Tag: ELT

Words beyond Rote Learning

By Yara Torrez Without words, there is no communication. One of the primary objectives of a language learner is and should be to increase their vocabulary, but how? The teacher plays a vital role in this matter. There is a wide array of activities instructors can carry out to teach new words. In our classes,

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Blended Learning: Using technology in and beyond the language classroom

Pete Sharma & Barney Barrett Macmillan Publishers Limited Oxford, England   Review Blended Learning introduces teachers into the use of technology inside and outside the classroom. Though there is no doubt about the role of technology in our classrooms, it is rather a challenging task to search, combine, and take advantage of all the variety

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E-Papers: Teachers’ Treasure Trove

By James Cordonero  When it comes to using realia in an English class, there is no other resource more updated, readily available, and abundant than online news. Nevertheless, teaching a news-based lesson is not just a matter of attaching a link to Edmodo and sending an article for students to read or merely asking them

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Reaping the value of GSE and the GSE Teacher Toolkit

May 25, 2016 Updated 7 July, 2016 My goal as a classroom teacher is to do the best I can to make sure my content is meeting the needs of my learners. After fifteen years of teaching English, I know one thing to be very true: Every single group of learners I work with is

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How to use the GSE to enhance and improve English assessments

July 6, 2016 The Global Scale of English has been a great support and a positive change for my practice. As I previously discussed, the GSE can be used in a variety of ways, but my three favourite uses are as a tool for validating my students’ learning objectives, as a tool to enhance and

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A Word on Assessment

by Jose Luis Garcia, Keiser University Language Institute When evaluating students’ performance in the language classroom, teachers cannot just rely on testing as the primary source of progress. A student evaluation does not occur in isolation or after grading written assignments and or quizzes. Indeed, students’ evaluations need to demonstrate their progress. In fact, from

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What Role Do Teachers Play in the ELT classroom?

by Maria del Carmen Gonzalez, Keiser University Language Institute Are you aware of your real role as a teacher in the ELT classroom? Nobody likes being observed or followed by fifteen pairs of eyes, but as teachers, there are times when your effectiveness relies on how skillful you are at getting your students’ attention. Regardless

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Business Challenges and Implications of the English Learning Curve in Central America

By Research Committee, Keiser International Language Institute Companies have always required human capital with a vast knowledge in diverse fields and people with a plethora of skills, but these requirements have evolved and have become more complex throughout time. These needs present a high degree of correlation with the changes in technology, globalization, economy, and

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The Ins and Outs of Continuum Professional Development (CPD)

By James Cordonero Were we to know what the future holds in store in our teaching careers, and were we to have foreseen all the challenges that lay ahead, there would be no need for in-service training in today’s world. This gap is where continuum professional development comes to provide instructors with opportunities to keep abreast

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ELT Certification Sucesss Story

by Carlos Barreras Josef Albers once said that “good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” This is a quote that very accurately describes why I enrolled in the English Language Teaching (ELT) certification program provided by Keiser University. It also describes how all the incredible capable instructors

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How a Good Teacher Becomes Great

10. By Making Relationships a Priority Learning should result in personal and social change. This requires personal relationships as much as it does academic progress, no matter what the data tells you. 9. By Showing True Content Expertise As a teacher, you play many roles: colleague, sounding board, designer, task-master, friend. But lost in the

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Red Letter Event for TEFL Instructors Nationwide

As members of the editing team of the English Insider bimonthly newsletter, we would like to pass on our most sincere appreciation to all the work and effort that ANPI (Association of Nicaraguan English Teachers) and various educational institutions put into the organization of the annual Nicaraguan TESOL conference. Because of the paramount importance of

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Assessment for Learning with the Global Scale of English

by Mike Mayor, Pearson Education How much is too much? Everyone, it seems, has a view on testing – good or bad. Noam Chomsky, the eminent linguist, has entered the debate on standardized testing claiming that testing is being turned into something “extremely harmful”: It’s turning us into individuals who devote our lives to achieving

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To Read or Not to Read? That is the Question.

By James Cordonero “Reading is the beacon without which I’ll be adrift in an ocean of ignorance.” James Cordonero In this day and age, digital technology, video games and internet craze deluge the homes, schoolbags and even the pockets of most Nicaraguan students. Such a situation has caused reading to carve an undeserved niche at

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ELT From the Experts’ Perspective

by ELT Trainers Learners should take advantage of every single learning opportunity to improve and learn from the experienced ones.  That is exactly what happened on Friday, September 11th, when ELT Trainers, ELT participants, and some AEP instructors received Bernadette Musetti, Allen Ascher, and Alfieri Avilan at Keiser University International Language Institute in San Marcos.

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