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Questions about ESL in Chilie

 
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White249



Joined: 25 Dec 2008
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Location: United States

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Questions about ESL in Chilie Reply with quote

I am working on a case study for a class that I am taking for my Masters. I need to find some relative ESL information sources but I am not having much luck.

If there are any teachers out there that can give me some feedback I would greatly appreciate it.

Just a few questions I have for teachers teaching in Chile.

First off I just have a few basic questions about teaching in Chile.


Do you work in the public school system or for a private school?

Do teachers typically call their students by their first names in class?
Do you socialize with your students outside of class?

What are common discipline problems teachers have, and how do you handle them?

The Role of the learner-

Is English a required subject in public school?

At what level do students begin studying English?

How many hours per week are they required to study?

What variety of English is promoted?

How is education valued in Chile?
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ottawajoe



Joined: 19 Nov 2008
Posts: 14
Location: Ottawa Canada, Santiago Chile

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Questions about ESL in Chilie Reply with quote

White249 wrote:

Do you work in the public school system or for a private school?

Private

Do teachers typically call their students by their first names in class?

Yes

Do you socialize with your students outside of class?

On a few occasions.

What are common discipline problems teachers have, and how do you handle them?

I was working with adults so there wasn't any problems really


The Role of the learner-

To learn.

Is English a required subject in public school?

It is but the content sucks and the books are outdated

At what level do students begin studying English?

Pre-kinder but English study in Chile is so basic, it barely qualifies. Did you ever take German in high school? If so, how well can you speak the language? Get it?

How many hours per week are they required to study?

My students barely studied but they were paying adults. Passing or failing was their problem, not mine. I would tell my students that learning a language is like learning to play a musical instrument, that hour or 2 a week in class won't do anything for you if you don't study and practice


What variety of English is promoted?

North America

How is education valued in Chile?
Not sure. People just go through the motions to secure a better future for themselves.
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