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Accuracy refers to the ability to produce grammatically correct sentences that are comprehensible.
Assessment instruments or procedures based on the objectives of a course, used to determine how much of the course content students have learned.
Picking up a language through meaningful conversation the way children pick up languages. Acquisition will occur when a learner is exposed to meaningful, comprehensible input.
Things that you hope will be done or achieved during an activity or lesson.
A common and valid method of assessing second language writing or speaking. They can be very useful for grading and providing focused feedback.
A set of principles about teaching including views on method, syllabus, and a philosophy of language and learning. Approaches have theoretical backing with practical applications.
A natural process in connected speech whereby sounds (i.e. phonemes) change or blend together based on the preceding or following sound. This change is made naturally by native speakers to facilitate pronunciation.
Connecting ideas and concepts together as they relate
to certain experiences. Association can help students remember new vocabulary
by connecting new words to words with similar meanings or by helping students
make their own personal connections.
Asynchronous Online Learning
Online lessons that
do not require students to be online at any particular time. These classes are
often pre-developed courses consisting of content or modules that students work
through without the real-time assistance of an instructor.
A language-learning method characterized by memorization of dialogues, as well as use of language labs. Students are drilled through dialogues in an effort to instill language forms. Audiolingualism is based on behaviorism. In this model, error correction is essential to prevent bad habits.
Learner who benefits more from hearing input. Aural/auditory learners respond well to oral instruction as opposed to visual instruction.
Resources that are used in English-speaking countries by native speakers. These are real-world selections produced for a native English-speaking audience, without consideration for the second language learner. Examples include newspapers, books, brochures, leaflets, menus, tickets, bank cards, library cards, etc.