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by silencedobetter
Fri May 15, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: 5 Common Comma Mistakes
Replies: 2
Views: 3871

5 Common Comma Mistakes

Besides the period, the comma is probably the most widely used punctuation mark in English writing. In fact, the comma might actually be used more frequently than the period, as some sentences have multiple commas but only one period (like this one). In this post, Jordan went over five common comma ...
by silencedobetter
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Learning English grammar
Replies: 6
Views: 6368

When it comes to grammar, new students always tend to make mistakes. Run-on sentences happen to be one of those mistakes, and it is our task as teachers to correct students. I would like to share some tips on how to teach your students to avoid these mistakes: http://goldstarteachers.com/5-ways-corr...
by silencedobetter
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: which university is best for learning TESOL or TEFL in UK?
Replies: 1
Views: 4506

http://goldstarteachers.com/intesol-course-in-teaching-english/ All the INTESOL courses have been fully endorsed by TQUK and are recognised by OFQUAL (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), ensuring the very highest standards. Over the years the courses have been developed and refine...
by silencedobetter
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: 6 Tips to Work Effectively with your Co-teachers
Replies: 0
Views: 1425

6 Tips to Work Effectively with your Co-teachers

Teams can be the one of the most rewarding and powerful part of a job when working well; not only there is a great sense of team achievement but also a great sense of personal pride and work motivation. However, when teams are not working well, they can be full of stress and de-motivation causing ba...
by silencedobetter
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: Tips for ELT writers
Replies: 2
Views: 5017

Thanks for the tips.

Some additional tips on common mistakes made in English writing:

http://goldstarteachers.com/5-common-en ... kes-avoid/
by silencedobetter
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: how to improve the students' interest
Replies: 11
Views: 11708

It's helpful to go out of your way and find out what interests them. For example, I try to know all Disney characters and use them as examples when teaching kindergarten. For high school students, it helps to be updated with the trending news and pop culture. For adults- current events. Once you hav...
by silencedobetter
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: What mistakes do ESL teachers make in writing materials?
Replies: 2
Views: 4882

Confusing affect and effect, than and then, who and whom, I and me, making run on sentences, using "like" as a conjunction - these are just few of the common mistakes made even by native speakers. Below are some tips on how to teach your students to avoid them: http://goldstarteachers.com/5-common-e...
by silencedobetter
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: how to use internet to improve students ` writing ability
Replies: 8
Views: 9385

Re: how to use internet to improve students ` writing abilit

hello ,teachers :D I am a english teacher from china.Nowadays internet become more and more popular in china ,and almost become a important part of our daily life,especially students who spend most of time on internet .As a teacher I hope they can make good use of the internet to help their english...
by silencedobetter
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: 5 Common English Mistakes to Avoid
Replies: 0
Views: 1568

5 Common English Mistakes to Avoid

Learning English can, at times, be a daunting task. Of all the languages in the world, English is not always the most straightforward, and for newcomers not having any immersion in the language, it can be that much more difficult. In this post, we highlighted five of the most common English mistakes...
by silencedobetter
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Present Perfect Simple - Seeking Feedback
Replies: 1
Views: 1967

Re: Present Perfect Simple - Seeking Feedback

Hi Guys, I've just released a set of five lesson plans centered around the present perfect simple. It's quite a difficult tense to teach, but I think these lesson plans work quite well. I've designed them for private tutorial use and they are loaded onto a web platform. If you would like an account...
by silencedobetter
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Free ESL Materials and Ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 2913

Re: Free ESL Materials and Ideas

eslkidz wrote:Hey everyone,

I have some great materials for young ESL learners here:

http://www.eslkidz.com/

Hope this is useful for any teachers out that who need ideas or materials for young learners. Enjoy ^_^[/img]
Thanks! Great teaching materials for young learners.
by silencedobetter
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: free powerpoint &template downloads for ESL in Korea
Replies: 1
Views: 1697

Re: free powerpoint &template downloads for ESL in Korea

Hello if you are currently teaching esl in Korea this blog is a great way to show you ideas for lessons and also offers free template and powerpoint downloads. As well as real life examples of student work. http://mrsbaiasclassroom.blogspot.kr/ Happy Teaching! :P :D :) :o Cheers to all ESL teachers...
by silencedobetter
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: allthingsgrammar.com
Replies: 1
Views: 2142

Re: allthingsgrammar.com

BobbyDee123 wrote:Hi everyone,

Just a quick shout for my new teacher resource site with loads of free PDF printables:

grammar quizzes
grammar worksheets
grammar word searches
grammar crosswords
grammar games

http://www.allthingsgrammar.com/

Let me know what you think!
Robert :D
Another great teaching resource.
by silencedobetter
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Speaking With Adults and Teens
Replies: 2
Views: 2398

Thanks a lot for this. I find it very useful especially for my one-on-one adult class.
by silencedobetter
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Question Quest (card game) - Heard of it / used it?
Replies: 3
Views: 2682

This will definitely encourage young learners to speak out more.