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by LarryLatham
Fri Feb 21, 2003 9:54 pm
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Intimate ESL
Replies: 1
Views: 1981

Teaching small classes

Best I know for working with a single student is:

One-to-One
by
Peter Wilberg
Pub: LTP, London 1987

You might also want to read (for excellent general info on teaching):

The Lexical Approach
by
Michael Lewis
Pub: LTP, London ~1994

Larry Latham
by LarryLatham
Fri Feb 21, 2003 6:03 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: English Language not subjects
Replies: 15
Views: 6917

Competencies

Strider , Indeed they do say "competencies" in the school districts here in Southern California. 8) Actually, that doesn't bother me. The concept bothers me, but not the word. Your dictionary ignores what I think is a striking feature of language ( at least of English ) . Certain aspects we attribu...
by LarryLatham
Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:46 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: Business English in Germany
Replies: 33
Views: 16200

Attendance in adult classrooms

Showem , I can't really say that I disagree with what you have said, but I must say that I fear your point-of-view might be dangerous. One of the greatest influences on our professionalism as teachers is whether or not we grow. I would hardly suggest that your point-of-view is unprofessional (indee...
by LarryLatham
Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:38 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: English Language not subjects
Replies: 15
Views: 6917

This has the potential to be a huge discussion, and perhaps very valuable for everybody who follows it. But posters who get into this will need their thick skins on--it's time to be adult, everyone. John, you're my kinda guy!! I have great troubles with "concepts" and, as administrators in my part o...
by LarryLatham
Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:18 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: Business English in Germany
Replies: 33
Views: 16200

Student attendance in adult classes

...how do you encourage attendance in adult classes? First of all, as you are no doubt familiar with, a certain amount of attrition is to be expected in adult classes. Adult students have a life outside of the classroom, what with changes in job assignments, family responsibilities, and the like. Th...
by LarryLatham
Mon Feb 17, 2003 4:15 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Advanced English- Adverbial position
Replies: 4
Views: 3385

Mark, I'd just like to heartily endorse Norm's suggestion. It has several wonderful features: 1. Your student will work with materials and language he himself collects and deems appropriate to his English study. 2. He will study the language and identify those particular parts which are relevant to ...
by LarryLatham
Fri Feb 14, 2003 4:54 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Problems with Plurals - Nationalities and Occupations
Replies: 14
Views: 5539

Englishes

But if we use the nominal form "We are Australians" we are thinking of ourselves more as individuals. Does it work the same in American and other Englishes? Norm, Indeed it does, at least for "American/Americans" and "Canadian/Canadians". I really love your word, " Englishes "!!! :D What a fine exa...
by LarryLatham
Thu Feb 13, 2003 7:12 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Advanced English- Adverbial position
Replies: 4
Views: 3385

Adverbials

Mark, Actually , I just wanted to remind you that a good many adverbials are "sentence adverbials" which comment on the entire sentence in which they appear. Frankly , they often come at the beginning of the sentence, although they can alternatively come at the end--as if you didn't think of using i...
by LarryLatham
Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:47 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Rosetta Stone
Replies: 2
Views: 6440

Rosetta Stone

Matthew, I have a fair amount of experience with Rosetta Stone . My reaction is mixed. I believe it is generally good for beginning level students who need to increase their vocabulary quickly. It would be fairly good for more advanced level students too if they would use it properly. But the system...
by LarryLatham
Tue Feb 11, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: is or are
Replies: 19
Views: 7994

Overdriving...

Great point, Strider ! 8) You remind us not only of the living language we speak (and teach...it has ramifications for us to consider when we think about just what we tell our students is " correct "), but also that users of English--and I imagine any other language too--always say just the minimum ...
by LarryLatham
Mon Feb 10, 2003 6:16 am
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Success!
Replies: 13
Views: 7675

Hi Roger and Roddy, I've been away for a few days, and haven't seen your replies until now. Roger , There is always some subjectivity involved in such statements. The teacher has the unique privilege of being allowed to judge others' performance Actually, I don't object to the subjectivity. In fact,...
by LarryLatham
Mon Feb 10, 2003 1:44 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: NLP in the classroom
Replies: 15
Views: 7738

Hi there, Iain and Diana, Just got back from a weekend away, and see you've both been busy with this topic. :D when it comes to teaching it can't but help to understand better how the mind works. Don't you think? Yes indeed, Iain, I certainly agree that the more we teachers understand about how stud...
by LarryLatham
Sat Feb 08, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: NLP in the classroom
Replies: 15
Views: 7738

"NLP"

Hi Iain and Diana, I looked at the article just now. I say "looked at" because I can't really say I read it all. After starting to read, it didn't take me long to feel that I was being propagandized by someone with something to sell. I'm afraid I lost interest pretty quickly and scanned most of the ...
by LarryLatham
Wed Feb 05, 2003 3:10 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Much and Many
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

Much and many

Yes, I also agree with showem that Yes, there's a lot would be the more natural phrase. Remember, I suggested that the other sentence might not be very likely. My interest was in responding to Cecilia's original question of whether her phrasing could be acceptable.

Larry Latham :)
by LarryLatham
Wed Feb 05, 2003 6:57 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Much and Many
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

Much and many

I would like to know more about the use of these two words. I already have two grammar books, since they are not new I wonder if these words can be accepted in affirmative sentences such as answers like this:" Yes, there is much." The grammar books say they are used mainly in negative statements an...