Based on insights gained from developing the curriculum for Language Preparation for Employment in the Health Sciences and a review of the literature on ESP, this paper is intended to offer theoretical support for ESL instructors developing ESP curricula for ESL contexts.
Teaching English has become a popular way for native speakers to see the world and earn a living at the same time, but it's not exactly easy! If you've never taught before, you might not be sure how to start. When you're trying to teach English to non-native speakers, watch your idioms, slow down your speech patterns and use basic vocabulary that's easy to understand to help your students become successful. Lastly, don't forget about classroom management! Even if you're teaching adults, it's important that you have adequate classroom management skills so that your class isn't running the show.
Watch The Idioms When You're Trying To Teach English
When you're a teacher, it's vital that you watch what you say carefully. Saying things like 'It's time to hit the books,' or 'This homework should be a piece of cake' will likely be met with some serious confusion. Do you really want your class to slap their textbooks or bring you a piece of cake the next day? If not, it's important to watch ...
You can't say you have a solid grasp on a foreign language unless you have a solid vocabulary to back your claims up. Grammar, spelling and pronunciation mistakes might slip every once in a while, but if you're reading a text or listening to a conversation and can't understand a third of the words used there, what's the point?
Larry Lynch argues that there is a place for using learners' L1 in the second language classroom, as long as this use is strictly controlled.
Most of the emails I receive about my language manual ask what level of knowledge will be obtained following the plan outlined. This is like saying to a world class golfer what level can be reached if you follow his/ her instructions. Think about your native language. What level of knowledge are you at?
Sep 2, 2008
Learning Methodology 6943 Views
Although academic excellence is not a requirement of overall happiness and quality of life of a person, being successful in school, regardless of whether one is successful in academics or sports can be seen to be a kind of foundation for a person's future. When one is successful in school, he or she will have more direction and focus in life.
Studies have shown that how you learn a foreign language impacts whether or not you will actually follow through it. Obviously, if you get bored before you've put in the required time and effort, you're not going to learn much of the language at all. So let's address the facts that help determine whether you're going to stick with your goal of learning a foreign language or not.
Oct 14, 2008
Classroom Materials 6900 Views
When I first starting teaching ESL in the 60’s, the Israeli Board of Education was using short story books (“This Wide World”, “New Horizons”) as high school ESL textbooks. Each story was followed by comprehension questions, but no language exercises – teachers were expected to write their own!
Feb 3, 2010
Lesson Planning 6896 Views
Conducting a programme to develop the self esteem of children in a class at school is something teachers are often asked to do. Usually it is targeted at one or two particular children who seem to struggle with low self worth and a lot of negative thinking about themselves and teachers are asked to try to change this about the children.
The basic differences between Korean and English are significant enough that all of the automated and free translation services you can find online just won't work for you. Most of these services will offer Korean to English translations and the reverse, but the translations they provide are all but meaningless and useless.