With a little time and enough effort, learning English can be made easier. Rather than depend on traditional language education, employing technology is a desirable option. In particular, using e-learning, which is a method of learning that focuses on technology tools, offers promise for companies seeking to teach English to employees. While there is much support for English as a second language learning via technology, there are four main benefits--high flexibility, autonomous learning, learning content interaction, and great motivation.
From confusing homophones to nonsensical idioms, English can be a notoriously difficult language to learn, especially for younger students. But thanks to modern technology and the Internet, language educators now have the tools to offer students a more immersive, multimedia learning environment that can help to bridge the gap between cultures.
Globalization continues to gather pace despite resistance in some parts of the world. Unfortunately, the educational institutions in developed countries have struggled to keep pace with the changing face of 21st-century life. The challenges now facing young people in developed nations are unprecedented, which is why school children need a well-rounded education that has real-world relevance. To that point, there is an upsurge of popularity for bilingual education in the United States and Europe.
Simply put, "diversity" refers to the fact that everyone in a classroom is unique. Students may come from different cultural backgrounds, their families may face varying economic circumstances, or they may have different religious beliefs. Even with similar backgrounds, however, individual students may read at different levels or be more athletic than others. No matter how much common ground students share, each one has a unique personality. The challenge for the classroom teacher: Recognize these differences and create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to learn while also respecting one another.
Elementary school teachers are often concerned that their young students are entering the classroom without enough of an understanding, respect, and tolerance for cultural differences. Many people believe that lessons taught on the importance of diversity at the primary grade level in America will create awareness, and help foster a lasting respect for multiculturalism. Respect and knowledge of others’ diversity lends itself to a well-rounded education, and eventually, to more well-rounded people.
When it is time to plan for parent-teacher conferences, you may have concerns regarding how well you'll be able to communicate with the parents of your ESL students. The following are five important steps to follow for holding effective parent-teacher conferences with bilingual families.
The United States is a global leader in education, as evidenced by the steady increase in international applications to American colleges and universities. Research from the Institute of International Education shows a 10 percent increase of international students studying in the U.S. during the 2014/2015 school year for a total of nearly 1 million scholars. Chinese students make up the largest group of international students, though there is a growing number coming from India.
With nearly 975,000 international undergraduates enrolling each year in American universities alone, it’s worth getting familiar with those universities seeking international students around the globe– and learning just how they go about it. Here are 8 universities across the globe that are taking a proactive stance on reaching out to prospective international students.
English is often considered a difficult language to learn. Even bright students can struggle to master concepts and retain new ways to process language. There are several ways to help struggling English language learners.Here are 5 tips for teachers to help them out in a culturally diverse classroom.
As the 2016-2017 school year goes into full swing, many teachers are faced with the challenge of discovering ways to connect with culturally diverse students and their families to ensure scholastic success. There are many factors at school that affect the success of culturally diverse students – the school's atmosphere and overall attitudes toward diversity, involvement and support of the community, and a culturally responsive curriculum, to name a few. Of all of these factors, the personal and academic relationships between teachers and their students may be the most influential. As a result, teachers from across the nation have shared insight on what has helped foster their relationships with a culturally diverse classroom.