Oct 2, 2011
Speaking/Listening 7495 Views
Many students have difficulty in taking longer turns in conversation. This article investigates the nature of these skills and considers the problems students may have in acquiring them.
May 9, 2009
Lesson Planning 7479 Views
Project Based Learning (PBL) provides opportunities for students to collaborate on specific tasks to resolve one or more challenges. The effort is driven by asking questions that feed the investigative processes where students do some level of research to collect data and then draw conclusions by summarizing what they found.
Dec 5, 2008
Pronunciation/Phonics 7466 Views
a detailed look at the methods of Phonetic teaching and learning.
by Magnus Leven and Mark C. H. Lee
Have you ever thought of teaching abroad? If you are a native English speaker it could mean an incredible experience alongside earning a decent income with it.
Jul 8, 2015
Career Development 7429 Views
It's Not Just About Salary
When you are looking to teach abroad, there are a variety of factors to consider beyond just the basic salary including legal overtime opportunities, whether or not you own your working visa, airfare, housing, taxes, healthcare, number of teaching hours, sick days, and vacation.
For example, Job A might have the highest salary of any other offers, but you could be stuck at school for 50 hours per week, with 30-35 teaching hours, which will leave you exhausted and burnt out in short order.
Job B might have one of the lowest salaries, but it has a low number of working hours as well as lots of vacation. If there are plenty of legal overtime opportunities, it could actually be a better deal than Job A.
Or, Job C might have a low salary and a high amount of teaching hours, but it could be an excellent move for your career and a company in which you can advance in, in which case you should consider turning down a higher salary or low teaching hours job that has ...
To put this article in perspective, I should mention that I write a lot of harsh articles about the counter-productive practices used in public education. A few weeks ago I wondered: well, is there any good news? Let’s approach this thing from the other direction and ask: are there still classrooms that are sensibly conducted; are there still subjects that are taught in an intelligent way?
Jan 9, 2010
Classroom Management 7404 Views
Teachers, no matter how experienced they are. still have a difficulty pinpointing the disruptive students in class. Some instructors feel small conversations to be already disruptive; thus giving the students some disciplinary actions. Catching the wrong sets of students often leads to more chaos, since the non disruptive ones will receive inappropriate actions.
Oral English is an important course for EFL college students in China. However, for a long time there has been a controversy about who should teach oral English, a native English speaker or a Chinese teacher of English. Undoubtedly, a good oral English teacher should be a good English speaker. Many native English speakers have proven to be successful teachers in oral English classes in China. However, this does not necessarily mean a good English speaker is a good oral English teacher.
Dec 15, 2009
E-Learning/CALL 7383 Views
As the existence of online learning becomes more and more integrated into our courses, syllabi and teaching resources, employing various social networking tools for weblogging becomes increasingly important. This article discusses the different uses of weblogs and the available web-based software applications that a language teacher can use to create and maintain weblogs in English language teaching and learning for both EFL classes and English Academic Subjects offered to tertiary students.
Jul 1, 2009
Teaching 7358 Views
Every now and then we all could use some motivation and inspiration, or even just a reminder of why we do what we do. Here are the top 12 inspirational teacher quotes to do just that!