Friday, 22 May 2015

How to Teach English to Adult?

Teaching English to adult is very interesting and rewarding. Business English are popular in corporate sector so a business English teachers need to teach the company employees. Teaching corporate employees requires variety of techniques and skills which a candidate can master by completing online teacher training courses. This course is all about helping the employees to develop their English skills in business context.

Easy steps in guiding the adults to learn business English:
•    The important thing is that the teachers must understand they are teaching busy adults and they are used to work towards objectives. It is better to discuss with the learners at the very beginning of the course that what they really want to achieve in this training program. Teacher should understand the needs of the learners and discuss with them and it will help in keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the whole program. The training program should be divided into activities like writing more mails, talking more effectively over the telephone, driving mock meetings etc.
•    The learners need to understand the importance of this training program and what benefit they will achieve by completing this course. The teacher must explain the curriculum of the course. There are different needs in the company employees for learning English like one is learning English to improve their fluency skills and other one is learning English so that it is easier for him to supervise a team working in a different country. Business are conducted on a global level so the learners might have to talk with people with non native speakers of English so it is better to have a neutral accent which can be easily understandable for both the native and no native speakers of English language.
•    Along with teaching English teachers also need to teach the learners about motivating, punctuality and professionalism. The managers also need to learn how to motivate their subordinates when there is a high work pressure. In business English teaching program speaking practice is very necessary so there must be plenty of opportunities where everyone can work together and can share their views.
•    It enables the teacher to provide quality education to the corporate employees. Teachers need to choose the materials very wisely and it is better to use the real material from the working lives of the learners so it will be easy for them to relate. Materials can be emails, PowerPoint presentation or reports. Teachers need to guide or correct the same presentation with proper business English procedure so that will be able to differential between business English and ordinary English.

Friday, 15 May 2015

5 Mistakes ESL Students Need to Avoid

All English learners tend to make some mistakes at some time or another. Most of these mistakes made by the students can be easily avoided. Hera is five common mistakes which every ESL students tends to make in their training period. Each student must avoid these mistakes to improve their English speaking skills.

Speaking very fast:
It is one of the most common mistakes made by all the students who are not a native speaker of the English language. Speaking fast is not a solution to improve English speaking skills. It is very important for non native English speakers to speak clearly and slowly so that the people can understand what you are trying to say. Speaking English too fast will only make you sound nervous and unconvincing. ESL training will allow the students to practice the correct speed to speak English as a non-native English speaker.

Focusing on Grammar:
Only 20% of native English speakers know all the grammar rules of English. Focusing too much on grammar is a common mistake that most ESL students commit. The English language has a lot of grammar rules and trying to learn all of them is practically impossible. Focusing too heavily on grammar will slow the English speaking skills.

Focusing on Writing:

Writing in English and Speaking in English are two completely different disciplines. ESL students confuse between these two. In writing students get time to think and correct multiple times but in case of speaking they need to be spontaneous. This is why improving spoken English is more challenging and requires practice.

Memorizing vocabulary:

To improve the speaking skills in English learning a lot of words and increasing the vocabulary is useless. The best way to improve vocabulary is having spoken English lesson through real life conversation. Learning vocabulary is a simple waste of energy because there is no use until one does not knows how to use those vocabularies in real life conversation.

Lack of practice with native English speakers:

Trying to improve spoken English without having conversations with a native English speaker is like trying to learn swimming without having access to a swimming pool. It is very important to practice English with native speakers to speak English fluently in a short period of time. Vocabularies and grammar rules will not help if one does not practice English with the native speakers.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

5 Tips to Choose TEFL Course

Are you confuse about your education and career? Don't get how to choose TESOL course? See the following tip and deem before join any type of course.

  1. Educate Yourself
  2. Course Mode
  3. Course Duration
  4. Realiability
  5. Review