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by vcautin
Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Does the presentation with Powerpoint help language learning
Replies: 23
Views: 20962

What about sending the ppt to your student's email one or two days before the class and spending time in class practicing the use of the vocabulary? Another thing, you can try projecting only the pictures and writing down the terms on the board. Definitely cover the lamp when you want your students ...
by vcautin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: target language-based classroom
Replies: 11
Views: 2024

I think that some L1 in certain cases won't hurt. It rather easens the transition at least for beginners, but you should also encourage your students to use L2 specially in questions asking for permission to go to the bathroom, asking for the meaning of a word, etcetc.
by vcautin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: English or Spanish Teaching position
Replies: 0
Views: 841

English or Spanish Teaching position

I'm looking for a position so please PM me!!!
I am a great English and Spanish teacher.
I hold a B Ed. and have taken some courses in Learning disabilities and Special Education.
I love teaching and woul very, very, much practice my English in an English only environment.
by vcautin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Can I need your help?
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Is that teacher's training? I also agree that you have to narrow down your topic, for example where? and what kind? There's also different English teaching training, there are courses for native teachers and there's also Professional Training for non-native students. I would be happy to help you if ...
by vcautin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Video in the Classroom
Topic: Using short video clips from Youtube
Replies: 16
Views: 38376

I sometimes use movie trailers.
My student really like them
by vcautin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: To TEFL or not to TEFL???
Replies: 9
Views: 5838

I would advise you to go for a CELTA, here in Chile they're more prestigious.
But if you're really serious about TEFL there's a Certificate program at funiber
I'm doing a MATEFL there and it is a serious organization.
by vcautin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Chongqing Aston English School
Replies: 2
Views: 2398

Hi Michael,
I'm looking for a job so if you want to recruit me, please do!!!!
Good luck with your school.
by vcautin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Teaching English and Spanish
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

Teaching English and Spanish

Hi, all!!! I'm looking for a job as English or Spanish teacher preferably in an English speaking country, so I could practice my English. I'm a native speaker of Spanish, Chilean national and would need sponsorship for a working visa. I know there must be plenty of latin american teachers looking fo...
by vcautin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: How fluent should you be to teach bilingual ed?
Replies: 6
Views: 13961

Hola profesora, primero que todo, si necesitas ayuda con tu español, me puedes escribir por cualquier duda. Otra cosa, trata de que tus alumnos tengan apagados los celulares en clases para que no te vayan a filmar un video y te suban a You tube como hay ciertas profesoras de español en USA que están...
by vcautin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Keypals
Topic: Adult penpals
Replies: 2
Views: 5959

Adult penpals

Hi! I am a teacher of English in Chile and would like to coordinate some sort of pen pals project starting March next year. Maybe we could use Dave's workbook. I have adult students from about 18 to 35. The ideal would be English native speakers who would want to learn Spanish. Teachers please PM me...
by vcautin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: discipline for student
Replies: 13
Views: 14100

What about his family? Maybe his family is not being supportive enough. Here in Chile, most kids that do badly at school have unsupportive families as well.
by vcautin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
Topic: Looking for traditional pen pals from USA for PR students
Replies: 1
Views: 5293


Well, Hi all. I teach adults and would also want to think about a pen pal project for next year. Classes here in Chile start on late March, but I would like to start contacting other teachers in order to coordinate and plan activities and the main outcomes we want to get from this. Thanks, PM me if ...
by vcautin
Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:49 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: How to teach oral English in a class with 67 students?
Replies: 8
Views: 7907

And I complain about teaching 30 students!!!
I think that the suggestion about forgetting communicative method is absolutely right! Communicative method only works with few students. You should try lots of drilling and roleplaying in groups. Mostly situational English I think.

Oh, and pairworking.
by vcautin
Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:43 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Reading Activities
Replies: 3
Views: 1577


I am sure I heard a teacher saying that the best way to improve your vocabulary and spelling was by reading.
by vcautin
Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: What kinds of characters does a good language learner have?
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

chapter on GLL

I have pasted a chapter of the material I was sent to study for my master's. Hope this help, but please shhhhhhhhhhh :shock: 3.4 The good language learner Several scholars have attempted to identify the characteristics of successful or 'good' language learners with the assumption that once identifie...