May 25, 2010
Classroom Management 5290 Views
Five main causes of teacher stress and solutions.
Mar 9, 2013
Learning Methodology 5277 Views
Abstract: The article delves into the true meaning of Communicative Language Teaching and assesses the value of the methodology to the English language Teaching community. Drawing upon the works of Wilkins and Brown, the investigation centres around how CLT differs from one individual to the next and its effectiveness in the language classroom.
The second part of the investigation centres on Saudi students and the effectiveness of CLT as a methodology for educating English Learners in a university setting. Again the research carried out is largely secondary, though the author does draw upon his own experiences of the English Language classroom in such a setting.
Not every ESL teacher has to create their own curriculum but there are some positions that do require it. Teaching ESL as well as taking the position of supervisor or as a creative designer for the curriculum are some positions that might require you to write a curriculum. When this is a part ...
Aug 11, 2008
Teaching 5272 Views
How can you best learn Spanish? It depends on your particular approach to learning. Take a look at the following approaches to learning Spanish. But if you already know where you are, you can skip the following reflections and go back to see what is available for your level ( beginning, intermediate, or advanced) in Spanish, to sort and search for your specific needs, as well as to read reviews and summaries of the books that strike your interest.
Classroom language is that collection of phrases used for communication among teacher and students, from "Open your books to page fifteen" to "May I go to the bathroom?" While emphasis is usually placed primarily on the target language, classroom language, too, can be an invaluable way of promoting English as real communication, student involvement in the lesson, and active language learning skills.
Teaching English as a Second Language is a challenging process, as it can be endlessly frustrating to get students to sound like native speakers. This is not only due to differences in pronunciation, but also in the vocabulary knowledge of the students. Perhaps the best shortcut to get ESL students sounding like natural, fluent English speakers is to introduce them to the wide array of phrasal verbs (multi-word verbs) that native speakers regularly pepper their sentences with.
Getting your TEFL certificate opens a huge pool of opportunities in terms of TEFL destinations around the globe. Becoming a TEFL teacher is very fascinating, but you may find things a bit tricky when selecting the destination where you'd like to teach English overseas. To help you make the right decision, we've pulled together a few questions that will help you give you perspective on your options.
Mar 23, 2014
Classroom Management 5259 Views
Effective classroom management strategies can ensure a pleasant teaching environment for the entire year. Conversely, poor classroom management may lead to a difficult class and a year that drags on. These tips will get you well on your way to creating a positive environment in your classroom.
Post class rules
Students need to know what is expected of them from the very beginning. It is also useful to have visuals of the rules so that you can redirect small misbehavior problems by pointing at the appropriate rule poster. Since I have very little artistic talent I had my students create the posters for me. We went over the rules the first day of class and I had students each create a poster for two rules. We displayed all the posters for the first week. I later had the students vote on a single poster for each rule to leave up.
Students may occasionally break a rule. It is important that you have established a procedure for dealing with infractions. The consequences ...
Dec 14, 2009
Teaching 5256 Views
Communication between people who have a task to achieve is crucial. And what more important job is there than educating a child? It's a monumental undertaking, but fortunately, the efforts of a few improve exponentially when everyone is working together.
Aug 2, 2009
Lesson Planning 5248 Views
You hear snippets of student conversation in the hallways or perhaps during lessons. You chuckle with them or to yourself. Maybe you even make a comment to them that's agreeable. No doubt - this kind of scenario strengthens the teacher-student relationship and class dynamics.