Title: Is Homeschooling a Relief for Academically Challenged Students? Description: Homeschooling is a relief for students who are not able to cope with traditional school system. It helps students choose their curriculum, learn with self motivation, find out innovative methods of learning and come out successful in their studies. Body There are many students who find traditional school system incompatible for them. The rigorous curriculum standards of traditional schools may not suit the temperament of many students.
What they do not know is the work that this bilingual student had to accomplish in order to become knowledgeable in the English language. Bilingual teacher preparation comes to be judged because bilingual students are not reaching the academic progress hoped. According to Walqui & Van Lier (2010), there is no perfect person neither in English or Spanish who could be perfect in both languages. This idea refers to the ability to think, read, write, and speak without issue in both languages. An individual always requires the use of their first language to make a connection and then to process the second language.
The variety of languages create communication barriers in the classroom. These barriers make it difficult for students to get most out of their education. It is essential for each educator to ensure each child is educated in the language of their culture until the child has learned well enough the language of English. Students with lack of the English language knowledge often struggle to communicate in classroom settings. Some will also have difficulty comprehending lessons.
In addition to this, behavior management issues are of critical importance for the teachers of English language learners with special needs. Such teachers must know the needs related to children’s disability, possess cultural and linguistic knowledge. Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, lack of knowledge and little understanding about second language acquisition provide inappropriate educational services. Teachers do not fully understand the influence of native language on intellectual and cognitive development and the impact of cultural differences on students’ performance. Most commonly, ELLs with and without disabilities are often taught by teachers with insufficient experience and qualifications.
Vocabulary cannot only provide achievements in language classes, but also to other areas of study as well. Researcher’s readings emphasize the importance for teachers to utilize effective vocabulary instruction methods to improve comprehension as early as possible for students. Jenkins, Matlock, and Slocum stress on how students can negatively affected by poor reading comprehension “With each year of schooling, texts take on a larger role in instruction, and factors that may inhibit comprehension of these texts, such as a lack of vocabulary knowledge, can be expected to have increasingly detrimental effects on achievement. (Jenkins, Matlock, and Slocum, 1989, p. 217)”. Recognizing and understanding more words will increase the likelihood that students will comprehend what they are reading and therefore perform better in school.
When we talk about teaching English, there are many elements and essentials that can be ventured and one of them is using literature to teach English Language. In Malaysia, at secondary level, the syllabus has been made compulsory for students to learn literature in English classes from form 1 to form 5. However, since most of the texts used are from British and American background, the students, especially those with limited grasp of the language found it very difficult to cope with literature and eventually form a negative perception towards literature in the first place. Although the blame cannot be put solely on teachers, but there are some teacher who taught literature as a normal comprehension or reading materials where the focus are more on grammar, vocabulary and reading while neglecting the important elements which is to appreciate the literature works.
Introduction Students whose home language is other than English are increasing in number. Most of them come into schools with different language backgrounds, cultures, and values. Schools should be prepared when it comes to meeting the needs of English language learners (ELLs) to ensure that they are being provided with the best education possible to be successful. Therefore, districts all around the country have put different programs into place for supporting the large population of ELLs. Unfortunately, these language programs have not always been readily available for ELLs and their families.
The reason behind this is the students are tested in the above mentioned areas at the end of academic year in examinations. Thus, speaking turns out to be a neglected skill in many classrooms. Students may be thorough with the knowledge of grammar and a wide vocabulary which is used to pass examinations but they find it more difficult to communicate in the targeted language. The anxiety to perform well in examination creates the child rote-learner than critical thinker. The primary function of English teaching today is to renovate pupils into products and thus an effective communication skill comes into picture.
In many schools, most students will have a computer and Internet access, but schools that are located in impoverished areas may have a large portion of their student body with little to no computer experience. While it is important to educate these children in technology, it must be done at a pace that meets every individual's needs or more learning time will be wasted. Another possibility of technology having a negative effect on education is that technology can be overused. This can lead to a variety of problems. Many students learn best by physically and mentally interacting with what they are studying.
ENGLISH: THE UNVOIDABLE TREND English is a part of the unavoidable trend toward worldwide uniformity and means where a growing number of people can communicate directly with each other. It is the most common language spoken everywhere and its usage in the global world today is undeniable. Economic globalization is going hand in hand with the growing use of it. People are being encouraged to use this language especially in formal way of writing and communicating particularly on workplace. However, despite of its enormous influence there are still many countriesthathave least of basic competence on its use.