When teaching ESL in China you will be inundated with job offers. Your contracted work, usually a training center, university or public school, is your bread and butter, providing consistent checks, housing and visa assistance to keep you legal. You will be hunted after, especially in smaller cities outside of Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, etc. Not a week goes by that I am not approached on the bus, in the street or through a friend of a friend for more job offers.
These jobs will often come in the form of ESL private tutoring. I have worked with children as young as four to university students preparing for a life in the United States. Before starting your side career ask yourself these five questions.
1. ARE YOU CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO FILL ONE OR TWO HOURS IN A ONE ON ONE SETTING?
You just got in Beijing two weeks ago, your killing it with Old McDonald song and you’ve been hearing about the foreigners making the big bucks doing the one on one. Before applying, ask yourself, are you ...
Oct 24, 2012
Learning Methodology 5077 Views
As children begin to approach the age of kindergarten, many parents begin to be concerned that the child is prepared for school. Educators have shared these same concerns throughout the years and have established some development theories that can aid parents in addressing their concerns. Educators will use those theories of development to understand the learning processes and to arrange their classroom and curriculum.
Jun 16, 2018
Teaching Methodology 5073 Views
Constructivism is simply an idea -- based upon scientific study and observation -- about just how folks learn. It claims that individuals construct their very own knowledge and understanding of the planet, through having small things and reflecting on all those experiences. When something brand new is encountered by us, we've to reconcile it with our prior experience and ideas, perhaps changing what we think, and perhaps discarding the brand new info as irrelevant. At any rate, we're active makers of the own knowledge of ours. To get this done, we should ask assess, explore, and question what we know.
In the classroom, the constructivist perspective of learning might point towards a variety of different coaching practices. In probably the most basic sense, it would mean encouraging pupils to work with established techniques (experiments, real world problem solving) to produce additional information and after that to focus on and discuss what they're engaging in and the way their ...
Jul 13, 2014
Learning Methodology 5069 Views
While many individuals may not know exactly how Montessori education works, it's quickly becoming more and more popular in the United States. There are thousands of schools in the country, and that number is growing fast.
This style of education was developed by the Italian physician and teacher Maria Montessori beginning in 1897. She studied pedagogy and educational theory at the University of Rome and applied this knowledge to her first classroom, which she opened in a basement apartment in Rome in 1907. The method was developed based on her work with and observation of children. She studied and wrote about educational methods for a variety of ages, from birth and the age of twenty four, and developed educational methods for children between the ages of zero and three, three and six, and six and twelve. The method spread fairly quickly to the United States but was not really utilized by educators in the United States until 1960.
A Montessori classroom has many different ...
There is quite the argument concerning the importance of education in life. You look at the people with education and they argue that without it, they wouldn't have gotten anywhere in life. Then you ask the successful people that don't have an education and they of course would argue in the opposite direction. These are just generalizations because not everyone in each group would argue in these directions but just as an example, this is one way that the debate can be started.
Aug 19, 2013
Teaching 5058 Views
Most high schools have a Mid-Semester Report sent out to parents to indicate to them how their child is progressing in each subject. It is usually compiled late in the term. Often, it is followed by a parent teacher evening that allows parents to discuss this report with the subject teacher.
This reporting process has its difficulties often related to getting to know your new students. Sometimes, this is caused by the shortness of Term One and the very busy schedule of activities necessary to get the new year underway.
Therefore, when it comes time to begin your First Term Mid-Semester Report you find yourself wondering which student belongs to a particular name. He/she is on your class list but try as you might you cannot put a face to the name. He/she has simply got 'under your radar'. Don't be alarmed. It usually happens in first year high school classes. You need to remember that you probably teach five classes consisting of up to 140 students that you need to get to know in a ...
Educational benefits of using poetry
Poetry could be used as a medium to teach language as it shows a path to teach basic language skills. Some of the educational benefits of using poetry are explained by Sarac:
Different viewpoint for language:
It broadens the seeing perspective of learner, as they begin to use language in a completely different way. The grammar used in poetry is different (it does not follow typical grammar rules) for example, incomplete sentences. The syntax is also different for example, in this verse "women and men both little and small; cared of anyone not at all" the structure of sentence does not follow typical grammar use. The vocabulary used is also different for example a word "no one" used in a poem does not belong to standard English vocabulary, but in the poem it gives the meaning poet wants to explain. A poet might use slangs and jargons in order to make his poetry more meaningful In this way learner catches a different viewpoint towards language by ...
Oct 14, 2008
Young Learners 5051 Views
I think everyone I knew as a child, including myself, would have been diagnosed with ADD. There were many afternoons my brother would come home with his clothes torn and his face bloodied as a result of a fight at school. No reports were filed. No police was called. No counselors or lawyers were consulted. Boys just punched each other, and no alarm bells sounded.
Characteristics that a teacher should have are patience, concern for others, love of children, persistence, listening skills, motivational, and a sense of humor. There are pros and cons in teaching.
Hello, in this short post we would like to share some experience we've had as TurksLearnEnglish.com teaching Turkish native speakers English. To date we've had a multitude of Turkish Adult students from all walks of life and we like to share some resources we've used with them outside of class.
Today, we look at how our Turkish students learning English can benefit from using an online thesaurus to improve writing and increase general vocabulary. We think this tool can be used for students from all cultures.
The thesaurus, in Turkish ‘eşanlamlılar sözlüğü‘, is one of the best tools available to improve your writing. Not only that, it’s also an productive way to increase the number of words you use actively in your daily speech.
The thesaurus, ‘a dictionary of words grouped together with similar meaning’, is familiar to any English speaker who has spent time writing essays in high school and beyond. The most famous thesaurus in the English language was compiled by Peter Mark Roget and ...