What is Peer Editing and Why is it Important? Peer editing is referred to as looking at a piece of written work by someone who is equal to you in skills or ability and giving them feedback. Educators are often called upon to make some important decisions. We have to make decisions to meet the […]
Videos are one of the richest authentic materials because of the context, visuals, sounds, and variety of themes they provide. In this article, you will find seven ESL activities and tasks that students can complete before, during, and after watching a video. 1. Fill in the Blanks This is one of the most common ESL […]
You’ve heard it before: the way to reach your students, help them achieve, solve classroom management issues, and create a healthy classroom environment is to build relationships with them. Building strong relationships with students can help them develop academically and socially, according to the American Psychological Association. But how do you forge real relationships without […]
First impressions are everything in the classroom. On the first day of class, students decide how they will interact with the teacher and behave in the class for the rest of the year. However, there is a fine line between being too strict and too lenient. A teacher should not become “friends” with his or […]
Live Webinar: BEST PRACTICE AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING THE IELTS TEST and GRADUATION CEREMONY IN MAY, 2022
On the morning of May 14th, 2022, Ho Chi Minh City TESOL Association in collaboration with Horizon TESOL co-organized the webinar titled BEST PRACTICE AND EDTECH IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS (TEYL) CLASSROOM and a special Graduation Ceremony in Microsoft Teams platform. This virtual event welcomed the participation of many attendees across the regions […]
Pronunciation is an area of English language learning that can cause anxiety for students and frustration for teachers. Learning pronunciation in a new language is different from learning grammar or vocabulary. Each area has its particular challenges, but there is something important to consider teaching English pronunciation. As children, we learn to distinguish between the […]
Should we test our students? I hate tests. I never did well on them at school. In fact, I failed my UK university entrance exams in the 80s. Perhaps shaped by those experiences, I have always tried not to have ‘end of term’ exams for my English students, unless we are working towards external exams, […]
First of all, why use songs in the ESL classroom? When we consider that almost 100% of students enjoy listening to music and most of them also enjoy songs in English, we realize that songs in ESL classes can prove to be a very valuable resource. Thanks to the proliferation of digital media in the […]
Task-Based Learning (TBL) is one of the most popular TESOL methods and supports English language acquisition through relevant, applicable tasks in an interactive classroom environment. New English teachers generally struggle to implement Task-based Learning activities. The best way to experiment, learn more about, and eventually perfect the Task-Based Learning approach is to do it. Here are 5 fun task-based activities to help you get started!
When it comes to translation fields, most people think of a few well-known areas such as legal, medical, financial and software. However, did you know that there are dozens of translation fields and that each one requires specific skills and knowledge to succeed?
There’s more to translation than simply replacing one word for another. Although some texts are simpler to translate, like general texts, some others are more complex. The difficulty in translating a death certificate, for example, is not the same as in a medical report or a novel.
So let’s take a closer look at what translation fields of expertise there are, what kind of skills a specialised translator needs to succeed, and when a generalist translator might be a better choice for a particular project.