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When teaching ESL in China you will be inundated with job offers. Your contracted work, usually a training center, university or public school, is your bread and butter, providing consistent checks, housing and visa assistance to keep you legal. You will be hunted after, especially in smaller cities outside of Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, etc. Not a week goes by that I am not approached on the bus, in the street or through a friend of a friend for more job offers. These jobs will often come in the form of ESL private tutoring. I have worked with children as young as four to university students
Okay, so you have read about Task Based Learning and you have been swayed at least enough to give it a go? Next step is planning your first TBL lesson and funnily enough, that's what's on the menu today! Planning your lesson: Okay, so before we get into the nitty gritty, it's important to understand that we are still after the same outcomes as with traditional teaching (PPP), so there is no need to throw the baby out with the bath water. We're not starting from scratch here. What we are trying to do is move away from the traditional style of repetitive learning, which is not as useful for lang
Teaching English as a Second Language is a challenging process, as it can be endlessly frustrating to get students to sound like native speakers. This is not only due to differences in pronunciation, but also in the vocabulary knowledge of the students. Perhaps the best shortcut to get ESL students sounding like natural, fluent English speakers is to introduce them to the wide array of phrasal verbs (multi-word verbs) that native speakers regularly pepper their sentences with.
From an economical perspective, Malaysia is one of the most industrialized countries on the continent of Asia. By the 1970s and 1980s, the economy was highly developed and Malaysia boasted one of the highest economic growth rates on the planet. By that time, it expanded its educational system very fast.
Addresses virtual world scepticism regarding steep learning curves, in particular the array of challenges confronted in Second Life by language learners/teachers...
There are many benefits to having only English spoken in your ESL classroom. The most apparent thing right off the bat is the level of noise and chatter drops dramatically. All of a sudden, when students are required to use English, that hot topic they wanted to talk about doesn’t seem so important. There are other, more substantial benefits to an English only classroom.