Jul 18, 2010
Pronunciation/Phonics 8356 Views
There are several factors that underlie the effective teaching of pronunciation such as age, exposure to the target language, prior second language instruction, aptitude, attitude and motivation. Age in particular plays an important role in acquiring a native-like accent in second language acquisition.
What is modeling? Although some of you may be thinking that it is the act of walking down a runway in New York City, London, or Rome in order to show new clothing designs, the type of modeling that will be discussed here is quite different.
Modeling is a term used in psychology that means to demonstrate or show a correct behavior so that another person can imitate or reproduce the behavior. In ESL, conversation teachers strive to induce students to follow their verbal cues to the letter when teaching new words or sentences.
Everyone is a Parrot
Some years ago, when I was learning to speak Portuguese during those first days, weeks, and months, I used to hear the word "papagaio" and then laughter directed toward me. Well, because I couldn´t understand what was being said, I asked my wife the meaning of "papagaio". She said that it meant parrot, because I only repeated what I heard others say.
Of course, my first reaction was to be offended, but then after thinking about ...
Somewhere between scholarly studies of how people learn and the frontline experience of teaching, the issue of how TEFL/ESL learners actually acquire and keep language is confronted in activity design. Language practice activities come in many forms...
Aug 12, 2008
Teaching Methodology 8145 Views
What is the relationship between Memory and Attention in the classroom? As a teacher, it is important to maintain the child's attention, but does memory have a co-existence in this field? Attention is seen as being important because, "we do not pay close attention to much of the information to which we are exposed, typically only scant mental processing takes place, and we forget new material almost immediately".
The Productive Skills - Speaking
Bilingual education has become very popular lately, with perhaps the most compelling reason for bilingual education being the concept of equality of education in our country. How is it possible for someone to obtain a great education when he or she doesn't fully understand the language the lessons are being taught in? Isn't that student going to become a second-class citizen?
Hiring Practices, Class Allocation and Color Politics
Oct 21, 2009
Lesson Planning 7758 Views
This article describes the process of using consciousness-raising activities in your classroom, and gives a rationale for their use for all levels, particular in EFL.
As an ESL teacher, you have a keen interest in helping your students to advance their English language skills. You already have your training, talent and experience and, now, you're looking for a few helpful hints and resources that you can draw upon to make the most of your ESL training programs. Here is a list of helpful tips on how to succeed as an ESL teacher. Give yourself a check mark for each of the following things that you are already doing.
Using the Experiential Learning Cycle as a framework for training TESOL teachers can have many positive outcomes including on the confidence and competence of each individual participant. The stages of the ELC framework are explored along with its benefits.