CELTA is one of two internationally recognised TEFL(teaching English as a foreign language – link) certificates (the other being Trinity Cert. TESOL - link) . It is the ideal qualification for anyone looking to start teaching English as a foreign language. CELTA is also good for people looking to change career or build up their C.V.
Challenging higher education in education. Educators in ELT and other fields need to return to skill based training programs.
Countless teaching and school administration professionals dream of traveling overseas to offer their skills and expertise to help make the world a better place. Teaching overseas is a perfect example. Economic growth and a commitment to education mean that the demand for qualified education professionals continues to rise.
Students need a role play in which answers are unknown to their conversation partner, regardless of how well they might know each other. The problem, however, is that a role play often takes too much time to create, set up, explain and initiate in class.
A short paper on how Japanese learners of English face particular problems when it comes to the act of listening and some ideas for how to overcome these obstacles. This paper might be useful for anyone who is teaching beginning level English students in Japan
According to Franz Boas, the socio-cultural context within which a speech community thrives and upon which its collective preferences and linguistic prejudices are established should be considered only as a "secondary rationalization" and should be relegated below the more important aspect of studying the inherent dynamics of the language itself. In the process, Boas developed an alternative linguistic model where race, language, and culture may be separated from-and can function independently of-each other.
The classroom is a social construct that is designed to facilitate learning. While learning can occur even when the only active participant is the student--as is the case when a person is reading a user manual--the most effective learning scenarios are those that involve the proactive involvement of both instructors and students.
Well-motivated students learn better. This fact has been well-established for years and has compelled educators to develop different motivational techniques to improve learning outcomes in classrooms. If this is the case in a typical classroom dynamic, it is the same or even more so in the teaching of English as a second or foreign language.
One of the factors that indicate success in ESL classrooms is the proficiency of students in oral communication. Whether the ESL class is for basic, intermediate or advanced learners, the ability of students to articulate simple to complex ideas in English can be verified, assessed, and improved using various ESL techniques.