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A natural process in connected speech whereby sounds (i.e. phonemes) change or blend together based on the preceding or following sound. This change is made naturally by native speakers to facilitate pronunciation.
Asynchronous Online Learning
Online lessons that
do not require students to be online at any particular time. These classes are
often pre-developed courses consisting of content or modules that students work
through without the real-time assistance of an instructor.
A language-learning method characterized by memorization of dialogues, as well as use of language labs. Students are drilled through dialogues in an effort to instill language forms. Audiolingualism is based on behaviorism. In this model, error correction is essential to prevent bad habits.
Learner who benefits more from hearing input. Aural/auditory learners respond well to oral instruction as opposed to visual instruction.
Resources that are used in English-speaking countries by native speakers. These are real-world selections produced for a native English-speaking audience, without consideration for the second language learner. Examples include newspapers, books, brochures, leaflets, menus, tickets, bank cards, library cards, etc.
An approach that
combines both traditional classroom teaching and online educational tools to
create a hybrid or “blended” learning experience.