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    effectively teach English as a foreign language. Many educators have different opinions about which methods and approaches are most effective when teaching English as a foreign language. John Rassias, an American professor who developed a new method for the teaching of foreign languages, is an individual I greatly admire as he implements a theatrical and immersive approach to teaching English as a foreign language. He explains that to teach English effectively as a foreign language, one must understand

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    1.1. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) A teacher has duties to transferring knowledge to their students in the learning process. The duties including preparing lessons according to agreed curricula in the state, giving lessons, evaluating and assessing students’ development. As Celik (2011) in Australian institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) claimed that there are seven standards of effective teacher editors. Know the students and know how they learn, know the contents

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    toward languages other than mine have been shaped by being a English Language Learner teacher. This year there are twenty-seven different languages spoken in my school, many I have not heard of until recently. Growing up I was not exposed to other languages at all. I lived in a predominately Caucasian area of rural Pennsylvania. I did not have experiences with people of different races or languages. Where I live and work now is a stark contrast to my original experiences. When I began teaching at a

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    objective of English language teaching in non-English speaking countries is students’ proficiency in target language, the background of teachers as native or non-native English speakers is one of major concerns. There is always a heated debate whether a native or a non-native English speaking teacher is the ideal one in teaching the target language. According to Medyes (2001 cited in Yeh and Wang, 2009, p. 94-95), a Native English Speaking Teachers (NEST) is an English teacher who speaks the language as a

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    Teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) requires instructors to apply different kinds of methodologies or approaches in order to let students learn the target language. Unfortunately, the majority of EFL teachers do not take into account their pupils’ needs in order to communicate appropriately in class by using English as a foreign language. To illustrate, some educators base their classes on memorization that does not provide any meaningful learning for their students since the only objective

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    Methodological Eclecticism in Teaching English as a Foreign Language "Eclectic", remarks Atkinson (1988, p. 42), "is one of the buzz words in TEFL at present, in part due to the realization that for the foreseeable future good language teaching is likely to continue to be based more on common sense, insights drawn from classroom experience, informed discussion among teachers, etc., than on any monolithic model of second language acquisition or all-embracing theory of learning . . . ". One problem

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    Introduction A course of English as a Foreign Language is usually assumed to be based on a text book, possibly on a few units where the stress is on the listening and a few other units looking in details at grammar improvement. However, what happens if the school lacks one of the above tools? Maybe the school does not provide some of those and the teacher is required to develop from scratch a method to teach a specific topic. How many times it has happened that, for example, the modern tool do not

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    Importance Of EFL

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    study of English by people who live in places in which English is not used as a means of first language communication”. By this, English is a study for society where English as their foreign language and it does not require them to speak along with English as their daily communication. A similar definition is expressed by Harmer (2007) who defines EFL as the teaching of English where the students are studying English in their own country or are engaged in short courses conducted in English-speaking

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    English as a foreign language The main aim of learning English as an international language is to effectively communicate with those from other cultures. English should therefore be taught as a means of cross-cultural communication. Scarcella & Oxford, (1992) defined foreign language as a “language studied in an environment where it is not the primary vehicle for daily interaction and where input in that language is restricted”. Foreign language teaching and learning is not always pleasurable

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    the craze for English has swept in India and the English language sweeps away even into the rural lands. Irrespective of religion, color, caste, creed, etc. there is great expectation by the people from their children to speak good English at the primary level there is a need and pressure in the present scenario to make the best out of the lot in the competing environment to learn English both as a second language and a foreign language. Whatever the age, or level, learning English has become a necessity

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