Academic support is a term used to refer to the range of services and resources that a school or institute provides to its learners with an intention to enhance their learning and academic experiences. These could be provided to learners at an individual level, to a specific grade as a whole, or to a specially … Continue reading Academic Support for Teaching as a Second Language
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A learning gap is the difference between what a student has learnt and what he/she was expected to learn during a particular class or by a particular grade. The learning progression that the student failed to make can be minor or may be so huge that it tantamounts to his/her repeating an entire course or … Continue reading Learning Gaps and English Language Learning
Basic conversational skills are the language skills necessary for meaningful interaction in the social context. This is different from the academic language proficiency of a language learner, which constitutes the formal language learning in a de-contextualised classroom setup. With the focus of English Language Learning in schools being more on developing proficiency in academic language, … Continue reading Importance of Basic Conversational Skills over Academic Language Proficiency in an ESL Environment
English language teachers face a great many challenges in the real classroom scenario. Learners come from diverse backgrounds and their learning needs tend to be varied. Among other instructional strategies, English teachers generally use scaffolding and differentiation strategies to meet the learning needs of such classes. With the objective of taking the learners’ learning from … Continue reading Scaffolding Strategies in English Language Teaching
Communication skills have a great impact on the success of an individual. A person’s ability to stand apart in a crowd is more often than not determined by his/her communication skills, even so more with his/her proficiency in English language.
Assessments are an important part of the teaching-learning process. Formative and summative assessments are regularly used by teachers to check and grade the progress of their learners. Formative assessment refers to a range of methods that a teacher uses
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), an education system recently introduced by CBSE, sees its main aim in the overall evaluation of the learners. It was formulated to do away with the exam-centric approach rampant in our evaluation system. The focus of the teaching-learning experience was aimed to be gradually manoeuvred from merely being a means … Continue reading Advantages of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in Schools