Articles for Teachers

Why We Need Music -- Richard Flowers
Why We Need Music By Richard K Flowers “Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body.” William Shakespeare ...

So, you want to teach English in Vietnam..... -- Peter Goudge, Australia-Vietnam School of English (AVSE)
The Vietnamese Government is very focused on improving the quality of English language teaching across the country. Unlike a number of countries in South-East Asia - Indonesia, the Philippines and ...

Different Ways for ESL Educators to Utilize Social Media in the Classroom -- Leon Harris
America as we know it today is a country created by immigrant populations. As such, it is not that surprising to find students at every grade level for whom English is not a first language. With many ...

World Views and the Meaning of Words -- Dr. Turnoi Turjakuunnen
This article is on worldviews and how different worldviews affect translation. I have used Bible Translation as an example because here I have the most data available. Bible translation is a part of ...

Advice for new teachers organising school trips for students -- Andrea Devon
School trips abroad have become part and parcel of the academic year for many educational institutions around the UK. However, for new teachers, the idea of planning for a trip can be daunting. Here, ...

Pachelbel On Ice -- Clair Lasater
Copyrte, Clair Lasater, Ph. D. -- Words 187. Pachelbel on Ice I use the best strings version I’ve heard, of Pachelbels Kanon, to set the mood for the first class, and every class, of each semester. ...

Teaching English In China's Colleges..What To Expect And What To Do ! -- kenneth bostian
INTRODUCTION _____TEACHING ENGLISH IN CHINA'S COLLEGES Hello ! If you are reading this you are in a special place or time in your life and you are thinking about or are ready and willing to make ...

H-1B visas and work restrictions: As Numbers of Foreign Masters Students Continue to Rise, Opportunities for Graduates Limited by Visas -- Valerie Harris
More and more international students are looking to the U.S. as a source of top-notch education, as Valerie Harris states in the next posting -- but they often want to stay and work in the country, ...

Tips to start class for bigginner learners as ESL -- Fatima Abu karsh
Points to Remember: Smile! S-p-ea-k s-l-ooooow-ly and distinctly. Use hand signals and body language. Repetition is not boring. In contrast, sometimes it attract more attention and students will ...

Non-Native English Teachers -- Dr. Khalid Al-Seghayer
A Strong Case Can Be Made for Non-Native English Teachers The profession of English as a second/foreign language does not seem to fully accept non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) in the ...

Phonics for young learners -- Naomi Simmons
What is phonics and why will it help my child with English? by Naomi Simmons Most modern English courses for children include phonics lessons. This can be very confusing if you learned English a ...

Lesson Plans for a Child With Autism -- Rebecca DeLuccia-Reinstein
Lesson plans for a child with autism are centered on breaking down an all-inclusive program of study into smaller components. Repetition of each stage is absolutely necessary until the skill is ...

ESL Teacher Development -- Pamela Ann Ludwig
Being an effective teacher of English as a Second Language requires specialized training in the areas of practical language ability, teaching skills and lesson plan development. Beginning teachers ...

What Are the Duties of ESL Lab Aides? -- Maribeth Pugh
ESL lab aides are essential for preparing English Language learners to fluently speak and write the English language. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one of every five U.S. citizens speaks a ...

ESL Teaching Methodology -- Stephanie Crumley Hill
English is a difficult language to learn. Even native speakers can have trouble with its many grammar rules and exceptions. Choosing a teaching methodology will make the process of teaching English ...

ESL Classroom Types -- Victoria Thompson
The English as a Second Language classroom provides various learning opportunities to support the needs of the student. The ESL teacher has flexible modes of teaching; she may instruct within the ...

Approved School Games -- Ricky Durrance
These days the majority of schools in the United States have access to computers, which, if used correctly, can bring significant benefits to schoolchildren. One way to use these computers is to ...

How to Apply to English Doctoral Programs -- Collaborator
Applying to any doctoral program is a rigorous process. Preparing to score well on your GRE's is important, of course, but it is only the last of several steps. If you decide that deep study of ...

How to Motivate Children to Learn -- Karen Hollowell
Motivating children seems daunting for today's teachers--who compete with the Internet, video games and countless other electronic gadgets for kids' attention. However, by using fun and ...

