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For foreigners, learning to speak Chinese is a hard task. But learning to read the beautiful, often complex characters of the Chinese written language may be less difficult. ShaoLan walks through a simple lesson in recognizing the ideas behind the characters and their meaning — building from a few simple forms to more complex concepts. Call it Chineasy.
How could this type of approach be adapted to learning English? By using symbols and connecting ideas to wider knowledge, it was all so organic. I wonder how far this approach could really go though. What are the next steps? Could it take a learner past simple recognition of the basics?
Either way, I learned so much from this talk. I wish my students left every lesson feeling that same sense of reward.
“Deanna Jump is a 43-year-old kindergarten teacher who earns less than $30,000 a year. But this year, she says she has made $1 million. Yes, really.
How? TeachersPayTeachers.com (TPT), the online marketplace that allows teachers to sell lesson plans to other teachers. Jump became the first teacher on the site to earn more than $1 million on the site by using selling her lesson plans focused on teaching kindergarteners.
“Teaching is a hobby for me now,” Jump says. “I’ve made way more on TeacherPayTeachers, obviously. I don’t need to teach anymore, but teaching is my passion. I cannot imagine not teaching.”
Source: Inc Magazine
A number of new vacancies for English teachers at a university in Istanbul have been posted.
We seek applications from candidates who are competent to teach in English, Arabic and/or Turkish in the following fields:
(Turkish & Arabic and/or English)
We welcome new PhD holders/candidates and experienced academics with a perspective to take up permanent position, as well as visiting scholars.
You can now upload your CV and apply online directly.
Bilkent University School of English Language, Faculty Academic English Program is seeking highly qualified instructors of credit-bearing first-year English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses for the 2012-2013 academic year. These are non-tenure track positions with an initial contract of two years, renewable annually upon mutual agreement. Successful applicants are expected to use an interactive teaching style that promotes critical thinking.
Instructors are required to teach three classes each semester (15 contact hours per week). In their first semester each instructor teaches English 101. The FAE Program also offers English 102 and other more advanced EAP courses, which instructors may teach in following semesters.
English 101 and 102 aim at building academic English language skills through content-based instruction (CBI). These courses require students to read and analyze academic texts, plan and compose academic essays, engage in independent research projects, plan and deliver oral presentations, participate in academic discussions, develop their language and skills proficiency as learners of a foreign language, and improve their critical thinking ability
Do you have a group work activity for the ESL classroom that really works?
Group work has a well-established place in the theory and practice of language
teaching. Still, many teachers and many students seem to be unenthusiastic about
This mind map sets out some of the benefits of group work, some viewpoints and a few simple activites.
I am specifically interested in activities that work with classes of 20+ school children.
The theory being that adults who are paying for a language course may be more easily encouraged to carry out any given group work task in english rather than their native language. Admittedly, that is certainly not always the case and there are several root causes at work there which may be the topic for another post.
However, for the purposes of this discussion I am interested in activities that successfully encourage school children to use english in order to complete the given task.
Apologies for going somewhat of topic here but you would probably kill me for NOT telling you!
As you know I am constantly seeking ways to supplement my teaching income and I really like things that I can do from anywhere in the world.
So, I recently became a member of a unique style of internet company and it’s proving very profitable for me! I was invited to join by my old boss who has been doing really well with it himself. I set up a simple account and started making money within 48 hours!
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UPDATE June 1st 2012:
Total earnings = 1,824$
Effort = 0
UPDATE Dec 16th 2012:
Total earnings = 24,400$
Effort = 0