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by alexcase
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Some Advice on Large Classes
Replies: 55
Views: 77272

Some great ideas in this thread, including things I've never thought of. I've written a couple of articles on the topic, including some additional tips: http://edition.tefl.net/ideas/younglearners/variations-for-large-pre-school-classes/ http://www.onestopenglish.com/children/methodology/classroom-m...
by alexcase
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Texts
Topic: Alternative for Reward Resource Pack?
Replies: 2
Views: 4663

Update: Most of the Reward resource packs pages are included on the Onestopenglish website if you subscribe, though you have to search for each language point you want rather than browsing each pack.
by alexcase
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: TOEFL
Topic: After Returning from Teaching Abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 3708

I disagree with Sally. A year or two abroad is a great experience, but it will almost certainly set back your career in the UK. That is the choice you have to make. The days of employers being impressed by people living abroad are long gone.

TEFLtastic blog - http://tefltastic.wordpress.com
by alexcase
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: Teaching english to law firms
Replies: 2
Views: 3277

It is very difficult to get ESP work (which is what that would be) in Korea, as until recently companies could not get outside teachers to come in for classes and the few full-time positions in one company are very sought after. No idea about universities. Why not go to Korea or China for a normal T...
by alexcase
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Anyone use the Lexical Method?
Replies: 17
Views: 5142

Was also guilty of multi-tasking. Perhaps I should say "semi-tasking". Now back to that review of BULATS books...
by alexcase
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Anyone use the Lexical Method?
Replies: 17
Views: 5142

Whoops, did sound like I was saying that. Not actually Lewis, but very much based on his ideas.
by alexcase
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Anyone use the Lexical Method?
Replies: 17
Views: 5142

I agree that Lewis's more practical books don't have the interest of his first book. Much better is the recent Teaching Chunks of Language from Helbling Languages. I think my review of it in Modern English Teacher should be coming out this month.
by alexcase
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Anyone use the Lexical Method?
Replies: 17
Views: 5142

As with many things, the easiest way into it is to try a textbook based on that philosophy. I've used Business Matters and Innovations, but they might both be a bit too UKcentric for your students. That also raises the question of whether it is possible to have a Lexical Approach that takes more acc...
by alexcase
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Need Out-Loud Reading Material for Pronunciation
Replies: 4
Views: 4035

Good point, but there's a big difference reading out single lines or sentences and reading out whole passages. A few truly Advanced textbooks deal with the latter, and you need to know where to put in pauses etc. It's a skill most native speakers don't have. The former is exactly the same skill of s...
by alexcase
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Need Out-Loud Reading Material for Pronunciation
Replies: 4
Views: 4035

Please don't read out loud with Business adults! Is that really a skill they need??
by alexcase
Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Video in the Classroom
Topic: Articles on using videos for specific language points
Replies: 0
Views: 2568

Articles on using videos for specific language points

http://www.usingenglish.com/articles/video-tasks-to-practice-past-tenses.html http://www.usingenglish.com/articles/fun-video-tasks-to-practise-present-simple-present-continuous.html http://www.usingenglish.com/articles/fun-video-tasks-to-practice-future-tenses-conditionals.html http://www.usingengli...
by alexcase
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Are there any books on the history of English teaching?
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Scott Thornbury seems to be very interested in the history of ELT at the moment, so you can pick up loads of nice nuggets from his blog and here:

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/scott-thornbury
by alexcase
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Kindergarten Phonics Videos/Songs
Replies: 7
Views: 9295

This sounds like what you are looking for:

http://edition.tefl.net/reviews/esl-yl/ ... mple-abcs/
by alexcase
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Video in the Classroom
Topic: Free worksheets to use with Mr Bean
Replies: 0
Views: 3364

Free worksheets to use with Mr Bean

For all kinds of language points including future tenses, false friends, and infinitives of purpose: http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/videos/mr-bean/ There are similar also ones for Pingu and Wallace and Gromitt on my main video worksheets page: http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/v...
by alexcase
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: ? Using coursebook material creatively and extending work
Replies: 6
Views: 3079

This article of mine seems to be on topic, so I hope you will forgive the self-plugging

http://edition.tefl.net/ideas/teaching/adapt-textbook/