So, given that my last post was off-schedule, I'm glad to be back to the bi-weekly schedule with this post.
I'm also glad to turn the focus back to ESL students with this post, as I had decided to try and see what a Google search for the title of this post, "What issues matter most to ESL students?", would generate for a post here.
Teaching English is the perfect way to travel, learn about other cultures, and to serve other people. However, the age-old dilemma for all future English teachers is: do you pay for an expensive CELTA certification or go for a usually-less-expensive TESL or TEFL course? The answer really depends on your specific situation.
(Before getting into the "thrust" of this post, I do wish to share that my trip to Paris for "NYE 2015" was a wonderful trip, and how glad I am to have seen all that I had cared to see while I was there. Now, on with the post.)
It’s the holiday season – slightly more than a week to go before Christmas – which means it is time to make sure dear old grandma’s insurance is paid up. I’ve been recruiting ESL teachers for 10 years, and have a decade’s worth of data showing that more grandparents die the week before Christmas than any other week of the year.
When a student encounters a new word, it is unlikely that he will remember it. Helping your students acquire new vocabulary should be an incremental process. Some students want to receive a list of 20 words every week to memorize. As a teacher, however, it is essential that you encourage your students to try to master maybe up to five words a week.