Teaching English as a Foreign Language Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) involves teaching English, either in the UK or overseas, to students whose first or main language is not English. It may also be referred to as TESOL, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, when the students are in the UK. There are also jobs in TESL, teaching English as a Second Language, which refers specifically to language teaching for immigrants to English speaking countries. There is also growing demand for English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teachers, who specialise in teaching English in areas such as business, tourism, medicine, the law or engineering. Demand for English language teachers is high, with opportunities in both the private and public sectors.
theconversation An article we wrote last week for The Conversation on Seven “great” teaching methods not backed up by evidence prompted a large amount of comment and discussion. One of the main questions has been, ok so what does make for great teaching? It was this question that our recent evidence review for the Sutton Trust set out to address, alongside how teachers can improve their teaching and so bring about better learning for their students. Videos-Kids Classroom - Muy bueno Upload Nirvana Digital Website Subscription preferences BALEAP - The Global Forum for EAP Professionals There are three forms of membership available. Institutional Membership Institutional membership is available to any university or equivalent institution of higher education which teaches EAP courses and has at least one full-time member of staff whose principal function involves the teaching of EAP.
Classroom Management Techniques by Jim Scrivener, CUP « IH Journal Reviewed by Lou McLaughlin Classroom Management Techniques successfully provides concrete solutions for everyday difficulties encountered by language teachers worldwide. It is divided into seven chapters, each based on a specific topic and subsequently cross-referenced throughout the book, making it extremely user-friendly. Rich Internet Applications for Language Learning About Rich Internet Applications (RIA) The goal of the Rich Internet Applications project is to create tools that are informed by language acquisition research, and engage language learners in active learning. Using our Rich Internet Applications toolset, incorporating speaking and listening into your language class is easier and more flexible than ever! The tools can be used in many different ways: for in-class activities, student projects, homework, or assessment.
Links Before enrolling on an initial TEFL/TESOL course, it is very important to be sure that the qualification will be recognised by employers. If the course has no external supervision or validation, or if it has no supervised and assessed teaching practice (sometimes the case with online/ distance courses), or if the course is for less than 100 - 120 hours in length, it may not be recognised by employers who are subject to external accreditation or validation. See our TESOL Training page. There are many courses available in TESOL but not all are equally recognised and accepted by employers.
Call for Contributions- New Ways in Teaching With Music TESOL Press seeks contributors for a book on how to use music in the ESL/EFL classroom. Deadline: June 30, 2016 If you would like your contribution to be considered, please follow the guidelines below and make your timely submission to co-editors Jean Arnold and Emily Herrick at email@example.com Scope and Purpose New Ways in Teaching with Music (NWTM) will be a collection of activities and exercises contributed by teachers who have used them in their teaching in ESL and EFL higher-ed or IEP classrooms around the world. Teacher Solidarity The NUT is committed to supporting people around the world in their struggle to achieve decent education, employment, freedom from persecution and discrimination and the right to a say in how they are governed. These development issues are an integral and historic part of the trade union movement’s commitment to global solidarity. Our development work is divided into four areas: The NUT lobbies and campaigns for broad development issues like more and better aid for developing countries or the cancellation of debt. Much of this work is done in partnership with other organisations such as international trade union bodies or non-governmental organisations.
How To Make Learning Relevant To Your Students (And Why It's Crucial To Their Success) - InformED We’ve all heard our students ask the question, “When will I ever use this in the real world?” And honestly, it’s a great question–one that we should all spend more time thinking about. Research shows that relevant learning means effective learning, and that alone should be enough to get us rethinking our lesson plans.