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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
12:56 pm
[braum85]
Изучение английского языка. Как добиться эффекта «Wow!»
Садясь за компьютер, слушая музыку, или просто идя в магазин – любой человек сталкивается с иностранными языками. Названия магазинов, брендов, новых товаров, книг и фильмов – все чащу от нас требуют знания второго или даже третьего языка. Но подобные неудобства существуют не только на обывательском уровне. Но если для простого гражданина незнание языков дает лишь ощущение дискомфорта, то для человека, имеющего отношение к бизнесу – это незнание подобно профессиональной дисквалификации.
Ключевым процессом развития сегодняшней экономики является прогрессирующая глобализация. Бизнес в России уже давно перестал быть локальным. И уже давно не стоят вопросы типа «необходимо ли учить языки?», «Нужны ли сотрудники со знанием иностранных языков?», «Сколько сотрудников в фирме должны владеть иностранными языками?». Вопрос сегодня есть только один: «Как наиболее дешево и качественно организовать обучение персонала иностранному языку?».
Методы обучения персонала
Поговорим про изучение английского языка, который наиболее востребован на сегодняшнем рынке. Логичным следствие подобной острой востребованности является множество способов и предложений по изучению языка. Сразу отметем самостоятельное изучение, даже за корпоративный счет. Как показывает практика, если язык нужен для профессионального общения, индивидуальные занятия, даже с носителем языка, не специализирующемся на бизнес-тематике, не могут дать необходимого уровня подготовки. Не забывайте, что ваш персонал должен изучать не столько иностранный язык, сколько язык профессионального общения. То есть, фактически, заново освоить всю систему мимики, жестов, пауз и убыстрений разговора, которой они, не задумываясь, пользуются при разговоре на родном языке, но полностью теряют при некачественном изучении английского языка, даже при роскошном словарном запасе.
Сегодня для профессионалов бизнеса есть лишь одно решение: курсы различных уровней, индивидуальные занятия и занятия в группах. Существует множество программ для изучения английского языка онлайн, но и здесь не стоит забывать о необходимых вам целях: не все школы изучения языков онлайн помогут достигнуть вам своих целей.
Последний вариант, необходимо признать, наиболее оптимален, как по качеству изучения, так и по стоимости.
Школа языков
Первая задача, которая стоит перед компанией, решившей начать обучение персонала в школе английского языка – определиться с уровнем обучающихся. Для кого-то уже необходимы курсы делового английского, для кого-то английского разговорного, для кого-то занятия с носителями языка, для кого-то изучения английского языка для начинающих или вовсе с нуля. А кому-то уже необходима подготовка к экзаменам TOEFL или IELTS.
«Репетитор по английскому», «английский с преподавателем» — именно с такого поискового запроса многие начинают поиск вариантов обучения языку. Но искать надо не преподавателя, а школу изучения английского языка, которая сможет предложить вам весь спектр услуг. Признак хорошей школы, видный сразу даже человеку, далекому от проблем обучения – широкий спектр предлагаемых услуг. Он должен заключать в себя и онлайн изучение английского языка, и обучение в офисе, и углубленное изучение, и обучение руководителей, и обучение специалистов, английский с носителем и просто английский с преподавателем. Чем шире спектр предлагаемых услуг – тем лучше школа. Второй признак качественной школы английского языка – отзывы реальных бизнесменов и менеджеров, прошедших в ней обучение. Потому что мерилом качества, в конечном итоге, служит только практика.
Saturday, November 18th, 2006
12:12 pm
[lolacat]
Introduction
Hi! I know this community isn't very active but wanted to join anyway. I have my BS Ed in English Ed, but am finishing a masters in American Studies. I'm applying for admission to a PhD program in education (Language, Literacy, & Culture) here at the U of Iowa.

My main interest is comp-lit for new college students, but more importantly in TA orientation to teaching these courses, and TA practices as teachers of basic college reading/writing. In general, I'm really interested in post-secondary pedagogy and the determination of what it means to be a "college level" writer/reader.

