SL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages) questionnaire –
Please give brief answers to the following questions:
Please write answers only indicating the question #.
1). What aspects of the English language do you think would be especially difficult:
a) for learners with a particular first language? (Please specify which language).
b) for any learners, regardless of their first language?
2) Think of a positive teaching scenerio you have recently experienced as a student, What aspects of that teacher and his/her teaching style do you think would be particularly effective in an English Language Teaching environment?
3) Think about yourself as a foreign language learner (in a classroom situation and/or outside). How did you make progress? How did your attitude to the language develop?
4) Vocabulary: How would you explain to a language learner the difference in meaning between the following pairs of words.
Example: Rob : Steal
Answer Rob is to take something that is not yours. You rob people or places taking something that belongs to them. E.g. He robbed the bank.
Steal is also to take something that is not yours, but we use it differently. You steal items from people of places. E.g He stole money from the bank.
a) Borrow : Lend
b) Win: Beat
c) Go back : Come back
5) Structure: How would you explain to a language learner the difference in meaning between the following pairs of sentences:
a) When he arrived, we had eaten dinner.
b) When he arrived, we ate dinner.
c) By this time next year, I will have finished college.
d) By this time next year, I will be finishing college.
e) Ive been busy all morning. Ive painted the porch.
f) Ive been busy all morning. Ive been painting the porch.