Nov 12, 2016
Study Abroad 1896 Views
Going away for higher studies is the very first occasion when the students get a chance to live far away from their guardians and native place. College life teaches a lot more than just studies, it teaches us how to be flexible in life, how to become and independent individual and also helps us in developing life skills which will be utilized all through our lives. But sometimes it's important to move out of the campus in order to get most of the life experiences.
Some students think that opting for off campus volunteer activities or work opportunities is the best possible way for them to get some real world experiences. The best way of getting tremendous knowledge and once in a life time experience is by considering studying in abroad. Going abroad for your education will offer you a unique chance to grow scholastically, professionally and personally.
Some of the benefits of studying in abroad
• While studying in aboard you will be participating in the day to day life of the local ...
Nov 8, 2016
Teaching Methodology 3250 Views
Is formal instruction a hindrance or a facilitator? At the height of the Communicative Approach, Task-Based Learning and approaches whose emphasis was not on grammar, to reject or even suppress explicit formal instruction became fashionable. Some (Krashen, 1982; Prabhu, 1987) even went as far as claiming that it was at best ineffectual and at worst an obstacle to L2 learning. However, Pavesi’s studies (Pavesi 1986, in Carl James 1998: 244) have shown that ‘instructed learners (adults especially) demonstrate higher ultimate achievement’. Also, Harley (1993: 245 in Carl James 1998: 244) points out another positive effect of ‘code-focused L2 instruction’, which must imply correction of error. This is, as he says, that it brings about defossilization. Rod Ellis (1993) also advocates the positive effects of Explicit Formal Instruction (EFI) on language learning. He distinguishes two types of knowledge in which the learner internalizes what he/she learns: implicit and explicit knowledge. ...
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. ...
Oct 29, 2016
Teaching Methodology 3587 Views
A 2013 Gallup Poll found that about 45% of high school students are not engaged in school. Disengagement significantly lowers achievement. This is especially true of urban and rural youth. While there are school remedies, here I want to focus on classroom instruction that makes a difference.
Give students control over their learning. Allow them track their own progress using simple lists and graphs. This empowers and motivates students. Allow students to check the answers to their own multiple-choice quizzes and tests. That way they get immediate feedback on answers. How many people would keep bowling if they didn't see the results of every ball tossed? Control creates interest, trust and ownership of learning.
Focus your classroom on short-term goals. Long-term goals have little meaning for students marking time until they can jump ship. Short-term goals are within easy reach. They are visible. And they are built into the learning activities themselves. No one playing a game or a ...
Being a Malaysian, my personal experience tells me that most Asian educational institutions are still obsessed with the colonial mentality of only preferring or wanting native speakers as their English teachers. Having said that, of course, hesitatingly, I would also concede that a native's knowledge of the English language is not an automatic passport to employment anywhere abroad, but individuals from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US and the whole of UK, obviously stand a better chance, when pitted head to head with another equally qualified, if not better candidate, say from Malaysia, in securing an English teaching job.
Malaysia was a former British colony. We are also a member of the Commonwealth. English is taught in schools beginning elementary right up to higher secondary, pursued further onto tertiary levels, to obtain first-degree, master and doctorate in the subject proper. English is the second language of the country and most widely spoken everywhere ...
Oct 29, 2016
Teaching 2818 Views
Innovation gives birth to new invention but this did not happen like magic. Past and present inventors had to think deep, ask questions before they achieved breakthrough. Theories and models propounded in various disciplines today started initially by questioning certain facts, ideologies and beliefs. Probing or asking is a major concept of learning. But do we have to question things that happen to us, why not just accept it? Is there a lesson we extract from our experiences when we ask questions? The answer to the questions I asked is explored in this article.
In this context, the word question means to ask, query,enquiry, probe, interrogate and investigate. The art of questioning is similar to the art of dancing and music. I will first explain this concept from academic point of view. When you think of all the subjects taught and learned in institutions each plausible and concrete explanation is summarised with self-assessment questions. The primary objective of questioning in this ...
Oct 29, 2016
Other 1893 Views
Education truly is the difference, the difference between a successful future and one that is not so bright, the difference between a well-paying job and one that pays just enough to exist, the difference in job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction. No, these generalizations are not always true, but most frequently they are. A high school graduate earns more over a lifetime than one who drops out; a two-year post high school degree most often yields higher earnings than a high school graduate. A four-year degree (which often requires five, six, seven, or more years) trumps the first two. And post-bachelor degrees lead in turn to greater salaries and increased opportunities. Education is the difference. Knowledge is powerful.
With graduation season upon us, it is never more important than now to stress the value of education to younger students. Beginning at birth, high academic expectations are a must. I am not condoning the helicopter Mom who hovers and shoves or the "live your live ...
Oct 29, 2016
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 2138 Views
One of the most popular English proficiency examinations in the world is the International English Language Testing System examination. The IELTS exam is required from non-native English speakers who want to study, work, or live in English speaking countries. For a lot of Filipinos, the IELTS certification is a passport to making their dreams come true with their applications overseas. With the number of IELTS test candidates increasing yearly, how important is it to have an IELTS certification?
For starters, the IELTS examination is a paper-based examination. The four core skills - speaking, listening, reading, and writing - are evaluated through different questions in a social context. Each core skill has its own techniques and strategies. This is the very reason why a lot of Filipinos enroll in IELTS course to improve and practice their English skills.
Being a requirement to applications overseas, it puts a heavy weight among IELTS test candidates to be successful in taking the ...
Learning can be out lined right from the period when the humans have started to assess learning from the very turn he/ she learns. Form that period the education has gone from end to end followed by a lot of ups and downs and occupied many natures and taken on many structures. At this time the whole leaning has got under the process where the educators and learners come across and share the knowledge among them. The teachers as well gained a lot of knowledge as how to identify the altering and expanding requirements of the students, so the process of conveying knowledge has been changing during the same period.
Education has evolved and incorporated exciting features in it but the duty rests with the teacher to present the facts and figures in such a way so that the learners can feel the real principle of the learning and do not get bored stiff of the learning. With the benefit of the up to date skills the process of teaching has also changed a lot and the interactive learning has ...
Oct 15, 2016
Learning Methodology 3244 Views
I completely agree with the statement "If we are interested in the students' future, then our way of teaching must reflect the future. ''
The right education is the one, which is planned according to the future need. Present students are future job-seekers. The future working environment won't be the same as today. Due to globalization the world changes into a global society, and the advanced technology transforms the organizational infrastructure. So in the future, the students will work as team workers of wide spread teams, in globalized organizations, using ICT (Information and Communication Technology) tools to enhance the given jobs.
Keeping the above working scenario in mind, the current education should provide the students, the needed knowledge and training, to face the working environment with confidence.
When we seek a learning method, which consists of team work, and using ICT tools, Collaborative learning appears to be the right answer.
What is Collaborative learning?