• November 1, 2014

Functions of intonations

Have you ever tried to speak without intonation? I have tried and it sounds terrible. There is little to no difference between one speaking without intonation (every syllable at the same level pitch, no pauses in speech, no change in loudness and speed) and the mechanical machine that puts pre-recorded isolated words together to make sentences.

Soon after you try that you realize how important intonation is. Intonation makes it easier for listener to understand what a speaker is trying to convey. The ways in which intonation does this is very complex and isolating different functions of intonation is a very difficult task. Here are the most important functions of intonation: [read the full article ...]

  • October 31, 2014

ESL Teachers in Vietnam – Cost of living

 

In this episode Dan is talking about how much a teacher spends in order to live in Vietnam. The written version of this episode can be found following the links below:

ESL Teachers in Vietnam – Cost of living – Part 1
ESL Teachers in Vietnam – Cost of living – Part 2

The video version can be watched on YouTube following the link below:

ESL Teachers in Vietnam – Cost of living – YouTube video

  • October 30, 2014

Commands and exclamations in English language

 

A brief view on exclamations and commands in English language and how to use them with examples. A written version of this podcast episode can be found at http://eslvietnamzone.com/commands-exclamations-english-language/

  • October 30, 2014

Articles in English language

 

In this episode Dan explains how articles are used in English language. Examples are provided. The written version of this podcast can be found at http://eslvietnamzone.com/articles-english-vietnamese/

  • October 28, 2014

Teaching job interview in Vietnam

 

In this episode Dan is talking about the questions you might be asked during a teaching job interview in Vietnam and the questions you might want to ask the interviewer.

The written version of this episode can be found at http://eslvietnamzone.com/teaching-job-interview-vietnam-questions-list/

There is a video version! Check out the video version on my YouTube Channel.

  • October 25, 2014

How to identify tone-unit boundaries

It is well known that utterances may be formed by one or more sentences and somebody can determine where one sentence ends and another begin. In the same way, in phonology, utterances can be divided into tone-units. Someone can determine where these tone-units begin and where they end. [read the full article ...]

  • October 24, 2014

Where to get a teaching certificate in Vietnam

 

In this episode Dan is talking about where you can get a teaching certificate in Vietnam. The written version of this episode can be found at Teaching Certificate – Where I can get it in Vietnam. The video version of it can be watched on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWl6MI7GDdo.

If you want to get a teaching certificate in Vietnam then your options are:

ILA http://ttd.ilavietnam.com/ and Apollo http://www.apollo.edu.vn/en for CELTA certificate
Australia-Vietnam school of English http://avse.edu.vn/ for TESOL certificate

  • October 23, 2014

Adverbs

 

In this episode Dan is talking about adverbs in English language. The written form of this episode can be seen following the links below:

Adverbs – Part 1
Adverbs – Part 2
Adverbs – Part 3
Adverbs – Part 4

  • October 21, 2014

My learning English experience

 

Podcast – episode 2

The written form of this audio file can be read following the links below:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Description
Dan is talking about his learning English experience and how he learned English from A to Z in 18 months in order to become an English teacher.

  • October 18, 2014

About eslvietnamzone.com

 

Podcast – episode 1

Description
Eslvietnamzone.com is all about learning and teaching English, and living and teaching English as a Second Language in Vietnam. Listen to the audio file above for more details about eslvietnamzone.com or follow the given link to the written version. [read the full article ...]