ESL Discipline and Classroom Management for Children in Environments Where No Punishment Is Allowed
In this article I will define what an "environment where no punishment is allowed" really is, where can this type of environment be found, and why do such environments even exist. Then we can analyze what kind of problems this can present for ESL teachers working with children. And finally I present some guidelines as to what can the teachers do in these situations to minimize or solve discipline issues and maintain a good learning environment. All the information presented in this article is the product personal experience and observation performed by myself in the course of two years. I hope it can be useful to the reader as it was to me.
First things first, "punishment" is a harsh word and often invokes concepts like physical punishment in the mind of the listener. Sadly many parts of the world still use physical punishment as means of instruction. But I believe most proper schools ...
Storyboarding for English As a Second Language classes
One of the important goals for any ESL class, and one that tends to get lost in the shuffle of grammar, writing and vocabulary lessons, is simple language production. One great way to get students to produce language is by the use of storyboards.
Storyboarding started in the movie industry with the creation of cartoons which later developed into moving pictures. Storyboards are used all the time now to set up action sequences for films and commercials. I introduce students to the storyboard concept by giving them very simple examples. I will show a YouTube storyboard video made by 5th and 6th grade students to show the class what I am looking for. These students retell the story.
Students are working from a textbook where there are a number of fairly simple fables and tales that they read each week. We start with the story they just read. I tell them they will retell the story on the storyboard.
Students are divided into teams of ...
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 preparing for a life in the United States. Before starting your side career ask yourself these five questions.
1. ARE YOU CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO FILL ONE OR TWO HOURS IN A ONE ON ONE SETTING?
You just got in Beijing two weeks ago, your killing it with Old McDonald song and you’ve been hearing about the foreigners making the big bucks doing the one on one. Before applying, ask yourself, are you ...
1. Introduction: Input versus Output. A general overview
In order to assess how compatible Krashen's and Swain's views are, it is essential to first outline the basics of each view, that is, the main tenets of their hypotheses.
As part of his Monitor Model, Krashen (1981,1982, 1985) formulated the Input Hypothesis, which claims that language input (listening and reading comprehension) constitutes the main communicative process through which we acquire a second language. Krashen believes that fluency in speaking or writing in a second language will naturally come about after learners have built up sufficient competence through comprehending input. However, it is not just any kind of input that is appropriate or effective, or as Krashen puts it, not all input will produce intake. The term "intake" is closely linked to how affective factors affect second language acquisition (SLA from now on), and this is how this author refers to the amount of input that is effectively assimilated by ...
In this age people all over the world have now come into contact with one another more time and again. Thanks to the rising popularity and the advancement of information and technology. Post globalization, the need for mastering a foreign language (especially English) besides one’s own mother term seems to be growing dramatically. More people, especially the non natives are learning languages for their personal and professional needs. Although in the field of language teaching TEFL has done an outstanding job to increasingly better hold the needs of language learners, the field may have to do even more and better to deal with the various needs of non native language learners.
Specifically, the cultural aspects of the language must be taught in a TEFL class at the same time with the linguistic aspects, which has conventionally been given emphasis on. Understanding and interpreting the cultures of non native language learners is a significant part of the ESL teachers' role. Serving the ...
Many have experienced grand achievement with TEFL and many are on the edge of experiencing it. If one is fascinated to become a fruitful teacher to teach English as a foreign language then Asia could be a main choice. There are a number of internationally renowned institutions available offering internationally certified TEFL course which can contour EFL teaching career big time. On the other hand as the developing countries are trying to take part in the global market and the country is actually keen to come across as one of the most significant destinations in industry and tourism, which plays a huge role in the country’s economy, the call for learning English is huge in this current time.
The main TEFL job destination is Asia. With the increasing demand of learning English in Asia, it has produced huge chance for the EFL teachers. The salary structure for TEFL jobs is great in Asia which is one more important issue for making huge interest amongst aspiring and employed teachers. ...
Choosing an English teaching career is a difficult task for the students. With the help of native organizations the factors to worry one can remove the worries. There are several career perspectives that the ESL teaching jobs open before an individual. Minimum qualification for the post of English teachers abroad is graduation. There are a lot more to the just the designation. People get to learn a new language, explore the cultural history of the country and at the same time acquire some boost for the career graph later.
Associated with the career of ESL jobs are various common mistakes that can change a person's experience. It is advisable that people do not land up making such mistakes. Avoiding these mistakes can help them receive the most out of the career of an ESL teaching abroad. Following are few mistakes that people often land up doing while choosing the job:
1. Doing it Yourself:
The most common mistake one ends up doing is choosing to work on the matter alone. Numerous ...
Second language skills are best learned if speaking is a major component of the learning process, in fact it is essential, but learning a language in countries where that language is not universally spoken can be problematic. This is because the language instructors are not sufficiently versed in speaking that particular second language to teach it. Students, whether in a school setting or in a language training centre often learn to read and write, but they don't speak enough to be able to get a good grasp of the language to be proficient in both oral and written communication. In some settings, the teacher doesn't know the language well enough so resorts to teaching the second language while using the native language. In other cases, the new language is so badly pronounced that the student walks away speaking a 'dialect' that only folks from that particular country can understand. It would not meet international standards.
Some educationalists believe that a grammatical approach to ...
“To travel is to live” these are wise words from Hans Christian Anderson. They inspire young individuals to travel far and wide building their confidence and experience the world.
Becoming an English teacher by obtaining a TEFL certification the only question left is “Where to travel”? Don’t worry, because this article is going to help.
Here is a list of 5 countries with huge demand for ESL Teachers. So, stick around, and find out, you don’t want to miss out on these great tips!
Beautiful weather in Thailand
Let’s start with a country that has the best weather in the world. Thailand has a unique culture that is breathtaking. Although it’s not the richest of countries, they make up for it by investing in private schools and ELS.
It is safe to say that because of that there are positions available for every type of English speaker. A degree is all you need to get a work visa. Check it out here for more details jobs.movinhand.com/teaching-english-abroad/thailand.
Working in large ...
"When all think alike, then no one is thinking." - Walter Lippman
The development of technology plays a highly vibrant part in media evolution from outmoded to contemporary technology presentations for its messages to reach every individual consumers. As a result, the media does changes which are evidently observed among its genre such as films that manifest complex structures to impress audience. Furthermore, it can be perceived that from films' posters to their end credits, are unseen factors which tend to be highly pedagogical for English language acquisition when imaginatively and seriously handled by language educators. This inventive awareness anchors with the theory of audio- visual literacy which supports the said material for the enhancement of learners' linguistic and communicative competence. This concept fetches us to a solid idea that every film's features do not only function as purely entertainment but are possibly noteworthy in language achievement. In other words, ...