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by Sevans
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Managed enrollment vs. Open-entry Classes
Replies: 6
Views: 3621

The NPO I work with has an open enrollment. Usually what this amounts to is students register for the class and we have a waiting list when spots are full. Some of our classes have a high turnover rate and some have a very low turnover rate. One class, I've only had 2 new students in the past 6 mont...
by Sevans
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: suit and tie guy
Replies: 29
Views: 6773

It's to show the students that you are professional and take their time seriously. You can wear professional clothes and still put the students at ease. Students, especially depending on the culture, can be insulted if their teacher is dressed down as it shows a lack of respect for the position. Stu...
by Sevans
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: homework?
Replies: 11
Views: 4887

I give all of my students homework. With the nonprofit I work for, the students usually only get 1 or 1 1/2 hours of contact each week. It is essential that the students get homework. Even though we are in the states, my students do not make much contact with English speakers outside of the classroo...
by Sevans
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Refugee Issues
Topic: Seeking info on language assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 4309

Since you are a college prep high school, check in with local universities or community colleges. I would recommend finding someplace he could take the TOEFL since he may have to take that to get into some universities. Maybe the student has an idea of where he wants to go to Uni. Check and see what...
by Sevans
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: She fought with me
Replies: 6
Views: 1642

Yeah. It is all context. I could mean that somebody fought with you or against you. It could be somebody having an argument with you.

"She fought with me to help get the legislation passed."

"I wanted to get the legislation passed, but she fought with me and delayed it."
by Sevans
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Most universities here in the States require a PhD if you want to be a professor. Some community colleges will hire you with a MA, but it depends on the school and the pay will not be nearly as good as at a Uni. So if your goal is to become a professor in the States, factor that into your decision a...