Topics: Teaching English as a foreign language, Language acquisition, Language education Pages: 12 (2646 words) Published: April 19, 2013
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|English Language Teaching Through the Translation Method | |(A Practical Approach to Teaching Mongolian CPAs) | |Dr. Naveen K. Mehta | | | |Abstract | |Teaching English to non-natives is always regarded as a daunting task, to which teaching Mongolian Certified Professional | |Accountants are no exception. Although Mongolia is largely known for its Gobi desert and age-old Buddhist culture and | |tradition, in this era of globalization, Mongolians are marching neck and neck to compete with the rest of the world. | |Recently, ICAI organized a three-month training program for Mongolian Certified Professional Accountants in the field of | |English Language, Business Communication and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). During the training sessions,| |it was observed that Mongolians are very sound in their technical skills but lots of hard work is to be done to improve and | |hone their English-language skills. Thus, the present paper aims to study issues and challenges pertaining to the translation | |of courseware from English to Mongolian for Mongolian CPAs. | |Key Words: CPA, IFRS, Translation, SL, TL, ELT etc. | | | |Rationale of the Study | |to understand the social, cultural, and linguistic aspects of Mongolia. | |to study the merits and limitations of using translation in ELT. | |to explore the skills that count in ELT through translation. | |to highlight and assess areas of difficulty for Mongolian CPAs in English. | |to discuss issues and challenges in ELT through translation. | | | |Introduction | |ongolian is the national language of the country of Mongolia where it is spoken by about 2.5 million people. But after the | |waves of reformation (after 1990), interest for English has grown stupendously.  English is penetrating Ulan Bator through the| |electronic media: bilingual Mongolian Web sites, cell phones with bilingual text messaging, cable television packages with | |English-language news and movie channels and radio repeaters that broadcast Voice of America and the British Broadcasting | |Corporation on FM frequencies. As the number of students and users has risen steadily since 1990 to make English the most | |widely learned language in Mongolia, the issue of English acquisition among the...

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