Admin - Mar 11 2016
Cross-curricular learning is also known as inter-disciplinary learning. It is a learning technique where two or more subjects can be taught together. For example, students may learn science through storytelling. Teachers may teach students useful scientific facts through songs and play. Biology can also be integrated into to physical education where learners will learn the various body parts during physical exercise. Topics such as sound in physics may be taught alongside music. Painting in art may well be integrated into geography since topics like the earth's physical features are well expressed in the drawing. There are many benefits associated with cross-curricular learning.
Admin - Feb 18 2016
Teaching English as a second or foreign language entails the use of both traditional teaching methods as well as instructional techniques that are unique to the study and learning of language. Traditional teaching methods include teacher-centric approaches such as explicit teaching as well as approaches that encourage active student participation. Based on the teaching experiences of educators around the world, different techniques should be deployed depending on the instructional purpose, the subject matter, and the students' level of competency, cognitive ability and enthusiasm.
Admin - Feb 10 2016
South Korea is a promising career destination for ESL, TESOL and TEFL professionals. Both the private and the public school system in the country currently harbor a huge demand for English language teachers, with the former offering great opportunities for foreign English teachers to learn about the country’s socio-cultural backside while the latter providing some of the most rewarding career packages around the Asia-Pacific region.
Admin - Feb 03 2016
If you're planning to teach English as a foreign language abroad, you might want to consider China, given the currently high demand for English teachers in many of the country's key locations. While it is obvious that the country's main cities such as Shanghai and Beijing remain the hotspots for English language learning in China, other locations in the country provide lucrative job markets for native English speakers who wish to teach the lingua franca of global business to even just a tiny portion of the nation's 1.4 billion population.Whether to merely enable them to appreciate the West's cultural products such as films, music, books or television shows or to allow them to fully participate in global business or political discourses, a strong proficiency in the English language has inevitably become a prime commodity among many Chinese families.
Admin - Jan 29 2016
Well-motivated students learn better. This fact has been well-established for years and has compelled educators to develop different motivational techniques to improve learning outcomes in classrooms. If this is the case in a typical classroom dynamic, it is the same or even more so in the teaching of English as a second or foreign language. As it is, learner motivation is a crucial component in the success of any given ESL/TFL course--whether basic, intermediate, or advanced--because the learning curve that is needed to be hurdled is usually steeper, especially in basic level classes wherein the teacher has very minimal or no proficiency in students' primary language.
admin - Jan 10 2016
One of the factors that indicate success in ESL classrooms is the proficiency of students in oral communication. Whether the ESL class is for basic, intermediate or advanced learners, the ability of students to articulate simple to complex ideas in English can be verified, assessed, and improved using various ESL techniques. Once students become comfortable using the basic approaches of communicating meaning in English, they can start participating in English conversations, whether through orchestrated scenarios or in real life encounters.
Admin - Dec 04 2015
When preparing a lesson plan for your English language class, keep in mind that you can help your students learn better and faster by simply optimizing class time. One sure way of ensuring this is to assign tasks that are better done at home as–you guessed it–homework. This will free up more time for the class to focus on more fruitful and meaningful activities. This rule goes true for both teachers and students as there are tasks that should be done at work instead of doing them in class.
Admin - Nov 15 2015
For many teachers, traveling and working overseas is a dream job that will never be fulfilled. However, if you have a real passion for travelling, experiencing different cultures, and are up for a challenge, you can turn your dream into a reality. There are many opportunities available for individuals who wish to teach overseas, and all you need to know is how to take advantage of them and to take aggressive action.
Admin - Oct 27 2015
Korea offers one of the best opportunities for people planning to teach English abroad. If you are an ESL, TESOL or TEFL practitioner, then Korea is among the most promising job markets in the Asia-Pacific region. Most positions offer free accommodations, round-trip airfare, and comparatively high wages.
Admin - Oct 03 2015
An interesting paper was published in Japan questioning the existence of a standard form of English amid the many linguistic variants in different locations around the world. Ina research entitled Communicating in English: Flexibility Within a Norm, Mark Offner concluded that a “standard” English could simply not exist since there is no consensus on the subject and there are a wide variety of English dialects that are currently being used.