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by Michellekj
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Native English speaking teacher and Bilingual Education
Replies: 1
Views: 2924

All ESL teachers should try to learn another language.

It took me three years before I could hold a conversation in an intermediate level of spanish, that is the level of vocabulary. But my grammar is still not very good, past and present tense. Yes, you must pass the Spanish test to become a bilingual teacher, and, in some english franchise schools lik...
by Michellekj
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Student centered instruction
Replies: 4
Views: 3367

Teacher Talk Time % in the Lesson

This means that your TTT (teacher talk time) is a little high. Depending on the school, your boss and the curriculum, your speaking should be less than 50% of the lesson. Let the students do the speaking, make the mistakes, and correct them, Letting them make mistakes helps with memory.
by Michellekj
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: I hate to go out shopping, thus I let my fingers do the walk
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

Fingers do the walking. Shop on line.

"fingers do the walking" is an idiom. So the second sentence is a better one.
by Michellekj
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: final position consonants
Replies: 1
Views: 2847

final position consonants

Are ther some English consonant sounds that never occur in the final position?
by Michellekj
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Billingual Education & American Cultural Norms
Replies: 0
Views: 2178

Billingual Education & American Cultural Norms

Although I lived in the United States, I was a student there many years ago, and have been back countless times. I was wondering what the general consensus would be in this forum on the following question: Your student is a new bilingual learner who has difficulties understanding American cultural c...
by Michellekj
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Standard orthogrphy vs phonetic alphabet.
Replies: 2
Views: 3732

Standard orthogrphy vs phonetic alphabet.

Why do linguists use a phonetic alphabet as opposed to standard orthography? What would be a variety of answers in this forum?