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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Changes to HSC English exams will \'fuel tutoring industry\'
From 2019, the NSW Education Standards Authority will change the way it tests HSC English, with plans for a reduction in the exam times, word limits and multiple-choice questions for English Studies, the lowest level course which will now count towards an ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:46:00 GMT

Junior high students rip elementary English as ?useless?: survey
Around half of junior high school students have called the English skills they acquired in elementary schools ?useless,? according to recent findings by education services provider Benesse Holdings Inc. Researchers with the firm?s think tank arm ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Education Ministry to investigate video clip showing \'drunk\' student bullied
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Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:29:00 GMT

HSC English exams face changes including word limits on answers and multiple choice questions
Dr Carter, a senior lecturer in English education at University of Technology Sydney, said the proposals did not appear to be based on any significant research into English exams. ?If they were, the findings would show that the average word limit in the ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:31:00 GMT

Barko-Alva joins expert ESL panel to widen impact of civic education program
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Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:06:00 GMT

English Language Teachers start shouting louder about their working rights
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Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:09:00 GMT

Talk about a stiff upper lip! Australian schools better at teaching English than those in Britain - because teachers are not patronising to students
Dr Paul Gardner, a lecturer at Curtin University's School of Education, compared the English curriculums of England and Australia - and found a significant difference in the way pupils are taught in the two countries. His study, published his findings in ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:27:00 GMT

Education Commissioner Wentzell: ?Our English learners need more support?
Dianna Wentzell, Connecticut?s education commissioner, speaks four languages ? English, French, Russian and Spanish ? and oversaw English learner programs in a number of Connecticut school districts before coming to the state Department of Education.
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:53:00 GMT

Leaving textbooks behind, this social enterprise is teaching English by not ?teaching? English
Karadi Path Education Company, a Chennai based enterprise, is bringing the power of the mother tongue into classrooms. With non-verbal and contextual cues, music, audio, and visuals, English is now being taught like a language is supposed to?by speaking ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:00:00 GMT

New academic standards will keep more immigrant students in English proficiency classes next year
Hundreds of Baltimore-area immigrant students and many others statewide may need to repeat or take additional English language classes next school year after state education officials retroactively raised the standards for English proficiency. State ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:40:00 GMT