Jan 6, 2009
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 4124 Views
A prominent newspaper columnist who writes about the IELTS Examination and answers readers' questions about it recently responded to a query from a Thai student who asked how he could boost his IELTS band score in a hurry.
Jul 26, 2013
Learning Methodology 4123 Views
The complexity of any issue or problem arising from your studies can only be dealt with by formulating questions to delve into this complexity; to clarify each and every factor that bears on the issue or problem.
Only when we become fully aware of these factors and how they impinge on an issue can we, as reasoning individuals, produce judgments that are rational and that stand up to scrutiny.
Reasoned judgments based upon pertinent factors are not merely opinions; rather, they are what we term 'considered opinions' - that is to say they are opinions based upon reason, which is itself based upon the factors we have considered and used to formulate our judgment.
Of course, in our daily lives we are continually forced to make reasoned judgments, based upon our knowledge of the factors that are connected to what we are deciding. Most of the time, our knowledge is limited; we do not have perfect information, or the total amount of information on any given topic, and yet we still make ...
Jun 27, 2016
Other 4123 Views
We understand the title might not sound right to some. After all, the general belief is that education is extremely important and a must in today's world. So how can anyone even question its importance?
Well, as always, there seems to be many misconceptions about the importance of education. While everyone, ranging from the poor people living on streets to the ultra rich believes that education is a must in the modern world, many seem to be mistaking education for something that simply involves getting good grades.
A very detailed example explaining the current situation
Confused? Let us explain. Assume you're given a book that has a lot of highly complicated and extremely difficult-to-understand information about the planets of our solar system. Though you find it extremely boring, you try reading and understanding the information simply because you're told that you will be made to take a test and based on the results, offered a reward.
So you try your best to learn and remember as ...
Oct 22, 2008
Young Learners 4120 Views
Children learn new languages very easily, almost too easily. Most adults find foreign languages quite difficult. They must toil and struggle and put in long hours of hard work to make even small gains in their ability in a new language. But a child seems to just pick it up out of thin air. To a child, it is all play and no work. And, to make it even more frustrating for the adult learner, the results of a child's language play are superior to the results of an adult's language struggle.
Jun 11, 2011
Young Learners 4120 Views
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Language, Literacy and Communication Learning Outcomes are designed to encourage the development of fluent communication through speech and to begin familiarising children with the written word to encourage early literacy. Children need a working knowledge of the structure of language and a fairly wide vocabulary in order to be able to make sense of the written word.
Jun 28, 2015
Lesson Planning 4118 Views
Jobs are increasingly hard to get nowadays, you might have students that have gone through the expected route of getting an education, graduated with a degree and now have to deal with the frustration of not being able to secure their dream job. Several pieces of research from various channels shows that an increasing number of students are not getting job offers upon graduation.
So what is the solution if graduates are not able to get jobs upon graduation, the old formula seems to work less efficiently than it used to in the past which included getting an education, then get a job, rise through the ranks and finally retire with a sizeable pension.
How do we train and equip students going through these changes. We need to rethink the way that children are being trained today and what the expectation or end goal of getting an Education is. For one the focus needs to change from getting a job to rather being able to earn a living. Earning a living means getting paid or earning wages in ...
If you already have a little knowledge of the English language, you might consider moving up your proficiency level from beginner to mastering the language. Learning the language is difficult. What more mastering it?
Discipline problems usually occur when students are faced with a complicated task and don't know what to do. Teachers can offset a majority of discipline related issues by monitoring how well their students absorb the information. You want to engage your English language learners (ELLs) so they are constantly on-task even if they don't know a lot of English.
Aug 20, 2008
E-Learning/CALL 4115 Views
The effectiveness of online educational resources depends heavily on the context they are used in. However, there are also some basic criteria that should be fulfilled. Here are some important questions to ask when evaluating online educational resources.
Aug 1, 2009
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 4115 Views
So you're preparing for the IELTS? Here are the most useful tips which can help you get a good score: