Hi all,
I`m not sure if this is the right place to post this one, your personal opinions please.

1. What do you consider to be the blocks which may PREVENT language learning. at EFL/ESL level.

2. Do you think there is a place for teaching grammar in a formal mannar? give reasons....

thanks for your time and comments.

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Hey Soveida,

how are you? I came across your posts..

are you by any chance doing an online tefl/tesol course because i am doing an onnline course and I have been asked the same questions Emotion: smile

and the funny thing is i am on the same module and kind of stuck on this question to.

Take Care ..hope to hear from you soon..

Teach me! Emotion: wink
I`m doing a course here at university, I dont know where they get their projects from though.

I`m not really stuck with this question just I wanted other opinions to match and compare to my own. you can find the answers you need in any good grammar book.

Grammar is always taught in a formal mannar, just testing the brains of the forum.. funny enough I didnt get a reply haha!!

Soveida. J.
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Hey Soveida, Hope you are well.

Thank you for the reply..It must be a general type of question they ask then.

I had a look in some text books although at the momment i don't have access to many good teachign books so I was looking for general ideas.. but it must be a tuff question ..

Neways all the best


Teach Me x
Well, I think the first block would be a "bad" teacher.

Then, grammar is necessary, and if you're not at ease with your own grammar, learning that of a foreign language is almost impossible.

Shyness, too, might be an obstacle.
Hi all Emotion: smile

Hope all of you are okay..

That's good reasons and they amy be blocks that block language learning,,

does anybody have any other ideas?? How about you Soveida?? what did you write for this one??

Take Care

Byeeee xx
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I think that there are many learning blocks to discovering a neww language. One of them is definitely shyness, but then there are others like, a willingness to learn, laziness, lack of practice, predjudice. What do you guys think?
Hi all, how are you doing??

Actually, it is a brilliant question to ask and to answer as well.

Let me start by saying that mentioning the problem is the fist step on the road of reaching its solution, and here is our first step…

I like learning English very much because I appreciate the value of being bilingual.

However, the road towards mastering English language is long and winding.

Fist of all, most of those who study English as a second language live in countries where English is not a formal language or not widespread used.

Moreover, as far as you know, we have to acquire five skills in order to master this language, those skills are:




I think the first obstacle lays in the fourth skill –speaking-, simply because you neither are living in the US nor in the , therefore, suffice saying it sometimes puts me down.

Psychologically speaking, it is considered crucial to listen and speak properly so that you can transfer the knowledge acquired from competence into performance, and the less the gab between your performance and your competence, the more you are able to use this language efficiently.

In addition, the second obstacle is linguistic exposure, I mean we are not continuously reading, or listening to English materials.

I joined this website hoping I can bridge the gab between competence and performance, and of course, to increase the linguistic exposure I get…

Thank you for the interesting topic you came up with,

looking forward to hearing from you..

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