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by october
Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Plain English in the EFL classroom
Replies: 49
Views: 7058

I love to be dared but ...o.k... This passage is somewhat pompose BUT its amusing as well and i personaly enjoy it (when a alternitive and more simple translation is added). If one has to go out of one's way to write this way then it is pompous, you are right, but wouldn't it be nice (perhaps...) if...
by october
Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: doing homework in class-please help!
Replies: 18
Views: 3532

I'm glad things worked out.
I totaly agree with your beliefs and i'm sure that you are not only teaching English but values as well.
Don't change.
by october
Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: English Activity Rooms
Replies: 4
Views: 3553

Hi Alex, First of all, I am so jealous!! I have been fantasizing about an English room for 7 years and no luck. This is what i would do: An audio corner with a few tape recorders where students can listen to stories and do assignments. I would hang up famous phrases or idioms. Joke of the month corn...
by october
Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Advice for lone 8 yr old
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

Hi Hannah, You said it yourself - she is a new student. It can take some time to "break the ice" but from my experience, even if they don't show it, they like the games, i believe that through different card games and other fun games, she will start to build up her confidence. Don't give up. Don't s...
by october
Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: new student immagration information
Replies: 1
Views: 2037

Hi, Since this situation occurs many times in my classes i can only suggest to you what i do - First i feel that it is important to know what are the limits regarding physical touch (Not to fear...) is putting a hand on his shoulder for support acceptable?? Is shaking his hand accebtalbe? What kind ...
by october
Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Plain English in the EFL classroom
Replies: 49
Views: 7058

Hi, At the risk of sounding pompous myself, I think that there is no such thing as pompous English. Yes, there is a higher level of English that i should hope that is used after comprehending and acquiring a basic level of English (or plain English). After using the term "extra" I would naturally us...
by october
Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: doing homework in class-please help!
Replies: 18
Views: 3532

Hi Coffeeandtea, I think since you do have respect for your students and perhaps a soft heart and an understanding that they are under other demands you may want to "make a deal" with them. Since this is a habit not easily changed, you can agree that 3/4 of the lesson (or any other portion) you get ...
by october
Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Any games for beginners?
Replies: 7
Views: 2844

wow! there are so many games to play. here is just one idea and if you like i'll post more. it's a catagory game. the class is divided into 4 groups (depending on the size of the group). the teacher says or picks a catagory from a hat. the first group to say a word from the catagory called gets a po...
by october
Fri Oct 03, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: Keypals
Topic: need penpals!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1884

pen-pals

Hi there,
Are you still interested in corresponding with different students?
I just joined this forum...
I teach EFL elementary. I have 6th graders who would love to correspond with other countries. I have done it before and it's great fun.
so, if you are still searching, let me know.
:)