Jan 14, 2012
Learning Methodology 3820 Views
This article is written with the intent of fostering more effective written and verbal communication. Are you reflecting (thinking) right now about the degree of validity and accuracy of the pattern of thinking shared in the first sentence? If so, then you are engaged in critical thinking!
Have you ever read a note or letter that contained words, words, and more words but no punctuation? Well, I'm glad to say that I have, and I'm certain I used to before I learned English Grammar and Punctuation. While working with an English Language Learner (ELL) student some years back I remember asking the student to write a paragraph in English, the handwriting was beautiful and legible, however, there was not a single punctuation mark.
As an adult English language Learner, one of the greatest teaching tools my teachers used in helping me understand the language was with the use of examples. In this article I'd like to share the reasons examples are used and the benefits examples provide when learning the English Language.
Jan 14, 2012
Other 2782 Views
Are we deliberately trying to set ourselves up as the country that is becoming a nation of morons? I just read a very disturbing article written by a teenager who says, "According to guidelines endorsed by the National Education Association (NEA), a student should be assigned no more than 10 minutes per grade level per night. To say that I read this article with my jaw hanging open is probably the understatement of the century.
Teaching overseas is a rewarding experience, no matter which country you're in. Although many teachers have great success working in Asian and European countries, many others prefer the culture that comes with finding teaching jobs in the Middle East. While this region is thought to be full of strife and tension, companies that hire teachers to teach English typically work in safe cities that are friendly to foreigners.
Jan 10, 2012
Other 3022 Views
Every parent across the United Kingdom strive to help provide their children with the very best in education. Being able to send your children to schools that can help build skills and attributes that can be carried on through to higher education and later in life is every parents wish. But ...
Jan 10, 2012
Other 3000 Views
Students are the building blocks that give shape and strength to the nation's progressive future. We have seen in the past that any great revolution; whether it is the Indian revolution or the Russian revolution, all were convinced by the young, ignited and educated minds. It is unfortunate that many educational institutes do not consider students as humans; they consider them as machines that need to be programmed in a certain manner. Their approach is never Student-centric.
Jan 9, 2012
Young Learners 4159 Views
Student learning time increases when children understand the difference between tattling and reporting. Yet, children's observations can help teachers know what is happening when they are not present or when their attention is elsewhere. Allowing students an opportunity to share their serious concerns is a necessary component of a positive school environment.
Jan 9, 2012
Career Development 3303 Views
The IELTS English Examination (International English Language Testing System) is the most widely used English test in the world. There are two streams: Academic and General Training consisting of four papers each: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.
According to Franz Boas, the socio-cultural context within which a speech community thrives and upon which its collective preferences and linguistic prejudices are established should be considered only as a "secondary rationalization" and should be relegated below the more important aspect of studying the inherent dynamics of the language itself. In the process, Boas developed an alternative linguistic model where race, language, and culture may be separated from-and can function independently of-each other.