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by clarer
Sun Jan 22, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Teaching In China
Replies: 9
Views: 3339

that sounds great, I'll try that out when school terms starts again, thanks for the idea
by clarer
Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Teaching small children
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Thanks for your reply. I have taken my kids out of his class simply because I think it would be taking a step back for them and I don't think they need his accented english, to add to the confusion of already learning a new language. This guy is boring these kids to death, they will not have a very ...
by clarer
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Teaching small children
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Teaching small children

I have just come back from dropping off my own children to the state run nursery here in Tonghua, China. I caught a brief snippit of an english class. I watched the foreign language teacher, who is Russian, teach pre-schoolers "Please can I order some french fries" Is this appropriate for pre-school...
by clarer
Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: classroom supplies question (UK)
Replies: 6
Views: 2485

ELC is good, but quite pricey. You could also go to one of those industry waste stores. Not sure what the correct name for them is but they have great stuff for arts and crafts and it's usually really cheap.
by clarer
Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Good game for spelling
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

It's a computer game, you can download a free version to try it out, just google bespelled. It's has a tetris feel in that you have use the burning letters before they hit the bottom of the screen and burn down your library.
by clarer
Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Teaching In China
Replies: 9
Views: 3339

I look at what their method english teachers are teaching them and then reinforce the language they have learnt, usually roles plays are best for me. I pick one student to start the dialogue, A:blah blah blah, then when they have finished they can give the chalk to another student, it can be lots of...
by clarer
Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: classroom supplies question (UK)
Replies: 6
Views: 2485

I believe there is a company called Consortium which sells all the stuff for nursery and schools, ie. paints, brushes, papers, everything crafty. There is also another outfit, but I can't remember the name...hope this helps.
by clarer
Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Good game for spelling
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Good game for spelling

Have any of you played Bespelled, it's great for spelling. My 7 year old daughter loves it. I think it would be good for ESL students too.
by clarer
Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: games for large classrooms
Replies: 6
Views: 2660

Hangman, the kids love it, single words are good as you, the teacher can win. Sentences are fun too. I usually use words that I have taught in the class that day. Just make sure they don't all scream out letters to you at once.
by clarer
Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Some Advice on Large Classes
Replies: 55
Views: 77460

Large classes

I have just stumbled into this site, what a great find...I'm so happy I've found some collegues in the same situation. My classes are between 60-80 kids and on average I teach 1500 a week too. The chinese english teachers are very supportive and feel the same way as I do. They are frustrated with th...