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7 musts in the learning of a foreign language

27 July 2019

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Which are the things you should learn in a foreign language?

 

First, I think I should learn the alphabet and vocabulary, that is to say, words from the new language and of course, their meanings. I should know how to say every word, how to pronounce them. This part has to do with phonetics. Whenever I learn a new word I feel the urgency to know how to write it (spelling, written language)

Second,grammar. What are the rules in that language. Why do we say or write “I do not like her” instead of saying  **“”I not like her”, for example. Being able to create my own messages following the rules of grammar. These rules include exceptions.

Third, I would like to learn functional language as well, I mean, practical and formulaic sentences to ask someone his name or his age as in “What is your name?” or “How old are you?”. There are plenty of singular expressions which belong to formulaic language such as idioms, slang, abbreviations or false friends, among many others.

Fourth, I would appreciate to know about syntax (order and relationships of elements in the discourse).

Fifth, I´d love to be an independent reader of literature and a good radio listener as well to work fluency in the foreign language besides the pleasure of reading inherent to a man of letters like me.

Sixth, being curious about culture (tradition, customs, people, geography, etcetera)

Seventh, practise language through the well-know four basic skills: reading, listening, writing, reading

 

 

 

Eugenio Fouz.-

27.7.2019

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Revision of grammar, listening to podcasts, learning vocabulary, etcetera (English language method)

24 May 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Pascal in NYC tube

[Pedro Pascal, actor]

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METHODOLOGY:

Revise notions on the present simple tense:

conjugate verbs

fill in the missing words

pass to the negative form

complete the blanks with extra information

learn packs of new words, verbs, abbreviations, idioms, etc

read sentences in English language (translate them)

use functional language in the classroom,

namely “pass me your pencil, please!“, “can you spell that word?

 

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HOMEWORK:

 ask students to read short texts 

ask students to listen to podcasts

 

 

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METHOD

A tentative teacher´s schedule (classroom)

28 February 2019

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BOOK (textbook: grammar, vocabulary PRESENTATION)

reading texts aloud time for exercises in class + homework

Wordlist.- pack of copies [@moodle / hard copies or printed copies]

Parallel Papers or PPA: revise, Q.A, write some expressions

DICTIONARY use

Time for NOTEBOOK correction of exercises on board

AUDIOS from the BOOK. Repetition. Solving out exercises

Parallel Papers [PPA].-Explain, comment papers on grammar, functional language or texts

How to (teach how to tell the time, how to say an email address)

Time for Virtual Platform (@moodle) – check some points, ie., grammar syllabus, recommendations, warnings.

READING texts aloud

AUDIOS, PRACTICE (exercises linked from the net with answer keys)

Worksheets (pair work).-exercises to do and correct in the classroom

Reading the Graded reader in class. Select vocabulary

Lyrics and songs (selection)

Short dictations

Mini test

Essay writing (how to, opinion, brief texts)

Functional language

Q.A (question and answer) – oral class

Surprise Tests

Revision time (conjugation of verbs, vocabulary, how to issues, spelling, BASICS)

Videos, GIFs, proverbs

Write short messages in English

Translate messages

Situations (problem solving)

Role-plays

AOB (Any Other Business)

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My own syllabuses on English language

23 February 2019

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[Harry Styles, singer “OneDirection”]

A foreign language teacher should create his own syllabuses on grammar, lexis, pronunciation, readings, listenings, writing, et cetera. One of my students claimed one day in class they were being taught the same old things year after year (points of grammar, namely the present simple tense, the saxon genitive, some plural nouns) in a never-ending circle. Teachers were just following a formula according to the rules of programming. We have been learning foreign languages the same way we learnt everything by memorisation. I thought the student´s complaint was fair. Nowadays I try to teach something new every year.

A functional language syllabus might be as follows: 1.greetings (hello, hi, good morning, goodbye) 2.cardinal numbers from 1 to 10 (one, two) 3.how to tell the time (what time is it?) 4.days of the week 5.seasons of the year 6.how to say the date (February, 20th) 7.how to answer the phone (hello, this is Tom Smith / who is calling, please? 8.months of the year …

A lexical syllabus might be like this: 1.the English alphabet (a, b, c, d, e ) 2.colours (red, yellow, blue, green) 3.school stuff (book, pencil, dictionary, board, computers ) 5.people in school (teachers, students, secretary) 6.members of a family (father, mother, sister, brother, daughter) 7.clothes (shoes, socks, jeans, trousers, shirts, coats, jackets) …

