8 Surprising Discoveries on my First American Trip

  I am on six-month study tour of the US. Although I knew what America looked like from movies, news, and friends, the actual experience of being in America has been beyond my expectation. Almost everything that I experience is overwhelmingly new – from staying in heated houses to figuring out city transportation, from drinking …

The Four Components in Teaching Foreign Languages

In Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking, I. S. P. Nation and Jonathan Newton assert that a good language class has an appropriate balance of four components: input, output, language focus, and fluency development. They define each component: “Learning through meaning-focused input; that is, learning through listening and reading where the learner’s attention is on the …