You Will Not Learn Language by Swoting...
Language is a natural tool of communication. It is necessary to approach its teaching in the same
way. Why are schools criticized for bringing only a passive knowledge of a second foreign language?
How to learn a language naturally? What‘s the difference?
Schools often forget the most important ones with their
style focused on the use of textbooks and artificially
created texts. Language is a natural system, so it should
be transmitted in a way that reflects this property.
By confronting the Czech educational system with the
international ones in our country, at the 1st International
School of Ostrava, it follows that the inclusion of natural
original materials, texts, music, level reading, projects,
etc. in teaching is absolutely inseparable. The need
to overcome the barrier formed by the application of
traditional textbooks and their chapters focused on the
intensive development of monothematic vocabulary
is becoming increasingly clear. We find that teaching
based only on separate thematic blocks does not take
into account how a person speaks naturally.
After all, only a few hundred basic words are enough
for basic communication between people. It is stated
that up to 65% of written materials in everyday
communication contain only 300 basic words. Why not
use them? So what is our priority in the 21st century? To
be able to speak actively or to learn as many words as
possible about „restaurant“? Polyglots do not swot up
for the language monothematically, they live by it.
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