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An Educational Approach for Teaching ESL Students
Many classroom teachers may lack confidence in teaching ESL students, thinking perhaps that without specific professional preparation or background experience, they are inadequate to the task. While there are differences in the acquisition of first and second languages, there are also many similarities which can inform our teaching of language and hence our teaching of ESL students. Effective language teaching for both ESL and other students focuses on meaning-making, rather than on recall of vocabulary words. In all language teaching, consideration should be given to the development of a positive classroom environment that will support true interaction and collaboration between teacher, student and parent and between the students themselves.
Who Are ESL Students?
We often think of ESL children as the easiest to recognize among our special populations, picturing students who characteristically enter our classrooms without a word of English. These 'pure type' ESL students are, in fact, easily distinguishable: recent newcomers to the country and to the international school community, for a while they may remain silent in class as they adjust to a new school, environment and culture, unless there is a native language comrade to interact with.
How to Control a Classroom
With increasingly availability of the Higher Technical Educational facilities at nominal fees and without much of competition, specially Engineering, it is observed that the parents are getting their wards admitted for Engineering education even if the prospective student is not interested or does not have aptitude for it. It is challenge to control and motivate such students. The article discusses some suggested measures to control such students effectively.
The Teenage Brain: A Teacher's Guide To Why They Do Stupid
Teenagers: dealing with them in the classroom can drive even the most patient of teachers to the edge. One minute they demand to be treated as the adults they are. The next minute they are refusing to take responsibility because they are just kids. Knowing some basics about the teen brain can help you understand what's really going on.
Using Quotation in teaching EFL
This article mentions some of the ways to use quotation in teaching English as a foreign language in a classroom.
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