Aug 23, 2008
Pronunciation/Phonics 4793 Views
The voiced and unvoiced consonants. In this section we will try to clarify the difference between the voiced consonants and the unvoiced consonants. If you want to master English pronunciation you have to able to distinguish between these two types of consonants.
Mar 27, 2012
Young Learners 4792 Views
Games are a natural way for children to communicate in any language. When they get absorbed in a game, they lose inhibitions about speaking up and even the shyest child is usually happy to shout out the answer. For this reason, games are an ideal way to help your child to practise a foreign language too.
Aug 12, 2008
Lesson Planning 4791 Views
How often have you, a preschool (or home/family day care) teacher, been in this situation? Your preschoolers have gone for the day; the collages they made today are on display; and you're ready to leave. You're a great preschool teacher - tomorrow's lesson plan is done. You've got a great preschool game and activity for your circle time.
Jan 14, 2010
Lesson Planning 4789 Views
This article is informative about that usefulness of being prepared. Being prepared when it comes to school is a better use of time.
Do you face difficulty in learning English? Do you keep saying to yourself “I could do much better if only if could improve my English language.”? If you have answered YES then certainly you will be looking for a solution for the same so that you can free yourself from the shackles of poor English. Here, in this article, we have explained some of the commonest problems which many of the learners across the globe face and some ways too which can make it easier for you to enhance your language in a simple but effective way.
Vocabulary is the number of words which a language knower knows. If you are the one who knows more number of words then naturally you will have no problem to express yourself, no matter what the situation is. But, if you are someone who knows just a few of the basic words then falling short of speech or the problem of trying to find the right word to express the situation or to continue the talk would occur. Therefore, try to focus more ...
Aug 21, 2011
Speaking/Listening 4787 Views
There are many countries around the world that are beginning to place a higher priority on learning English. Independent English teaching companies are springing up around the world rapidly, and it is difficult to live in a foreign city without seeing a number of English schools and companies. ...
Countless teaching and school administration professionals dream of traveling overseas to offer their skills and expertise to help make the world a better place. Teaching overseas is a perfect example. Economic growth and a commitment to education mean that the demand for qualified education professionals continues to rise.
May 4, 2009
Young Learners 4777 Views
People often joke that when a person has bad handwriting they must be a doctor. Handwriting is still an important part of our everyday lives. Even though as adults we spend a lot of time typing on a computer for work and less time writing things down doesn't mean we should neglect the basic skills.
Feb 8, 2016
Classroom Management 4776 Views
The 21st century classroom should be an environment of student-centered spaces. Good-bye desks! Good-bye front of the room where the teacher stands and the students watch. Hello, change!
This is not a new concept, in the early 1900's Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, educator and innovator, established her well-known educational method. As a psychiatrist, with an interest in education she approached this method with the awareness that children will learn what they need to on their own. This makes sense, if you think about it on an instinctual level, in order to survive, learning is essential. And failure is our best teacher.
Our pupils need a space that is set up to enhance their learning, not meet our teaching demands. But what about the demands they place on the teacher to have every child meeting every learning standard by whatever date they deem necessary? I've never met a teacher that agrees with this demand. However, I see classroom teachers scrambling to cram in this ...
Jun 27, 2016
Teaching Methodology 4757 Views
The following reflection on education is inspired by the work of Paulo Freire, an educator I greatly admire, as a fellow pedagogue and human rights advocate.
This Brazilian educator postulated a different kind of learning experience would be a key factor to liberate the oppressed rural masses from the control of the oppressor's education system. He viewed this system as perpetuating their servile and subservient condition.
According to Freire, the simple truth was that the education of the "oppressed" and the education of the "oppressor" should not be the same, as their experiences of everyday life were not rooted in the same tangible reality.
He believed, as I do, that Education must reflect the reality of the learner, if not, it won't come from a place of significance, it won't be a source of empowerment, and belonging.
In his book, La Pedagogia del Oprimido, (the pedagogy of the oppressed) Freire talks about literacy as the path for people to find their own humanity and be able to ...