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by Tammy30
Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:53 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: much needed advice for our future
Replies: 7
Views: 5137

Thank you so much Fireworks, I agree with you in that you need to be prepared for class. I never did like it when my teacher would come in and not be ready to teach us and not have anything out. This is even more the case with ESL, I feel that I need to be very prepared everyday in my class. Thank y...
by Tammy30
Tue Jul 08, 2003 2:04 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Students speaking other languages
Replies: 9
Views: 8900

I agree with everyone and I think that if you keep learning their language it can help make you a better teacher. Letting the students teach you their language will help you, because I have taken Spanish in college and what I can speak is a little different than what my friends speak. Just keep an o...
by Tammy30
Sat Jul 05, 2003 2:00 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Teaching multiple cultures at once
Replies: 8
Views: 6621

Thank you so much for yur reply Celeste. It was so exciting getting a message all the way from Japan. I really appreciate your help and advice.
Thank you and that was very interesting. :lol:
by Tammy30
Sat Jul 05, 2003 4:19 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: much needed advice for our future
Replies: 7
Views: 5137

thank you Blanca for you advice. I feel a little more ready to teach the ESL students, but if there is anyone out there that could give some more advice I and other students would really appreciate it. Thank you so much for you time. :D
by Tammy30
Thu Jul 03, 2003 6:12 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Teaching multiple cultures at once
Replies: 8
Views: 6621

thank you all for responding to my question. I am really looking forward to teaching ESL and learning from them also. This has been a great experience and I hope that I get a chance one day to pass on what I have learned. :D
by Tammy30
Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Benefits of ESL for regular classroom teachers?
Replies: 5
Views: 14118

Leslie, I can not answer that, but I do know as far as these classes, it can help you better understand where they come from so that you can better educated them. I think that we are making a good choice becoming ESL certified. I can see the benefits in our future. I hope that somebody can give us s...
by Tammy30
Mon Jun 30, 2003 8:56 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: much needed advice for our future
Replies: 7
Views: 5137

much needed advice for our future

I would like to hear any advice from other ESL teachers about what to expect in my near future with dealing with non-English speakers. I am very excited about this and this forum has been a great help with getting me prepared. If anyone can give some advice please do so. Thank you so much. :lol:
by Tammy30
Mon Jun 30, 2003 6:09 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Students speaking other languages
Replies: 9
Views: 8900

Genie you have a good point and I agree with Jen. It would help if you could take some Spanish classes. I have taken two years and I can pick up most of what they say. Just listen closely to what ever language is being spoken and watch their face for expression, you can usually tell when they are ma...
by Tammy30
Sun Jun 29, 2003 3:17 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Teaching multiple cultures at once
Replies: 8
Views: 6621

Thank you Lorikeet for your help. I will use your examples in my future class. Any help you give is greatly appreciated.
by Tammy30
Sat Jun 28, 2003 12:52 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: ESL needed in early grades?
Replies: 8
Views: 7089

Leslie,

I feel that ESL would be needed in the early grades. I am still only learning about ESL, but with what I have know, it seems to be important. I think that you should get your certification, you never know what langugage you might have in your class. Good Luck. :D
by Tammy30
Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Teaching multiple cultures at once
Replies: 8
Views: 6621

Teaching multiple cultures at once

I was wondering if anyone has ever had taught more than one culture in a classroom at one time? I can not see trying to teach students with different languages in one class. Is there any advice that you can give me that would help me as a future ESL teacher. :D
by Tammy30
Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:20 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Understanding and teaching children from different cultures.
Replies: 5
Views: 8707

I am also a new student in ESL, and I would like to know how to work with students with different cultures. I am a little nervous about helping them, but I also can not wait to try. I would like to know how you learn enough about their culture that you do not disrespect them the first time you meet ...
by Tammy30
Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:11 am
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: RE: Current ESL issues in the Texas Classroom
Replies: 10
Views: 9758

I can also remember taking Spanish when I was in High School, and I did not really care about learning it. All we did was listen to tapes and repeat after our teacher. The class was full of students that could speak spanish and just wanted an easy "A". I wish that I would have taken the time then to...