by Magnus Leven and Mark C. H. Lee
Have you ever thought of teaching abroad? If you are a native English speaker it could mean an incredible experience alongside earning a decent income with it.
For many, traveling and working abroad is a dream that will never be fulfilled. However, if you have a real passion for travel and are up for a challenge, you can turn this dream into a reality. There are many opportunities available for individuals who wish to teach abroad. All you need to know is how to take advantage of them. Follow these easy steps and you could find yourself teaching overseas quickly.
Teaching English, like writing, is one of those occupations that people consider a fall-back option. In countries where English is not a native language, there is great demand for good English teachers. In places like these, it's quite common to hear unemployed graduates, new retirees or unhappy office workers saying, "Well, I could always teach English...", but is proficiency in English all it takes to be a good ESL instructor?
by Dr. Robert W. F. Taylor
English can be very difficult to learn and there are many reasons for that. First of all, let's look at where the English language comes from: Latin, Greek, Norse, Germanic tribes (Saxony, e.g.), French (Norman), and many others. In days of yore in Britain where English started, there were the Angles (a tribal people)...thus Anglish which became English. However, the Angles had originally crossed the Channel from Germany as did the Saxons. Brittany is in France just across the English Channel and many of those folks found their way across the water...hence the modernization of the word Britain. Language input also came from the Picts and Celts (Scotland). As all of these languages and dialects came together, you can imagine the different spellings, pronunciation and phraseology that developed. Into modern day English.
Going to teach in the Middle East can be an amazing and rewarding experience. You'll get to experience new and exciting cultures, make friends with people you might never otherwise meet, and you also get to take advantage of the travel opportunities. Before you quit your job and pack up your home, however, consider these three things.
Teaching Techniques and Classroom Management
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.
Teaching English has become a popular way for native speakers to see the world and earn a living at the same time, but it's not exactly easy! If you've never taught before, you might not be sure how to start. When you're trying to teach English to non-native speakers, watch your idioms, slow down your speech patterns and use basic vocabulary that's easy to understand to help your students become successful. Lastly, don't forget about classroom management! Even if you're teaching adults, it's important that you have adequate classroom management skills so that your class isn't running the show.
Watch The Idioms When You're Trying To Teach English
When you're a teacher, it's vital that you watch what you say carefully. Saying things like 'It's time to hit the books,' or 'This homework should be a piece of cake' will likely be met with some serious confusion. Do you really want your class to slap their textbooks or bring you a piece of cake the next day? If not, it's important to watch ...
The advantages of TESOL for the teachers of English language are numerous. What makes the course a multi-benefit program? The course itself is a mega bonus to the teachers and apart from that the coaches who impart the knowledge to the enrolled candidates are highly knowledgeable. They have the experience of teaching the non-English speakers. With practical knowledge of teaching English to a multi-national class, they are in the best position to train the others for the same. Whether it is teaching tactics or classroom activities they keep the training sessions inclusive of entire strategies concerning English language teaching. The course accompanies sufficient resources which are delivered to the candidates through a proper support system.
Provision of Practical and Relevant Methods and Tactics
TESOL course is designed to prepare the teachers for teaching non-speakers with accurate technicalities and skills that are of main use in a class room. The experience and dedication of the ...
Planning a grammar lesson for a TESOL / TEFL class is something that many new teachers find very difficult and this article is designed to offer some advice. Here we are focusing our attention on lessons where the focus is grammar as teachers often find this most difficult of all.
1. The first thing to say is that lesson planning is very important whether a teacher is newly trained or experienced. It is true that an experienced teacher may not need to do as much preparation on a day-to-day basis as a newly trained teacher but, nevertheless, it is important that every lesson is prepared with care.
2. When planning a grammar lesson try to embed the grammar in a typical situation so that the new language is easier for the students to understand. For example, if you have a class of adults you could build your lesson around having a car serviced in a garage to introduce or practise the Present Perfect tense. In the course of your lesson, sentences like this could naturally arise. They've ...