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Of of pertaining to any method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way, whether united in a system specific to a country or region.

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Total Physical Response (TPR)

Language; Language learning

A strategy that uses a lot of movements and gestures. This is believed to be a popular and effective way of teaching a new language most especially to children.

Active Vocabulary

Language; Language learning

This is a vocabulary type that is known to the student. This means a student can write about it and use it in meaningful communication.


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Although this has been an old and abused approach, it is proven to show good results. This evaluates students' listening skills, fluency and pronunciation.


Language; Language learning

A material used in language learning. This is usually in paragraph form. It may be a story, a news report or an essay about a certain topic.


Language; Language learning

Dialogues consist of conversations with pictures. This is a good material for reading because the images help the student understand the discussion.


Language; Language learning

This term means to browse or look through a text in a fast phase. Skimming is a strategy used to be familiar with a manuscript or to simply review what has been read.


Language; Language learning

A list of words. This may be active (number 5) or non-active. Each language learner is expected to have a wider set of vocabulary after every week of learning.