Monthly Archives: January 2011

Overcoming Uncertaity.

Learners of a foreign language often find themselves in ambiguous situations. Ambiguous situations are characterized by complexity, novelty, unexpectedness, or lack of clear-cut solutions. They arise when a foreign language learner does not understand a sentence, a paragraph or a … Continue reading

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Appropriateness In Communication.

Communication is governed by rules that specify such things as who can participate, what the social relationships are, what subjects can be discussed, who initiates the conversation, how turns are taken, and who chooses the form of address. Here is … Continue reading

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Realization Of Goals.

When we think about our goals in learning a foreign language many goals come to mind: to focus on pronunciation, to have a good vocabulary, to study grammar. All these goals are important, but for most people, the main goal … Continue reading

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