English Language Teaching

English Language Teaching
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English Language Teaching

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Preface
Teaching English as a foreign language TEFL refers to teaching English to students whose first language is not English. TEFL usually occurs in the student s own country, either within the state school system, or privately, e.g., in an after-hours language school or with a tutor. TEFL teachers may be native or non-native speakers of English. This article describes English teaching by native Anglophones working outside their own country, a small subset of English taught worldwide. To learn about other aspects of English teaching, see English language learning and teaching, which explains methodology and context, and explains abbreviations e.g., the difference between ESL and EFL, or TESOL as a subject and an organization . For example, English language education in Japan began as early as 1600 with the initial contacts between the Japanese and Europeans. In common with most language teaching, EAP instruction teaches vocabulary, grammar and the four skills reading, writing, speaking - including pronunciation - and listening , but usually tries to tie these to the specific study needs of students for example, a writing lesson would focus on writing essays rather than, say, business letters. Similarly, the vocabulary chosen for study tends to be based on academic texts. In addition, EAP practitioners often find that, either directly or indirectly, they are teaching study skills and often having to tackle differences in educational culture, such as differing attitudes to plagiarism. This trend has become more prominent as the numbers of foreign students attending UK universities, and other institutions across the Anglosphere, has increased over
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the last decade. There is some debate amongst EAP teachers as to the best way to help students with academic English. On the one hand, students might be taught particular conventions but not expected to understand why they need to adapt their writing a pragmatic approach. On the other hand students might be encouraged to challenge writing conventions and only adopt them if they seem justified a critical approach. Recently attempts have been made to try and reconcile these opposing views. This publication titled, English Language Teaching provides readers with an introductory overview of English studies and English language teaching. Focus lies on classroom pedagogy and English primary schools. Efforts are made towards learning English through weathers, seasons and animals. The aspects related to teaching and learning English through activities, play and fantasy are