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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Teaching and Welcoming English-Learners: New Guide Offers Advice
Teaching Tolerance, an education project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, has published an online guide designed to help educators ensure that English-language learners and their families have equitable experiences at school. The primer offers advice on ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 May 2017 12:54:00 GMT

Shall we Skype? Yes, but later: Impacts of an online English learning programme among Japanese high school students
The quality of English language teaching in Japan is disappointing when compared with other East Asian countries or with the quality of other school subjects. This column assesses the impact of an English learning programme via Skype for Japanese high ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 May 2017 18:27:00 GMT

Retired New Paltz educator relishes African teaching experience
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. >> When Sharon Roth spent three weeks teaching English in West Africa early this year, she was struck by how happy the students were despite their poverty. ?The community that I was teaching in, they were very, very happy students ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 May 2017 12:47:00 GMT

Are you a Native #EnglishTeacher with #BusinessExperience? Then this is the job for you!!! We are currently seeking Native English Teaching Professionals who are #TEFL / #TOEFL / #TOESL / #CELTA certified and who have experience working #corporate ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 May 2017 08:15:00 GMT

Chippersage aims to bring English to underprivileged students
Latha recollects: ?My maid?s investment in her son?s education had gone waste?he does not know English and has little scope of getting higher education or a good job.? It was then that Latha identified a glaring omission in the teaching ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 May 2017 00:57:00 GMT

Temecula Valley Unified School District is resolving English language instruction civil rights complaint
An alleged civil rights complaint filed against Temecula Valley Unified School District?s English Learner programs in its middle schools is being resolved through an agreement with the Office of Civil Rights signed by TVUSD Superintendent Tim Ritter April 7.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 May 2017 10:46:00 GMT

Preparing Culturally and Linguistically Competent Teachers for English as an International Language Education
Despite recent scholarly advancements in teaching English as an international language (EIL), its implementation in TESOL classrooms has been challenging and limited. Because English teachers play a significant role in EIL implementation in their daily ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2017 23:02:00 GMT

English learners: Struggling CT schools ignore a proven path
About a quarter of the state?s English learners are in bilingual programs of varying quality where instruction is supposed to begin in a student?s native language and transition to mostly English within the school year. With few exceptions, the longest ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 May 2017 02:03:00 GMT

My Tips from 18 Years of Teaching English
Teaching English can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do, and if you are looking for purpose in your life, then this is a way to really give back and make a difference. Read on for an amazing insight into the world of English teaching, as Mr ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 May 2017 20:34:00 GMT

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs) Information Session
English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs) are offered in about half of the 140 participating countries and teaching positions are available at the primary, secondary, and university level, depending on the country of application. Some, but not all ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2017 22:15:00 GMT