I did my undergrad at the University of Oklahoma, so if anyone has questions about that school and its programs, I can answer them... same w/ Iowa.
Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
1:16 pm
[ldh123]
Particpants Needed for Sexuality Study
Hey Everyone,
Researchers in the Psychology Department at the University of Texas at Austin need volunteers to complete an online survey. Everyone who participates will be eligible to win up to $200 in a monthly draw. The study is looking at reasons why people have sex. If you are sexually experienced, over 18 and interested in participating in this survey please go to: https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=119825
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
12:18 pm
[capawomen]
x-posted
CALL FOR PAPERS!!

I am calling out for papers, articles, art or any other means of expression for my Post-Graduate women's newsletter. The newsletter is to be distributed electronically in Australia and I am advertising for postgraduate women or women who have recently graduated from a postgraduate degree to submit an entry. Of course articles that are a shorter version of a paper/thesis from a research student are most welcome. Creative entries of creative writing, art, poetry or a review are welcome too. If you do not have anything of such nature but would prefer to write a short article on a topic, topics recently discussed regarding postgraduate women here have been gender balance, children and postgraduate study, safety issues on campus and sexism within student politics. Please respond with an item for entry, a title, your "everyday" name at either my livejournal or my email address capa_women@yahoo.com.au
You are most welcome to submit to my first australian postgraduate women's newsletter that will be distributed to postgrad student offices across Australia that are affiliated with CAPA electronically.

Best wishes,

Natasha
CAPA's women's officer for 2005 & 2006
12:00 am
[capawomen]
x-posted
CALL FOR PAPERS!!

I am calling out for papers, articles, art or any other means of expression for my Post-Graduate women's newsletter.
Please respond with an item for entry, a title, your "everyday" name at either my livejournal or my email address capa_women@yahoo.com.au
You are most welcome to submit to my first australian postgraduate women's newsletter that will be distributed to postgrad student offices across Australia that are affiliated with CAPA electronically.

Best wishes,

Natasha
CAPA's women's officer for 2005 & 2006
Thursday, September 29th, 2005
9:02 pm
[marlene]
Please help my students win!
My students have entered a contest whereby they can win a cart full of laptop computers if people will click on this site and enter the code they see on the page. It's a simple page with a graphic that contains the code.

http://www.futureready.org/school/?pid=04291055

They are a very ambitious group of teens and I would love to see them reach their goal. You can vote as many times as you want.

Please post this link in your journal so that other people can help us too. It's a very cute animation and it's for a good cause.
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
11:50 pm
[theinfamousj]
Introduction + Question
Hi, my name is Jen and I'm currently enrolled in the 2006 cohort at the UNC-CH school of ed. I'm doing a one-year MAT program and will hopefully get my certification in High School Science (though my undergrad is in Chemistry).

I'm struggling right now to deal with the millions of different educational theories that they are throwing at us. Since none of our classes are practica or methods, at the moment, it is a bit hard to relate this stuff to teaching chemistry (I actually have to try things out, which is why I was attracted to a discipline with experimentation).

Anyway, as a project in one of my classes, I have to make a scrapbook that illustrates me as a teacher, working with a diverse classroom. I looked through all my pictures of me teaching the classes that I have taught, which were all college-level lab courses and all of my students were white (I'm white as well). While I know that some of them were international students, the pictures don't show that. Any thoughts on how I could represent this concept, given that the only photos look a little single-race?
Sunday, April 10th, 2005
1:56 pm
[magenta120]
Hi all...new member. Currently grad student at Northern Illinois Univeristy, getting my MS in Adult and Higher Edu Student Affairs. It's a new emphasis here and I am sooo excited.
Friday, April 1st, 2005
2:44 pm
[ginagwen]
Is anyone involved in Kappa Delta Pi?

