ERIC Number: ED406848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching English Abroad: An Introduction. ERIC Digest.
Each year, thousands of men and women from English-speaking countries go abroad as English teachers through volunteer agencies such as the Peace Corps or Voluntary Service Overseas, or through myriad other church, government, business, and academic organizations. For these novice teachers, the challenge of learning what to do in the classroom is compounded by the difficult process of adjusting to life in a foreign culture. Teaching English as a novice teacher in a foreign country is very different from working as a trained professional in an English-speaking country, and knowing how to speak English is not the same as knowing how to teach it. This digest offers novice English teachers an introduction to teaching abroad. Specific guidance is provided on the following: (1) how to prepare before leaving home; (2) orienting to the foreign country after arrival and preparing before the classroom experience begins; (3) the first days of class; (4) course planning (including goals, teaching methods, instructional materials, and evaluation); (5) lesson planning and classroom survival; and (6) adapting to the host culture. (JL)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Course Content, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.