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by Sally Olsen
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: TOEFL
Topic: Application and starting
Replies: 1
Views: 1696

It is hard to get a job without a university degree in Japan. You can send resumes for a job on Dave's job board.
by Sally Olsen
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: School Ratings for MA TESOL
Replies: 7
Views: 3264

Check out Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
by Sally Olsen
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Five year old leading the teacher ok?
Replies: 2
Views: 2082

After a year and a half, i think you know each other well. She must understand you well too in English. Just go with your gut. You know when she is testing you so just laugh and point it out to her. it is great that she wants to be the teacher, especially if she does it in English. She probably does...
by Sally Olsen
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: ESL Demo Class in China!
Replies: 3
Views: 7727

I found they are always impressed if you include a short but effective grammar lesson. Use as many visual aids as possible. I use the chalk board if available but carry a special pen that writes on windows.
by Sally Olsen
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Simple picture stories for children
Replies: 2
Views: 2662

Wherever I was, I would search the library or bookstores or bookstalls for children's stories from that place. Sometimes you can only find them in the home language and then I would get my language teacher to help me translate them. The children usually know the stories in their own language and so ...
by Sally Olsen
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Exophoric ellipsis
Replies: 13
Views: 9201

Chomsky wrote a colleague of mine in Mongolia and they had a great discussion about one topic they were both interested in. I would hesitate to say that all linguists would do that but it is worth a try if you have a good question or problem. There is a Journal of Chinese Linguistics and an Internet...
by Sally Olsen
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Exophoric ellipsis
Replies: 13
Views: 9201

Why don't you email Halliday and ask him about it. He taught in China and did his PhD is about cdiffeerent dialects there. I am sure he would keep up with what is being studied and knowing humans, someone is doing something.
by Sally Olsen
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Research Articles for Business English
Replies: 2
Views: 2805

Chia Suan Chong Part 4
by Sally Olsen
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Exophoric ellipsis
Replies: 13
Views: 9201

But you are saying this from the point of view of an English as a first language speaker and probably a good student. Why can't we study language like we do anything else in the world just to see if there is something interesting there. I get as excited by a new article in the field as by a new disc...
by Sally Olsen
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Exophoric ellipsis
Replies: 13
Views: 9201

I googled exophoric ellipsis and got an interesting paper bry G Phillups but can't seem to copy the Internet address - sorry. There are a lot of references in the paper, I think this is important because students who are studying have to understand this to properly read what they need to study and a...
by Sally Olsen
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: ESL for Tourism with Low Level learners
Replies: 1
Views: 1839

I had my students write books in their own language with all the words that they normally heard or said for a week. They can tape their conversatioins or just get together in groups and act out scenarios so they remember what they usually say. Then we worked on translating to English. They were ofte...
by Sally Olsen
Wed May 21, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: The Milestones for Mastering Grammar are ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1809

One of the contributors named Kennan has written a lot on all aspects of learning English but there is one on grammar. Just type 'Kennan' in the search box at the top and you read all 45 of his posts
by Sally Olsen
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Keeping students busy
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

You could use a mobile microphone. But if the class is that big, some people will probably still be bored when other students speak. I never understood that myself because you can learn a lot from your peers. We are thoroughly trained to think the teacher is the only one worth listening to I guess. ...
by Sally Olsen
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: Teaching dyslexic students.
Replies: 1
Views: 1718

Ask him. If he has made it to Engineering he has developed some strategies. Everyone with dyslexia is different so he will have some different ways of learning but obviously he is successful. You can look on the many sites for dyslexia for tips. There is an organization for teachers with tips and id...
by Sally Olsen
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Large group oral exam ideas?
Replies: 1
Views: 1720

Why?