Archive | December 23, 2016

From The Mouths Of Babes What Babies Have To Teach Us About Learning English

Babies start from zero; they know absolutely nothing about language when they are born. They learn English by being completely immersed in it, by listening to their parents and relatives talk around them they pick up the skills they need to start talking themselves. Not only that, they learn the rules of grammar and the meaning of words through observation of their use in real life. It’s a method that has been successful all over the world for thousands of years.

Now let’s look at the way students are taught by the English teacher in school. Students are given a list of words to copy down from a blackboard, and are given rules about grammar and punctuation. English speaking is infrequent and the lessons are in abstraction, they don’t necessarily convey the context in which it should be used. This is about as far away from the way babies learn as we can get. This classroom setting doesn’t allow for students to experiment with what they’ve learned and try it out in new spontaneous ways. The only words they come across are the ones that have been given to them by the teacher. If, in contrast they were in an immersive environment surrounded by people who are speaking English in real-life situations, they would come across many new words and would have to figure out what they meant given the context in which they were used. This actively engages their minds in learning the language and figuring out the best way to use the words they know.

The keys to the way babies learn language are immersion and engagement. So from this we can say that the best way for students to learn English or any language is to be in an immersive and engaging environment, where they are surrounded by opportunities to hear the language used in real-life scenarios, or to move to an English speaking country. There are many problems with this. First is the inconvenience; very few people can simply abandon their lives and move abroad just to learn English. Second is the cost; it’s very expensive to live abroad, there’s travel, accommodation, food, bills etc. Third is immigration, it’s not that easy getting a Visa these days, especially just to learn. Fortunately for all of us, there is another way to get all the benefits of learning English abroad, without any of the downsides I just mentioned:

Mother Nature Hails Maldives As Top Destination For Scuba Diving Holidays

Rising sea levels and diverse marine ecosystems are just some of the reasons why scuba diving holidays in the Maldives are becoming increasingly popular, but if Mother Nature Network online magazine recently hailed the Indian Ocean nation as top diving destination because of its many options for not only the average diver but for the real pros too.

The Maldives is made up of 1,190 coral islands situated in the Indian Ocean with 400,000 inhabitants occupying approximately 200 of them. The average ground level is just 4 feet 11 inches above sea level and the island nation is the lowest-lying nation in the world. Because of this nature has blessed the region with breathtaking scenery and thriving marine life, but the area has also been the victim of her wrath with devastating results including the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

Rising sea levels are said to be caused by global warming and if the predictions come true and levels rise by just another three feet, the beautiful archipelago could be underwater by 2100. If and when this time comes, President Mohamed Nasheed has set up a sovereign wealth fund which could see the entire nations residents moved to higher ground such as Australia, India and Sri Lanka.

In the meantime, the biodiversity has led to a surge in travellers booking scuba diving holidays, with diving enthusiasts keen to explore the local diving sites before the islands become inaccessible by land.

Shallow lagoons provide excellent conditions for first time diving in the Maldives, where deeper, clear, warm waters offer spectacular sites for PADI certified divers.

Divers can explore the sites alongside an abundance of marine life made up of hard and soft coral gardens, barrier reefs, sea grasses, turtles, whale sharks, manta rays, stingrays, moray eels, eagle rays, reef sharks and over 2,000 species of brightly coloured fish.

On land, the islands feature pristine white sand beaches, swaying palm trees, mangroves and many luxurious oceanfront hotels, resorts and water villas.

Explore The Revolutionizing Attires, Shape Wears, And Accessories At Great Discounts Only From Kohls

People worldwide spend a great deal of their income on Clothes and apparels, may be motivated by a great saying, You are judged by what you wear. To compliment them in this endeavor, many shopping and retail outlets have opened up in almost every corner of the city to treat this fashion fever that has spread enormously among people of all age groups. But we should admit only few stores exist that cater to the holistic needs of an individual from head to toe with the leading brands such as Kohls corporation. The company has been in business for decades and is catering to the fashion needs of teens, boys, girls and kids and has by far been the most reliable shop in terms of quality and affordability and has made its presence both online and as retail stores in more than 48 countries across the world.

Just wanted to take you across a quick tour of the various brands and products it offers, so that it aids you with your online shopping with kohls. Kohls is the largest online showroom stocking not just clothes that gets you famous among your peers and friends, it stocks almost everything to bring out the perfect you matching your personality, ranging from world class jackets, trousers, skirt, custom tailored fashion wears, shoes, back packs, after school collections, clothes for little princesses, accessories, fashion jewelry etc, but there is definitely lots more to get added to this list. A2 by Aerosoles, the perfect brand ballet flats, the most apt accessory for your ballet dances and parties, no doubt brings out the little Cinderella from you and would go great with all your attires. And the range of Arrow shirts that suits men of all body types would truly bring out the manliness and inherent personality from each adult.
If Arrow is for men, then Angels is for girls. Watch out the best fir denim jeans with tailor made cuts and signature designs that would go great on womens waist, no matter what the inch tape shows your waist line as. If you think kohls are involved only in making men and women elegant with their fashion outfits, you are obviously mistaken. We only concentrate on the total you and thats the reason we have incorporated a range of sports outfits, jackets, over coats, sports uniforms, skirts, socks, back packs and all the needed accessories to motivate you on the field from the leading brands such as adidas and apt 9. And great good news for all those ladies who work a little order in getting their body curves into shape, kohls now incorporated the best of all inner wears and slim wear with sharp tips and clean cuts from Assets Red Hot Label by Spanx. No matter what ever your body shape is, you will henceforth be graded as slim.