There’s something for everyone here! This podcast series by Innovative Language is for all experience levels. Whether you can barely say “hello” in English or can talk fluently in the language for several minutes, there are some real gems for you here!
Learning English with The Simpsons
7:20Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use clips from the popular American TV show "The Simpsons" to help you to better understand spoken English. Be Social and Follow Us! Facebook Instagram Twitter
5 websites to improve your English.
6:16Whether you are looking for a new job or planning to travel the world, studying English can help you progress in life both personally and professionally. Here we are going to give you 5 websites that will help you improve the main four skills (reading, listening, writing, and speaking) and one that will allow you to find people from all over the world who are, like you, willing to learn another language. I am Jefferson and this podcast is brought to you by Sucre Language Center. Let’s begin
Common mistakes in Speaking
9:01The fastest way to get great at speaking English is to make mistakes — tons of them. As long as you understand where you’re going wrong and try something different next time, errors are a language student’s best friend! However, you can’t learn from your mistakes if you don’t know what they are… Be Social and Follow Us! Facebook Instagram Twitter
Differences between L1 & L2 Acquisition
6:40L1: an L1 is your first language, your native language, or your mother tongue. You are a native speaker of Spanish-so your L1 is Spanish language L2: an L2, is a language that is not the native language of the speaker, but is learned later. If your native language is Spanish and you study English your L2 is English Well, without further ado let’s get started… Throughout the acquisition of a second language, there is always a background to the first language. As Bill Van Patten's podcast and his team say, there are four fundamental differences between the acquisition of L1 and L2. Motivation, quality and quantity of input, frustration, appearance. Motivation is different between L1 and L2. For the acquisition of L1 there is no option to learn a language because children have no other choice. On the other hand, the acquisition of L2 gives the student the opportunity to choose which language to learn, either as a necessity or simply for the fun of learning. In this case, motivation is essential for the person who decides to learn a new language. This motivation may be due to the need to keep a job, live in another country where the same language is not spoken (immigration), increase the level of their knowledge, etc. This answers the question why do people decide to learn another language on their own? Currently, the Language Center of Instituto Superior Universitario was created to offer students the opportunity to study English. The aim is to achieve that students at the end of the study program attain a real A2 level, and can speak and communicate in English. However, from my point of view and experience, students have only one motivating factor: completing the English courses and obtaining the A2 level to graduate. That is, meet a requirement. This creates a problem in learning English. Students attend English courses in a mechanical way, almost forced, with a single idea of meeting the hours of the subject, passing the semester, level by level. Faced with this problem, as teachers, we must motivate our students to change their minds to have a different exit profile. I definitely believe that the teacher has the responsibility to motivate in the classroom and make students aware of the importance in the professional, cultural and educational fields of acquiring a second language. The second difference between L1 and L2 is the quality and quantity of the input. In the first case, children acquire it quickly up to 5 years (approximately) in a natural environment. In contrast, L2 is produced more slowly depending on the number of hours the person is in contact with the second language. In other words, to obtain optimal results, the L2 student should spend as much time as possible in an L2 environment. This would be favorable in migratory contexts. Nevertheless, our reality is different. The students of the Institute receive 8 hours of English per week, 80 in total for each level, eight levels in total to get A2 according to the Common European Framework. However, this time is not enough to acquire a good level of English in L2. So, on many occasions, acquiring a second language can be frustrating. I’ll give some tips… If I am not mistaken, following these tips help us to change our mind about the appearance to learn a second language and make us feel more comfortable with it. In a nutshell, it changes the frustration into a friendly way to acquire a second language. Be Social and Follow Us! Facebook Instagram Twitter
Ecuador is a wonderful Country
2:32Ecuador is a very beautiful country. Here you will find coastal beaches and fishing boats, to the towering Andes mountains and volcanos, to the jungle - and then there are the Galapagos Islands with other tiny islands which is famous for wildlife animals and etc. It is basically located in the north-west region of South America, Ecuador has a population of just 15 million. Be Social and Follow Us! Facebook Instagram Twitter
4:37Hi everyone, the next podcast is involved into the music, that is one of the best topics for me. In the next few minutes, I’ll try to explain something about the music and the different genres, but I would rather take two samples: Reggaeton and Rock and roll. To state this podcast, I will mention several kinds of music, I mean genres, but to be involved in the music, we must bear in mind the evolution of music or “involution” in some genres. But, why do I say this? The main reason could be the new generation of music with no respect for the human being. I am concerned, as a father, specially with Reggaeton. Be Social and Follow Us! Facebook Instagram Twitter
How to socialize a dog
4:19Having a pet is not an easy decision. There are many aspects you should consider before getting a new one to your life, say, space at home, time to spend with them, the resources for food and medicine, etc. I used to think that having a pet was an easy business. Just feeding them and letting them go out on their own. At least, that’s what I was used to seeing, not only with the pets I had at home, but also with the ones in the neighborhood. Be Social and Follow Us! Facebook Instagram Twitter
Music and the Confinement
10:03MUSIC AND THE CONFINEMENT “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato As we are all aware, it has been a difficult year for artists and other people involved in the music industry due to coronavirus. The near collapse of live shows affected not only singers or musicians, there are thousands of people who work alongside them, sound engineers, security guards, make up artists,etc. Basically there are four scenarios, the biggest stars in the global music business, lesser known artists, some artists not very known and the new talents. Be Social and Follow Us! Facebook Instagram Twitter