One of the most important aspects of a teacher's job is to motivate students. In order for a student to be motivated, he or she must possess a desire to learn and be willing to aim this desire toward achieving academic goals. For successful student motivation to occur, a student must want to participate in the learning process.
English Language Learners (ELL) are the fasted growing group of students in our public school systems. In some systems, their numbers have more than doubled during the past decade. In order for these students to participate meaningfully in the academic activities required to meet standards and make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), educators must facilitate the development of language skills beyond those of social fluency (Jarrett, 2002).
by Deborah Jill Chitester
There is an increasing amount of English language learners represented in our schools for whom a unique approach to developing literacy is necessary. The development of literacy by English language learners (ELLs) includes all of the challenges implicit for English speaking children literacy attainments, and is additionally compounded by a diversity of linguistic, cognitive and academic variables.
One of the questions most often asked by students learning English as a second language is, What's the best way to learn English? The answer to that question is simple.
The first 1,000 words of English are the essential basis for simplified teaching material. This article describes the need for a test of these words and the difficulties in making one. It contains two equivalent forms of a test along with instructions on how to use it and how to apply the information gained from it.
Do you think that you can't learn a new language? Think again. Our brains maintain the capacity to soak up new knowledge of all types far into our advanced years. No matter what your background or past learning experience, you CAN learn to speak another language using these six quick techniques.
Language immersion is a program where a foreign language is used as the language of instruction in school. In partial language immersion, only 50-80% of a given school day is in a foreign language. In full language immersion programs and international study abroad programs, students eat, sleep, and breathe the language they are attempting to learn, and so the language is picked up much more quickly. The curriculum that the student follows will still be the same.
Education, which has become vital for the survival for any civilization must be dealt with care and dexterity as his education later molds the personality of a person who dwells among millions of people and can influence their lives.
Online recruiting continues to become more vital every day. The computer with a wireless hookup to the Internet is becoming ubiquitous. The students (think early adopters) that you are looking to recruit are ahead of the curve.
Many teachers assume that when they say something to their class, the students hear what was said. Unfortunately this is not always the case and can lead to misunderstandings such as "...but s/he never told us that!" Over the years, I have heard many cases where a student says something was on a test that wasn't taught and the teacher says it was taught but the student could not have been paying attention.