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by jesl
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: What materials do you use for exclusive-online classes for online tutoring websites?
Replies: 0
Views: 2296

What materials do you use for exclusive-online classes for online tutoring websites?

Hi guys, I have a question for those of you who are teaching for those online tutoring platforms. Over the last couple of years I have noticed a downtrend in the number of face to face students who contact me. It was inevitable that a lot of this business was going to move to online platforms. I am ...
by jesl
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Challenging and arrogant advanced student, help, need ideas!
Replies: 7
Views: 5869

dbrownridge, I posted a long description of the problem because I thought it was warranted and necessary to understand the problem thoroughly. Without a background, sometimes it is difficult to understand the problem. Note, I have nearly 14 years of experience and I would not give my students such a...
by jesl
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Challenging and arrogant advanced student, help, need ideas!
Replies: 7
Views: 5869

Challenging and arrogant advanced student, help, need ideas!

I've got a tough student that I need some help to try to come up with some more activities and things to do to get him through the problematic things. This is one of the most, can I say arrogant/challenging/egotistical students I have ever had in quite some time. And no I am not trying to be mean, h...
by jesl
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Listening Activities for a 1 on 1 class help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3396

I did see a book a long time ago that did have some of these different ways of saying things, but it was in pieces. Even if it was a thick book it may be useful. As fo the list of missing syllables.. hmmm that's going to take a while to create that. There should be some thing online that has some of...
by jesl
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Listening Activities for a 1 on 1 class help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3396

Hi Sheila, thanks for the feedback! The student's level is intermediate to high-intermediate, the can communicate their throughts and understand quite well actually. But has difficultly in meetings understanding different accents and different speeds. And our class is 2 hours each time. Speaking lev...
by jesl
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Listening Activities for a 1 on 1 class help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3396

I appreciate your suggestions, and yes, I know they are cheap and I know we can share and earphone, the point is I am looking for alternative activities to doing this. I may consider to try this method, however the location we teach in is very noisy, which can be good at times, but not every time. I...
by jesl
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Listening Activities for a 1 on 1 class help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3396

Thank you for that.

Though I am also looking for other activities that I can do without the use of multimedia. I don't really have the tools to record and playback these things during class. And because the class is in a public location, it is also slightly more disadvantageous to use those.
by jesl
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Listening Activities for a 1 on 1 class help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3396

Listening Activities for a 1 on 1 class help!

Hi guys, I have a 1 on 1 class with a student who wants to increase their listening ability. At the beginning I thought this wasn't going to be all that difficult, but now I am starting to think either he doesn't need a one on one class and rather a cram school class for this or I am doing something...
by jesl
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Ideas Needed for Long Term Company Business English Classes!
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Well it's not possible to do that as the classes are starting in May. I am not sure it is as complicated as you think or that I may have made it sound.
by jesl
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Ideas Needed for Long Term Company Business English Classes!
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Ideas Needed for Long Term Company Business English Classes!

Soon I will begin teaching at a fairly large company. I will have 5-10 one on one students who are all at the upper management level and I will have several small group classes which will be middle management and normal employees. Their goals are to improve their manager's English ability, it includ...
by jesl
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Seven Hour English Class, Need Ideas Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

Seven Hour English Class, Need Ideas Help!

Hi all, I need some advice on how to arrange a 7 hour class. My job will be teaching 4x 7 hour classes a month, one class every week. One course is 28 hours total. So after one month the students will change. Each class will have about 10-20 students. I am allowed to teach just about anything, from ...
by jesl
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Ideas for teaching classes via Skype
Replies: 8
Views: 7505

Oh what a treasuretrove of information, thank you! I like that site already after only looking at the first page, I think it will be very useful for more than just this class, thank you.
by jesl
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Ideas for teaching classes via Skype
Replies: 8
Views: 7505

boring

The student does not want to use a text book and neither do I. Though supplimenting the class with some textbook material probably would be ok. Mostly they need listening and speaking so a text book may not really be the answer. They don't really like that idea but, I will look around and see if I c...
by jesl
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Ideas for teaching classes via Skype
Replies: 8
Views: 7505

Thank you for this, the only thing thier is the first post in English, and the only website listed is one in Polish. To be honest he is not looking for medical vocabulary persay, he just wants to improve his listening and speaking whatever way he can, medical stuff specific is not really his interes...
by jesl
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Ideas for teaching classes via Skype
Replies: 8
Views: 7505

Ideas for teaching classes via Skype

Hi all, I have just been contacted to teach a one on one class, one on one with a student for six months, two hours each class. But they want to do the class by Skype. I am interested to give this a shot but not sure what to expect and what to prepare for the student. I can only imagine it will be d...