Nov 27, 2010
Grammar 10417 Views
Choosing between the present and past forms of the participial adjectives imposes problems to ESL/EFL students. English learners often use present and past participial adjectives interchangeably. The current paper discusses those problems and provides two lesson plans in order to teach the participial adjectives using two different methods; the inductive method and the deductive method as well as highlighting the theories behind those methods.
Jun 23, 2012
Lesson Planning 10158 Views
Last month, I took a survey on lesson planning. Two things impressed me: first, the high percentage of teachers who do pre-plan a majority of their lessons; and second, these same teachers stressing the importance of lesson planning and expanded on what they consider important in a lesson plan. Based on this survey and what I learned, I would like to expand on that importance by explaining some of the basics in lesson planning.
When I first started teaching English abroad my students sometimes complained that my classes were boring. Most beginning teachers get those kind of complaints. It actually took me about a year and a half, even close to two years, before I got beyond that stage.
Oct 25, 2008
Teacher Training 9084 Views
The world of today is run by computers and it is time that teachers understand this. The idea of going to a library and reading a book is not ideal to the students of today. Students would rather go online and read into a subject on a webpage rather than go and have to read an entire book or have to skim for the part they are looking for. So, if your a teacher what are you to do?
Jan 23, 2009
Teaching 8908 Views
Constructivism has been ubiquitous for decades; educators can hardly write a grant proposal without using this trendy term.
But what does it mean?
Grew up in an English speaking country? Or your Mum and Dad taught you to speak English? Or both? Congratulations! You have a talent that is in huge demand and that can take you just about anywhere in the world. Teaching English as a second or foreign language.
Dec 29, 2008
Teaching 8782 Views
As a first year teacher, you will be faced with a diverse learning community in your classroom. Most likely you will have students from different ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds which impacts the way they learn.
You're probably asking this question because you are already or soon plan to be an EFL teacher. This means that you probably like working with people, that you prefer variety to routine, and that you are don't mind taking calculated risks.
Aug 8, 2011
Classroom Management 8720 Views
There is always the possibility that some students will try to discover a little too much about you or try to make you feel uncomfortable by asking increasingly personal, inappropriate, or silly questions. This is especially true when you start teaching a new class as the students are trying to test your boundaries and see if they can get you uncomfortable and upset. This type of behaviour needs to be dealt with swiftly or you could risk losing control of your entire class.
Sep 6, 2008
Classroom Management 8441 Views
At our popular Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshops, we always let the course participants name the problem areas they want to cover during the in-service workshop. We can always count on teachers asking for ideas for classroom management and control. Nearly every teacher has had moments when maintaining control over the class was difficult or impossible. Some teachers tell us that their class has actually gotten out of control. Here's help.