Mar 15, 2011
Career Development 5430 Views
This paper provides a brief overview of morphology. It starts by defining morphology and outlining its types. Moreover, it briefly discusses how and what types of morphology that pose difficulties to English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) learners as well as how the second language acquisition (SLA) of morphology takes place in English .
Sep 18, 2008
Classroom Management 5428 Views
Teaching qualifications alone don’t make you a successful teacher. You may have a lot of knowledge in your subject but if you are not in control of your classes, you will soon quit teaching. No certifications can train you to control your students, as each session is different from the other.
Nov 5, 2008
Lesson Planning 5423 Views
If you are an ESL teacher you probably know how difficult it can be to write a good plan for your ESL class. Very often we come to class and soon get really frustrated because the plan that we have prepared does not seem to work. Or it doesn't work with this particular group of students.
Jun 20, 2010
Teaching Methodology 5412 Views
Thanks to a lot of research, it has been found that creative thinking can be taught and learned. So as teachers, we should be encouraging and developing creativity, but this is often not the case.
When you decide to become a teacher, the truth of the matter is that teacher preparation programs give you skills and technique, but they simply do not teach you the reality of classroom teaching. As a new teacher, you may be caught off guard. You can become quickly overwhelmed when you first set foot in a classroom.
Would you like to learn to speak English fluently? There are many advantages to be able to speak English. It can open up many opportunities to you that you would not have otherwise, but you have to learn English as second language in an effective manner in order to conquer it in as short a time.
Jul 21, 2010
Speaking/Listening 5400 Views
Speaking and listening skills are closely intertwined. Obviously, in any form of verbal communication, one party engages in speaking while the other does the listening or vice versa. However, the link between perception (listening) and production (speaking) is still not entirely clear. Listening can be seen as a more difficult skill to master than speaking.
Teaching English as A foreign language (TEFL) is one among the many esteemed certifications required to teach English to people who are non-natives. If one lives in an English-speaking country and is unable to speak the language flawlessly, the individual is deemed unfit. In order to overcome this situation people who belong to non-native countries go to TEFL certified teachers to master the language. A lot of people strive hard to become TEFL teachers so that they can fulfil their dreams of getting a secure job. If one can travel to exotic locations and be paid for it, why wouldn't anybody strive hard to get TEFL certified?
Getting TEFL certified is a very easy process, more so if you are a native speaker. Since TEFL courses are found worldwide, you can opt to choose a foreign country to get your certification. If it is your wish to stay home to be a certified as a TEFL teacher you can do that. You can also opt for online courses which are found in plenty these days. It is ideal to ...
by Bhimarao Sathyanarayanan
It is imperative that Science students should have a sound knowledge of English when they learn Science, especially Physics when the medium of learning Is English. Un-fortunately, in India, that spirit is missing from students They think that learning language is not their concern and that it is enough they become tech-savvy. But this author strongly feels that students of Physics should have an excellent knowledge of English which will go a long way in improving and exhibiting their talents. There is an imperative need to improve the vocabulary.
When we are ESL educators, we also become mentors to our students of any age from many lands. This is a two-way process which benefits both the students and mentors. We can create an environment and community where we collaborate to improve English skills, and knowledge of a new land and culture.
As the ESL students are learning, we, as their mentors, can learn from them. We can determine what our ESL students can do, not what they cannot do. Our students can seek what we offer, to share our experiences of the paths we have travelled.
There are many benefits for the mentors of ESL students, such as immense job satisfaction, when mastery of English is accomplished. We can build bridges in our rapport with our ESL students, by providing feedback and communication skills. This creates a beneficial effect, by investing in the future of our classes, and in the wider community.
As we reflect on our lessons in ESL, we can aspire to improve our perspectives, and attaining of objectives, to ...