ESL Instruction

For many people, America truly is the land of opportunity. People move to the United States for business opportunities, freedom from oppression, and the pursuit of a higher standard of living. For years, millions of people from all over the world have come to cities large and small seeking the American Dream. One of the great things about American immigration policy is the commitment to teaching English as a second language in public facilities. Many students come to the United States with little or no knowledge of the English language. These students speak other languages in their homes, and often move into ethnic communities where their native tongue is spoken. One of the only ways to find work or seek higher levels of education is to learn English. Depending on your age and your level of previous experience with the English language, there are a number of different ESL programs to choose from. Some programs for adults specialize in teaching students how to write college admissions essays, apply for jobs, and even take citizenship tests. These specific courses are offered in most communities, and are often free of charge.

Some of the best teachers in the country specialize in teaching English as a second language. Many teachers speak a second language, which makes the lines of communication that much more open. As you have probably heard, most people don't go into the field of education for the money or the fame. People who teach English to speakers of other languages are some of the most patient and thorough teachers in the country today. ESL students of all levels reap the benefits of these compassionate and qualified teachers every day. Those teachers who choose to teach English in other countries can have the benefit of exploring foreign lands.


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Lost in Translation: ?Let\'s Drink. Get Drunk!? Will Japan ever get the hang of English?
"Japan's otherwise effective education system has adopted English as a subject area, while not recognizing that it cannot be taught effectively via instruction and materials written in Japanese," the report said. To be fair, the Education First study ranks ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 May 2016 04:22:00 GMT

Maplewood Library Awarded $72K, Largest Grant in its History, for ESL Classes
Like what you're reading? Subscribe to our FREE daily newsletter. The Library will partner with Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), Essex and Passaic counties, to provide ESL instruction, including classroom instruction and conversation groups at its ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 May 2016 05:49:00 GMT

Cambridge experts recommend teaching English as foreign language
English language classes and exams could become similar to those used when teaching foreign students, in line with suggestions by Cambridge University. In a detailed study of Maltese students? English language proficiency, Cambridge University experts ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 May 2016 00:07:00 GMT

ESL program helps immigrant youth become tomorrow\'s leaders
The program goes well beyond teaching students English, Elhajj said. To newcomers like Aldayyeni, understanding Western culture and adapting to the confusing American school system's ways is a daily battle. More families in the area have fled the clutches ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 May 2016 18:50:00 GMT

Utica Community Schools criticized for redesign of English as a Second Language program
The redesign is expected to save the district $2 million. Some of the ESL instruction work will be picked up by paraprofessionals, who will be led by the classroom teacher but lack teacher certification and will be working at a lower wage. A former ESL ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 May 2016 04:14:00 GMT

English named principal at P.W. Moore
English had once worked with the P.W. Moore Elementary team when she was an instructional coach with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. She said her goal at P.W. Moore Elementary will be to increase student learning and student achievement.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 May 2016 21:42:00 GMT

English remains Greek for Ludhiana?s govt school students
A school principal, seeking anonymity, said, ?To uplift the level of the English in government schools, there is a need to have a practical approach. Though several modern teaching techniques have been adopted to raise the level of science and ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 May 2016 01:48:00 GMT

Utica Community Schools criticized for redesigning English as a Second Language program
... district?s English language program known as English as a Second Language (ESL), including elimination of a pullout program in which students get specialized instruction during the school day outside of the general classroom. The decision is another ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 May 2016 10:11:00 GMT

LHS English teacher, Fairview custodian named Crystal Berry recipients
Nelson has taught English at the high school for 13 years, most recently teaching English to English language learners. "This has been a very tough year for me, so I feel honored and I feel justified in my efforts to work with the students as hard as I do ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 May 2016 22:16:00 GMT

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships awarded to four Elon University students and one Elon University graduate
Four members of Elon University?s Class of 2016, along with Katherine Shafer, a 2015 Elon graduate, have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for 2016-17. The grantees in the Fulbright Student Program include the following: Jenna Mason ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 May 2016 05:38:00 GMT