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by melichan857
Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: Interpreter course interview practice - help with lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 3433

Focus on grammar

Sounds like you are really dedicated in helping her. Given that the interview will most probably be a straight out assessment of language ability I would do lots of speaking practice focusing on accuracy of especially the past tense. If, as you say, she is making errors with the past tense I feel th...
by melichan857
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: HELP! I'm starting to teach pronunciation, but I'm a newbie!
Replies: 10
Views: 13764

That Englipedia site's great! Just added it to my custom search tool.

Melissa

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by melichan857
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Pronunciation Resources
Replies: 5
Views: 6916

Pronunciation resources

My two favourite pronunciation books are as follows: English pronunciation in use Pronunciation practice activities (links show Amazon description) I own the second one but haven't gotten around to buying the first one - you should be able to find one or both books at a library if they have an ESL s...
by melichan857
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Pronunciation games
Replies: 1
Views: 5166

Thanks for sharing those great ideas. I've added it to my search tool below.

Melissa

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by melichan857
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: the use of ICT for communication skills
Replies: 1
Views: 2414

Have you tried looking at resources on iteslj.org? This may be a good starting point.

Melissa

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by melichan857
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Very Little English - Where to start
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Hi there,

I had a similar situation about a year ago - so I have much empathy for your situation!

I found this book of activities for beginners really helped.

Beginners: Resource Books for Teachers

Melissa


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by melichan857
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Tutoring a dyslexic adult
Replies: 14
Views: 4985

Glasses and paper

I used to teach at a program where low-literacy native speakers and migrant ESL students were mixed in the same program and we had quite a few dislexic students. Two things that seemed to help the dislexic students in their reading were green-coloured paper (it was easier to read than white) and spe...
by melichan857
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Smartboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Do you get sound?

Nice idea about scanning textbook pages. If you get audio as well as visual display, you might consider playing clips from the Australia Network or BBC learning English website. I have had good success with these. If you don't get sound, maybe PowerPoint might help "mix things up". I've never used t...
by melichan857
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Activities for those 'too cool' advanced teenagers
Replies: 21
Views: 11414

Grammar book

I'm in a similar situation - I teach late teenage and early twenties students who are often "too cool for school". The best way I've found is to get them motivated is to get them involved in a "project". I'm doing a web-based project, but perhaps you could have the students create a story while they...
by melichan857
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Board Game for ESL/EFL
Replies: 5
Views: 7626

Scrabble and Apples to Apples are good

For a Friday afternoon or last day of term, I like to play Scrabble or "Apples to Apples" - great game if you've never tried it. The cards and rules are available online.

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