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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10 Outstanding Websites for English Teachers
After all, if it helps my students and gets them excited about English, then I?m happy to try it. These are my top 10 go-to sites. I?d love to hear about yours in the comments section. Teaching tolerance is ?a place where educators who care about ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:31:00 GMT

Teaching Tip #140
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" This is a writing prompt I annually give my tenth grade English students. Of course, there answers vary considerably. Some will be famous singers, actresses and actors, athletes, and politicians. Or so they desire.
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:57:00 GMT

Pittsburgh Public Schools adapts curriculum to students new to English
All are reading at kindergarten to third-grade levels. Ms. Andreassi, a longtime special education teacher in her second year of ESL instruction, leads classes in math, science, social studies and two units of English. During a recent lesson on ?city ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT

Jill Stephenson: We need foreigners to teach kids English
English is full of little traps like that. Nevertheless, their written prose was often a pleasure to read. There is a real problem with the teaching of English, and it reaches back decades to when trainee teachers were told that children had to ?express ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:11:00 GMT

Santa Maria high schools work toward language proficiency for English learners
Students honored at the celebration worked through the district?s Multilingual and Migrant Education Program, which helps to incorporate English language instruction into class curriculums, according to Maria Larios-Horton, who heads the program.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:15:00 GMT

The challenges of teaching ESL in community college
Many second-language students end up in community colleges either in IEP programs or college preparatory classes. Some community colleges also provide adult basic education, which prepares resident internationals to become citizens and enter the workforce.
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:54:00 GMT

Atlas Corps English Teaching Fellowship 2017 in Latin America (Paid Teaching Fellowship in Colombia)
Do you want to impact, inspire and educate in Latin America? Interested in international development and increasing social mobility? Are you ready to join a global network of inspired individuals? The Atlas Corps Teaching Fellowship is an English teaching ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:31:00 GMT

Springfield College Tries To Oust Professor For Teaching ?Men In Literature?
The true story is this: a feminist jihad aims to remove from Springfield faculty an English professor who has refused to submit, even after two years of nearly constant bullying. Gouws Is Guilty Of Teaching A ?Men In Literature? Class I wrote about ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:27:00 GMT

Surprising things no-one tells you about teaching English abroad
Siobhan Smith was given a job in Vietnam teaching English as a foreign language despite a dreadful trial, simply because she was white. It was a bad start but the experience was great ? even with other surprises Teaching English as a foreign language is ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Teaching in Korea an emboldening experience for North Iowa woman
JECHEON, South Korea | A North Iowa woman says teaching English in South Korea and her subsequent travels in Asia have enriched her life and made her a better, braver version of herself. Alana Jara, formerly of Hanlontown, just began her third teaching ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:04:00 GMT