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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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Highlights from BYU colleges: Research team wins $100,000, English department updates major tracks
School of Communications A BYU communications professor?s research team recently won $100,000. Facebook recognized Brian Smith?s team as the winner of the People?s Expectations and Experiences with ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:01:00 GMT

The Potential Plus of Having a Former ?English Learner? as Education Secretary
Last month, President-elect Biden announced his intention to make Mr. Cardona the Secretary of Education, replacing Betsy DeVos. If confirmed, he could play a role in puncturing the conventional ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jan 2021 02:00:00 GMT

EVERYDAY HEROES: ESL instructor finds ways to overcome challenges
Over the course of the pandemic, Jeff Maloney, who has a doctorate in Second Language Studies, has had to make hard decisions about his instruction at Northeastern State University, where ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:40:00 GMT

LIVE WEBINAR: Teaching English Online and Abroad Q&A
TEFL teacher Audrey answers all of your questions about teaching online and abroad in our Facebook Live event.
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:14:00 GMT

St Austell school issues an apology to parents after Year 8 children are sent expletive-filled poem by Harold Pinter to study for their English homework
Students at Penrice Academy in St Austell, Cornwall, were given the poem titled American Football (A reflection on the Gulf War) by Harold Pinter as part of a booklet of war poetry.
Publ.Date : Fri, 22 Jan 2021 07:50:00 GMT

National Council of Teachers of English Now Accepting 2021 Early Career Educator of Color Applications
PRNewswire/ -- The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Early Career Educator of Color ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 21 Jan 2021 07:30:00 GMT

The Coronavirus and English Teacher Recruiting in Japan for 2021: Your Questions Answered
Unfortunately, thanks to the spread of the new coronavirus, the job market looks quite different in Japan in 2021. Understanding why this year?s job market is different and the best way to navigate it ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:00:53 GMT

Despite COVID-19, standardized testing may force English learners back to school campuses
Advocates are calling on states to delay or cancel in-person proficiency tests for schoolchildren who are still learning English amid the pandemic.
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Jan 2021 02:05:00 GMT

US Embassy to improve English teaching in Delhi govt schools
Regional English language officers at the US Embassy here will enhance the English teaching competency of the teachers of Delhi government schools. The initiative began on Saturday with the first ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 09 Jan 2021 05:24:00 GMT

OP-ED: Teaching English through children?s TV programs
However, the subject of English language teaching and the possibility of addressing it via appropriate children?s TV programs has not received the attention it should have. English is among the ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 10 Jan 2021 20:34:00 GMT

A GOOD AGE: Teacher, 92, savors success stories from Weymouth\'s first ESL program
Peg Fasino, 92, won Weymouth's Citizen of the Year award on MLK Day in 1995 for developing the town's first English as a Second Language program.
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:06:00 GMT

A Voice for English Teachers in Africa
America-jin desuka? Nai, Africa-jin desu. Back in 2009, as I sat at a train station in Kobe, Japan, waiting for my train, a young boy aged about six traveling with his mother sat next to me and asked ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:20:00 GMT