Feb 22, 2011
Adults 3105 Views
In comparing words with similar meaning, in different languages, one would find that they are not 100% same. They may share 90% of the same meaning, but 10% are different. In case of English and Japanese, the difference can be found in words refer to people. It may show the difference of the language origin. It is the cultural background.
Feb 19, 2011
Teacher Training 3273 Views
What do teachers want? The answer is simple, more time. Indeed, locating that elusive time creation button has become a quest to be pursued with relentless zeal. Although management and career development books offer suggestions, they don't seem to apply to a person whose work life is dictated to by the ringing of a bell.
by Carmen G. Garrido B. - Elena Quezada C.
Affect is one of the factors that can greatly influence student success and within affective factors there is no doubt motivation is one of the most important ones.
Teaching English, like writing, is one of those occupations that people consider a fall-back option. In countries where English is not a native language, there is great demand for good English teachers. In places like these, it's quite common to hear unemployed graduates, new retirees or unhappy office workers saying, "Well, I could always teach English...", but is proficiency in English all it takes to be a good ESL instructor?
Feb 16, 2011
Career Development 3486 Views
As the US continue to digest the implications of the 2010 results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PSIA), no doubt educators will be identified as key figures to bring about change. This fact, in the midst of huge education budget cuts resulting in many schools losing staff will translate into more work for fewer educators.
Feb 16, 2011
Young Learners 4335 Views
We would all be surprised about just how many fun ways exist to strengthen our children's spelling! In fact, whether we're driving in the car, going for a walk, or even watching television, small and easy opportunities exist all the time for us to strengthen and improve how well our child learns to spell and read.
English language learners do not have the same knowledge that their native English speaking peers do, so it is essential that you create opportunities for it. And it's not that ELL students do not have background knowledge. They just have it in another language!
Feb 12, 2011
Classroom Management 4969 Views
This article describes and articulate the unique dispositions of Gen Y employees in Singapore. How they see the world in their eyes and a localized experience of working with Gen Ys in Singapore. and how as facilitators we can engage them.
Feb 12, 2011
Teaching Methodology 4974 Views
It's amusing now to think back to the 1960s and early 1970s when there was so much talk about replacing teachers with televised learning, computers and programmed learning systems. I remember reading articles titled, "Will teachers become obsolete?" Times have changed!
Playwright William Shakespeare conquered the English language in every way - except his own name. In fact, he spelled his name in nearly every conceivable way, using nearly many combinations of word patters. "Shaykespere," "Skspre," and Sheykspere are only a few examples. Imagine the possibilities of all the word patterns we use every day, which vary so widely from the word to meaning.