Teaching English often means being asked to prepare students to take the IELTS English tests. This can be a daunting task if you aren’t familiar with these tests or how they work. They aren’t the same as taking a general English assessment. The IELTS is a standardised test designed to assess a students readiness for studying abroad. Teaching IELTS can be difficult, but there are ways to make it a lot easier. Here are 5 of them.
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The way a flipped class works is that you provide your students with the lecture material and examples that would have normally been delivered by the teacher in the classroom. Students are then prepared to practice those lessons in the form of project work, discussions or other activities the teacher has prepared.
This method requires the student to spend more time working with the language than they otherwise might have. They are required to look over the lesson notes in preparation for the class-time activities. The result is faster language acquisition and improved confidence in students.
When you’re only given minimal resources and you have to create a lesson from a book it can be overwhelming. Having an English book to work from can make it easy to get a bit lazy with the planning and just work from the book itself. The problem with this is the book lacks the kind of activities that make the lesson fun and engaging.
Adolescence is a trying time. Hormones, new responsibilities, higher expectations, and more autonomy. It’s a lot to deal with. Knowing how to talk to teenagers can go a long way in helping them understand and retain the information you’re passing on to them.
It’s common for teenagers to feel insecure and as a result, on the defensive. When we insist that they have to pay more attention, work harder or focus more, it only makes them push back in a negative way. However, they know what they have to do, and they don’t want to be treated as children.
As educators, we should be approaching teenage students with respect, the same way we would an adult student.
Studies are finding that we do some of our best learning when we aren’t actually paying attention to it. It comes when we’re in situations where we find the information useful, or when our minds have a moment to rest and process the new information.
In fact, studying a language for an hour before going to sleep might get you better results than sitting in a desk for an hour before lunch working in sentence structures.
The TOEFL is a standardised test, so it’s easy to develop a clear strategy for success if you know exactly what the examiners are looking for. I have some great tips that will help you prepare your students for the TOEFL test and achieve a high score.
When teaching English as a second language student assessment must be done as you go. Not just at the end of a unit, or midterm tests but throughout the course. If students are falling behind it can become very frustrating for them and you could easily lose their interest.
Creative writing has been widely studied as a way to organise your thoughts and help improve your mental health. It may also help students form a clear path from their past self to their future self, which is an important aspect of successfully reaching goals.
Personal development should be a continuous process. There are many ways we can improve our teaching skills. We should always be learning new techniques to make our classrooms effective and relevant. The right book is an easy and effective way to stay current. Some of us are teaching abroad and don’t have access to personal development seminars or conferences. Reading for personal development can be a really great way to build understanding, learn new methods and keep up with the research.