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by corey
Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: State of ESL today
Replies: 3
Views: 4031

An interesting assessment. If I understand right this means there is a shortage of Spanish-language teachers and too many English teachers.

Corey
by corey
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: Language Learning Strategy Training
Replies: 2
Views: 3292

Hi,

There is a good book by H. Douglas Brown on strategies for learners. The publisher is Pearson. I believe the name is "Classroom Strategies" but I'm not sure.

Good luck,

Corey
by corey
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:56 pm
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: English Activity Rooms
Replies: 4
Views: 3548

Hi,

Contact the company that supplies your books. They usually have posters and other things that they give away for free.

Good luck,

Corey
by corey
Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:46 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Internet Language?
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

I'm not sure about how great the internet has affected English. It has brought in new words however I think with time many will fade from the language. A few will become ingrained. In grammatical terms, I'm not really sure if the 'net will consolidate various forms of English, fuse them together, fr...
by corey
Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:41 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: How to get rid of the 'Bottom-up Syndrome'?
Replies: 22
Views: 4359

I'm not sure what happened in the last thread you talked about but I have learned a language "top-down" and I also believe it is a better way to teach a language. In fact, I think it is the basis for much of modern communicative language teaching theory.

Corey
by corey
Sat Oct 04, 2003 10:55 pm
Forum: Intensive English Programs
Topic: curriculum for intensive courses
Replies: 5
Views: 6199

You mean you use one NI book for 15 weeks or all four books?

Corey
by corey
Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:32 pm
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: Initial teacher training package
Replies: 12
Views: 8482

:P
by corey
Mon Sep 29, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: Initial teacher training package
Replies: 12
Views: 8482

Wow - you must be good if you can get a course to like you!! :shock: You are probably right about the situation in Germany but in many other countries (any in Latin America for example) qualified teachers are harder to find - more if it is required that they be native speakers. The money just isn't ...
by corey
Mon Sep 29, 2003 4:05 am
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: Initial teacher training package
Replies: 12
Views: 8482

they do not have to like a person they just have to learn It helps the learning a whole lot if the students like the teacher/instructor. There is a whole body of evidence linking better learning and happy/relaxed students. Back to the original question... The first step IMO is to find out exactly w...
by corey
Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:26 pm
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: Initial teacher training package
Replies: 12
Views: 8482

Why don't you ask for the meaning of life!!!

Just kidding.

That's a lot of work. All I can say is read some of the other posts here.
by corey
Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: open-ended question
Replies: 8
Views: 5177

shmooj wrote:So.... what's to report. Any news on this new job?
One-time poster. :x
by corey
Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:45 pm
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: Hiring the right people
Replies: 11
Views: 10385

Hi Shmooj,

Would you believe I caught a fugitive by checking. Very important to check references.

As for the people who can barely speak English - that's what the trash can is for. 8)

Corey
by corey
Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: General Market Overview
Replies: 1
Views: 1957

Go to a directory (like DMOZ) for a particular country and then go to the specific category and run through the sites and collect the data.

Good luck,

Corey
by corey
Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: open-ended question
Replies: 8
Views: 5177

Since you're new - don't try to change things too fast. Take some time to get a feel for what's really going on.

Good luck,

Corey
by corey
Tue Sep 02, 2003 12:15 am
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: Where do you get your curriculum from?
Replies: 8
Views: 4123

Re: Where???

TKS wrote:I think the school owners should take more initiative and get the curriculum for the teachers.
I disagree. Unless it is a small school the owner should hire a good DoS or Academic director to do it.

I don't know of any decent school that would have a teacher write the curriculum.