Throughout history, scholars, philosophers and linguists tried to define language. There are countless numbers of definition of language. However, they almost all describe the functions of language. Therefore, I believe that language is a systematic and generative system that is … Continue reading My Teaching Philosophy
As an English Language Instructor for students from all around the world, I am always asked about the best way to continue studying English after finishing the course. My friends and family always ask me about the best way to … Continue reading Tips from an English language teacher!
Introduction: For so many years, the use of student’s native language was frowned up by many linguists and teachers. A new approach in teaching EFL emerged in the Saudi pedagogical context where teachers and learners have started to use Arabic … Continue reading Teachers and Learners’ Attitudes towards the Use of Arabic in EFL Classrooms in Saudi Arabia
When I look back at my experience with acquiring English language, I don’t really consider it a second language as much as another first language. I started acquiring it along with Arabic. I was born a twin, to a mother … Continue reading Second Language Learning Experience
1. Introduction: The critical period hypothesis (CPH) claims that once humans hit puberty, then start learning a second language, the process becomes more difficult. It says that the younger people learn a language, the better they master it in across … Continue reading CPH & The Ultimate Phonological Attainment of ESL Learners
Caption: Talk about the greatest class ever! Kaplan, January, 2013. After only one month of being an ESL teacher at Embassy English in San Francisco, I am reminiscing the days I was in my students’ shoes, when I was an … Continue reading This one goes to all my ESL Teachers!