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by lip420
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Free TEFL Course
Replies: 1
Views: 2585

Re: Free TEFL Course

Just an update like 8 years later, lol. I did have a free course from about 2012-2016. But there is currently no free course, however there are how-to videos on the site that are free and other resources as well.
by lip420
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Do EFL teachers need to teach phonics?
Replies: 1
Views: 2681

I think so

It breaks the words down. Sometimes students have difficulties with certain sounds. If that is the case then you can focus on the phonetic part. You can use tongue twisters and other activities. It can work with kids or adults.
by lip420
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: Teaching Shy ESL Students
Replies: 7
Views: 5175

Partnering her up is a good idea. Pair work is good. You can also start sentences and have her finish them. You can try role play and dialogue too.
by lip420
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Captionless comic strips
Replies: 6
Views: 5879

Like Sally said you can just copy it, white out the text and make copies. It works quite well. http://www.eslinsider.com/how-to-teach- ... s/comics-1
by lip420
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: How to combine classic music in class
Replies: 2
Views: 2274

You could play it while the kids draw (free association) or while they take an exam.
by lip420
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Games and Activities or Elementary students
Replies: 7
Views: 6855

Games and activities for children

I have taught primarily around that age range. Here you'll find a number of ESL games and activities for teaching children.
by lip420
Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Third graders, motivation and classroom management
Replies: 3
Views: 3760

Funny when that happens. Well there's a lot, but Kids need to have fun and they have short attention spans. You'll need a lot of variety in the lesson and games and activities.
by lip420
Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Ideas wanted on alternative ways of observing teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

Video
by lip420
Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Activities to build listening skills?
Replies: 10
Views: 8195

Activities for listening

Dictations are simple and they help build listening skills. You can also use your voice to intonate different words while reading and have your students underline those words. I made some how-to videos on those. Here are a couple of examples: Here is a writing dictation and here is a reading dictati...
by lip420
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Free TEFL Course
Replies: 1
Views: 2585

Free TEFL Course

UPDATE: This online TEFL course course was free from like 2012-2016 or so, but I discontinued it. The courses have come a long ways since then. The best course there currently is called TEKA. The truth is that most people who start free online courses don't complete them. There can be different reas...
by lip420
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Lowering test anxiety
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

You could play some classical music or other mellow music during the test.
by lip420
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: new teacher dilemma
Replies: 5
Views: 3129

I wouldn't worry about trying to do anything any one way. You can read other books and learn more. I think you have to find out what works for yourself and your given situation.

I think trial and error is part of it whether you're a beginner or not.
by lip420
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Problems with group work
Replies: 7
Views: 2531

Some students are more introverted and will benefit more from individualized activities. If you have a problem with students speaking in their native tongue then you could set up an English only rule, unless they raise their hands and ask to speak in their native lang.
by lip420
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 101 ESL Teaching Tips
Replies: 0
Views: 2424

101 ESL Teaching Tips

Here's a long list of 101 ESL teaching tips.
by lip420
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: lesson planning
Replies: 5
Views: 4803

Yeah they say that. It may help you to have a more detailed plan in the beginning, but an outline is often enough.