ESL Education

When it comes to providing the best possible ESL education, it's important to take a comprehensive approach to learning. The last thing you want to do is provide a student with the tools he needs to understand the English language, and then forget to provide a structured environment for continuous growth.

When it comes to teaching English to younger students, it's important to consider the family dynamic. If a student is currently living in a home where a language other than English is spoken, it's a good idea to involve parents, family members and peers in the curriculum. While the native language should remain a large part of social and cultural development, it is still important to practice and use the English skills learned in a structured learning environment.

Some public ESL programs actually offer classes for students and parents. These classes provide families with a chance to learn the language together in a safe and nurturing environment. Parents reap the benefits of observing their children in their educational environments, and the development of English skills helps to bring families closer together with newfound communication skills. If public schools in your area don't provide adult education or family education programs, you might want to check with your state Department of Education. The Department of Education should be able to provide you with a listing for free or low cost classes in your area.

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State: English Language Arts, math standardized test scores up slightly
Scores on state tests in English Language Arts and math are inching up, both on the Island and across the state, even as the number of students participating in those exams grows. State education ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:06:00 GMT

Leadership and Management Institute and IDP Education Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony
SINGAPORE, Aug. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IDP Education ("IDP"), a proud co-owner of the IELTS (International English Learning Testing System), a globally available and recognised language ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:39:00 GMT

Less Than Half NYC Kids At Grade Level For English, Math
Both rates are up from last year, when 46.7 percent of kids met the English standards and 42.7 met the math standards. But the numbers suggest the city's Department of Education still has a long ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:44:00 GMT

Peter Adams: Developmental education critical for underprepared students
Unfortunately, developmental education is not one of the highest ... Graduate programs in English seldom include any courses in how to teach developmental writing. Several of the major accrediting ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:15:00 GMT

Ghana: Parents Urged to Use Local Language As Foundation for English Language Proficiency
The Municipal Director of Education for La Dadekotopon Municipal ... to satisfy the desire for their children to speak fluent English Language. She said the ability of a child to speak and ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Aug 2019 04:57:00 GMT

More \'engaging\' texts added to English literature GCSE
joint-general secretary of the National Education Union, has previously called for schools to adopt a more diverse curriculum that does not only teach the works of ?dead, white men.? The news follows ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:02:00 GMT

The Collapse of English Lit at Columbia
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Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:52:00 GMT

20 of the Weirdest Words in the English Language
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Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:27:00 GMT

NYC program helps English learners prevent summer slide
To combat the risk of English learners (ELs) losing vocabulary over the summer ... Complicating this issue is the fact that an estimated 15% of those students qualify for special education, but the ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:16:00 GMT

Education system explained: How waves of reforms to Sats, EBacc, GCSEs and A-Levels have affected results
Others have caused controversy. Just this week, Lord Kenneth Baker, who was education secretary under Margaret Thatcher and responsible for the creation of the most recent GCSE system, condemned the ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:00:55 GMT

Slight gains in New York state math and English test scores
School kids throughout the state made baby-step gains in English and math over the last school year, test results released Thursday by the state Education Department show. Math scores on tests taken ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:01:00 GMT

Mayor says test scores for NYC students show education strategy is working
NEW YORK ? More New York City students passed their state exams in English and math this year than last, according to results touted by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:22:00 GMT