Tag: ESL

Tutoring Across Cultures

I found this great web page about all of the challenges one might face when tutoring other cultures. I found this really helpful for my own work in the ESL Resource Center and thought others might like to read it

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To Correct or Not to Correct: That is the Question.

Throughout our work as ESL tutors, we are told to focus on content, and to have the students correct their own mistakes.  However, L2 students still stand to benefit from having their grammar corrected by a teacher and receiving feedback as to

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Things to remember when Teaching ESL

When teaching English as a second language, a teacher has to remember, the feedback that they give to students about their writing is invaluable.  Also, it is essential that the teacher inform the student as to the reasoning behind the feedback

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The professional vision of an ESL writing Teacher

How novice language teachers interpret theory and research of writing pedagogy is based. How a professor presents coding schemes, highlights salient aspects of research, and provides material representations of theoretical concepts. This article describes a case study of the practices

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Novice Tutors Case Study

I found a brief study about the successes and difficulties of tutoring English as a Second Language.  Anyone interested in working in the ESL resource center, or interested in ESL in general, I feel, would benefit from checking this article

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Individual Differences

This article is about individual differences in second language writing, the author reviewed the most important individual difference factors that might explain variations in L2 writing processes and discuss the influence of these factors on how L2 learners exploit the

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Annotation 2

In this article, the idea of peer evaluating and feedback is discussed and researched through the questionnaires given to ESL students. The idea that peer feedback helps students when learning their first language does not necessarily imply that it helps ESL students,

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