The knowledge and skills base required for teaching reading well is extensive. This outline of a proposed curriculum for te0acher education programs in reading covers knowledge of reading development, language structure, and strategies for instruction and assessment. Language instructors are often frustrated by the fact that students do not automatically transfer the strategies they use when reading in their native language to reading in a language they are learning. Instead, they seem to think reading means starting at the beginning and going word by word, stopping to look up every unknown vocabulary item, until they reach the end. When they do this, students are relying exclusively on their linguistic knowledge, a bottom-up strategy. One of the most important functions of the language instructor, then, is to help students move past this idea and use top-down strategies as they do in their native language
Organizational skills are some of the most important and transferable job skills an employee can acquire. They encompass a set of skills that help a person to plan, prioritize, and achieve his or her goals. The ability to keep work organized allows workers to focus on different projects without getting disoriented or lost, thereby increasing productivity and efficiency in the workplace. Managers look for employees who can not only keep their work and desk organized, but those who can also adjust quickly to the organized structure of a company. If you are organised, they will be too, children learn through watching others around them. Maybe not quite as well organised as you are, but it will help! Organise yourself with the little things so that they don’t pile up, for example, as soon as a permission slip comes home – read it, sign it and put it back in their bag – job done!
The purpose of the English coaching service is to support students in their English and writing skills. Coaching services and workshops are available on a regularly scheduled basis.
Exam stress can start when you feel you can't cope with revision, or feel pressure from your school or family. You might worry you’re going to fail or you won't get the grades you need for the course or job you want, but we've got advice and tips on coping. It can seem scary to talk about stress or anxiety. You might feel like nobody else is feeling this way. But bottling up stress and trying to deal with it on your own can often make the stress worse. So it can really help to talk.