PANO - Ly Thai To private primary school in Hanoi has carried out a pilot online English teaching program since December 2006 and gained much good result. The pilot program aims to help students practise skills of listening, speaking and pronouncing properly. Learning through the “Let’s go” software created by Dyned company with 3D images, students are expected to get excited with the program, thus, improving their pronunciation. As many as 30 computers have been installed at the Ly Thai To private primary school to support this pilot program. There have been 10 schools throughout Hanoi implementing that experimental program so far. Translated by Mai Huong … [Read more...] about Experimenting online English teaching
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(CPV) - The British Council to Vietnam, the Premier League and Hoa Hoc Tro magazine will co-organize English competition online "Football and Community" at www.thitienganh.vn Welcoming the new school year 2013-2014 and the new season of the Premier League 2014, the competition offers valuable prizes such as Ipad 4, Ipad mini and others. This competition is for Vietnamese high school students and runs from September 16 to October 31. It is part of the Premier Skills project (Premier Skills) organised by the Premier League (Premier League) and the British Council worldwide. All of the test content is sourced from Premier Skills English teaching material designed by the Premier Skills team in the UK at http://premierskills.britishcouncil.org/ The contestants have to complete an online test consisting of 2 tasks: part 1 with 15 multiple choice questions and part 2 with a writing task (a text under 200 words). They have to answer 10/15 multiple choice questions correctly in order to … [Read more...] about English competition online “Football and Community”
The use of foreign teachers for English teaching is a measure to enhance pupils’ listening and speaking skills, which has been a weakness at general schools for years. To begin an extra English period in class 3G (Ly Tu Trong Primary School, Hai Duong city), teacher Deidre Mary Kelly warmed her pupils up with a song. The entire class excitedly stood up to sing and perform some movements along with the music. Ending the warm-up with a round of applause, the class started a new lesson with cheerful faces. Throughout the period, Kelly constantly changed teaching methods and forced the pupils to continuously use listening, speaking, and writing skills. The whole lesson was communicated in English, and the assistant teacher only translated long sentences with new words for the pupils to understand. Though having to think quickly and uninterruptedly, the pupils in the class very eagerly volunteered to speak and do exercises. Pupil Nguyen Dinh Nam Son happily said: "I really love … [Read more...] about “New wind” in English teaching
Racism abounds in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) business in Asia This is a running joke in English as a Second Language (ESL) circles, which is indicative that racism abounds in the TEFL industry in the continent. For those with fair skin and a university degree or an English teaching certificate, finding a teaching job in Asia is uncomplicated and easy as recruiters actively seek the quintessential all-American. For everyone else, racial discrimination is a harsh reality. In South Korea and China it isn't uncommon to come across job posts that read "white color preferred" or "only white Americans should apply." Employers in Asia operate under a completely different set of legal rules where it's the norm to be asked to submit a photograph with your application, or be questioned about your race, religion or age. While the hiring criteria is said to be standardized, applicants are sometimes recruited based not only on their English fluency, experience or … [Read more...] about English teaching: Is white right?
ISC-UKEAS and DTiNews will hold an online exchange entitled "Study in the UK in an economic downturn" on Friday morning (October 12), with a panel answering practical questions for students and parents about studying in the country during these difficult economic times. … [Read more...] about Online exchange “Studying in the UK in an economic downturn”