than a knowledge subject. One can learn how to speak a foreign language only by speaking it, just like driving or swimming. Sometimes one may know the rules of a langu

22 May

Listening Skills

Listening Skills The term ‘listening’ is used in language teaching to refer to a complex process that allows us to understand spoken language. Listening precedes speaking. So acquiring good listening skills paves the way for developing oral fluency and accuracy. Familiarity with the English sound system and an ability to articulate English sounds prepare the students fo

22 May

Objectives of Teaching English at the Secondary Level

Objectives of Teaching English at the Secondary Level  The pupil should be able to Understand a prescribed passage or talk on topics of general interest. Ask sensible questions and answer intelligibly. Carry on sensible conversation with clarity of expression. Arrange and organize ideas in a coherent manner either for oral or written presentation. Read silently