Why is writing important?
It is essential to be able to properly express yourself on paper. Verbal and written communication is key in any profession. The ability to properly express your thoughts in a coherent, well-structured sentence, paragraph or essay shows you comprehend your given topic and the writing laws.
What is Linguistics?
Linguistics is the study of language. It involves the analysis of semantics, phonology, and syntax to name a few areas.
Why teach English as a Second Language to a narrative English speaker?
Many Linguists are of the view that most narrative English speakers are not exposed to standard English in their homes as their first place of socialization. What is acquired is actually a dialect of the English Language. The teaching of standard English as a Second Language should enable learners to better grasp and see the contrasts and similarities between the two languages. Thus leading to a higher quality of competence and performance.