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Do we need a teacher to learn English?


I really need help so that I am a soooooo beginner and it is my first essay. Open to any advise and feedback!!! :)

As a society is developed, there are a wide range of materials and textbooks for English learning. However, It is vital that students are taught by instructors with their effective methods to learn English. Thus, I will introduce some approches to English acquisition that have been proposed and effectively implemented by teachers.

One approach is that they systematically teach students rules of grammer and lists of vocabulary to use in translating literary texts.This is more efficient in improving reading abilities than studying themselves due to the fact that they are able to ask questions at the moment.

Another emphasizes the value of having students imitate and practise a set of correct sentences and memorize entire dialogues and then they are provided feedback. In my case, when I prepared for an internship interview in English a few years ago, my teacher let me write specific questions that interviewer might ask and memorize appropriate answers along with the them. And then, she corrected some mistakes. Now, I still remember all the sentences I memorized and use them at situations properly. Likewise, the more students are given feedback from teachers the more they improve their literacy.

In some classrooms, teachers use English as the medium to teach subject matters, with the assumption that the languages itself are accidentally effectively learned as students focus on the academic content.

All in all, as mentioned above, it is important for students to be taught English by teachers, who can evaluate potential effectiveness of these different instructional practices and have their own experience with successes or disappointments as well as their understanding of the abilities and needs of their students.

Chloie, you present solid reasons in support of the discussion that teachers are necessary in order for students to learn English. I am pleased to know that you took an English verbal class some time back as well. It shows in the way that you write. However, you still need to practice your written English skills because some of your sentences really need work. Let me help you by showing some of those corrections now.

As a society is developed, there are a wide range of materials and textbooks for English learning.

- Our society mostly relies on written text for the transfer of knowledge and skills. When it comes to the transfer of language learning, it is important to learn both from the written text and verbal practices of the language. Therefore, it is vital that an instructor or teacher be present to assist the student in this learning process. Through this essay, I plan to discuss some effective language teaching methods that can be applied only through the help of teachers. Thus proving that teachers are necessary in order to learn a foreign language such as English.

One approach is that they systematically teach students rules of grammer and lists of vocabulary to use in translating literary texts.This is more efficient in improving reading abilities than studying themselves due to the fact that they are able to ask questions at the moment.

- English students are normally asked to translate the written word from their native tongue to the English language as a part of their English comprehension skills development. Through the help of a teacher, they can familiarize themselves with the language and ask clarification questions regarding any translations they are unsure of. I still remember when I was a student preparing for an English internship interview a few years ago. My teacher allowed me to write specific questions that might come up during the interview so I could prepare my answers in English beforehand with her help. I still remember how she corrected me and I still use the lessons that she taught me about the English spoken language to this very day.

In some classrooms, teachers use English as the medium to teach subject matters, with the assumption that the languages itself are accidentally effectively learned as students focus on the academic content.

- Chloe, you need to strengthen this particular argument. It is not strong enough because it does not have any factual data to support the line of reasoning the English as a medium of instruction is more effective in teaching students. Neither do you present facts that prove that students learn to speak and understand English better when taught in this manner.

Your conclusion also needs work because it continues to present even more ideas and concepts about the teaching of the English language. So you need to discuss those in separate paragraphs before actually writing your concluding statement. I hope you decide to revise your essay. I hope to assist you in perfecting this particular essay :-)
Chloe, simply put, you are being asked to explain whether you believe that teachers are necessary for the teaching of the English language to foreign language students. The statement is meant to indicate that you believe in the need to have teachers assist in the teaching of English as a foreign language because it is difficult to learn a language far removed from your own without the help or aid of someone who is familiar with the language. The teacher is meant to help guide you in the learning process hence the reference to "teachers are necessary in order to learn a foreign language such as English". Remember, each language, if spoken in a country where you do not speak the language becomes a foreign language to you. Therefore, you need to learn how to speak it and in all instances, the guidance of a professional comes out as all too important in that learning process :-) I hope I was able to clarify things for you :-)


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