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Изучение английского языка. Как добиться эффекта «Wow!» [29 Oct 2014|12:57pm]

braum85
Садясь за компьютер, слушая музыку, или просто идя в магазин – любой человек сталкивается с иностранными языками. Названия магазинов, брендов, новых товаров, книг и фильмов – все чащу от нас требуют знания второго или даже третьего языка. Но подобные неудобства существуют не только на обывательском уровне. Но если для простого гражданина незнание языков дает лишь ощущение дискомфорта, то для человека, имеющего отношение к бизнесу – это незнание подобно профессиональной дисквалификации.
Ключевым процессом развития сегодняшней экономики является прогрессирующая глобализация. Бизнес в России уже давно перестал быть локальным. И уже давно не стоят вопросы типа «необходимо ли учить языки?», «Нужны ли сотрудники со знанием иностранных языков?», «Сколько сотрудников в фирме должны владеть иностранными языками?». Вопрос сегодня есть только один: «Как наиболее дешево и качественно организовать обучение персонала иностранному языку?».
Методы обучения персонала
Поговорим про изучение английского языка, который наиболее востребован на сегодняшнем рынке. Логичным следствие подобной острой востребованности является множество способов и предложений по изучению языка. Сразу отметем самостоятельное изучение, даже за корпоративный счет. Как показывает практика, если язык нужен для профессионального общения, индивидуальные занятия, даже с носителем языка, не специализирующемся на бизнес-тематике, не могут дать необходимого уровня подготовки. Не забывайте, что ваш персонал должен изучать не столько иностранный язык, сколько язык профессионального общения. То есть, фактически, заново освоить всю систему мимики, жестов, пауз и убыстрений разговора, которой они, не задумываясь, пользуются при разговоре на родном языке, но полностью теряют при некачественном изучении английского языка, даже при роскошном словарном запасе.
Сегодня для профессионалов бизнеса есть лишь одно решение: курсы различных уровней, индивидуальные занятия и занятия в группах. Существует множество программ для изучения английского языка онлайн, но и здесь не стоит забывать о необходимых вам целях: не все школы изучения языков онлайн помогут достигнуть вам своих целей.
Последний вариант, необходимо признать, наиболее оптимален, как по качеству изучения, так и по стоимости.
Школа языков
Первая задача, которая стоит перед компанией, решившей начать обучение персонала в школе английского языка – определиться с уровнем обучающихся. Для кого-то уже необходимы курсы делового английского, для кого-то английского разговорного, для кого-то занятия с носителями языка, для кого-то изучения английского языка для начинающих или вовсе с нуля. А кому-то уже необходима подготовка к экзаменам TOEFL или IELTS.
«Репетитор по английскому», «английский с преподавателем» — именно с такого поискового запроса многие начинают поиск вариантов обучения языку. Но искать надо не преподавателя, а школу изучения английского языка, которая сможет предложить вам весь спектр услуг. Признак хорошей школы, видный сразу даже человеку, далекому от проблем обучения – широкий спектр предлагаемых услуг. Он должен заключать в себя и онлайн изучение английского языка, и обучение в офисе, и углубленное изучение, и обучение руководителей, и обучение специалистов, английский с носителем и просто английский с преподавателем. Чем шире спектр предлагаемых услуг – тем лучше школа. Второй признак качественной школы английского языка – отзывы реальных бизнесменов и менеджеров, прошедших в ней обучение. Потому что мерилом качества, в конечном итоге, служит только практика.
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Children's Lit in Classroom [03 Feb 2011|02:56pm]

minsk_minx
Hi,
What books do you choose for your classroom, or what books would you choose for your future classroom?

Which books do you like to read aloud? Why do you like these particular books. (Tittle and Author would be wonderful!)How often do you read aloud to your class?
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Help! [28 Jan 2011|10:50am]

brandy243

I'm a director and a teacher at a daycare/preschool. I was wondering if anyone has an idea on where I can get a good quality CHEAP curriculum. I'm very familiar with Creative Curriculum. We are a newer center and I'm trying to get NAEYC accredited. I hope someone can help us! Thanks so much!

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPad.

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Science and Social Studies... [31 May 2009|06:08pm]

iluvtofu
Hey everyone!

I am doing a bit of a report for a research paper and was wondering if any of you would be willing to answer some of the below questions?  You don't have to answer all of them, but I would appreciate a brief introduction that includes what kind of teacher you are/your grade level, what kinda school you teach at, how long (months, weeks, etc) you have been teaching, etc.  Thanks!!

 
-         What do you find more challenging to teach, social studies or science?  Why?

-         How important is teaching science or social studies in comparison to other school subjects such as math or literacy?

