Aug 23, 2008
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3930 Views
The process of studying for IELTS can be overwhelming. It always is of great importance to one's future and the stakes are usually high. Among countless rules of IELTS it is easy to loose focus and begin drifting in the wrong direction, especially when you have nobody to guide you. This is the reason why people don't receive the score they really deserve. Here are the top 10 mistakes IELTS candidates make.
Mar 29, 2013
Learning Methodology 3929 Views
Developed by Italian educator and doctor Maria Montessori, the Montessori model of education is based on respect for a child's natural psychological development. It's estimated that there are more than 20,000 Montessori schools worldwide, with students ranging from infant age to eighteen years of age. A Montessori education emphasizes a child's social development as much as his or her academic development, and it aims to help a child build independence and practical skills within a supportive framework which respects each student's individual growth rates. Students are looked at as whole individuals.
by James Heywood and Kris Jagasia
When we chat with educators considering whether to take a leap and begin teaching online, we often hear reservations. Will my private students really get the same value in an online setting? Will they really want to pay my full private rate for online classes? We (TurksLearnEnglish.com) launched a site dedicated to conversation classes for Turkish speakers in May 2013. So far, we’ve found that the online experience can actually be more powerful than the in-person traditional English lesson. For any teachers humming and hawing whether to take their business online, we present to you five barriers that are removed when teaching online:
1: Kill the commute: As urbanization grows across the world, the commutes in many of the world’s largest cities can be hellish. Many students learning English as a second language are also young professionals working long hours. If a young professional leaves work at 6:00 pm they may not arrive to a centrally located language school until ...
Although you may not think you're linguistically-inclined, it is possible,with patient application, to become facile in any language within six to eight months. So how do you do this?
Dec 5, 2011
Teaching 3926 Views
Change is constant. Challenges are continuous. Reflections on both needs and results yield positive changes and consequences on the way one faces the future challenges. One of the predominant challenges experienced by many educational societies, institutions and organizations across the world is the need for evaluating and analyzing the impacts of temporal changes apropos in teaching methods and methodologies on teachers and students.
Jan 13, 2011
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3925 Views
There are many English language tests in the market and it can be difficult to decide which test is right for you. This article gives you a quick guide to the main English language tests available, what they are mainly used for, and how they are scored.
Jul 15, 2009
Writing 3924 Views
So you are busy in chalking out your plan, a full proof plan that includes every aspect of your professional and personal life, but there is one consistent problem and it turns its head now and then, creating trouble in your plan and it is time or I should say lack of time.
Dynamics of Advanced Classes:
Advanced courses often have more diversity, with students from a variety of countries. They often have higher levels of literacy, and they aspire to much more academically. Advanced students are usually more autonomous (self-governing) learners.
Some advanced learners are accustomed to learning grammar as it's integrated into a communication-focused curriculum. If they've learned early levels of English through a grammar-translation approach, they have probably gained listening and speaking skills along the way. If that's the case, they are highly aware of the need for a continued focus on listening and speaking. Also, they might have a concern for accent reduction if people have difficulty understanding them. Advanced students are particularly interested in the natural flow in speaking fluency.
A primary difference in the advanced student and the lower-level student is that the advanced student can recognize the difference in issues related to the sound ...
Parsing English sentences is a great way to learn about English grammar, and to master practical skills.
Here are some steps to practise parsing.
(1) Find the verbs, determine whether they are Active (Action of Verb) or Passive (Received action of Verb).
(2) Locate auxiliary (or helping) verbs.
(3) Identify tense of verb--(Past, present, or future).
(4) Identify subordinate clauses, and their tense.
(5) Determine the basic elements of each sentence.
(6) Identify subject of sentence--what is the sentence discussing?
(7) What type of sentence is it? Is it a statement, question, exclamation, command (imperative).
Elements of Grammar:
(1) Verbs, auxiliary verbs.
(2) Nouns, (common, proper, abstract, collective).
(3) Adjectives--describe nouns.
(4) Adverbs--qualify verbs,
(5) Conjunctions--joining words. (and, but, nor).
(6) Articles--qualify nouns. (the, that, a, an, this, that).
(7) Pronouns--used in place of nouns/pronouns. (I, you, he/she/it, we, they).
(8) Preposition--Modify nouns. ...
Sep 10, 2011
Classroom Management 3914 Views
I've never been a particularly fearsome teacher in spite of occasional temper tantrums in the classroom. The only results they achieved, though, were that awkward silence and underlying resentment from those who deserved the blast and the fearful, confused disappointment from those who were innocent. The fun part is where you try to continue with the lesson as if nothing had happened. There's nowhere to hide when you're in front of a class full of teenagers.