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2020 CARLA Summer Institute Program for Language Teachers

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

It is time to sign up for a CARLA summer institute! CARLA offers a wide range of institutes targeted at foreign/world language, ESL/EFL, heritage language, and immersion educators from a variety of teaching levels and contexts. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, hands-on activities, and networking. Join the more than 6,300 language educators who have participated in this acclaimed professional development program.

How to Teach Languages Online

Lexa Pennington's picture

Learning how to teach languages online requires you to understand the human learning process. At any age, anyone can learn a foreign language. Learning, however, for children is far more natural than adults, as they rely on the deep motor area of their brain. This area acquires information quickly and works in combination with the hippocampus to memorize information–and thus enables language learning among kids.

Learning Literacy: How Teachers Can Affect Reading Skill in Low Socioeconomic Students

Lexa Pennington's picture

Educators know better than anyone: Not all students are created equal. A student’s interest and ability to gain skills and information are highly affected by that student’s home life — if parents or guardians aren’t engaged in their child’s education, the child likely won’t be an enthusiastic or effective learner. This is especially the case with fundamental skills that should be practiced early and often, like literacy.

Building Language Skills with a Foreign Penpal

Lexa Pennington's picture

Only 10 pieces of personal mail are received each year by the average American household. With that number including holiday cards and invitations, there isn’t much room left for letters. It is no longer commonplace for one to write or receive a handwritten letter in the mail, but many believe it is a beautiful gesture.

2019 CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

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CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education
11th International Language Teacher Education Conference

May 30–June 1, 2019
The Graduate Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Call for Papers Deadline: January 18, 2019

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education
Eleventh International Conference on Language Teacher Education

May 30–June 1, 2019
The Graduate Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Call for Papers Deadline: January 18, 2019

With these learning practices, you'll never make ESL writing mistakes again

Asako Maruoka's picture
Language learning is a lifelong process with a universe of space for improvements. Beginners will struggle with the pronunciation and proper sentence structures. The intermediate level learners have their own minefield. Mastering the skill of writing spreads from first school papers to Shakespeare essays. Put some effort into it to hone your business emails, official reports, and polite requests.
 

How To Use Games in the ESL Classroom

Sapna Sehgal's picture

Whether you teach children or adults, teaching ESL grammar and vocabulary in a fun and effective way can be so tough sometimes, can't it? Lesson planning for grammar concepts can definitely be a challenge.

Well, today's post is about how to deal with exactly that! I'm going to share my top 5 ways to use games in the ESL classroom

How To Use Games in the ESL Classroom

ESL Tips: The importance of giving feedback

Roseli Serra's picture

Traditionally, tests and examinations evaluate how students perform in terms of learning outcome. However in a learner-centred education system, it is more important to monitor students' learning processes and to give them direct feedback.

Celebrating Christmas in the ESL Classroom

by Carrie Kellenberger / Dec 22, 2016 /
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As a special treat to you this month, I thought I’d include some tips and advice on what to teach in your ESL classroom over the holiday season. 

 

Celebrating Christmas in the ESL Classroom

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