I found this touching article, written by a parent about the nightly routine of going to bed. How many parents simply put their children to bed with just a simple goodnight before switching off the light? This parent goes to the trouble of having a simple conversation based on 3 questions. The language development potential is astounding, and the parent-child bonding that occurs is priceless. Read it and see if you agree.
By the way, I think these parents need to rethink next time they name a child!
So, You Think You Can Teach ESL?
Reading is a BIG component of teaching any language – first or second. Reading, especially in a foreign language, can be quite difficult for learners. I have been working on earning my TESOL certificate through the American TESOL Institute (ATI). One of the modules I had to complete was about teaching reading.
Reading can be especially difficult since not every student reads at the same level. Some are able to read at higher levels than their peers, and others may struggle.
So, how can you teach students of varying levels?
Oftentimes, students learning another language may not always understand what they are reading. Therefore, they well become easily frustrated and give up. A teacher needs to devise different strategies to help their students close the gap in their understanding. A teacher also needs to know which strategies are effective and beneficial. That is the real challenge.
I teach a few…
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