Idioms due to Science Concept

In this post I wan to share with you some English Idioms connecting to Science:

  1. “It is not rocket science” ( It is not that difficult to understand)

Eugene Kaspersky opens math school outside Moscow

Picture: Eugene Kaspersky opens math school outside MoscowMOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 1, 2017: Russia’s Kaspersky Lab CEO and Chairman Eugene Kaspersky gives a lesson after a ceremony marking the beginning of a new academic year at school No 10 in the town of Reutov outside Moscow. Kaspersky IT Lab has opened two-year math and physics courses for senior secondary school students, at school No 10. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

2. “I need to recharge my batteries” ( I am so tired, I need to rest )

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3. “My team is a well-oiled machine” (My team work very smoothly and efficiently)

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4. “I am glad, we are in the same wavelength” ( I am happy, we share views and opinions)

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Learning a new language

Learning a new language has always been challenging because it is related to studying habits and frequencies and concentration. In our modern lives and in our univers on line, the wanted concentration and alination is not that easy.Kids and adolescents have the timetable properly fixed for their learning occupation, the “ludus tempo” in their lives and actually this non working time allows them to totally focus on learning.

Language learning is, in my view, an issue of frequencies and repetition, I know that I am not that modern saying that, but as adult student I remember myself unwilling to learn French and getting a daily 2 hours passive listening just to get in touch with the sounds of the language. Honestly, I was very lazy to learn French Grammar because it is even more complicated than Spanish grammar, and I started to listen, every day. I listened to educational materials, I mean audio materials from learning books, and it was great.

Sometimes I feel tempted to listen Radio France, which is great, but it could be difficult for me, specially if I don’t have previous knowledge about the subject they are talking about. General information I can properly follow, so, it is also a way to keep the language going.For starters, and against all modern Pedagogy and Didactics, I stronly recommend pre-fabricated audio-materials, I mean listen to learning materials first. Then you can go wherever you go.

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Oral Language

Engage your students when Listening

Oral Language and Listening Comprehension

The oral discourses has inherent intricacies, regarding to heterogeneous teaching and learning realities of our classes when talking about reception and production of speech.

Listening is the receptive aspect of oral language, Speaking is the productive skill.

There is an asymmetric relationship between them, listening requires learners to resort their knowledge whereas the use of spoken languages implies interaction of learners to perform in the target language.

Oral Language focuses on communicating or receiving content, rather than accuracy.  Brevity of chunks, pronunciation and dialectical variation are keys.

FLUENCY

STUDENTS NEGOCIATES MEANING, use communication strategies, and avoid communication breakdowns.

Real life listening faces us to deal with colloquial expressions, short chunks, pronunciation styles, and NON REPETITION of the messages most of the times.

Some hints:

– pace of delivery

– length of audio text

– parsing

– purpose

– number of renderings

Make your listening attainable for your students.