-         What do you/have you taught this year in science and/or social studies?

-         Do you find it hard to meet the curriculum outcomes your school has set for science/social studies?

-         What do you like teaching more, science or social studies?  Why?

-         How much time do you devote a week to teaching science or social studies?
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Teachers in Canada? [28 May 2009|10:40pm]

iluvtofu
Hey...

I was just wondering if there were any Canuck teachers out here?

Tan-Nee
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[13 Aug 2008|09:22pm]

seestephgo
I don't know how many of you guys are in Georgia, but I made a community specifically for teachers working and students studying to be teachers in the state of Georgia! You can find it here:

http://community.livejournal.com/gateachers/profile

X-posted to different teaching communities
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please help! [12 Aug 2008|11:53pm]

jewly819
(Sorry for the cross post!)

This morning I got called for an interview on Thursday. It is a year long, long-term sub position. 4th grade (sweet!)

I need to come up with a 15 minute lesson on reading comprehension. HELP!!!!! i was thinking of using a small (1-2 page) story... read aloud, and then answer questions during/after. i think i have those reading comprehension balls- i have to make sure. if not- i can just write on a beach ball. figuring that'll make things interesting. any suggestions!?!??! i teach at sylvan so I was going to look at some of our reading comp books.

i subbed for a year after getting my BS Ed and then went back for my MS Ed Instructional Technology - and all of my interviews last summer were tech related, so, I am feeling out of the loop! any suggestions for interview success??

there are 5 people being interviewed (me & 4 others) i am pretty sure we're all subs, because i did not send the district my resume, etc. this year. so- i have a 20% chance. i really need this!!!!!

thank you so much!!!
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I have a new job! [11 Aug 2008|07:31am]

yourjoyismylow
[ mood | crazy ]

Hi everyone,

I have been reading this community for a long, long time now. But most of the time I just take things in, because I live in Europe and some things just don't apply to me.
Now I wanted to share some good news with you. After teaching in Berlin, Germany for the last two years, I ....

just accepted a job offer at an international school in Italy :D

They teach the PYP, so if anyone has any experience with that, please let me know.
Also, I will be teaching a mixed-aged group (either 7-8 year-olds or 9-12 year-olds). So any ideas on how to handle that, .... please share :D

Has anyone here worked at an international school before?

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question about catholic schools [10 Aug 2008|06:12pm]

queen_eb
there is an ad for a 2nd grade teacher at a parochial school in the town next to me. it doesn't specify anything about the applicants religion, but do you think they wouldn't hire me since i'm not catholic?? i'm a non-practicing methodist if it makes any difference. i haven't been to church regularly since middle school. and it also doesn't say if i would be teaching religion - which i guess if that is the classroom teachers responsibility - being catholic would be an advantage. and i know 2nd grade is a big deal year because they do their first holy communions...

well, i'm still going to send my resume tonight and see what happens. it's getting late in the summer, so i should hopefully hear back soon!

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A film for education [10 Jun 2008|02:35pm]

john_jaman
If you're a teacher, you should see the film Chalk. If you're a student, you should DEFINITELY see the film Chalk. Presented by Morgan Spurlock (the guy who did Super Size Me), this film is like The Office, but in a school setting. I know a couple teachers and while I have no idea what teaching is like, a friend of mine who teaches science told me it's not far from the truth. Which is scary, because this is a mockumentary.

Anyway, I thought y'all might like it. Enjoy!

Chalk

X-posted... everywhere? :)
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Teachers & opinions on language [15 Feb 2008|09:20am]
judith_bk

I am a phD student currently finishing my dissertation on what teachers think about different ways of speaking. If you are a US teacher, you could support my research by filling out a short questionnaire, available at http://questionnaire.source-lounge.de/questionnaire.php.

Last month, I already invited your participation in a questionnaire that helped me scale the questions used in my study. I would like to thank again all those who already volunteered their time!

The questionnaire that has been created now is pretty short, and it should be possible to answer it in no more than five minutes. The data collected will, of course, only be used for research purposes.

If you chose to enter your e-mail adresse, you will be kept posted on the progress of this research project. I’ll also post occasional updates on my livejournal.

Should you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact me at judith.buendgens-kosten@gmx.net, or to contact me through PM. Your input will be very much appreciated.


Thank you very much!



