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by millerd
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: English only instruction Vs Native language instruction
Replies: 4
Views: 3895

English Only May Have Some Benefits For Adults

EO for adults with limited language proficiency, when they are seeking to enter the workforce rapidly, has some merits. While reading the posts on this website, I can understand the arguments for BE, especially for children; however, for adults the EO method that specifically targets the skills in t...
by millerd
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Lack of Continuity
Replies: 3
Views: 3388

We Have To Advocate and Educate New Administrators

In reply to some of the posts I have read, it is important for us as educators to educate our administrators about the issues and concerns of ELLs. Many of the administrators are open to learn more and will listen. We must come prepared with the facts and the literature that defines the issues and (...
by millerd
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Buddy System
Replies: 4
Views: 4891

Adult Education and the Buddy System

I am new to ESL; however, my interest is in adult education. I have heard of the buddy system's use with children...but not with adults. Can anyone please direct me to some best practices in ESL employing the buddy system with adult education?

D. Miller
by millerd
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: The Use Social Media as a Teaching Tool
Replies: 7
Views: 5201

The Use Social Media as a Teaching Tool

Beyond some of the posts about the use of Twitter, has anyone else used social media as a teaching tool? Specifically, I am seeking information about Facebook and Youtube.com. I would be open to other forms of social media as well. I use them in my non-ESL classes and I would like to learn how to ad...
by millerd
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: BIG QUESTION
Replies: 5
Views: 4806

Making It Fun

I believe that the classroom must be engaging and exciting. To this end, I would seek to learn about my students' backgrounds and find those things in popular culture that will excite the students and begin conversation pieces. In some ways, it is like show and tell, or the use of realia. These mate...
by millerd
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: class management
Replies: 6
Views: 3981

Classroom Management and Adults

Dear Community Adult ESL Teachers, I would like to know what are some of the strategies you employ in adult education classes to assist in maintaining an environment for learning. For instance, in some cases, I have experienced groups of adults talking, in their L1 while class was in session. I do n...
by millerd
Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: Beauty Salon English
Replies: 9
Views: 26023

Great Ideas

The ideas in this strand are great for introducing new English speakers to the language in a manner that is timely and updated. I believe that the way English is spoken colloquially in a barber shop/hair salon would all to the understanding of various "shades of meaning within the English language. ...
by millerd
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: Learning English for Greeks in American Resturants
Replies: 0
Views: 2399

Learning English for Greeks in American Resturants

I will be working with a group of adult Greeks interested in learning English ( for use in a resturant context). Are there any texts or excercises that are effective for this context? Any assistance is appreciated.

D. Miller