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Homey wrote:It's working out great here in Taiwan. Thanks for asking.
It's exactly what these students need. It's painfully obvious that the old "Teacher speaks ---> Students listen" model isn't working. It's mind boggling how so many students can spend years "learning" English, yet very very few can actually speak the language. The old model simply doesn't work. The hilarious Taiwan method where you crank up the volume using a microphone and speakers doesn't make any difference. No matter how loud, the students just tune it out. There is a reason why Taiwan lags behind other countries in overall English ability and it has nothing to do with not getting enough instruction. A large percentage of Taiwanese that can't speak English have spent many years "learning" it.
Language needs to be practiced. Students need to be challenged to put the pieces together in many different ways. Burn in those neural pathways. This is most effectively done through thinking, speaking, and using the language.
fh2000 wrote:This is how I learned it at high school in Taipei, and seemed to work for me for all these years.
Adjectives are to modify nouns.
Ex: Beautiful trees
Adverbs are to modify verbs (thus Ad-verbs). Many adverbs end with 'ly'
Ex: Run beautifully
Battery9 wrote:The noun is adjective. The book is blue.
The noun verb/s adverb. The book runs quickly. hahahah
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