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.
Is Teaching English in China Right for You?
This post was sponsored by Disney English and written by Go Overseas columnist and local China expert, Richelle Gamlam. As someone who has been living and working in China for over three years, "should I teach in China?" is a question I get asked all the time.
Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:03:00 GMT
How We Teach English Learners: 3 Basic Approaches
ESL instruction is all about getting kids to function in English as quickly as possible. It's considered the least expensive because it's very basic and the classroom can include several language groups. A second model is known as sheltered instruction.
Publ.Date : Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:00:00 GMT
ULACIT Takes Control Of Its Curriculum By Digitizing Materials With Voxy
NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Voxy, a leading online language solution that offers personalized English instruction to educational institutions, corporations and governments, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Universidad ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:14:00 GMT
An ESL Teacher?s Guide to Teaching Basic Business English
They?re like other students in that they want to learn English, but they?re different, too. They have specific goals ? to learn the language for use in business, often international business. They tend to be goal oriented. And while some students ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:59:00 GMT
California voters eye changing course on ?English only?
Prop 227 came about after Latino immigrants in Los Angeles began protesting public schools that were teaching their children in mostly Spanish language classes. The parents wanted their children to learn English. Supporters of the initiative say giving ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:02:00 GMT
Yes on Prop. 58 for more options in teaching English learners: Endorsement
Proposition 58, on the Nov. 8 ballot, would repeal most of a 1998 state initiative?s requirements that English language learners in California schools essentially be taught in English only. Proposition 227 required that, unless enough parents in a ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:13:00 GMT
Grant to aid teaching English in Iowa
A $2.2 million grant will soon be put toward teaching English to students new to the language. The number of non-English-speaking students in Iowa has increased by more than four times in the past two decades. The U.S. Department of Education is funding a ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:35:00 GMT
Your Funny EFL / ESL Teaching Stories ? an open call
I?m making a Christmas episode of the podcast and I need your help. Yes, YOU. The person reading this right now. Don?t look around, I?m talking to you~! As serious, devoted education professionals, we all love hearing about things going wrong or ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:56:00 GMT
"You get to watch YouTube!" What I took for granted about teaching English in Japan
For the longest time, I wanted to get out of teaching English in Japan, and one day, that finally happened. How it happened I?ve already documented to some extent in an earlier post. Why I wanted it to happen probably isn?t important for the purposes ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:59:00 GMT
Five essential tips for teaching very young children English
Are you daunted by the prospect of teaching English to very young children? Sheona Gilmour, lead educator on our new online course for teachers and parents, offers a few tips. Teaching English to very young children can be challenging, especially if ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:15:00 GMT