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.
Education Students Boost Reading Skills of English Language Learners at Elementary School
University of Arkansas students gave gifts of reading to children at Linda Childers Knapp Elementary School in Springdale this year, both by helping them improve their reading and giving them a book to take home. Tina Howlett, an assistant professor of ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:04:00 GMT
iTEP English exams scale up in China
As well as the relationship with English Weekly Press, an education media company that works with 40,000 schools, ZL is a main supplier of paperless teaching systems and homestay management to elementary and secondary schools in China, and will ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
MISD makes strides in bilingual/ESL education
For more than a year, Midland ISD has been working to rebuild its academic performance. Steps have been made, including the reduction of failing campuses. The school board recently heard another metric that shows improvement. Joanna Carrillo-Rowley ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Second language spoken at home brings success in education.
We talked with teacher Nazmiye Iyidilli on Naplan results which shows children from migrant families have outperformed native English speakers in the spelling results collected in the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy.
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:26:00 GMT
Milligan College looks to help fill Tennessee\'s shortage of ESL instructors
Tennessee doesn?t have nearly enough instructors to teach non-native-speakers the English language. Milligan College wants to remedy that. The college?s teacher education program recently announced it will offer a dual licensure English as a second ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:44:00 GMT
SKY Adult Education expands ESL education
A new program at Pan Oston is bringing English as a second language courses into the workplace to benefit its employees. For Robert Boone, president of the Southcentral Workforce Development Board, the program is a way to tap into the area?s large ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:06:00 GMT
PUE students can pick & choose: Students can write exams either in Kannada or English
On September 1 2017, the Pre-University Education (PUE) department had issued a circular asking students to choose between English and Kannada as their medium of instruction. Now, the order has been revoked and students can choose any language they prefer.
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMT
Editorial: Greenfield school system still has work to do to meet needs of English learners
So, Greenfield?s public schools have managed to meet the needs of the newest English language learners seeking refuge from the storm?s after-effects, and that?s good news and to the town?s credit. At the same time, though, state education officials ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:11:00 GMT
Editorial: School-tax reform offers welcome support for English education
Buried under the wave of justifiable outrage from English-speaking Quebecers over the Bonjour-Hi affair is something the Quebec Liberals deserve credit for, something that offers welcome support to English-language public education in this province.
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:09:00 GMT
Bihar student appears for English honours exam, gets psychology degree
exposing yet again the rot that has set in Bihar?s education system. ?I wrote my papers for English honours, with geography and history as subsidiary subjects. But the result shows that I have passed the examination with honours in psychology.
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:34:00 GMT