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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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Maharashtra to Derecognize Madrasas Not Teaching English, Maths, Science
The Maharashtra government has sparked a controversy by declaring that madrasas, or Islamic seminaries, that do not teach primary subjects such as English and mathematics would be considered "non-schools" and their students "out-of-school" children.
Publ.Date : Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:00:00 GMT

Yardley resident and Clark University graduate awarded Fulbright, heads to Taiwan to teach English
Goldstein will participate in the English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program, a program that places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools or universities overseas. Goldstein will ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:47:00 GMT

Hawkeye Community College teaches machining, English to immigrants
Along with hands-on career training, they received English language learner and math instruction, an approach called Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training. A team of four instructors led the class -- two that taught the CNC portion plus two more ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:53:00 GMT

When English is taught by regional teachers
"Our teachers have studied in English medium and are qualified. They were appointed to teach in other medium of instructions earlier but currently they are teaching in English medium classes. Meanwhile, attempts are on to appoint teachers for the ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:27:00 GMT

British graduates to help students in 45 provinces speak better English
Since its establishment in 2012, the programme has been held for four consecutive years. The latest is entitled "Thai English Teaching (TET) Programme 2015". Its theme is "Bridging cultures and utilising online resources for effective and motivational ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:05:00 GMT

Instruction booklets are not lost in translation rather they leave us lost at sea
The box is opened and I search for the instruction booklet and hey presto there it is. I look through it and I have every language under the sun including English but little in the way of instructions. In fact we have a gallery of pictures with words which ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Jul 2015 06:13:00 GMT

WMU to offer English as a Second Language teaching certificate
KALAMAZOO, Mich.?Western Michigan University graduate students will have an opportunity to earn a graduate certificate in English as a Second Language instruction starting this fall in a new program that fulfills the Michigan Department of Education's ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:59:00 GMT

Judge asked to OK new English-learners plan for SF schools
San Francisco school officials, parents and the federal government asked a judge Wednesday to approve a plan designed to upgrade English-language instruction for more than 16,000 students who need it, over one-fourth of the district?s enrollment of 57,000.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:53:00 GMT

Maharashtra government to derecognise Madrasas not teaching formal subjects
On July 2, in a controversial move, the BJP government in Maharashtra decided to de-recognise Madrasas which give students education only on religion without imparting formal education like teaching English, Maths or Science subjects. The Maharashtra ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:55:00 GMT

Linda Holland spent two summers teaching English in China
Linda Denton Holland was working in the admissions office at Belmont University in Nashville when the dean of international students approached her with the idea of teaching English during the summer in China. It didn?t take much persuasion for her to agree.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:42:00 GMT