I got a letter saying I can join...for $55.
Is it worth my effort to join?
What will it help me with in the future?
Does this look good on your resume or something?

I remember joining Lamda Pi Eta when I was in TV/Film in my undergraduate...all I got was a rope to wear when I walked the stage.

Current Mood: curious
3:36 pm
[swordofthejedi]
ACPA
Hi! Is anyone involved in a Student Affairs program heading to ACPA? I'm on my way in the morning!

Safe travels!

Current Mood: working
1:44 pm
[serendith]
Subject help ...
Hey all!

I am an Adult and Community College major at North Carolina State. This is my first year taking education courses having just graduated with a degree in Zoology. I have a paper that I am supposed to write and I was hoping that someone here may be able to give me a suggestion or two.

I have to write a paper dealing with an aspect motivation, teacher, or environment with regards to adult education. We are supposed to pick a single aspect or approach to one of those variables. The assignment is so broad that I am at a loss as to where to start. I was hoping that someone here may know of a direction I could take this that would have available resources for me to use.

Any help or idea would be greatly appreciated!
Thursday, March 10th, 2005
3:59 pm
[partly_bouncy]
"Bright Ideas" Spring Conference on the English Language Arts
FINDING OUR VOICES

I'm thinking of attending that conference. It will depend on how things go but I think it would be good...   Website for it is at http://www.msu.edu/~brightid. They are having a panel relating to fan fiction in the classroom and another regarding CSCL.  It's $20 for students and I can pop the the registration in the mail... Not that bad.  Plus Michigan State is about 5 hour drive so not bad...  I don't suppose anyone has gone to a conference put on my this department before or is planning to attend?

Cross posted to [Bad username: educgradstudent</a></span> and <span class=]educators">
Sunday, March 6th, 2005
9:15 pm
[partly_bouncy]
PhD type question
*looks around guilty*  Mods, please delete if this is entirely inappropiate.

This community seems to have a noticable academic bent... and I was wondering if anyone knew of any say PhD programmes in Education or Instructional Technology (or liberal arts in general where you could research something like described below) that were research based and still accepting applications for the fall...  Europe, Australia, Asia, North America... not really picky on location.

I'm interested in the instructional applications and implications of learning in fan fiction communities.  I like writing things like intrinsic motivation & quality in fan fiction and Design and Implementation of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: FanDomination.Net. A lot of the scholarship out there doesn't seem, well, oriented in this direction. :(   I'd like to possibly see about applying to something where maybe I could do something similar about research wise on a bigger scale or with a decidely more scholarly approach.  

Any ideas, people, universities, etc. that people think might be helpful?
Thursday, March 3rd, 2005
10:27 am
[partly_bouncy]
Off hand, does anyone know any sources that connect readability rates, say Flesch-Kincaid, with writing ability and quality? Or know of where to start looking for that type of information? I'm sort of specifically interested in how readability rates of material published to the Internet connect with actual ability to write and what some studies have said about what writing ability says in connection to that. :/

I did a tiny survey of readability rates of fan fiction LJ communities and I found a difference in the levels of readability using flesh-kincaid as the measure (did this to help learn SPSS) and I'm kind of interested in whys or explanations to know if there is actually any meaning to the data I have...

Current Mood: apathetic
Monday, February 14th, 2005
12:27 am
[allthingsnoisy]
Good evening, fellow adult students!

I thought I should wake the community up a bit and introduce myself.

My name is Jenda, and I'm working on my M.Ed. in instructional technology at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania.

And it's my last semester!!

I figured once I had the thesis and internship completed, it would be smooth sailing to graduation. Not even close. This semester seems to be my hardest yet. The material is still fascinating, but the work is overwhelming. Between working a 40-hour a week job, working on my car (I'm a car geek), spending time with my boyfriend, I have found that one month into the spring semester is already leaving me feeling exhausted.