The Challenges of Teaching English As a Second Language -- Aaron Whirl
Teaching is a difficult profession regardless of the particular subject taught. But there are some particular challenges that come with teaching ESL that make this among the most uniquely difficult ...

Things You Need To Know To Be A Virtual ESL Teacher -- Tamara Lehmann
Here are things you need to know before you get a job as a Home Based or Virtual ESL Teacher: 1. First of all, you need a Skype A lot of people use this as a source of communication over the ...

The Many Benefits of Education Lesson Plans -- Tom McFay
Students and teachers across the country know the benefits of education lesson plans each day. Regardless of the subject you teach, lesson plans are ideal for creating order and keeping your tasks ...

ESL Teacher Duties -- Joel Barnard
For students to learn most effectively in an English as a Second Language course, they need a teacher who they respect professionally. Carrying out the most basic of ESL teacher duties goes a long ...

Incorporating Animation in Kids Education -- Anthony Miller
We have come a long way in the past decades regarding our knowledge, experience, and thoughts on the potential of information technology for enhancing young children's development. The world in ...

How to Teach ESL Students How to Deal With Test Anxiety -- Collaborator
Test anxiety is a common reality for all students. However, ESL students have to deal with the anxiety of taking a test while under the duress of learning a second language. Teaching test-taking tips ...

Challenges in Teaching ESL Students -- Nadine Smith
Teaching ESL students poses many challenges for instructors. ESL teachers deliver course content in a language that their students may only grasp at a beginner level. Students from a range of ...

Theories Of Learning English -- ULearn
Methods Around the turn of the century much of Europe entered into a fervor about new political theories. They turned to Socialism and Communism and Democracy and Fascism as models of how to run ...

Advantages Of Having Private Tutors For Your Child -- Al Terry
Students who feel that their performance levels are affected because of lack of individual attention by private tuition agencies can now avail themselves of the services of private tutors. The United ...

Compelling Reasons For Homeschooling -- All Homeschooling
People choose the option of homeschooling their children for a variety of reasons. For many years, homeschooling was the purview of those families who lived in rural areas and found the cost and/or ...

The Development Of English As The World's Predominant Language -- Michael Bayman
The ability to communicate in English will help you in most countries. Based on researchers, English is the language that has been spoken and learnt more than any other languages across the globe. ...

The Objectives, Pros And Cons Of A Language Immersion Program -- Paul A Clark
Language immersion programs are an active part of each and every language course. In this technique, the language to be learned or the target language is made the mode of instruction. Thus, here the ...

Flawless English Grammar At All Times With Subliminal Language Learning -- Nelson Berry
English may be the universal language, but don’t you ever wonder why even native English speakers still make grammatical mistakes from time to time? Some native speakers don’t even have a clear ...

How To Improve Student-teacher Interaction In A Language Class -- Michael G. Hines
The classroom is a social construct that is designed to facilitate learning. While learning can occur even when the only active participant is the student--as is the case when a person is reading a ...

How To Infuse Energy Into Your English Language Class -- Michael G. Hines
Well-motivated students learn better. This fact has been well-established for years and has compelled educators to develop different motivational techniques to improve learning outcomes in ...

How to Foster Extrinsic Motivation -- Samantha Volz
Motivating students has been a goal for teachers for generations, and it unfortunately has eluded them at times. In the second edition of his textbook "Educational Pyschology," psychologist John W. ...

How to Write a School Curriculum -- Grant McKenzie
When people think about school curriculum, they tend to think about lesson plans. Lesson plans should be used as a guide on how to deliver the curriculum that has been developed. Before a lesson plan ...

Facts About Children Learning Spanish: Skills used in learning Spanish trasfer over to English -- Stephen Saylor
Childhood is a great time to start learning a foreign language. Children have a playful, inquisitive and fun loving nature, which makes it easier to acquire a second language. Once they reach ...

Language Development in Pre-K ESL Students -- Katlyn Joy
While often misunderstood in communities where the majority of children grow up with just one language, bilingualism is actually an advantage for children. According to the Center for Applied ...

School Violence & How it Affects Teachers -- Lauren Romano
School violence does not just affect students, it affects teachers as well. Teachers are on the front lines at their school, so they have a responsibility to make sure the students are safe in ...
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