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Believe it or not, teaching hasn't changed much in the last couple of hundred years. The standard approach to teaching, relatively unchanged over the years, has been dubbed PPP or 'Presentation, Practice and Production'. This is where I first show you what to do, so that you can see the skill being done competently. Then I'll slowly walk you through it while you do it, so that you can get some physical practice of the skill, while having me there to guide. Then you'll practice the skill, and come back to me for feedback, and eventually, with enough practice, you'll move into production, where
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.
"Do you understand?" is one of the worst questions that can be asked in an ESL classroom. Many times students will answer in the affirmative in hopes of understanding later. Instead of asking if they understand, a good ESL teacher will strive to see if the student really does understand or not. This can be accomplished by eliciting information from a student.
One of the greatest hindrances to ESL coaching is Teacher Talk Time (TTT). Teacher Talk Time is the amount of time that a teacher spends talking in the class. Since a tradition English class to English speaking students is often dominated by teacher explanations, many teachers think that this should also be the case in an ESL classroom. However, the opposite is true. The less a teacher talks usually the more effective the teacher will be in an ESL class.
Translation is an important factor in bringing people and businesses across the world closer together. Etymologically speaking, "translation" refers to "bringing across" or "carrying across". Thus, with the help of translation, one can break language barriers which often hamper effective communication.
There is a preponderance of evidence that points to the benefits of children learning English as a second language. However, choosing to raise a bilingual child is something that requires a great deal of thought, preparation, and time. As a result, it is a decision that is very personal and will affect the child's life for years to come. The following paragraphs will explain the benefits of children learning English as a second language and how online English c