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  • Alternative careers: public administration December 22, 2011
    The alternative careers series continue with an investigation into public administration. For disillusioned TEFLers, the career option of public administration is a realistic alternative. Public administration is concerned with the accomplishment and the regulation of public policy throughout the diverse branches of government. Public administrators oversee […]
  • Promoting EFL Speaking Activities in the Class: Teacher’s Roles December 9, 2011
    What Is “Teaching Speaking”? What is meant by “teaching speaking” is to teach EFL learners to: Produce the English speech sounds and sound patterns Use word and sentence stress, intonation patterns and the rhythm of the foreign language. Select appropriate words and sentences according to the proper social setting, audience, situation and subject matter. Org […]
  • Alternative careers: Criminal Justice December 9, 2011
    In this post we continue our journey into the investigation of alternative career options for those wishing to get out of language teaching. Have you ever considered criminal justice? If not, now might be the time to look into this exciting career. Obtaining an online criminal justice degree opens the door to a vast […]
  • The role and significance of the writer, the text and the reader in the teaching of writing December 7, 2011
    What exactly are the roles and significance of the writer, the text and the reader in the teaching of writing? Abdel Rahman Mitib Altakhaineh investigates. Introduction Writing is one of the four language skills. It is considered as a productive skill since learners do this to produce language. It is clear that a well-written […]
  • What Can You Expect From Working in a Medical Billing & Coding Environment? December 6, 2011
    Remember the last time you were in a medical facility waiting room? While you waited, did you notice your surroundings: the staff, the other patients, the lighting and the décor? Did you feel relaxed or tense, apprehensive or reassured by the atmosphere in the facility? Chances are you felt all those things to some […]
  • Error Correction Preferences in Written Work of Higher Secondary Students: an Evaluation November 25, 2011
    Learning a foreign language is a gradual process, during which mistakes are to be expected in all stages of learning. Mistakes will not disappear simply because they have been pointed out to the learner, contrary to what some language learners and teachers believe. Language acquisition does not happen unless the learner is relaxed and […]
  • Alternative careers: Nursing November 24, 2011
    Are you looking to get out of TEFL and start an alternative career? You could do worse that finding out how you could become a nurse. In recent times, nursing careers have emerged as a viable option for many people. In your work as a nurse, you will often find yourself the key healthcare […]
  • Alternative careers: financial accountant November 24, 2011
    Are you looking to get out of TEFL and start an alternative career? You could do worse that get qualified to become an accountant. Let’s start with a fairly straightforward definition: A financial analyst is generally someone who has a business degree and who analyzes the financial data of corporations, studies their trade activities, […]
  • The main theories in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) November 18, 2011
    By Abdel Rahman Altakhaineh Introduction The language produced by learners learning a second language is extremely varied. It can range from one learner to another in regard to many factors. These variations can be accounted for by a number of ideas including: first language (L1) interface, age differences, motivation, self-confidence, aptitude, anxiety, gen […]
  • Needs of English as a Foreign Language in Bangladesh: Learners Perception November 14, 2011
    In a linguistic context, different authors define the term “needs” diversely, and thus different meanings are implied. If needs are ‘understood as specific requirements for the foreign language, then the vast majority of learners do not have any. They are deemed to require what the syllabus offers them, and the syllabus is likely to […]

International TESOL training and EFL contexts: the cultural disillusionment factor.

Md. Raqibuddin Chowdhury’s article reports on a study examining the implementation of communicative language teaching (CLT) in Bangladesh in general and at the University of Dhaka in particular.

When CLT was first introduced across Europe, the English as a foreign language (EFL) context in which it would inevitably be applied was not considered. Here [...]


5 Reasons to Consider Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

By Arthur Specht

The advantages of hosting an exchange student are abounding. From the exposure of another culture to the rewarding sense of fulfillment, there are five reasons to open one’s home to students studying abroad.

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Personal and familial development

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