A Local Response to The Global Reality of Teaching English to Primary School Learners: Functions and Usage of the Verb ‘to be’ Cover Image

A Local Response to The Global Reality of Teaching English to Primary School Learners: Functions and Usage of the Verb ‘to be’
A Local Response to The Global Reality of Teaching English to Primary School Learners: Functions and Usage of the Verb ‘to be’

Author(s): Miroslava Tsvetkova
Subject(s): Foreign languages learning, Language acquisition, Philology
Published by: Шуменски университет „Епископ Константин Преславски“
Keywords: Bulgarian learners; grammar; the verb ‘to be’;

Summary/Abstract: Bulgarian students face difficulties understanding some English units, particularly the usage and function of the verb ‘to be’. This paper aims to help Bulgarian primary school learners overcome these difficulties as it outlines the typical learner’s errors. The paper appeals to teaching each verb as a main part of a unit rather than as a small part of a grammar rule. In this way, students can learn the conjugation of the verb as well as how to form questions, make negatives, and, most importantly, apply it properly in real life.

  • Issue Year: 1/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 58-62
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English, Bulgarian