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by RozannaB
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Bilingual Education
Replies: 0
Views: 3146

Bilingual Education

Being new to the ESL field, I have just learned about bilingual classrooms. There aren't many schools in my area that have bilingual classrooms and I find it very interesting. What are the benefits for ELL's in bilingual classroom compared to regular ESL ones where they only learn in English. I thin...
by RozannaB
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Students' Native Cultures
Replies: 1
Views: 980

I agree with you a hundred percent! I feel that it is important to bring the cultures of your students into the classroom to aid learning. I think students respond well in general to making connections with their own lives to the classroom, so bringing in various cultures into your lessons would giv...
by RozannaB
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: how to teach the senior school students writing?
Replies: 2
Views: 5031

Writing in the ESL Classroom

I think writing is definitely one of the harder areas of learning a second language to teach because a lot of things go into it. There is the grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. I think it is a good idea to make connections to their own culture, which will help them become more motivated...
by RozannaB
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: Teaching Reading in ESL Classrooms
Replies: 1
Views: 2517

Teaching Reading in ESL Classrooms

Teaching reading effectively to ELL's can be difficult, especially when working with various levels. There are many theories on the most effective ways to teaching reading in ESL classrooms, but I would like to know actual ways teachers practice in the classrooms that works for their own ELL student...
by RozannaB
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Self-Awareness of Learning Styles
Replies: 3
Views: 4172

Learning Styles

I do genuinely believe that being aware of any students learning style is both beneficial and important. Especially since the technology wave in education, there are even more ways students can exhibit their skills and intelligence. Students learn in many different ways so it is important to try to ...
by RozannaB
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Assessment in ESL
Replies: 0
Views: 2408

Assessment in ESL

There definitely some issues when it comes to assessment in ESL. With all the various ways to assess students in the classroom, it is difficult to determine what works best when working with ELL's. I know that there is a new shift in schools to include alternative assessments to regular tests. One o...
by RozannaB
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: class management
Replies: 6
Views: 3707

I believe making activities fun and engaging is key! It is also important to address all the various learning styles even at the elementary level over the course of their time in the classroom with you. For example, some students may be visual learners while others enjoy learning through hand-on act...
by RozannaB
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Group Work
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Group Work

Group work requires students collaborating with each other and using self-initiated language to complete a specific task. There are definitely benefits to including group work activities when working with ELL's. Group work promotes interactive language, creates a more comfortable environment to incr...
by RozannaB
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Technology in the Classroom
Replies: 10
Views: 6348

Technology in the Classroom

As a future ESL teacher, I have come to realize that there is a huge shift in education to incorporate more technology into lessons and in the classroom. In my undergraduate education classes, I am required to include technology components into my lesson plans. I think it is important to find the ri...
by RozannaB
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Adding Technology to Lesson Plans
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

I definitely agree with you that technology is important to add to your lessons. Our world is rapidly changing and becoming more dependent on technology, especially in the classroom. Students are often ahead of the game because they are growing up with this technology. It is a great way to keep stud...
by RozannaB
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Jr. High students
Replies: 3
Views: 3475

Since you are teaching multiple age levels and don't have trouble with the other groups, it is important to realize that students in jr. high are going through a transitional stage in their lives. It is a period of time where their bodies and minds are changing and growing, which can cause self-cons...
by RozannaB
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Teaching Different Age Levels
Replies: 1
Views: 1100

Teaching Different Age Levels

I think it is important to recognize that in teaching ESL, each age level has its own characteristics. As a future ESL teacher, I understand that teaching at the adult level is very different than teaching in elementary or secondary ones. Adults have the ability to think abstractly, have longer atte...
by RozannaB
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Refugee Issues
Topic: Language & Culture
Replies: 1
Views: 3377

Language & Culture

Language and culture are closely linked. When teaching English, I think that is important to recognize that you may also be teaching the customs, traditions, values, and norms of that particular culture. In learning another language, you will most certainly take something from the culture of those t...
by RozannaB
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: BIG QUESTION
Replies: 5
Views: 4288

I think that learning can be fun for students when they see the "big picture" to every activity in the classroom. Every lesson should be meaningful to students and relate to their own lives. I believe that even when the content of a certain lesson is "boring," showing enthusiasm, establishing rappor...