ESL Teachers

Students from all over the world come to the North America every year to learn English. Many of these students arrive with their parents with the plan of making a new life in this country. Other students come for temporary schooling as part of international exchange student programs. Some adults visit the U.S. and other English speaking countries to enhance their communication skills.

One thing all ESL students have in common is a desire to learn the English language. Think how you would feel if everyone around you spoke a language you didn't understand. This is the feeling many young students experience every time they go to school. One of the best ways to make these students more comfortable is to provide them with patient teachers who employ the most efficient lesson plans. If you're thinking about becoming an ESL teacher, it's important to understand the process by which people of all ages learn new languages. There are a number of different courses that teach you how to prepare lesson plans that emphasize key vocabulary words and other essential elements. If you want to teach English as a second language, you need to have an understanding of linguistics, punctuation, grammar, and writing skills just to name a few subjects.

Many ESL students speak another language in their homes. This is true for students of all ages and economic backgrounds. It is essential for your students to speak English as much as possible when they're in your classroom. This is a surefire way to ensure that students pick up skills quickly. In addition, you might want to create lesson plans that involve parents and other significant family members. This is a great way to get everyone involved in the process, and makes learning easier for students.

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Educators given more flexibility to teach English
Educators say new legislation signed by Gov. Charlie Baker last month will allow districts more freedom when teaching English language learners, a change that comes as local school districts adjust to an influx of students from Puerto Rico, many of whom ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:12:00 GMT

No school library? No problem for local English teacher
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- In 2012 when English teacher Maggie Schuh joined the faculty at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, she wanted to know where her classroom was and where the library was. Schuh was told the high school didn?t have a library ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:57:00 GMT

MISD makes strides in bilingual/ESL education
There are 38 languages spoken at the homes of MISD students, according to the district. The district?s goal, according to Carrillo-Rowley, is to teach English ?as well as possible.? Steps have been taken to help the district reach this goal.
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Justice Sonia Sotomayor\'s great idea for teaching civics to English-language learners
The U.S. has an estimated 4.6 million English Language Learning (ELL) students, of which 3.4 million are Spanish speaking. According to iCivics, an education non-profit, students tend to struggle more with social studies and civics because the academic ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:42:00 GMT

African Schools Debate Whether to Teach in Local Languages
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Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:54:00 GMT

UW will build teacher corps for dual-language classrooms with help from $2.4 million grant
Most of the prospective teachers will be trained to work in English-Spanish classrooms, but some will prepare for Vietnamese-English ones. Spanish and Vietnamese are among the most popular languages in the growing number of dual-language programs in Puget ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Teachers not trained properly to use English textbooks, says parents group
PETALING JAYA: The Melaka Action Group for Parents (Magpie) says teachers have not been properly trained to teach the contents in imported English textbooks. In a statement today, Magpie chairman Mak Chee Kin said many teachers were worried and feeling ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 03 Dec 2017 10:01:05 GMT

New Jersey English teacher publishes novel on landscaping
New Jersey English teacher AJ Smith often shares about the virtues of classic literature to his English students at Hillsborough High School in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey. He?s known to keep his classroom stocked of copies of Pride and Prejudice ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:37:00 GMT

Pro Wrestler Kris Wolf Talks About Her Strange Journey From English Teacher To Actual Wolf
If you only have a passing familiarity with the name ?Kris Wolf,? you probably know her as the weird wolf-themed wrestler based out of Japan. If you have more than a passing familiarity with her, there?s a strong chance that she?s one of your ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:49:00 GMT

Pearson ELT Teacher Award: A look at last year?s submissions
The Pearson 2018 ELT Teacher Award recognizes excellence in English Language Teaching all over the world. Last year, over 1,300 teachers entered the competition and more than 34,000 people voted for their favorite entries. The award, which celebrated ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:22:00 GMT