Sunday, December 25, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
When I heard about the course the first time, I was thrilled and read the brochure of the course and got a lot of information about the content. I thought twice before i joined the course. I tried to join the course the first time which was last year 2015. I couldn’t because the administration asked me for some documents that I didn’t have. Then I waited eagerly till I got the required documents then after a period of time I called the school and I was asked to take CLB and then start the registration process. I was expecting that I am going to study methods of teaching, using ICE in the classroom, Canadian workplace, communication and micro teaching and other more aspects regarding teaching. “Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.” ― Brian Tracy I do strongly believe that attending any training helps a lot and gives a wide knowledge in the field. In the course I communicated, learnt new ideas, exchanged ideas with the other participants, and communicated on line, wrote, read, and searched different resources. The instructor tried her best to help the participants and I to manage our projects, activities and all other duties we were supposed to do during the course. I learnt to work as a team effectively and learnt more about the different thinking and practices of the participants. I had the chance to visit a school and observe different teachers for five days long. I learnt a lot about the Canadian classroom, the syllabuses, the communication in the classrooms and the school management and the staff. “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.- Christopher McCandless. When I finish the course I will be ready for applying to different schools and I have the courage to attend interviews and meet different employer. I am ready because I learnt different ideas regarding the job market, the job interviews, and the different classrooms in Canada. I also had the chance to communicate with teachers and learnt from them about classrooms in Canada. Thank you TCDSB, Justine, Mary, Jihan and thank you to all who help and support the participants in achieving their goal.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Teaching is a word that any teacher should take care of. Teaching is a hard job that requires a well qualified teacher and an experienced one. Varities are needed by any teacher to make his classroom atmosphere accepted by the learners. Creating a nice atmosphere makes the pupils accept any hard situation and any kind of obstacles he or she may face during the process of learning. Depending on your teaching, you may at first feel overwhelmed by the large classes and diverse needs that you face as an ESP teacher. The purpose of this paper is to provide some tips to help you manage the language learning environment in the classroom. Initially, students may experience problems in listening comprehension, remaining attentive, and following instructions. To establish a routine, communicate your objectives, and allow the students to become accustomed to your teaching style. A teacher should be involved in such situation to manage finding solutions for any problems. You may have to adapt your style of speaking at the beginning of your program so that students can understand you. Some controversy does exist in language teaching about whether or not this exposes the students to inauthentic language and will not prepare them for understanding English spoken at a normal rate of speed. Of course, your ultimate goal is to enable your students to understand natural speech, spoken at normal speed, but at first you may need to speak more distinctly, allow more frequent pauses than normal, and say things more than once and in more than one way in order to be understood. As students get to know you better their understanding will improve. Management is crucial in this situation. A teacher should manage every single activity he is giving to the students. A teacher also should create a clear and nice atmosphere for his pupils to learn and acquire the certain lesson he wants them to learn. The students will feel most comfortable and secure in their learning situation if you design a program which is well-structured and in which your expectations for the students are clear. Take extra time in the initial class meetings to explain how each exercise should be approached. This time will be well spent, as later class meetings will then fall into a routine, assignments will be completed as expected, and students will recognize their steady progress. This progress should be observed by the teacher and evaluation should be given to this progress. The teacher will have a clear idea about this progress so he could realize the weak points to be improved. As a teacher I could call you a leader, you can initially introduce your concepts and vocabulary through demonstration. Do not deny students the extra help that contextual clues give, or comprehension to exploit context clues. The visual is the most important clue. Use language, gestures, and eye contact to establish meaning, and take advantage of the students’ knowledge of the world. Tasks appropriate to this kind of treatment include description of a process, conducting of experiments, and explanations of charts or graphs. If you are explaining a certain point, stop every few minutes to allow students to get down notes, discuss briefly among themselves and ask questions. You may find it valuable to circulate through the class from time to time to discuss and answer questions. Prepared by: Abdulsalm Moh'd Al-Makradi 84 views · Written Mar 17, 2014