Strengths and limitations of 14 teaching methods.
The number of applications for taking university entrance exams this year is lower than the last year, according to local education departments.
Teachers are often justifiably nervous about taking on a one-to-one lesson. There is the feeling that it should be somehow “different” from a group lesson, and the fear that it will be much more demanding. So, how does the course content and methodology that you use in a one-to-one course differ from that of a group course? Should it differ at all?
At advanced levels ESL student, the problem is mainly receptive - they have problems in understanding the words they come across in written texts or when speaking to native speakers. However, at lower levels the problem is also productive - they don't have enough words to express what they want to talk about.
Why don’t role-plays always work as well as they might? Here I’d like to suggest that it’s sometimes because students are thrown into the activity without sufficient preparation.
by Judie Haynes
Lateral thinking is a term coined by Edward de Bono in the book New Think. It refers to solving problems through an indirect and creative approach. Lateral thinking is about reasoning that is not immediately obvious and about ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic.
By Shelley Vernon
I’d like to make the case today that most of us are in the position to endorse one of the most basic premises of content-based instruction (CBI) and that’s making a dual commitment to language and content learning.