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by Rp
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Is there room for Cultural Literacy in our teaching methods?
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Sally, taking an anthropology course is wonderful idea, and too be honest one I hadn't thought of. Thanx for your input.
by Rp
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Is there room for Cultural Literacy in our teaching methods?
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

No I think you understand it well. One of the issues I find with many ESL teachers is, ironically, a "they should be like us" attitude. So, in that light one would hold the L2's culture as inferior.... I can't tell you how many times I've heard "they have to ask themselves why they came here". From ...
by Rp
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Is there room for Cultural Literacy in our teaching methods?
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

I agree, however there seems to be a on going debate related to content vs process. Also, there is this Freirean concept of cultural invasion. I think Hirsch's point is quite valid, but concepts are harder to apply in the real world. This is where teacher skill enters the picture. If teaching Englis...
by Rp
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Is there room for Cultural Literacy in our teaching methods?
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Is there room for Cultural Literacy in our teaching methods?

Hello all: I am currently working on my Masters in Adult Education, and my focus is Critical ESL Instruction. One of the issues we deal with in ESL is boosting up the literacy levels of our students. In my research, I came across the work of E. D. Hirsch. Hirsch's focus is on increasing the literacy...
by Rp
Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Teaching to Korean Students via Net
Replies: 0
Views: 941

Teaching to Korean Students via Net

Hello, I have been offered a position tutoring ESL students via the web. As a requirement for employment I have been asked to supply a copy of my degree ( logical since domestic locations ask for this ) and a copy of my passport photo. I was told that the passport photo is a requirement of the Korea...
by Rp
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: How to get Adult ESL Students to ONLY speak English.....
Replies: 10
Views: 5169

KRizzo, I noticed that you do not indicate where you are teaching? Is this an ESL or EFL environment. I'm thinking it's an EFL. Sally's suggestion is a good one. One of the issues with ELF is that your class is the only class where the language is probably spoken, in an ESL environment you have the ...
by Rp
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: usage of expression "one lump sum"
Replies: 1
Views: 1319

Hello Hereinchina, I'll deal with the second question first: The phrase "one lump sum" generally in Canada is taken to mean " in one total amount, everything [ such as tax, freight, duty, those type of charges ] included in the price". "Paid in full" tends to mean fully paid, so, the sentence: " I p...
by Rp
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: How often do you buy a (new) dictionary?
Replies: 1
Views: 1542

Fluffy, to be honest I'm finding I use the net more than the traditional non volatile data medium storage devices [ books ] but I do up date my old school collection about every 5 years. I think five years because a good dictionary is incredibly expensive.
by Rp
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Anyone use the Lexical Method?
Replies: 17
Views: 6061

Hi Fluffy, they seem to use a mix of GTM at higher levels to a form of Audiolingual at lower to mid ranges. My thesis is based on a Freirean / Wenger approach and the LA seems to fit nicely in the practice area that I am working on.
by Rp
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Anyone use the Lexical Method?
Replies: 17
Views: 6061

Again, wonderful posts. I agree with notion that teacher training may be the root of the "method" mindset.... North America seems to be predisposed to the concept of "methods". Fluffy I have read Richards and Rogers on the distinguishing attributes of methods and approaches, I think LA is, now, clos...
by Rp
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Anyone use the Lexical Method?
Replies: 17
Views: 6061

Thanks Fluffy [ and all others ] for your replies. I very much appreciate the complete and thoroughly researched responses, they are very helpful.

Hopefully, sometime, I can return the favour.
by Rp
Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Anyone use the Lexical Method?
Replies: 17
Views: 6061

Anyone use the Lexical Method?

Hello: I've been thinking about using the Lexical Method, but I can't seem to find anyone who actually uses it [ I am an ESL instructor teaching in Canada ] just wondering if anyone has or is using it? If so, any limitations, pitfalls, and how accepting are the students. From a delivery perspective,...
by Rp
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Need Blog Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2524

Say Michelle, are you teaching LINC?
by Rp
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Need Blog Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2524

Hi Michelle, if your students are temporary, then how long is their stay here [ I'm a Canadian also ]? I am intuiting that they are here on work visas, so if that is the case maybe the best approach is to develop your blog around life skills [ such as shopping, taking the bus etc. ] and their work e...
by Rp
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Plural vs singular?
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Heath, not sure if you are asking a question here?