Aug 24, 2008
Young Learners 4554 Views
Back in 1983, I was hired to teach English in rural northern Japan. I had no experience teaching, and didn't speak a work of Japanese. No matter-I had the requisite four-year college degree and a thirst for adventure.
Oct 20, 2008
Classroom Management 4550 Views
An effective classroom organization plan means utilizing classroom management techniques all throughout the lesson in order to maintain a consistent learning atmosphere. Such techniques involve focusing on the whole class, rather than on individual students and their behavior.
While you're learning English as your second language, you should know that there are millions like you trying to understand the complexities of the language, such as: irregular verbs and their applications, the difference between many and much, trying to pronounce the group of consonants TH to sound as natural as possible. You're not alone! Yes, there are more millions people across the world trying to learn English and around 1.5 billion people who already speak the English language.
Mar 4, 2010
Grammar 4547 Views
Here are some instant lesson ideas that you can use to teach your primary/elementary students adjectives. They will compliment your printed worksheets or grammar workbooks. You can use them as introductory or extension activities.
Feb 8, 2010
Classroom Management 4546 Views
Every teacher can name him--that one student who sky rockets your blood pressure and sends steam whistling out of your ears. Each time Jimmy falls to the floor kicking and screaming, you gulp back your aggravation. Each time Marcia jumps up from her desk and skips around the room, your close your eyes and count to ten.
Sep 28, 2011
Classroom Management 4545 Views
In order to get students to follow your instructions and stay on task, you need to instruct them in specific ways that will achieve the results you want. Students need very structured and clear boundaries and guidelines in order for them to undoubtedly know what is expected of them. As soon as instructions become laidback, chaos will soon follow.
Students need a role play in which answers are unknown to their conversation partner, regardless of how well they might know each other. The problem, however, is that a role play often takes too much time to create, set up, explain and initiate in class.
Jul 14, 2010
Classroom Management 4538 Views
Adults should set the terms when dealing with kids' behaviour... Ok, I know that sounds pretty obvious. Adults usually think they are setting the terms on kids' behaviour but the reality is often very different... Let me offer an example of what often happens... This example concerns yet other kid who has been presenting major problems in school and at home for years..
"You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself." Galileo Galilei
Mass media forms thrive today. As development show itself scientifically, students experience various media forms through technologies. These flourishing materials shouldn't be ignored; it is the role of ESL teachers to keep abreast with the present day coinciding language instructions to mass media forms as springboards of originally planned language tasks in attuning the interests of students that the real- world situation is constantly exposing them. There exist a one- to- one correspondence between technology and the mass media. As technology rises, mass media develops several forms that can be activated as operative materials in intellectually influencing interested individuals. To be able to discover these materials' educational potentials, teachers need to discover the essence of media literacy by evaluating their viability, themselves.
Environmental changes influence learners ...
Nov 26, 2008
Pronunciation/Phonics 4536 Views
A useful way for EFL teachers in Japan to help rid their students of that "katakana" pronunciation.