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.
Shall we Skype? Yes, but later: Impacts of an online English learning programme among Japanese high school students
That said, our findings imply that the Skype programme has the potential to improve English education cost effectively, since Yashima et al. (2004) found that improvement in students? attitude can eventually lead to improvements in the English ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 May 2017 18:27:00 GMT
See supports efforts to encourage usage of English in schools
Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How has expressed appreciation and support for Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dato Sri Michael Manyin for announcing the first reform step to encourage usage of English in all schools by ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2017 18:43:00 GMT
Preparing Culturally and Linguistically Competent Teachers for English as an International Language Education
Despite recent scholarly advancements in teaching English as an international language (EIL), its implementation in TESOL classrooms has been challenging and limited. Because English teachers play a significant role in EIL implementation in their daily ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2017 23:02:00 GMT
In defense of an English education
When I was applying for colleges back in 2015, what I was looking for above all else was an outstanding English program. I pored through my gargantuan college guide and scoured the internet, and in the end, I applied to four schools: Kenyon College ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 May 2017 16:40:00 GMT
California Can Lead the Country in English-Learner Education
While the leadership in Washington D.C. has focused on divisive nationalist rhetoric and fear-based anti-immigrant policies, Californians have chosen a path forward that builds on the state's assets found in its diverse population. One of these assets is ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 May 2017 13:07:00 GMT
Hankook Ilbo, Soonsoo team up for online English education
The Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, and English education company Soonsoo Education signed an agreement, Monday, to provide online English-learning services to children and students of various age groups. The nation's leading English ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 May 2017 05:37:00 GMT
Transitional kindergarten helps prepare English learners for school, study finds
Statewide, English learners make up 33 percent of kindergarten students and 21 percent of total enrollment in California schools, according to the California Department of Education. The multiyear study by The American Institutes for Research estimates the ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 May 2017 05:39:00 GMT