Aug 16, 2008
Grammar 5470 Views
Nothing pure about it--English I mean. After all, the British Isles were invaded several times, as when, during the 5th century, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes arrived, pushing out Celtic in favor of their Germanic tongue.
Our favorite sites to find EFL lesson plans for our private lessons
Over the past 20 years we (founders of off2class) have been teaching lessons around the world. For the past five years we've focused on private EFL lessons (both online and offline). Our students have ranged from elderly housewives to preschool aged children and everything in between.
As many of you have likely experienced, it is challenging to find high quality lesson plan content online. Many sites are user generated and carry too much breadth with too little organization. User generated sites have created so much content that it can be difficult to narrow in on just what it is you're looking for. Although, it can be challenging, there are some great sites out there to find EFL lesson plans for your own private lessons. This is a list (in no particular order) of our favorite sites:
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Teaching English as a second language doesn’t have to be difficult at all. With the invention of modern technological facilities, life has been made much easier for language instructors. In the short discussion, we will be looking at how to make use of technology in ESL classrooms.
Our aim as English as a second language instructor is to help our students enjoy learning English so as to become effective speakers.
There are a few ways you can teach ESL with the aid of technology and achieve this:
Everyone loves games. The old, the young, men and women are love playing games. This is because, games are usually associated with fun and anything “fun” stimulates the human mind. As an ESL instructor, there are now computer based games that focus on different aspect of English language which ranges from accent to spelling to correct applications, grammar and construction of sentences. When people are exposed to games that have been pre-programmed to achieve a specific goal, they ...
Nov 6, 2008
Lesson Planning 5462 Views
Twenty years ago when my son was small, I would play English games with him in an attempt to raise him bilingually. He really liked those games, and when he outgrew them, I used them in my elementary school classes. I was amazed to see how enraptured Japanese youngsters were with English games.
Oct 4, 2010
Teacher Training 5457 Views
Discussion of the differences between quantitative and qualitative research are numerous. Some of this discussion focuses on the epistemological differences, that is, differences in the nature and value of the knowledge obtained (Chong, 2006; Guba & Lincoln, 2005; Morgan, 2007). Other discussions center on...
Jul 23, 2012
Classroom Management 5447 Views
Teachers are always looking for better ways to help their students who cause problems in the class to work more effectively. They have learned from experience that punishment is only a short-term solution and often has more negative consequences than benefits. Contracting is an alternative classroom management strategy. It does have a number of advantages when it comes to the management of the behavior of one particular student in the class.
The education system in Korea is unique to say the least. It's hard to find other countries that have a more competitive academic ladder to climb than here. Testing starts in elementary school which determines the quality of the middle school the child will attend. The student's academic success in that middle school then plays a big role determining the high school the student is eligible for.
May 19, 2012
Classroom Management 5435 Views
Here are eleven techniques that you can use in your classroom that will help you achieve effective group management and control. They have been adapted from an article called: "A Primer on Classroom Discipline: Principles Old and New" by Thomas R. McDaniel, Phi Delta Kappan, September 1986.
Jul 17, 2010
Teaching Methodology 5434 Views
Excellent instructors know the power of metaphor, analogy, and story. They engage in elegant leverage by using something their students know well in order to introduce, explain, and anchor that which is being taught and learned. Additionally, systems thinking is rife with metaphor, analogy, and story. The simple diagrams of systems thinking serve to sketch reality, using circles and arrows and graphs we know and understand to create images that represent abstract ideas and complex relationships.
One of the factors that indicate success in ESL classrooms is the proficiency of students in oral communication. Whether the ESL class is for basic, intermediate or advanced learners, the ability of students to articulate simple to complex ideas in English can be verified, assessed, and improved using various ESL techniques.