The relationship between language and culture is deeply rooted. Language is used to maintain and convey culture and cultural ties. Different ideas stem from differing language use within one’s culture and the whole intertwining of these relationships start at one’s birth.
If you dread the thought of waking up the next morning to drive to your teaching job and face kids all day, or have been feeling physically, mentally and emotionally run down, or if you find yourself to be more cynical, irritable or negative than usual you might be suffering from teacher burn out.
To teach someone to speak English effectively, a teacher must be able to put new words into context so that the student can understand the correct meanings. Because plain repetition can be boring, a skilled instructor has to make the learning process entertaining.
I hate to admit it, but back in my college days, when my English professor comes in to our class, all of us would start groaning. It means all of us would have to endure 1 and a half hour of boring English language lecture. And it always makes me laugh whenever I remember those days.
This article explains how online technology is used to enhanced TOEFL and TOEIC classroom-based courses.
Volunteers abroad almost invariably return home feeling like they made a really worthwhile contribution to the area they visit. Rightly so, because any reputable volunteer organization will put your skills to work in the most valuable way possible. Volunteer teaching in Africa is one of the areas where help is always wanted - and just because you don't have teaching qualifications right now doesn't mean you won't be welcome.
Teaching English in Spain can be a lot easier than other countries, the students have often studied English for many years but lack the confidence to speak. Offering practical English speaking lessons can be very rewarding for teacher and student. Teaching is an easy way to make friends, and students are highly motivated.
International schools are looking for NQTs who are trained in the UK to teach core subjects abroad. Teaching jobs in Europe are on the rise according to inquiries and interest. They have noted a significant rise in requests and job postings for UK trained teachers and currently cannot meet the demands from international schools.
How should English be taught? Every teacher needs to know the complex issues behind the Reading Wars.
Teaching English as a second language can seem daunting, but it's not really if you follow the simple logic of: what would a kid like most. Chose your English teaching materials keeping this in mind and you cannot fail to keep kids interested and learning.