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Why it is necessary for a language teacher to have a good grounding in linguistics?

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It is imperative for a language teacher to have a good grounding in linguistics because linguistics is the scientific study of language in terms of

  • a) how it is learned
  • b) how it is applied academically and socially
  • c) its relationship to cultural behaviors 
  • d) its connection to literacy 
  • e) its nonverbal system of communication

There is a lot much more that is covered in the field of linguistics, but notice how important it is to be content-grounded in order to be able to teach the ways in which language can be used and applied. From the study of linguistics, other sub-fields branch out to include

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