SIOP, or Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, is a unique, innovative and highly successful way to teach English language learners both the English language as well as the varied academic content areas for their particular grade level.
There are millions of people around the world that are learning to speak English. One of the most common questions I get as an ESL teacher is “How do I learn English faster?” This article will provide some advice about how you can do just that.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) typically take place in a foreign country, usually with students from the same country. In contrast, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes takes place in an English-speaking country, with students from all different backgrounds.
Proper English pronunciation is crucial to an ESL student’s success, yet it is often neglected in the classroom. Learn about some of the challenges to effectively teaching students pronunciation.
Are you in need of a good communication game for your classroom? Learn how to play four easily manageable and creative games with your ESL students right here.
The simple strategies presented in this article apply to both the teacher and the ESL student. Careful study and application of these skills will produce good results in reading and understanding.
If 10 ESL students shared 10 ESL tongue twisters, how many tongue twisters would the ESL students share? Repetition of sound coupled with rhyme, rhythm and nonsense make these lessons in pronunciation an amusing time for everyone.
The acculturation of Asian students has taken a step into the dark ages. Why are students, especially those from China, being told to Anglicize their names? How do the benefits outweigh the issues of culture shock, loss of identity and disconnection from their own culture?
Developing a preschool curriculum for ESL students will take a significant amount of time and preparation. Depending on how much leeway you have as a teacher in your school to create such a curriculum, you can choose from a wide variety of topics to build your students’ vocabularies.
The educational system in the United States faces a huge quandary due to the mis-assignment of English language learners to special education classrooms. The policy to place students who are unable to speak English into special education programs is unfair and unwise.