No matter how many books you read and how many courses you take, there are some things about being an English teacher which you can only really learn through experiencing them for yourself. As a result, you may end up turning up in a completely new country enthusiastic to start teaching, only to discover that things are not exactly as you imagined they would be.
"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.
Dec 1, 2011
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The other day, I was sitting in a think tank meeting, and one of the icebreakers to get our brainstorming session warmed up was to; name three new technologies or innovations which might help improve or even revolutionize education in America. It wasn't a trick question, it was one to get you to think.
There is a crucial factor in determining whether a learner will be successful in their language learning and that is our beliefs.
Dec 1, 2011
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That education and social media will share borders and encroach on each other's area of influence shouldn't come as a surprise. While the exciting, positive advantages of using social media in education is a topic that can rouse a lively discussion, the serious ethical issues that result from their melding inspire a much more heated debate.