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by Sally Olsen
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Conversation Classes
Replies: 3
Views: 2324

Where?
You might have one or two keen students who do their own work with textbooks or online courses and just come to you for the conversational aspect. I would ask more questions to find out what they really mean
by Sally Olsen
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Text Analysis and Reading Comprehension:
Replies: 1
Views: 1932

Check on the books by Beverly Deriwianka of Australia.
by Sally Olsen
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: How to help students with texts beyond their level
Replies: 2
Views: 2455

I used to take the text and write it in simpler language and with straightforward sentences - subject, verb right through. You could do it with him and print it out. You probably won't be able to do all the articles during your two hours but at least he will have some that he understands and can com...
by Sally Olsen
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: BOISTEROUS STUDENT
Replies: 6
Views: 2471

I wonder if she has an internal hearing problem. I have the opposite and my voice is so low that people can't hear it. For talking to a class I feel that I am yelling so my internal hearing is not on. I wonder if she doesn't hear her internal voice and so her external voice is really loud. Not that ...
by Sally Olsen
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Meaningful learning
Replies: 3
Views: 3473

I used to use chants. There is a series of book - Jazz Chants and so on that are great. The students learned the chants by heart and really enjoyed them and they came up in conversations naturally. I encouraged them to bring in their favourite English songs and we learned the words. At holidays, esp...
by Sally Olsen
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Tests
Replies: 2
Views: 2665

if the student knows how to take the tests they will do better so it would be unfortunate not to show them how the tests are constructed. There are only so many things in English that are difficult so it is good for them to know about these things for their use no matter what they do with English in...
by Sally Olsen
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Help student understand English spoken w/ various accents
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Hard to get subtitles. He can do that and you can check if he is right. Any good news organization from a country that normally does not speak English will provide short news items that you can subtitle. I used to get the news printed out from major radio staions. They have a kind of shorthand- tho ...
by Sally Olsen
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Help student understand English spoken w/ various accents
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Youtube.
by Sally Olsen
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Conjunctive adverbs (Impromptu speech)
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

The main things are telling a powerful and personal story, eye contact, effective gestures, asking questions instead of making statements and positive energy. She has to give up thinking of herself and think of the audience and what they want to learn about the subject. Just keep telling her that it...
by Sally Olsen
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Useful Sites?
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

It works great. What are your facilities for cooking? There are lots of no_bake cookies and bars.
by Sally Olsen
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Conjunctive adverbs (Impromptu speech)
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

If she won the first time, doesn't she have a chance this time? You might want to video yourself giving the talks so she can see your gestures. That is what makes an English speech more authentic along with trying to include the audience in some way. It might make it easier to memorize as well. Is s...
by Sally Olsen
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Conjunctive adverbs (Impromptu speech)
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Does the student get the topic beforehand? Can they memorize their speech or does it all happen without preparation? Remember to greet the audience. Ask questions frequently instead of just giving statements If you can make a joke it helps Lots of connecting words to make it flow = first, next, then...
by Sally Olsen
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Halloween Activities
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

Look up fluffyhamster for Hallowe'en. He taught in China and has some great ideas. If you type in fluffyhamster and Halloween you will get loads of possible games for next year or the next holiday.
by Sally Olsen
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: Sites for reading comprehension
Replies: 2
Views: 3291

There are many parts to reading comprehension. The students need practice in all of it. First they need to read and understand the questions. Questions are often tricky and can be misinterpreted so they need a lot of practice in answering the different kind of questions. They need to understand each...
by Sally Olsen
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Mispronunciation? search for a balanced way to assist
Replies: 1
Views: 2235

If I can't understand the word or sentence then I try to guess what the student is saying and say it out loud as long as I know the student won't react. If the student is shy or sensitive I would usually let it go but make a note and try to practice with the class in some fun game or chant. You can ...