Judith Buendgens-Kosten

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Kids & Advertisers on LIVEbrary Week 4 [06 Nov 2007|12:30pm]

livebrary
The LIVEbrary, an online educational program from children's book publisher Annick Press, welcomes guest author Shari Graydon for the fourth week of Media Awareness. The two-year program for middle school and junior high schools students, teachers, librarians and homeschoolers is funded by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Graydon will be chatting about her book "Made You Look," which challenges kids to become aware of how advertisers try to manipulate them. Graydon was also the guest author during Week 2, in which she discussed her book dealing with society's conceptions about beauty, "In Your Face." You can view a transcript from that live chat at the LIVEbrary blog:

http://annickpress.blogspot.com/

Live chats are every Thursday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. ET. The chats are put on with assistance from Skype Technologies <http://www.skype.com>.

The LIVEbrary blog also features lesson plans, instructions for using the chats in the classroom, and registration information. Teachers, librarians, parents and homeschoolers must register in advance to participate in the LIVEbrary.

For more information, please contact LIVEbrary@annickpress.com
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Alphabet Poster Ideas? [18 Oct 2007|06:12am]

folkmew
To my chagrin I realized I have no alphabet up in my classroom! What kind of 4 year old teacher am I huh? We have prints by M.C. Escher, posters of Andy Goldsworthy's art, pictures of ancient Egyptian architecture... but no alphabet. Now, ideally someday we could make a wonderful alphabet poster but with open house NEXT THURSDAY (sigh) does anyone have a recommendation for a really nice, preferably not "run of the mill" alphabet poster? I have Mary Azarian's Farmer's Alphabet but I don't want to cut it up... so far the ones I've seen online have been pretty heavily on the "cutesy" side.
Ideas? Thanks!
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an uncertain feeling [17 Oct 2007|09:59pm]

jewly819
Hello!

A little background... I've got my BS in Elementary Education... subbed for a year (it's difficult to get a teaching job where I live...), went back at got my Masters in a year & was the Graduate Assistant of my department, so that meant no subbing... and now I'm back into subbing.

This week, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, I'm in the same 5th grade classroom. The teacher gave me a heads up, said it was the 'class from hell' and named some names to watch out for... well, I student taught in the ghetto (6th grade), so I wasn't too worried. Tuesday came & the day went great. A lot of chatting, and only minor problems with one kid. A lot of 'get back in your seat', 'I am talking, so you are listening', etc.

Today- great day, but that boy was at it again- all day. The teacher has the 3 'trouble' boys spread out. The one I was having a difficult time with is in the far back corner, and I cannot move him to the front because of the other two. Well, he kept talking during class, so I made him turn his desk sideways (he's next to the wall)-- he was talking across the room while others were answering, etc. I heard he was bad for the science teacher... so that didn't make me very happy. Then, in the afternoon, he was at it again. Constantly out of his seat, etc. And he'd talk back. (Boy did he get brave!) So, they do a 'card' system.. Green, Yellow (Lunch time detention), and Red (After School Detention). In the morning, I had moved his card to 'yellow'... by the time the afternoon came, he was teetering on the edge. I called on him to read, feeling maybe he just wanted some attention.. so he started to read, and then burst out into laughter- like, bent over laughing hysterically. What did he read about? Someone who was extremely poor (this is not a 'well-off' district, I'm not sure what part he found humorous)

So, I said I would give him something funnier to laugh at. I filled out the after school form and had it sent to the office. He did not agree that it was fair.

This was my first detention I've ever given. I've subbed a decent amount, especially this year, and I have never had any problems... I think that is why I feel 'bad'... not bad, but, did I maybe go too far? Should I have just given him lunch time?

Please offer me your insight!!!! It's greatly appreciated!!!!

-j
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Grades 4-8: Media Awareness Program [03 Oct 2007|12:43pm]

livebrary
Annick Press has begun an ambitious new online program for middle school and junior high schools students, teachers, librarians and homeschoolers called the "LIVEbrary." The two-year program is funded by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

The first season begins October 15th with a 5-week program on Media Awareness. Among others, it features media literacy pioneer Shari Graydon, author of "Made You Look" and "In Your Face," books that challenge kids to become aware of how advertisers try to manipulate them.

The Series Librarian for the LIVEbrary program is Gary Price, editor of ResourceShelf.com and director of information technology for Internet search engine, ASK.com.

The LIVEbrary publishes a lesson plan each week that includes a reading, discussion questions, an assignment, and a quiz. Students may participate through the LIVEbrary blog, email, and/or live chat. Live chats are every Thursday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. ET. The chats are put on with assistance from Skype Technologies, makers of the popular SKYPE Internet phone software, which recently introduced a new secure Public Chat capability.

Teachers, librarians, parents and homeschoolers must register in advance to participate in the LIVEbrary. More information, including registration, instructions, and a complete schedule are available at the LIVEbrary Blog <http://annickpress.blogspot.com> or via email from LIVEbrary@annickpress.com.
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