If you are interested in the opportunity to teach English abroad but do not have experience teaching EFL (English as a Foreign Language), you will need to get a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification to make yourself marketable. There are two basic options:
Nov 16, 2009
Learning Methodology 4957 Views
Multi intelligence states that intelligence is the original biological potential of human-specific capabilities. This potential varies with experience, culture and the motive to understand the different ways.
Aug 1, 2013
Teaching Methodology 4955 Views
Overcoming negativity in a classroom in regards to achievement and behaviour can often be a problem that has many strands. For many years I struggled on the rung of being a good teacher, sometimes dipping into the holy waters of being an outstanding practitioner with no great consistency. One of the Eureka moments that improved my teaching and ability to influence a class was to understand Assessment for Learning (AFL). Too many times, buried in the back of a University lecture hall, I had been washed over by the myriad of equally intangible ways to assess a child; never really understanding the simple truths of effective assessment.
Effective assessment has many forms but I will proceed to share a lesson that steered me on a course of a simple truth in AFL. This simple truth tangibly propelled me a few rungs further up the ladder of being an effective teacher.
Imagine you walk into a teacher training course and the lecturer asks everyone in the room to draw a house. All the teachers, ...
If you have a choice of essay topics, then choose the one that is most interesting to you. If none of the topics interest you, then choose the topic that you think will be the easiest.
There are many different topics that form concepts as part of a course of study. When reading the list of essay questions/ topics you will know which one is the easiest and most interesting because it is the one that you remember after reading and found the easiest to read.
Analyse the essay topic's statement or question.
What are you required to do? Are you required to compare and contrast, explain, describe, argue or discuss. There are many of these types of verbs used in essay topic questions. You need to make sure you know what is required of each, because each one is different. If you don't know then ask your teacher to explain it to you. Ask for a sample essay or to see a past students essay.
Writing your essay.
There is no ONE way to write an essay. Everyone is different and every essay ...
Nov 20, 2009
Lesson Planning 4950 Views
Aside from the grade level, writing lesson plans generally follows a format much like the outline below. While different teachers - and curricula - alter the format somewhat, the basics are the same.
They say that travel broadens the mind. They're right. Teaching English abroad offers a world of opportunity and discovery.
Many native English speakers from abroad come to Thailand each year to teach English to Thai children and adults. Having done so myself I've compiled a number of tips to help you prepare for living in Thailand and teaching English to Thai people.
Dec 20, 2008
Young Learners 4933 Views
As a child I knew my place. I did not interrupt adults when they were talking, I said please and thank you, and I understood that as a child I could not confront adults. In some respects I kept my place out of fear and in others out of respect.
Feb 3, 2010
Classroom Management 4930 Views
This is the first in a series of eight articles about classroom management. In this segment, you will find basic classroom management strategies. Use these strategies to ensure that you avoid the classroom horror scene described in the paragraphs to follow.