English is the world’s most widely-used commercial language, and in the 21st century, being able to speak good conversational English is almost a prerequisite for success. There are, consequently, many countries where those who can effectively teach English as a second language are very much in demand.
It was a year ago when we moved to Korea. A thousand miles away from our hometown in Texas, and everything seemed very strange. The cold Korean breeze rushed to meet us at the airport. Although basked with the delightful winter seasons from the United States, I was expecting a warmer welcome during our arrival in Korea. But that too, like everything else, is part of my illusions of Asia.
Considering the recent unprecedented growth in the number of international schools in the world on top of the abundance already operating worldwide, it is no wonder you might be reeling from the thought of choosing the ‘right’ school for you.
ALT stands for Assistant Language Teacher. ALT's are the guys and gals that go into the public schools and teach English along with a Japanese teacher. For teachers in Japan, ALT work is one option for employment. Your experience as an ALT depends a lot on what school you get sent to. Here's a little bit of what you can expect when you teach abroad as an ALT.
Oct 8, 2008
Young Learners 4256 Views
House is the first learning environment for the child and parents are the first teachers. They not only guide the child in its progressive path but also demonstrate the appropriate behaviour by their actions. Normally we come across three categories of parents.
There are so many jobs in Korea. There are only a few requirements that you must meet in order to work there as an English teacher. There are a number of different kinds of jobs that you can choose from and a few different ways that you can go about landing one of these jobs. Here are some of the options that are most commonly available.
Billy, a former student has come to visit me in Huainan from Hefei, a two-hour ride by bus and a little less by train. He is accompanied by a university classmate, Danny who wants to take Billy's lead in setting up an English training centre in Anqing city. Billy has already launched his business with some success in Bozhou, the city he comes from.
Oct 10, 2008
Classroom Management 7275 Views
The following are step-by-step instructions for a token economy that you could implement in your elementary classroom to increase on-task behavior during reading lessons. This token economy is targeted to reduce behaviors you have may have difficulty with in class, such as socializing and wandering around the room.
Oct 10, 2008
Classroom Management 4877 Views
When developing classroom plans and teaching methods, many teachers use collaborative learning techniques. This generally involves intergroup learning and the use of verbal interaction. Where the teacher is not just teaching, rather giving the students an opportunity to learn through interpersonal interaction.
Cultures differ in how they communicate, how they use their time, and how they view themselves in terms of empowerment and decision making. The main variables we will discuss are selected from the research of Edward Hall, Florence Kluckhohn, F.L. Strodtbeck, and Geert Hofestede.