Aug 16, 2008
Career Development 9377 Views
I wanted to talk about interviewing from both perspectives which are that of the ESL/EFL teacher looking for a new teaching job and that from the ESL/EFL school looking for a new teacher to fill their available teaching position. Keep in mind that this is just my advice and opinion on the matter. You should decide what you find useful and what does or doesn't work for you.
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.
Jul 22, 2013
Writing 9116 Views
What is a comparison essay?
A comparison essay (or a Compare and Contrast essay) is used to critically analyze any two subjects, finding and pointing out their similarities and/or dissimilarities.
Depending on your assignment, such essays can be comparative only (looking only at similarities), contrasting only (pointing out the differences) or both comparative and contrasting.
Below you will find specific instructions on how to write a comparison essay on any topic, which is well written and will have a good chance to get a high grade.
A comparison essay can have two patterns: point-by-point (or "alternating") pattern and subject-by-subject (or "block") pattern.
Alternating pattern is also known as "point-by-point comparison".
This mode of comparison will result in your essay having 5 paragraphs.
In it, you will need to consecutively compare and contrast each of the similarities and differences in the given subjects:
In the introduction you state your thesis.
Jul 18, 2010
Pronunciation/Phonics 9105 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.
Why are some students successful with learning languages and others struggle? Successful language learners tend to have four common characteristics.
Nov 7, 2008
Teaching Methodology 9042 Views
In recent years, language teaching has focused on the learning process rather than the teaching of the language. The emphasis is not only on linguistic competence of the language learners but also on the development of their communicative ability. In order to develop the learners' communicative ability, the teacher needs to create a scenario to teach the target language in a vibrant, active and interesting manner.
Mar 9, 2013
Reading 9017 Views
Reading development can be broken down into two major stages: Learning to read and reading to learn. Learning to read involves mastering the sound structure of spoken language, understanding the alphabetic principle, decoding words, and becoming fluent. Once readers begin to become fluent the cognitive demands of reading shift from trying to decipher sound-symbol relationships and decoding words to comprehension, understanding another or multiple points of view about a topic, and gaining knowledge.
This articles challenges the preconception that English-only is the best way to teach. I will give reasons why you should use the L1, and give suggestions on how to use it in class to both save time and increase learning.
When a school searches for a new teacher for an open teaching position, they already have an image of the teacher they want. Every school has certain qualities they feel a teacher must have to be successful. Those qualities can be many things depending on the needs and location of the school. While the qualities that each school considers important may vary, there are usually shared qualities that all schools would consider important to the job.
In this paper an attempt will be made to briefly deal with the notion of communication, communicative language teaching, its implications for teaching reading. To achieve this goal, we shall look at the reading process from a communicative angle within the framework of discourse.