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    Multimodal Storytelling

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    Hung, Hwang and Huang (2011) applied a quantitative approach to study the effects of digital storytelling on the experience of project-based learning of Taiwanese EFL students. Results from this quasi-experimental study indicated that project-based learning incorporated with the aspect…

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    Kayi, H. (2006). Teaching Speaking: Activities to Promote Speaking in a Second Language. The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. XII (No. 11). Retrieved April 17, 2015, from http://iteslj.org/Articles/Kayi-Teaching Speaking.html Speaking is a fundamental part of second language acquisition. This article contains speaking activities that can be included in a differentiated classroom. This is practical application of teaching Second Language Acquisition. I chose this article because speaking is one of…

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    1. Introduction In the article Polysemy Advantage with Abstract But Not Concrete Words Jager and Cleland discuss that related senses cause a polysemy advantage on abstract words. According to this study, the role of ambiguous words seems more important as compared to unambiguous words. These ambiguous words role is taken as advantageous that is peculiarly termed as polysemy. This specific term caters many meanings and certain aspects of language in it. In Jager and Clelands’ paper, the research…

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    The size of vocabulary is an important standard to evaluate a learner’s English level. Without adequate vocabulary knowledge, a second language learner’s conversational fluency and reading comprehension will meet difficulties. Vocabulary is the foundation of a language. In language learning and teaching, vocabulary has always been a neglect and weak point. Therefore, the advances of computer-assisted language learning in educational applications have offered a new resource of authentic…

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    reconstructing itself (Layder, D., 2005). Discourse analysis would be applied to the analysis of the text of the videos in order to reflect upon the factors that constitute the changing profile of a contemporary consumer and the ways he or she is addressed. These observations would allow for the reflection on the social circumstances conditioning such discourse. There are two types of analysis that consider discourse and move beyond linguistic concerns of static structures of language in itself…

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    modern methods used nowadays for English language learning and acquisition, it has a lot of benefits and merits, especially for elementary levels, that many teachers are still using it in their classrooms. She argues that some specialists in applied linguistics – such as Bright, Koch, Ruttenberg, and Terdy (1982) – had strongly stressed that reading aloud can be beneficial for elementary levels in ESL since it helps learners develop “an awareness of sound-symbol relationships” (Griffin, 1992).…

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    Bretisha Cortes Professor Frabizio English Comp 2 10/16/17 Biographical Criticism There are a lot of ways that you can take a story and read it to make sense of what the author is trying to say. In the story The Things They Carried the easiest form to understand this story is if you read it with a mindset of biographical criticism. This essay will explain in detail why biographical criticism is the best method to use. When reading the story “The Things They Carried” one can say that this is…

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    question arises in terms of English language teaching at this point, that is, whether to teach “culture” along with English or not. The question of teaching “culture” along with English has been discussed by some scholars from the fields of applied linguistics and sociolinguistics for nearly two decades. Culture is a…

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    او مدري مين The notion of communicative competence was first mentioned by Hymes. He invented this term to compare between a communicative view of language and Chomsky's theory of competence. Chomsky(1965) mentioned that the main concern of the linguistic theory is to define the main principles which enable speakers to formulate a good and correct sentence. On the other hand, Hymes's theory of communicative competence illustrated the things that a competent speaker have to be familiar with.…

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    The relationship between language and culture is known to be confusing with no clear distinction on how to separate the two. Language must be learned in order to communicate with the people who speak it as their native tongue, and culture must be understood in order to act in accordance with the social norms of society. But if multiple languages are learned without any cultural knowledge on the country where that language is spoken, is that language fully learned? And if multiple countries…

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