Early age is the years, which involve a lot of learning and absorbing capacity. This capacity can be tapped by developing games which are friendly and easy. Fun learning is becoming a very important aspect in today's world with the advent of technology. The old boring methods of education with strict teachers not only restrict students to learn but also feel less confident. This leads to various problems like inferiority complex from the beginning, which does not lead to the full development of an individual.
Also, there are many countries consisting of people who are not having access to education around the world. These children are given access to education by the non-profit organizations. These organizations focus on imparting English as a medium of language so that the students are able to understand the language properly, speak fluently and express one.
Making learning fun:
With the old methods of blackboard teaching, the students are drawn towards tablets of their parents. In ...
May 10, 2018
Classroom Management 623 Views
What is the purpose of a school trip?
A school trip should have great educational value. School trips can provide a wonderful opportunity for students to gain experience and see and take part in something they are learning about in the classroom. There are obvious limitations with a classroom environment but with a school trip you can bring the lesson to life.
The benefits of school trips include:
Visual awareness and enhancement of a school subject
Boosting personal and educational development
Developing leadership skills
Learning about a new culture (especially when travelling abroad)
Improving school performance
When the trip is over you could hand out rewards to everyone who attended or even medals for special achievements during the trip, such as any fears conquered.
What has to go into school trip planning?
Essentially, as ESL teachers, we need to focus on our students' success in mastering speaking, reading, writing and studying in English. Teaching is a two-way process. As we are all aware, we learn from every student, as they seek to learn from us.
Here are some tips for a balanced approach to become more effective ESL education.
(1) Determine who each student is, from which land they have migrated, which language is their native tongue, which customs they practise, and what their goals are, as they master the challenge of learning English in a different culture.
(2) Develop a 'sharing is caring' approach, to acquire cultural awareness. This is applicable to an ESL classroom, or to a one-to-one ESL tutorial.
(3) Aim for visual prompts, and non-verbal gestures. Dress with smile, a global language. Our students may experience 'culture shock', but are ready to embrace their new country, a new culture, a new language. Teachers who are teaching English in overseas lands, may expect ...
Here is the second part of our activities that work well with low level adult students.
Activity: Guess the profession
Level: Foundation – Elementary
Target Language: Present simple for routines
Materials: Job cards
Procedure: Before the lesson cut up some paper to make some cards. Give the students one of the cards and ask them to write the name of a job on each piece of paper. Take the cards in and then redistribute them. The students should then hold the piece of paper on their forehead so everyone can see it. Students need to guess which card they are holding. They should do this by going round the classroom and asking questions of the other students. E.g. Do I work in an office? Do I wear a uniform?
Activity: Shopping role play
Level: Foundation - Elementary
Target Language: Can I have…?
Materials: Whiteboard, paper, pens
Procedure: Have students come up with ideas for items they could buy in a supermarket and then board these ideas. Tell the students that they can have any ...
In any language there are basic rules the speaker or would be learner needs to understand before moving on to harder skills. English itself has basic rules that people need to follow for it to make sense to hearers and readers. Here are some basic English grammar rules that are easy to understand and easy to learn.
1. Only use capital letters for proper nouns and at the beginning of a sentence.
2. For every sentence there should be one noun and one verb. A sentence with more than one noun or verb is confusing to understand.
3. When a sentence is complete use appropriate punctuation. There is no need to have dual punctuation when ending a sentence.
4. If an apostrophe is needed make sure to use it to show ownership. An apostrophe is also used when words are abbreviated.
5. Whenever writing multiple sentences about the same subject or line of thought, use paragraphs to divide long segments of writing.
6. Should a line of thought require a list make sure to separate each ...
Essentially, teaching English as a Second Language in Australia presents both challenges and rewards. It is a challenge to any ESL teacher or tutor to prepare lessons which are relevant and motivational. Students may be adult refugees or migrants, learning English to participate in society, or to attain qualifications in Australian colleges or universities. Additionally, students may be refugees or migrant children, who are learning to speak, read and write English. Alternatively, students may be international business people who wish to communicate better in English. Any ESL lesson must consider such individual diversity.
Each student is at a different level, so the ESL teacher must slow down their speech, and can utilise non-verbal gestures as additional input, to get their message across to their students. Appropriate materials need to be prepared, which can involve a lot of paper work. Follow up is vital, to ensure clear comprehension for students. Questions must be ...
Sep 24, 2018
Study Skills 568 Views
Various people struggle while writing and expressing English and it can look like a challenge to improve. Don’t worry, Its simple. Here I am going to suggest you free online tools that make your work easy to improve your written English.
Impress people with your English skills.
Here the list of tools which some of the following provide you with grammar correction services, others provide you how to write well-structured articles.
1. Grammar Check:
On top of the list, This is one of the great sites that I have used. I work effectively on grammar, spelling, stylistic and contextual mistakes. It detects grammar mistakes for English, German, Polish, Russian, and more than 20 other different languages. It’s a free service you can check the unlimited number of times.
2. Talking Dictionary:
Dictionary is a talking dictionary that pronounces all the words that you have searched. Once you can search for a word it shows you speaker symbol, click on it to hear how to pronounce it correctly. If ...
Oct 6, 2018
Teaching Methodology 565 Views
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. - Henri L. Bergson
Teaching is pointless when behavioral objectives are not highlighted and employed. They are performance indicators that determine the effects of learning. They direct how the learning process should be administered in a formal or non-formal classrooms. Their effects can generate feedback on how reinforcement, remediation, and development can be designed. With a few of these significance mentioned, every educator has to advocate and develop consciousness concerning their presence in all pedagogical operations being undertaken at any instructive setting regardless of any specialization in the academe.
Behavioral teaching objectives belong to three domains which are cognitive, psychomotor and affective. Cognitive is where knowledge are attained. Psychomotor generates physical skills out of the knowledge while affective leads to attitude or values displayed by learners after knowledge acquisition. These three ...
May 16, 2018
Teacher Training 531 Views
When a school looks for a new teacher particularly at the junior level, they create a picture of the teacher they desire. Every school has certain considerations for the teaching staffs and these depend on the setting of the school and the children. While the traits considered for teachers may be different, there are some essential teacher training courses that are mandatory for every novice teacher to ace their competency. Below I have discussed some of the most popular and obligatory teacher training courses.
Pre Primary Teacher Training- Training for the preschool teacher has gained a lot of acceptance as it lays strong establishment for later learning of a kid. With the international teacher training coming to light, the requirement for teachers who possess necessary qualification to teach worldwide classroom has increased enormously.
Montessori Teacher Training- The training focuses on the method of teaching developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. The child-oriented educational ...
Oct 6, 2018
Other 529 Views
Over almost fifty years in the classroom, I found I needed to find ways to reduce stress. Stress became greater as I accepted more responsibility in the second half of my career as a head of a large Mathematics department. During this time, the school grew and there were significant changes in the Mathematics syllabi and in the teaching of Mathematics.
I found that my time was not mine anymore with students, parents, teachers and the school administration wanting my time. Below is how I chose to meet stress head on.
The first thing I realised was that I had always to be available for consultation for thirty minutes before and after school so that teachers, students, parents and the administration could see me. This left me no recourse but to use the time before and after these periods for my planning, setting and the marking of assessment. (In normal term time, I was always reluctant to take work home. Only at exam marking time would I do that so that I finished my marking quickly to ...