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.
How do developing countries handle education amid the more pressing everyday challenges imposed by economic pressures and threats to security, law and order? Certainly, there are more serious problems to face, but it is significant to note that education is not forgotten.
I have one of the greatest jobs in the world. I get paid to do what I love doing. I teach English in Japan. I have always enjoyed meeting and conversing with interesting people, only now I get paid for it.
So you believe you have what it takes to be one of the many English language teachers around? You should know that English language teachers are not all of one type – there are differences between English language teachers (just like in other occupations.)
In this paper an attempt will be made to briefly deal with the notion of communication, communicative language teaching, its implications for teaching reading. To achieve this goal, we shall look at the reading process from a communicative angle within the framework of discourse.
Since I have been a music lover all my life, it is only natural for me to bring English songs into the EFL classroom. I believe music fills a room up with warmth as strong as rays of sunshine filtering through a window.
Classroom language is that collection of phrases used for communication among teacher and students, from "Open your books to page fifteen" to "May I go to the bathroom?" While emphasis is usually placed primarily on the target language, classroom language, too, can be an invaluable way of promoting English as real communication, student involvement in the lesson, and active language learning skills.
This article will show how an activity can be modified to encourage the four kinds of classroom language (requests, choices, leadership, and manners and values) described in part 1.
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.
Joanne Elliot outlines several activities for using groups to teach children. Activities include cultural charades, word association, and memory momentum.