ESL for Academic Purposes
What is language? People might say that humans are not the only living beings that use language. The types of communication that animals use is definitely useful and does meet some of the same goals as human speech, but it is not truly language. What are these differences in communication that separate humans from animals, and why are they important. This is the topic of the unit, which encourages not only practical applications of language use (Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Grammar Usage, Speaking, and Listening), but also critical thinking on the concept of language itself. This unit tries to encourage metalinguistic awareness in English language learners through the use of universally relatable and easily understandable examples and is intended for students of upper-intermediate English proficiency.
Ismail, Firas, "Comparing Human Communication and Animal Communication" (2020). ESL for Academic Purposes. 4.
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