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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Dr. Michelle Herren resigns from Denver Health after racially charged Facebook post
Dr. Herren goes onto comment, "Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still ... are at odds with ours and she has compromised her ability to meet the teaching and patient care missions of the School of Medicine," said School ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:13:00 GMT

Washington students in grades 3-8 do well on new Common Core tests
In English/language arts, Washington students in those grades ranked ... Officials with the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction compiled the data at the request of The Seattle Times, and with the exception of Montana and Oregon, the ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:02:00 GMT

Explore Names Activities, Activities Editable, and more!
English and Spanish directions pages are included. Editable Name Activities that you can customize to your students' names! Perfect for Pre-K & Kindergarten! Name Kits for Preschool and Kindergarten - simple but meaningful way for teaching young children ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:04:00 GMT

That face on the large screen? It?s your new Bibb County teacher
The two teachers communicate every day, and the sub get hands-on instruction time and can work toward becoming certified while in that role. Thornton, for instance, is very close to earning her English teaching certification. Even with virtual teachers in ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:38:00 GMT

Avon High students learn home repair skills through new class
?It?s a total 180 from what I?m used to,? he said, referring to what it?s like teaching English. ?It?s like being a new teacher all over again.? About a year ago, Eldridge opened up his own business in Avon called Better Call Paul where he ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:22:00 GMT

Teaching English in a Buddhist temple school in Vietnam
The aim of the program is to provide English language speaking environment for disadvantaged youth and develop their English communication skills. The school is located inside a Buddhist temple in Go Vap district, Ho Chi Minh City. It was established in ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:41:00 GMT

Know Before You Go: Teaching English Abroad
Congratulations: you?ve decided to take the plunge and teach English abroad! You?ve shaken off your apprehensions and fears of the unknown. You?re already dreaming of exciting ESL teaching destinations in far-flung locations and you?re itching to ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:37:00 GMT

\'Makerspaces\' for science instruction also proving helpful for English learners
Educators are finding that the new ?makerspace? movement ? a strategy to teach K-12 students science, math and technology through hands-on activities ? is providing the added benefit of helping English learners become more proficient in the language.
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Teaching to the Test in ESL Class
There are many issues surrounding the idea of teaching to the test. On the one hand, many feel that teaching makes it more difficult to test student's knowledge because the focus is on the particular test at hand, not on holistic learning. Once learned ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The national teacher shortage is a myth. Here?s what?s really happening.
That?s because teacher prep programs don?t see it as their job to tell incoming students they can?t all major in elementary education ? that more of them need to consider special education, math or teaching English language learners, where there is ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:55:00 GMT