One of the best times to teach someone a new skill, including a new language, is in the early development stages of childhood education. Rather than teaching a whole new set of rules for grammar, punctuation, structure and speech, young students are often able to pick up a new language as easily as their native tongues.
For those students who move to the United States from other parts of the world, there are ESL programs available in public and private schools. Teachers are trained to work with students at many different levels of development. One of the main goals of ESL education is to help students develop confidence in their verbal and written skills. Rather than feeling isolated by a language barrier, students involved in ESL education programs tend to develop a sense of community in a rather short period of time. In recent times, teachers have gotten rather creative in their ESL lesson plans. Rather than boring students with traditional spelling tests, grammar quizzes and essay writing assignments, teachers are using music, art and even theater to relate lesson plans to students from all over the world. I once heard of an ESL teacher providing her students with refrigerator magnets featuring English words, and letting them create poetry with them.
One of the most popular teaching tools for young ESL students is a list of commonly used words called "Dolch sight words." These words appear in more than 50 percent of the children's books on the market today. Many lesson plans incorporate the use of these words in creative ways. These lesson plans help students learn to recognize popular words by sight, and help to develop a rudimentary English vocabulary.
Grants to English medium schools would continue: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar
Several MLAs objected to the flash strike called by Forum For Rights of Children's Education (FORCE), an organisation of parents, which left the traffic paralysed across the state. FORCE is demanding English as the medium of instruction at the elementary ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:21:00 GMT
Students enhance study of English at summer program in Westfield
Students in the Westfield Public School's English Language Learners (ELL) summer program enhanced their study of English with activities in and out of the classroom. One of their favorite outings was to the Westfield Fire Department, where the children met ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:22:00 GMT
Springdale, Rogers learn new strategies for helping English learners
Springdale School District in 2014-15 had the largest population of students learning English in the state, with 10,173 students designated as being limited English proficient. Rogers School District had the second largest population and about 5,286 ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:43:00 GMT
Kids Before Cons Act aims to fight Pell grants for prisoners
Bob Cowser, an English professor at St. Lawrence University, teaches inmates ? right alongside his regular students ? at prisons in New York, through the Education from the Inside Out coalition. Cowser says all his students benefit ? the prisoners ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:48:00 GMT
English medium students to apply from GIC, GGIC
ALLAHABAD: The students who had opted English as a medium for class X and XII examination of UP Board, have been asked to apply from Government Inter College (GIC) or Girl's Government Inter College (GGIC) for giving the exams. The move has been taken ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 26 Jul 2015 01:55:00 GMT
Students teach English in Shenzhen summer camp
SEWARD -- Concordia University, Nebraska students are teaching English and American culture to students in grades kindergarten through eighth at Buena Vista Concordia International School during two three-week camps this summer, scheduled for June 22-July ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:13:00 GMT