Admin - Mar 11 2018
Allowing students to use their first (native) language, or L1, in a language learning classroom is often hotly debated. You may even have experience from learning a second language, or L2, yourself. For example, in your high school Spanish class, your teacher would probably not allow you to use your native language to talk to your fellow classmates. You would ONLY be allowed to communicate in the target language (aka the L2). The logic here is clear…
Admin - Sep 04 2017
Portfolios have long been a favored assessment method for students. They showcase student progress through your course, are physical representations of their learning, and effectively highlight their abilities. As an educator, assessing a well constructed student portfolio can be quite satisfying. You're proud of your student’s progress as well as your ability to guide them through the learning process. Now let's take this same logic and apply it in a different setting. As an employer, when you have sometimes hundreds of applicants for one position, wouldn't you like a concise effective way to evaluate them? Wouldn't a candidate who could effectively and efficiently demonstrate their teaching abilities rise quickly to the top of the pile?
Admin - Jul 19 2017
You can display a ton of good data in your teaching, however you can't generally control regardless of whether a person gains from them. The learners claim what they realize and quite a bit of it is dictated by their level of inspiration. The uplifting news is that while you can't make a person learn, you can make a situation that is more helpful for learning. You do this by taking advantage of the learner's inspiration. Your occupation is to make sense of what will propel your learners and afterward utilize that edge to draw them into the course. Commonly, individuals are propelled when their learning has meaning. For instance, in the event that I realize that passing a course will compare to an expansion in my wage, I am propelled to pass the course.
Admin - Apr 12 2017
Memory is a fundamental tool for any student embarking on the journey towards mastering the English language. As such, it is a skill that all TEFL teachers must cultivate. Not only are memory activities stimulating, but they also allow students to retain and recall central concepts they’ve learned. Even more importantly, short-term recall is important for many language tasks, especially for examination questions that use the TOEIC format of listening to a passage prior to knowing what you are listening for. Therefore, it is crucial for an ESL educator to be mindful of strategies and activities that promote the development of students’ memory.
Admin - Feb 04 2017
Speaking in front of an audience can be a terrifying experience, and even more so using a second language for the communication. As a teacher you need to impact on to your students speaking skills as part of their daily learning activities but first let us answer this, what is public speaking? Public speaking involves talking in front of a group of people or a gathering, usually the person giving the speech is required to do some preparation. It can be in front of people that you know for example a family gathering or a crowd of strangers. Unlike a presentation, there normally isn’t a lot of opportunity for interaction between the audience and the speaker – the speaker speaks, and the audience listens.
Admin - Nov 13 2016
It is pretty obvious as an English teacher you have been thinking of joining an online ESL/TEFL/TESOL community or you are already in one. But for those who have not, this is mostly for you. An xample of a leading online community is the widely renowned ESL Jobs Worldwide. Now you have a clue about what it means to be a great online community. First what is an online community? This is where you get to meet with people who you have common interests with. They are either here to learn, teach or share their experience in teaching English. You not only get a chance to learn but you also meet with new people from other places in the world, if you have already joined, you can attest to this.
Admin - Oct 09 2016
Many people brand the English language as infamously being one of the most difficult languages to gain full mastery on. Most people struggle when engaging in learning of the language. For those people be it foreigners or even those who have a basic knowledge of the language, who need to master the basic principles of grammar there is always the untold secret on how to do it. Grammar has set a syntax which is to be followed and effectively used in its usage. The anatomy of great English involves the recognition of the proper role of words usage and the best way to structure sentences. Words, expressions and sentences made in an orderly manner make up English communication more comprehensible.
Admin - Sep 01 2016
Every teacher dreams of an engaged class with minimal disruptions. For those of you wondering how to go about realizing this ideal situation, the answer is simple; relationship and rapport building. These two factors are especially important when it comes to teaching a second language. ESL students often find themselves in an unfamiliar environment, learning a foreign language. Bridging the gap and better connecting with students will certainly lighten the load. Not only will forming relationships bring out your students’ potential, but it goes a long way towards achieving a desirable classroom management situation.
Admin - Jul 18 2016
English is the number one language which offers the widest range of opportunities of all kinds in the world. It is the leading language used by the America continent and for several centuries it has spread its strength and presence among the many continents of the world. I believe this article will clear shadows of doubt that you may have set up within yourself which rather under estimated the value of the English language in your life. English touches in a dynamic way various field of life. The economic sector, the social sector, the political sector all in a harmonious way use the language to work in a collaborative manner that brings forth great results.
Admin - Jun 14 2016
Teaching English to speakers of other languages can bring practitioners to less expected locations where the local demand for English teachers also offers interesting opportunities. Everyone in the ESL and EFL sector is aware of the thriving English education market in many key cities of Asia such as Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo and Bangkok as well as European destinations such as the metropolitan centers of Barcelona, Athens, Istanbul and Hamburg. Just about everyone planning to teach English as a second or foreign language abroad craves to live and work in one of these fascinating and financially-rewarding population centers.