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by Genie
Mon Jul 07, 2003 5:27 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Benefits of ESL for regular classroom teachers?
Replies: 5
Views: 14115

I'm not quite sure of all the benefits of becoming ESL certified, but I do know that it will help us better understand students who are learning English better. We are going to have these students in our classes weather we are in an ESL classroom or not. I also think the teaching methods we are goin...
by Genie
Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:51 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Students speaking other languages
Replies: 9
Views: 8900

Thanks Ladies, You all had wonderful points. I agree Arlet I need to be positive. Learning a few words in a other language is a great idea.
As long as my classroom is one of a community of learners hopefully the students will not feel the need to be ugly/mean to anyone else in the class.
Genie
by Genie
Sun Jun 29, 2003 3:22 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: helping out NOW!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4355

Two of my friends, one is Spanish major the other a Spanish minor at SFA are going to be helping teach English to adults this coming fall. They have been interested in what I'm learning in my ESL classes. I might also go help if I have time. It would be good to get experience before I get in the cla...
by Genie
Sun Jun 29, 2003 3:17 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Implementing ESL strategies in Lower Grades
Replies: 5
Views: 7620

Itza, I'm a student too so this is just guessing. I will be teaching the middle grades (4-8). But from what I'm understanding about ESL is that it like teaching a little child to speak the language. I might be wrong but I think that a person would teach English to a little child like they would a on...
by Genie
Sun Jun 29, 2003 3:10 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Students speaking other languages
Replies: 9
Views: 8900

Students speaking other languages

This past May I substituted in several 7th grade classrooms, a variety of subjects. I had one occasion where there were several students speaking Spanish to one another, during free time. I think these students might be ESL or they are bilingual I am not sure. I am a little uncomfortable with studen...
by Genie
Sun Jun 29, 2003 2:50 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Teaching multiple cultures at once
Replies: 8
Views: 6617

Tammy and Chronda, I was wondering this myself. I bet it will be hard to teach students who speak more than one language in the same classroom. I do not speak any foreign language but have taken foreign language classes in high school so I can relate to the students on how frustrating it is for them...
by Genie
Sun Jun 29, 2003 2:41 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Understanding and teaching children from different cultures.
Replies: 5
Views: 8705

I agree with all of you keeping an open mind and seeing the best qualities in each student is the best when it comes to teaching. It is hard to do this, but so many times people judge others based on appearance or the ability to speak the language. I think as teachers and especially ESL teachers we ...
by Genie
Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:45 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: RE: Current ESL issues in the Texas Classroom
Replies: 10
Views: 9758

I remember when I was in high school it was required that we take a foreign language. I chose Spanish and a lot what Duchess_Meli talked about in her posting is what went on in my class too. Most of us did not want to be taking a foreign language because we would never use it. Now that I am older, I...