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by Avocado
Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Indentation Nazism
Replies: 14
Views: 3201

I'm having a little difficulty getting the point of the previous post, but there were some things I'd like to touch on. You said you're "paid to splash red ink about," and that there's little point in "hedging about wrongness." My thinking is 1) no you're not, and 2) yes there is. As teachers, we're...
by Avocado
Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: ? Using coursebook material creatively and extending work
Replies: 6
Views: 2808

I'm a new teacher who's started with a full timetable, and realistically I'm basing my lessons on the coursebook, with the odd bit from somewhere else. On the other hand, given that you're a new teacher, I'd say there's some merit to "not bothering" supplementing the coursebook, and instead concent...
by Avocado
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Indentation Nazism
Replies: 14
Views: 3201

Re: No indentation.

I personally have never indented anything, whether personal, academic, or business, since about 13 or 14 years of age. I have always used spaces for paragraphing. I've always assumed it was a thing of the past (pre-90s). Besides, written text looks a lot neater without it. I agree with Heath. I tel...
by Avocado
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: ? Using coursebook material creatively and extending work
Replies: 6
Views: 2808

I think the best thing is to think in these terms: how I can I get the most STT out of a given activity / coursebook element? If it's a conversation, drill, personalize, do it with the book open then closed, and move on to completely free-form RP's. If it's a reading text, it can be transformed into...
by Avocado
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Motivating adults
Replies: 15
Views: 7224

Re: Motivating adults

Personally, and I know this may sound a bit hard, but I don't think one should have to motivate adults. They should either be motivated on their own or, you know, get another hobby. If students can't meet you halfway, make it clear to them that they can expect results proportionate to the amount of ...