Language as a Seventh Sense

Teachers make use of these senses to deliver knowledge to their students, who also gain it utilizing their senses. Of the six senses, watching and hearing are the two which play the most important role in developing the right kind of interaction between a teacher and a student. The students’ learning is aided by two factors. First is the teacher’s lecture that they take utilizing their hearing sense, though, it will be irrational to state that it is the only sense they need to fully comprehend the lecture. Surely, the students’ learning is also facilitated by the other senses like that of sight. But hearing is the most essential prerequisite of a verbal lecture. Secondly, students rely on books to guide them through the topic with the relevant text that they contain. And to avail this blessing, students make use of their sense of vision. Also, to ensure effective reading does not require the reader to make use of his listening, smelling, feeling or tasting sense, thereby, relies solely on the reader’s vision. But this does not prove to a teacher the text’s superiority to the verbal lecture when it comes to teaching the students. However, what is common between the two methodologies is the language.
We use either written or spoken the language to communicate with and convey messages to people. This essay draws a comparison between the features of spoken English and written English and provides some methodologies that can be employed in an educational system to ensure good interaction among students and between the students and the teacher.
(Ellis and Fotos, 1999) identified two types of interaction on p. 1 of their book namely, interpersonal interaction and intrapersonal interaction. They referred to the verbal communication among people as the interpersonal interaction and mentioned that the intrapersonal interaction takes place when various modules of the mind interact to develop an understanding of the text one reads from a book.