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What Is My Learning Style - Learning Style Test 1. Needs analysis. Systematic use of mother tongue as learning/teaching resources in target language instruction. Multilingual vs. Monolingual  - Tefl & Tesol. Anglolang: Monolingual vs. Multilingual. I spent over 10 years teaching largely monolingual groups in Spain.

Anglolang: Monolingual vs. Multilingual

The students were generally either university students or working professionals who wanted to learn English to improve their job prospects. I have recently moved to Scarborough in the UK and now work with mainly multilingual groups. We currently have students from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Qatar, Spain, South Korea, Israel and Libya. We will have new students arriving in the next couple of weeks from Thailand, Italy and Portugal. So, what have been the main differences between teaching monolingual students in their home country and teaching multilingual groups in the UK? Firstly, English is the common language for students in multilingual classes. In Spain, I constantly found myself pointing to the classroom language chart on the wall as well as gently reminding students to speak in English.

Secondly, multilingual (and therefore multicultural) groups provide a natural information gap. #EFLproblems – Teaching Monolingual Classes. We’re helping to solve your EFL teaching problems by answering your questions every two weeks.

#EFLproblems – Teaching Monolingual Classes

This week’s blog is in response to Harvey Chanoup’s blog comment regarding the challenge of teaching a monolingual class vs. a multilingual one. Should we ESL teachers ever use our students' first language in the class? Page One.

Should we ESL teachers ever use our students' first language in the class?

From mother tongue to other tongue. This article presents the results of a survey into student attitudes towards the use of L1 in class and some suggestions for using the L1 and its culture as a learning resource.

From mother tongue to other tongue

Reinstating the mother tongue What about the learners? Survey result summary Beyond monolingualism Conclusion References Survey results in full Reinstating the mother tongue In Teaching Monolingual Classes (1993). Delta Tips 10: Writing a Module 3 Essay – the introduction – Lizzie Pinard. This is the tenth in a series of blog posts I’m doing in response to the number of Delta-related searches that bring visitors to my blog.

Delta Tips 10: Writing a Module 3 Essay – the introduction – Lizzie Pinard

Each post in this Delta Tips series will deal with a different element of the Delta, based on my experience of doing it (and surviving to tell the tale! ) at Leeds Met. The module 3 extended specialism essay is a very special beast. If you thought Cambridge were demanding in their criteria for Module 2 LSA’s or perversely picky in how they want you to answer Module 1 exam questions – you’d be right! But, it’s nothing compared to what they demand you fit in to a measly 4500 words for Module 3… For an overview of what’s required and tips for starting out, look at Delta Tips 9.The focus of this post will be the first section of this essay – the introduction.

We only learn language once. The role of the mother tongue in FL classrooms: death of a dogma. Auerbach, E., 1993.

We only learn language once. The role of the mother tongue in FL classrooms: death of a dogma.

Reexamining English only in the ESL classroom. A teachers of English to speakers of other languages publication (TESOL quarterly), 27 (1), 9-32. Brown, D. H., 1972. Cognitive pruning and second language acquisition. Bruner, J. Young learners language teaching. Epdf?r3_referer=wol&tracking_action=preview_click&show_checkout=1&

Going Beyond the Native Speaker in Language Teaching - COOK - 1999 - TESOL Quarterly. This article argues that language teaching would benefit by paying attention to the L2 user rather than concentrating primarily on the native speaker.

Going Beyond the Native Speaker in Language Teaching - COOK - 1999 - TESOL Quarterly

It suggests ways in which language teaching can apply an L2 user model and exploit the students' L1. Monolingual Classes & TEFL. Buddhist novices in class.

Monolingual Classes & TEFL

As a TEFL teacher, you will be faced with one of two types of classroom: Monolingual or Multilingual. In a monolingual classroom, all the students speak the same first language and they are all learning English. This type of classroom is typical in countries like South Korea, Spain and Brazil‏‎ where English speaking teachers teach the classes in the students’ own country. The second type of classroom, the multilingual class, describes a salad bowl of students who speak several different first languages.

This type of classroom is typical in countries like the United Kingdom, the USA‏‎ , and Canada‏‎ where foreign students travel to these countries to enroll in English language lessons. Delta_module_three_principal_examiner_s_report_2009.

DELTA Course Blog. (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults)General Information about this DiplomaThe Cambridge DELTA Diploma is a professional qualification at post-graduate level (a Level 7 Qualification according to the British Curriculum Authority) and is one of the most sought after and well respected qualifications internationally.

DELTA Course Blog

It is recognised by all British Universities and is fast becoming a prerequisite for some of the most interesting jobs in our field all over the world.The course is ideal for experienced and qualified teachers wishing to enhance their career opportunities as Senior Teachers, ESP Instructors, Level Coordinators or Directors of Studies. Top Who can attend a DELTA course? Applicants must have experience of classroom teaching experience at a variety of levels. Please note that the DELTA is no longer a qualification for teaching adult classes. How not to design a syllabus. Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback. The International Critical Thinking Reading & Writing Test: How to Assess Close Reading and Substantive Writing: Richard Paul, Linda Elder: 9780944583326:

The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students. I’ve been thinking and writing (in my forthcoming book to be published by Eye On Education) about the most effective ways to give feedback to students.

The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students

I’ve obviously been trying to apply what I’ve been learning in the classroom, too. As a one sentence summary, as I’ve posted about previously, the research says it’s best to praise effort and not intelligence. 7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback. 7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away.

Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach to education, and we were lucky enough for him to contribute his content to our site. Occasionally, we are going to go back and re-share his most memorable posts. Yesterday we shared an article on close reading, and today Grant looks at providing better feedback for learning. How To Use An iPad To Add Voice Comments To Grading. Offering timely and effective learning feedback is a critical part of the learning process. This is a concept that’d seem to be more accessible than ever with technology, but sometimes technology is two steps forward, one step back. Take for example grading papers. While K-12 education has (mostly) moved away from pure academic essays to measure all understanding, the writing process is more important now than ever.

Grading a physical piece of paper is as simple as writing in the margins, using established editing symbols, or others marking the paper up. While digital documents like pdfs allow for increased visibility, simpler sharing, and seamless curation, they have indeed taken a step back in regards to this all-important text marking. PDF Annotation. Blogging for Writing Instruction is Nothing short of Amazing! Having read the dreaded “I am going to tell you about” 5-paragraph essay until my eyes glaze over and I fall into a comatose state, I have spent years scouring the earth for engaging approaches to writing. My quest has taken me to the promising lands of writing clubs, writer’s notebooks, and writer’s workshops, Four-square, and Six Traits, mystery bags, photo prompts, guided imagery, peer review, passed around team writing, speed writing, personal journals, and Morning Pages. Some were more engaging than others, but nothing too impressive…until….blogging.

So, why is blogging so cool? Here we go! An authentic audience.Revising! How To Use Formative Assessment With (And Without) Technology - Edudemic - Edudemic. 22 Easy Formative Assessment Techniques for Measuring Student Learning. 6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process. Performance Assessments. ** These performance assessments were created by the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project for NYC Department of Education and some are owned by NYC Department of Education. Quick Formative Assessment of Student Writing. Archive: Digests: Approaches to Foreign Language Syllabus Design. ERIC Identifier: ED295460 Publication Date: 1988-05-00 Author: Reilly, Tarey Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics Washington DC.

Municative Syllabus Design: A Sociolinguistic Model for Designing the ... - John Munby.