Unit Five. Language. Teaching Aims. to reflect on various ways of communication with a focus on language To critically think about language study To get to know the features of narrative writing through the study of How I discovered Words. Talking about ways of Communication.
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There are many ways to communicate besides language, for example, gestures, eye contact, facial expressions, try to figure out the following pictures.
Language is a system of symbols designed for the purpose of human communication.
There are many different languages people use to communicate. Discuss the following questions about language with your classmates .
Learning a foreign language is usually required in schools around the world. But in different countries, the learning program is different. Listen to the following passage about how American children learn a foreign language and then answer some questions.
It seems more and more Americans want schools to teach foreign languages to children younger than 5 years old. The most popular way to teach these young children another language is the method called “immersion (沉浸法)”. Children in immersion programs hear only but new language in the classroom. The children play games, sing songs and talk to one another in the new language. Some experts say immersion programs are the most effective way for young children to learn a language. But there can be a problem when children in the United States began to learn another language at such an early age. Not many elementary schools continue the effort as the children get older. Only seven of the fifty states require school to teach a foreign language to students between the ages of six and twelve. Language experts say it is easier for younger children to learn a language.
Helen Keller’s Story
Learning languages is an effort exerting task, which is more difficult for a girl like Helen Keller, who was no longer able to see or hear after she was sick at the age of 19 months. But with the help of her teacher, Miss Anne Sullivan, she succeeded.
Watch the video clip and you will know how Helen Keller discovered words!
How I Discovered Words
He liked his sister, who was warm and pleasant, but he did not like his brother, who was cold and proud.
The emphasis was helped by the speaker’s mouth, which was wide, thin and hard-set.
The sun, which had hidden all day, now came out in all its splendor.
He saw in front that white-haired old woman, whose eyes flashed red with anger.
I had a problem, which became clearly obvious just as I was to appear at the meeting.
We know that a cat, whose eyes can take in many more rays of light than our eyes, can see clearly in the night.
That man became desired for work, any work, which would help him to keep his family alive.
to write a composition on the topic:
Learning Chinese Fever in the World.
You should write at least 120 words
according to the information given below
Do you feel learning English is a headache? Here is good news for you: today, about 30 million people around the world are learning Chinese, and various educational institutions in over 100 countries have offered Chinese courses. More than 540,000 people from 120 countries have participated in the HSK examination (Han Yu Shui
Ping Kao Shi) to date. These figures are encouraging, and it seems that Chinese may well become the second most popular international language, just behind English.
Learning Chinese Fever in the World
Through this phenomenon, we can see clearly that the pace of China’s advance in the world arena is rapid. China’s international status has also been rising rapidly. Besides, the 5000-year-old splendid history of Chinese civilization is another aspect counting for the highly increasing number of students studying Chinese. Numerous foreigners have stepped into this ancient land, appreciating Chinese culture. Additionally, China’s rapid economic growth and especially its entry to the WTO attribute greatly to the
The rising Chinese language fever has spawned (大量产生) a great number of “Chinese
courses” all across the world. In the coming years, as our country’s economic and cultural links expand, the number of foreigners learning Chinese is expected to multiply (增多), and there
fever.More and more business people cast their eyes on the Chinese market, and want to get more profit from it, which largely inspires the enthusiasm for learning the Chinese language.
will be a great demand for Chinese teachers. Maybe someday, we will be able to go abroad to teach foreigners Chinese! But, remember, we need to sharpen our English first in order to teach them in a more effective and efficient way.
Directions: You will have thirty minutes to plan and write an essay on the topic given below. Use the first few minutes to read the topic carefully and think about what kind of essay you will write. You may use the space immediately below the essay topic to make notes. Write your essay on the lined pages that follow. You will have enough space if you write on every line and keep your handwriting to a reasonable size.
Some People like to learn foreign language by listening courses, writing homework and reading books, others like to learn by talking to foreigners, listening to radio programs, watching TV and seeing films. Which do you prefer? Give reasons to support your answer.
“Many of the world’s lesser-known languages are being lost as fewer and fewer people speak them. The governments of countries in which these languages are spoken should act to prevent such languages from becoming extinct.”
III. [ GRE作文题目II ]
“The most effective way to communicate an idea or value to large groups of people is through the use of images, not language.”