English has become one of the necessary International languages to know. Unfortunately there are still children and people who never learn the language due to lack of education or isolation. There is an ever increasing need for qualified individuals to teach English as a second language, also known as ESL. ESL teachers can find positions domestically as well as abroad, due to the global demand for English skills. If you think you have what it takes to help people learn to speak and read English, you might consider entering into this field.
ESL Teachers in English Speaking Countries
Many schools in English speaking countries employ ESL teachers to help educate students who either speak very little English, or do not speak any English at all. It is quite common for schools to accept students who have either emigrated from a non-English speaking country, or who live in a household where English is not spoken. [click to continue…]
Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) can be such an arduous task both for the teacher and the students. Learning ESL is becoming more important in this globalized world as it opens up more opportunities for the graduates. However, trying to master the art of English in the classroom or online requires some special sets of skills that the teacher, as well as the student, must possess. Without a proper framework to guide both parties’ efforts to learn ESL, the whole process might turn out futile. Here are some important factors for ESL teachers to bear in mind…
English Language Learners should be provided with as much opportunity to learn and succeed as any other students. It would be most beneficial for each school to have its own full-time ESL/ELL teacher, who is trained in helping individuals of all academic and English-language levels, and is able to provide extra-curricular, one-on-one tutoring. Furthermore, the ESL/ELL program should promote a high degree of parent communication and involvement; thus ensuring that students receive support from school, as well as the home environment. If the parents speak little to no English, it would be desirable to have a translator available for parent teacher conferences, provide reports cards both in English and the student’s native language, and develop materials in the native language to send home as well.