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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Advanced teaching model spreads in HCM City
VietNamNet Bridge ? A model of advanced schools in which students learn soft skills, English and computer skills in a modern ... of education accreditation and have modern facilities for teaching and learning. The school?s teachers also must be placed ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:09:00 GMT

Improving the Teaching of Writing
Providing encouragement and time for teachers to do their own writing helps them improve their teaching of writing, says Jason Courtmanche ?91 (CLAS), ?06 Ph.D., director of the Connecticut Writing Project and a lecturer in the Department of English.
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:00:00 GMT

CSM alumnus awarded Fulbright teaching assistantship in Germany
The College of Southern Maryland alumnus Dillon Banis was awarded a Fulbright English teaching assistantship. The award gives Banis, who graduated from CSM in 2014, the opportunity to work in Germany to assist local English teachers while serving as a ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:39:00 GMT

Is Teaching English Abroad a Good Idea?
Teaching English abroad is a mixed bag; it has its ups and its downs, and the more you know about them, the better you?ll be able to answer the question, ?is teaching English abroad a good idea?? for yourself. So, first let?s talk about the good ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:33:00 GMT

Happy 20th, Harry Potter, and thanks for teaching me English
I was already an adult (legally, at least), when the first Harry Potter novel came out on June 26, 1997. Even though I haven't technically grown up with the books, the franchise starring the wizard with round glasses has a special place in my heart.
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:00:00 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
She said the test, which measures listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities, is so tough that many native English speakers could not pass it. "We expect the impact to be significant," said Janise Lane, executive director of teaching and learning ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:23:00 GMT

Heard at TESOL Colombia: How Universidad de La Sabana Is Supporting the Growth of English Language Learning in Colombia
Yet as a second language, English is considered to be the most common in the world. TESOL International provides community and events around the instruction of English as a second language, hoping to expand the language digitally and socially. This year at ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:32:00 GMT

Teaching Children: Some FAQs
They have proven to be such versatile and useful aids in both the learning and teaching... The Most Useful American Business Words: Here's a list that will come in handy for any student enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL)...
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:29:00 GMT