This semester I'm in two classes: one is an ethics in technology/practice course, the other an andragogy strategies course. Both have highly-detailed weekly assignments as well as multi-part semester projects. It's rough. However, many of my classmates also have families, so I can't complain too much. I admire them for taking on so much at once.

One good thing going on this semester is my upcoming internship at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference. I'm looking forward to seeing cutting-edge methods and technologies and meeting industry folks.

I do have a question as well: my andragogy course has a project requirement in which I must teach 3-5 adults a technology-related topic, something I can cover in about 3 hours total. I've got my four adults at the non-profit I did my internship at last semester, as training there is greatly needed. However, they are very short-staffed and don't have a lot of time to meet with me, and my work/school schedule conflicts with theirs. My best day is Saturday, but because it's a Jewish organization, I can't ask them to meet with me on that day. I need to do a needs assessment of my group, due in about ten days. I already have some notes on needs from last semester, but I need more info to do this right. Do you have any suggestions on how I can accomplish this with the time constraints? I really hate to rush it, but they don't even answer the voicemails or emails I send them in a reasonable amount of time.

Thanks in advance!

Current Mood: sleepy
Monday, February 7th, 2005
7:12 am
[partly_bouncy]
Quick question...

... when did Eric on a .gov with government support and soon the ability to submit papers presented at conferences come back?  As I understood it, the US Department of Ed KOed it because of NCLB.  What happened to the thing that replaced Eric?
Saturday, February 5th, 2005
4:44 pm
[alitria]
Thesis Question
I'm finishing up my MED this spring and my thesis in on using group therapy in a school setting to help students diagnosed with ADHD improve social/behavioral/academic skills.

Anyone that would like to share (or trade) ideas would be welcome. I'm just looking for resources, articles, books, etc. that I might have missed. Also, at the end of this I'll have a guidance curriculum for working with ADHD students if anyone would be interested.

Thanks!

(cross-posted)
Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
1:53 pm
[kdas]
This is for the extreme dorks!
So I was flipping through the 9000's in my Dish Network stations. I came across some of the lower budget channels and university channels.
Well, the University of Washington has some very interesting programs dealing with Instructional Technology and Web Development. They are basically class lectures that have been video taped and edited. It's interesting.
I am watching a lecture about incorporating gaming into different learning models.
Friday, January 21st, 2005
8:56 pm
[partly_bouncy]
Conferences, Graduating & Grad School Application Question
So anyone know any interesting and cheap conferences happening in the Illinois, Wisconsin area that pertain to education and instructional technology? :)  ICE (Illinois Computer Educators) has one coming up in March but eh, I was told by people who attended last year that it was atricious and not worth attending.   Two years ago, I thought it was rather good but eh.  *shrugs*

And on a slightly neurotic I know the answer but I ask anyway... it is bad to e-mail a university and ask what the chances of getting in? :/  I really, really want in this PhD programme.  I do.  I won't know till April.  Often they interview canidates but I  am doing an international application and I already talked to them for an hour and a half in October about my proposal... and yeah.  *nod nods*

Graduating in May and the whole get graduated process is highly annoying and scarey and frustrating.  I've got a whole slew of portfolio things to get completed.  One part wants professional membership to show interest and continuing interest after you graduate.  I renewed my membership with the ALA because I really, really like them and their materials they send me.  I also joined Association for Educational Communications and Technology and Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.  The first is loved by my department and the second fits with some of my interests.  Trying to get a job to back up if my PhD application gets turned down.  I'm also thinking about applying for a teaching certificate programme.  I really don't want to teach but I figured it would be helpful given my possible long term goals...  Arg arg arg.  I don't want to do that but I do want a back up plan.  I sent out 150 resumes and all no thanks. :/ 

Current Mood: worried
Monday, January 10th, 2005
11:42 pm
[coupesetique]
So what's on everyone's plate for this quarter?

I'm taking a class called Instructional Methods. Not quite understanding the full gist of the class yet, but I know that I'll be teaching. :-)
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