Archive for the ‘Methodology’ Category

Four Skills of English Language Learning

Four Skills of Language Learning: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
The purpose of language learning is to improve the speakers’ four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with the base of large vocabulary and good grammar, but this is not the final purpose. The final purpose is to let speakers be able to use the […]


1.Testing and assessment:
All that you should know about testing and assessment ….
2. Test writing
What you need to know to write and administer tests..
3. Reading:
Some clarification about some reading techniques ….
4. Teaching mixed-ability class 1:
Understand better you classes…
5. Teaching mixed-ability class 2
And more understanding…
6. Teaching large classes
How easy or hard is to teach lots of kids?
7. Teaching small […]

What is Reading Comprehension?

Apple banana blue walk tree happy sing. Surely you were able to read each of the words in that sentence and understand what they meant independently. An apple is a fruit that is usually round and red, green or yellow. A banana is another fruit that is yellow. Blue is a color…and so on and […]

Effective Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

Because vocabulary knowledge is critical to reading comprehension, it is important that those working with young readers help foster their development of a large “word bank” and effective vocabulary learning strategies. There are several effective explicit (intentional, planned instruction) and implicit (spontaneous instruction as a child comes to new words in a text) strategies that […]

Vocabulary Basics

Knowing the meanings of words on the page is essential for reading comprehension. While few would deny this fact, the role that vocabulary plays in reading is often ignored or overlooked in reading education. A strong vocabulary is one of the pillars of reading comprehension.
What Exactly is Vocabulary?
In its simplest terms vocabulary is words. Your […]

The Five Essential Components of Reading

Reading is an astoundingly complex cognitive process. While we often think of reading as one singular act, our brains are actually engaging in a number of tasks simultaneously each time we sit down with a book. There are five aspects to the process of reading: phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, reading comprehension and fluency. These five […]