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Issues in assessing ESL students

Testing styles in students' home countries are different than those in the U.S., and this is something ESL teachers should take into account when preparing assessments. Often the curriculum overseas will focus on many different subjects; material is usually learned by rote...

source: By: Douglas Magrath
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In the waning years of the Obama administration, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sees several important and difficult priorities ahead of him, he told Education Week in a wide-ranging 30-minute interview. Chief among them: The...

source: Education Week

Education is, of course, about so much more than filling minds with facts and figures. Teachers everywhere know that education is about developing minds for all kinds of future experiences: college, careers that will evolve over time, and community and civic life. So how...

source: Edutopia

At Miami Carol City Senior High in Florida, a handful of teachers, administrators and coaches are gathered around a heavy wooden table in a conference room dubbed the "War Room," looking through packets of information about several...

source: MindShift

Spanish teacher Javier Blazquez was tired of seeing Hispanic students' bilingual abilities languish, so he found a way to challenge them. The Burnsville High School instructor created his Spanish-for-native-speakers class for those students...

source: Pioneer Press

Learners should start with listening and then move on to grammar, vocabulary and other skills to study English effectively, a Vietnamese language aficionado told Tuoitrenews in a recent interview. Nguyen Hoang Khanh, who knows eight...

source: Tuoi Tre News

Philippines: The Philippines has a love-hate relationship with the English language. Some say that speaking a foreign tongue almost goes against the sovereignty and nationalism that every country needs. Yet, we take pride in the fact that the Philippines took the multibillion-dollar...

source: Business Mirror


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