Reflections on Standard English in EFL classroom
To be unable to write Standard English or to use its spoken forms in appropriate public contexts is to be disenfranchised, to be deprived of true citizenship…. Where it is appropriate to use the standard, you see it but there are many uses where other forms, or other languages, are as appropriates… It is astonishing to reflect that no linguistic theory has ever begun to pose the question of the permissible range of variation within a standard although it is obvious even from the history of English that the range is not fixed.
Languages all over the world have significant changes over the years and the English language is not an exception. Differences in patterns of sounds, vocabulary and grammar from all over a country make a distinctive way of speaking a language. The way we address to someone in different contexts, situations and places requires our speeches to vary and that ...
Aug 14, 2009
Lesson Planning 6502 Views
Preschool themes are not essential for a successful preschool lesson, but they do help bring everything together and keep students engaged in learning. For that reason, preschool themes are highly encouraged to help teachers save time and energy in their planning.
Apr 1, 2009
Classroom Management 6496 Views
For efficient management of classroom the time management is very crucial. Most of the time of teacher is wasted on settling down, taking attendance and firing. Out of 40 minutes of a period, more than half of the time is wasted in the non teaching activities. In this article you will find some great tips to effectively manage your time.
Teaching critical thinking in the class-room may seem daunting at first, but in essence it is very simple. The purpose is to have students think for themselves, which necessitates question asking. Asking questions is fundamental to learning English, and to critical thinking, so why not tie the two together?
Sep 15, 2008
Classroom Management 6490 Views
Classroom management is managing the physical learning environment and managing student behavior. As a new teacher, this may worry you. You are not alone because classroom management is an ongoing concern for both new and veteran teachers. Know that you don't have to know everything about classroom management when you are first starting out.
Teaching Techniques and Classroom Management
If, like me, you like to write, then finding creative ways to teach English should be easy. What helps tremendously in any class is to get your students actively involved in your lessons as much as possible.
Idea # 1: A Different Ending
In a high school ESL class in Bangkok, I wrote a quick story about a student in rural Northern Thailand who had an after school detention for listening to his IPod in class. Having missed his bus, he had to walk home. Taking a shortcut, he passed a large overhanging rock and suddenly noticed a tiger sitting beside the rock. He offered a prayer and promise never to use his IPod in class again if he was allowed to escape with his life. Two young tiger cubs suddenly appeared beside the mother and then scampered away up the hill. The mother followed and Pan, the boy, was able to get away safely and run the rest of the way home.
I had the class read the story aloud (good reading and speaking practice). Then, I have them an assignment to write an alternate ...
The Effect of Using Information-Gap Tasks on Iranian EFL Pre-Intermediate Learners' Lexical Development: The major aim of this study is to find out whether there is any relationship between the use of information-gap tasks in the classroom and Iranian EFL learners’ lexical development. For the purpose of this study five different kinds of information-gap tasks were chosen and practiced with the experimental group.
by Khalid Al-Seghayer, Ph.D.
Jan 25, 2011
Teaching Methodology 6471 Views
About using L1 in ESL/EFL classroom.
Jun 24, 2009
Learning Methodology 6464 Views
Different students have different preferred learning styles and talents. The term "learning styles" here refers to ways of receiving information. The word "talents" as used on this site refers to ways of processing or expressing information; because of the work of Dr. Howard Gardner, talents are often called "multiple intelligences".