Teaching couples are very popular with international school recruiters for many reasons but the main one is that couples can often work out cheaper to hire in the long run. This article however, is all about teaching jobs overseas from the viewpoint of the teaching couples, rather than the schools.
English just doesn’t make sense sometimes. There are so many idioms and words that are counter intuitive to what they should be. One famous example is that you park in a driveway and you drive on a parkway. Translating word for word might make learning English harder in most situations. There are two ways this could occur:
The first is that many words in the English language have many different definitions. Buffalo is a great example of this. Buffalo could be an animal, a city in New York, or a verb (meaning “to intimidate”) which leads to this strange but grammatically correct sentence) : Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. Even me, being a native English speaker, have to stare at this for a while before it makes sense. The phrase translates to: “Bison from Buffalo, New York, who are intimidated by other bison in their community, also intimidate other bison in their community.” (mental floss)
The other problem that could occur is an idiom or common ...
Feb 26, 2009
Classroom Management 7797 Views
Have you ever counted how many times in a day you are asked to go to the bathroom, get a drink of water, sharpened my pencil or I have a question. How many times you verbally tell students to be quiet. Stop being frazzled and wasting valuable teaching time. Teach your students to use non-verbal signals as part of your classroom management plan.
There are 8 main ESL learning methods:
These learning methods are; active, reflective, visual, verbal, sequential, global, intuitive and sensing.
Active Learners learn best by being involved in the lesson. This means having lots of discussions in class. It also means that the teacher must give active learners a chance to participate. When studying, it is advisable for active learners to make their own ESL study notes and then have a discussion with friends and family members.
People who are reflective learners need time to think about the material. Often, understanding will not happen immediately. However, reflective learners can still do very well in examinations, because they have taken time to prepare and study. Most often, reflective learners do a lot of study in their heads through thinking about things themselves. Teachers must not push reflective learners into big group discussions or speaking tasks too soon. Reflective learners are often ...
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Classroom Materials 7760 Views
Teachers in classrooms around the world know how important it is to keep children's self-esteem high. They do this by rewarding students who show initiative, do well on tests, and sometimes, simply demonstrate kindness. There are many different ways of rewarding these students. In higher grades, it can be more difficult, but often, teachers notice that younger students enjoy simple things.
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Teaching Methodology 7733 Views
Overall, the main way in which Montessori children differ from traditional students is that Montessori children love to learn. They do not memorize facts and figures for the purposes of passing a test or pleasing adults. It is that passionate love for learning which separates Montessori students from traditional students.
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Learning Methodology 7708 Views
Student Centered Learning is basically defines as a form of learning where students are active participants while teachers play a proactive role. Group discussions and peer learning gave rise to this form of learning. Lets have a deep insight at student's based learning.
ESL teachers can use songs for teaching English to their students with great success. ESL songs can bring energy to the classroom, boost students' confidence, and provide a much needed active learning experience for younger students who may become easily bored or distracted.
Mar 5, 2009
Teaching Methodology 7696 Views
In order to make a language class successful one has to try to match its content with various methods aiming to make studying exciting and engaging. The usage of modern technological equipment ought to be taken in consideration when preparing teaching materials for a language course.