Teaching English is a rewarding career choice for millions of people all over the world. These days, many countries have instituted a policy of bilingual education. In most cases this means learning the basics of both the native tongue and the English language. When you consider how important international relations and international trade have become in this world, it just makes sense to teach English to students all over the world.
Traditional English instruction involves a number of different elements. In the early grades we learn the basics of the language. We learn the alphabet, and we begin to learn a core vocabulary that we will use for the rest of our lives. This initial education is crucial to reading and speaking the language, and is essential for the development of communication skills. Many of us think back on our English teachers and we think of the people who gave us vocabulary quizzes and essay assignments. When we think of English teachers, we also think of the people who first introduced us to the classics of literature. These people taught us how to express ourselves, and they exposed us to whole new worlds in the pages of great books.
Teaching English requires a passion for the language, and a desire to make a difference in the lives of students of all ages. English teachers are some of the most patient and compassionate people you will ever meet. If you're thinking about teaching English, you have a number of things to consider. Not only do you need to determine the age group of students you wish to teach, but you also need to consider areas of specialization such as grammar, literature, and even English as a second language.
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
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
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
African Schools Debate Whether to Teach in Local Languages
And in 2015, Tanzania proposed a policy to remove English from schools and teach all classes in Kiswahili. Barbara Trudell is Director of Research and Advocacy for SIL Africa. She notes the complexity of supporting local languages in many areas.
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:54:00 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
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
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
Education Students Boost Reading Skills of English Language Learners at Elementary School
Tina Howlett, an assistant professor of teaching English to speakers of other languages, had noticed that many of her students did not have direct experiences working with diverse student populations. So, she built a service-learning component into one of ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:04:00 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
Speech by SED at opening ceremony of Learning and Teaching Expo 2017 (English only)
Following is the speech by the Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, at the opening ceremony of Learning and Teaching Expo 2017 today (December 13): Mr Lee (Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Education City Limited and Vice-President ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:23:00 GMT