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Should we use textbooks in the ESL classroom? ESL textbooks are a lucrative business and the choice of available course books is seemingly endless. That being said, the use of textbooks in the classroom remains a contentious issue for many teachers and researchers. As is often the case both sides of the debate have valid points that should be considered. This article will look at some of the positives and negatives of using textbooks in the ESL classroom. It is believed by many teachers and researchers that textbooks limit the learning and creative potential of students and teachers.
According to Franz Boas, the socio-cultural context within which a speech community thrives and upon which its collective preferences and linguistic prejudices are established should be considered only as a "secondary rationalization" and should be relegated below the more important aspect of studying the inherent dynamics of the language itself. In the process, Boas developed an alternative linguistic model where race, language, and culture may be separated from-and can function independently of-each other.
Challenging higher education in education. Educators in ELT and other fields need to return to skill based training programs.
Teaching English in Spain can be a lot easier than other countries, the students have often studied English for many years but lack the confidence to speak. Offering practical English speaking lessons can be very rewarding for teacher and student. Teaching is an easy way to make friends, and students are highly motivated.
How effective is the strategy of drama in teaching extended written text within the English classroom? This report is divided into three parts - What, Why and How;
When a school searches for a new teacher for an open teaching position, they already have an image of the teacher they want. Every school has certain qualities they feel a teacher must have to be successful. Those qualities can be many things depending on the needs and location of the school. While the qualities that each school considers important may vary, there are usually shared qualities that all schools would consider important to the job.