Feb 14, 2009
Reading 2479 Views
There is hardly anything better than reading to open the doors to the entire universe of experiences. Parents can hardly give a child for the long run anything more valuable than an appreciation of reading. It is even better for the parent to show a genuine love of reading and expresses this while teaching the child to learn to read.
Anyone who moves out of their native homeland can encounter many obstacles that will make starting out fresh a very difficult process. The cultural differences alone between two neighboring countries can be like that of night and day, but there are few barriers more difficult to break down than the language barrier.
Feb 11, 2009
Teaching Methodology 5940 Views
Your students are deathly afraid of making mistakes and looking stupid in front of their peers. Failure hurts...especially at school...especially in front of their friends. Were you ever humiliated in front of your classmates? I was. It still hurts!
Today learning English language is very important, not to say really essential. Once children started learning English just since the junior high, today everything is different.
Feb 5, 2009
Grammar 3010 Views
Grammar is one of the most essential things you should know when you learn to write proper English. It deals with the forms and structures of words and sentences. You should know the proper usage of such words. The best way to learn English grammar is not by using the dictionary but by using English grammar books.
Feb 2, 2009
Teaching 5269 Views
Our educators aren't very good at raising SAT scores, increasing literacy, or spreading knowledge. But they are world-class at making excuses.
Feb 2, 2009
Speaking/Listening 3333 Views
For the past several decades, parents and teachers have labored to teach children to read by helping them to learn the sounds of each letter and sounding them out to form words. The overall method is generally referred to as "phonics." Unfortunately, the term "phonics" has mistakenly become a ubiquitous term meaning "the study of all letter sounds."
Jan 31, 2009
Teaching Methodology 5617 Views
This is a short follow-up to a previous article on the viability of virtual worlds as language learning/teaching platforms, in specific Second Life. Focus here is the use of SL (Second Life) as a component of blended learning.
Jan 28, 2009
Learning Methodology 3848 Views
Investigates links between debased language and failed education policies.
English teachers should cultivate student curiosity and nudge them to become autotelic - or self-directed. The author, an English professor in Los Angeles, suggests a few simple techniques that gently push students to take more responsibility for their own development as English language learners.