A grammar syllabus should contain: 1.nouns (man, woman, subject, learning, student, school, examinations) 2.adjectives (shy, important, happy) 3.verbs (auxiliary verbs and lexical verbs) 4.adverbs (slowly, calmly, very, too, clearly) 5.prepositions (of, before, after, in, on) 6.pronouns (personal pronouns of subject) 7. skeleton of verbs (to read read read) 8.primary auxiliary verbs (to do, to have, to be) 9.modal auxiliary verbs (can, could, may, might, will, would) 10.regular lexical verbs (to play, to cry) 11.irregular lexical verbs (to put, to quit) 12.present simple tense of lexical verbs in the affirmative ( I speak English, she speaks Spanish) (to do, to be, to have) 13.personal pronouns of subject ( I, you, he, she ) 14.the four demonstratives (this, these, that, those) 15.articles (definite article -the-, indefinite article -a/an-) 16.saxon genitive (John´s room) 17.present simple tense of lexical verbs in the negative and interrogative (John does not like chocolate, Do you speak French?) …

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6 ways to improve communication in an interview (English)

10 May 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

  1. Use functional language, that is, say things such as “I don´t think so”, “yes, please”, “if so, let me know”
  2. Make sure of knowledge of basics: the time, the alphabet, formulaic language-say thanks, respond to thanks, introduce someone, spell words-, say numbers
  3. Be good at grammar, namely verbal tenses, conjugations, elements in a phrase, connectors, etcétera
  4. Learn, save and master plenty of vocabulary (words, expressions, verbs, adverbs, pronouns, varied adjectives, demonstratives)
  5. Be curious about idioms, false friends, acronyms, Latin abbreviations, mottoes, Slang expressions and Cockney
  6. Manage an acceptable standard pronunciation

Eugenio Fouz.- 100517

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Functional language useful on Business English 2

1 November 2016

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Pack of functional language for students of Business English 2

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Functional language useful for Business English 1

29 October 2016

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Pack of twelve pages with expressions for communication in Business English for students of 1st year of English language at Vocational Training.

Reference book: Business Result Elementary (Oxford) by David Grant, John Hughes and Rebecca Turner.

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Functional language.-ESL 1 (1.2)

6 December 2015

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Functional language.- ESL 1 (1.2)

Do you understand me? – ¿me entiende usted?

Do you speak English?- ……………………….

Do you speak French? -………………………

Yes, I do / No, I don ́t – ……………………. / …………………..

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Can you repeat that, please? -¿Puede repetir eso, por favor?

Of course! Hold on a second- …………………… ………………….

Can you speak more slowly? Well, yes… …………………………………………..

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What time is it, please?-……………………

Sorry, I don ́t know- ………………………..

It is 5 o ́clock- ………………..

It is half past 12 – …………………………

It is a quarter to 7 – ……………………..

It is twenty past 3- ………………………

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Is it Tuesday today? – ……………………….

Yes, it is- ……………

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What is your name? -………………………..

How old are you? -¿cuántos años tienes?

I ́m 13- …………………….

Is Smith your last name? -……………………….

Can you spell your last name / family name? – ………………………..

Write your last name and your first name-…………………………….

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Do not forget to jot down the date – ………………………………

Everybody understands this, don ́t they? ………………………………..

That ́s none of your business-………………………………

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to forget – olvidar
 / to jot down – anotar
 / to spell – deletrear

to understand – entender

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one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen eighteen nineteen twenty

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first second third fourth fifth sixth seventh eighth ninth tenth eleventh twelfth thirteenth

 

Functional language (FL).-ESL 1 (1.1)

4 December 2015

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THE OFFICE

Functional language.- ESL 1 (1.1)

Good morning! Morning! …………………….
Good afternoon! Afternoon! -¡Buenas tardes! (12 pm – 6 pm)

Good evening! –¡Buenas tardes (noches)! (6 pm-12 am) / Good night!-¡Hasta mañana!

Hello! Hi! – ……………

Bye bye! Goodbye! ………………. See you! ……………

Hello! How are you?-Hola, ¿cómo estás?
I ́m fine, thanks! / Not bad!- …………………………………

How do you do! How do you do!-¿Cómo está usted? ………………….

Nice to meet you! / Pleased to meet you!-………………………..

Thank you! / Thanks! / Many thanks! / Thank you very much!

– Gracias

You ́re welcome! / Any time! / It ́s alright! / Not at all!
No problem!- ………………………..

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spring summer autumn winter – primavera verano ………….. …….

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

– lunes, martes, …………………………………………………………..

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Un blog llamado efe

2 March 2014

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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El 28 de febrero pasado inicié un blog en blogger con la intención de ampliar el alcance de #efnotebloc. En principio la nueva bitácora está destinada a guardar enlaces de interés para la práctica y conocimiento de la lengua inglesa y a recoger material referente a la asignatura como, por ejemplo, frases de lenguaje funcional o vocabulario. Tal vez haya un espacio para “worksheets” y ejercicios de lectura y audio. El blog #efe aparece escrito en español e inglés. 

 

http://emilioefe.blogspot.com.es/


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