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by francesen
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Removing tonality
Replies: 4
Views: 5337

I think you just need to encourage variety in your students voices and intonation. You can give them a short acting class! First you can give them examples, by saying 'I don't know' or whatever else, in a variety of ways, and see if they can understand the emotion your expressing. Then you can put t...
by francesen
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: correcting a chinese pronunciation problem
Replies: 5
Views: 8369

correcting a chinese pronunciation problem

I'll begin with a story. A friend of mine was teaching in a Chinese middle school. He asked the students 'what food do you like?'. The students didn't understand, 'food? what is food?'. Even the Chinese teacher didn't recognize it. My friend kept saying the word, becoming more and more frustrated as...
by francesen
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: integrating culture to a spoken english class
Replies: 2
Views: 2875

integrating culture to a spoken english class

I've taught second year English majors oral English for one term now (China). I gave them an end of term questionnaire, to find out what they found useful and what they want to study more of. Many of them (2/3) wanted to learn more about foreign culture(s) and everyday life... However, this is a spo...
by francesen
Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: teaching some differnt kids on monday and not sure what todo
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

teaching some differnt kids on monday and not sure what todo

hi, i am a new teacher in china. i've taught grade eight for a week, and some grade nine. also teaching a year 7 group from next week. this is what i was expecting. however, i have been told i'm going to a different school on monday, and teaching kids in grade three and four. i think there are about...