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by silencedobetter
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Captionless comic strips
Replies: 6
Views: 5358

I've been looking for that, too, but alas, no luck. What you could do is grab some webcomics instead of paper comics and white those out, if they're simple enough. Stick-figure style like XKCD. Acknowledging copyright, of course! Edit: ToonDo is free, though it's not so much comics as cartoons. No ...
by silencedobetter
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: AEON Interview -- Lesson Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 2821

This is a good lesson plan for young learners. I suggest you keep it simple with only one or two topics. Make sure that the students remember most of what you have taught.
by silencedobetter
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Business English One-to-One... any tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 8411

Teaching adults can be a challenge especially business English. You may divide the lessons to writing, conversation and presentation- some of the basic skills necessary int he business setting. Teach him how to write and how to respond to a business letter. Prepare common business dialogues. And gui...
by silencedobetter
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: TOEFL
Topic: Planning to teach english in Vietnam. Need advice!
Replies: 1
Views: 2888

Vietnam has very strict requirements even for native English speakers. They require a degree in English or English related majors before they provide a legal working visa. For TEFL courses, take a look at this site: http://goldstarteachers.com/intesol-cou ... g-english/
by silencedobetter
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Current event-based lesson plans and activities!
Replies: 1
Views: 1380

This is very useful especially in my one-on-one adult classes.
by silencedobetter
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: English for Everyday Situations
Replies: 3
Views: 5633

Cool! Thanks for posting. This is a very helpful teaching advice.
by silencedobetter
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: Relevant English for High School Students
Replies: 2
Views: 3080

Teenagers ... with their raging hormones and all that. They key to motivating teenagers is in building rapport and treating them how they want to be treated. Younger-level learners will be upset with you if you yell at them during class, but will have forgotten any transgressions by the time the le...
by silencedobetter
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Reading and Spelling for Kids
Replies: 2
Views: 2415

Re: Reading and Spelling for Kids

Hey everyone, I just posted this but I"m not sure if it went through or not because it made me re-login once I hit submit and brought me back to this blank page. I apologize if this is a duplicate. I am looking for activities to be used in a class of primary school students aged 6-12. I want activi...
by silencedobetter
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: popular songs
Replies: 3
Views: 6952

Beatles' Yellow Submarine
Willie Nelson's Your Are my Sunshine
by silencedobetter
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 4
Views: 3809

Thanks, this is very helpful Sally.
by silencedobetter
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Need to find interesting activities to teach phonics
Replies: 3
Views: 5225

Re: Need to find interesting activities to teach phonics

I am going to begin teaching a phonics class to a 6 year old Chinese student. There will be 8 hour long lessons. Any suggestions on how to make these lessons interesting? Any fun games or activities? Teaching phonics in ESL is a step-by-step process that essentially familiarizes students with the s...
by silencedobetter
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: how to teach a six year old English as a second language...
Replies: 1
Views: 2389

Re: how to teach a six year old English as a second language

I tried the Callan Method and that really didn't works since he can't really read the words on the board. What method can I use to teach him how to read and pronounce the alphabet? I believe the purpose of the Callan Method is to improve the learner's speaking and listening skills. I suggest you se...
by silencedobetter
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Kindergarten Phonics Videos/Songs
Replies: 7
Views: 9707

A fellow teacher teaching in China wrote an article regarding teaching phonics.
by silencedobetter
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Writing a preschool ESL curriculum - Alphabet Order
Replies: 3
Views: 4235

by silencedobetter
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Discipline with private 4 and 6 year old students
Replies: 3
Views: 3151

Re: Discipline with private 4 and 6 year old students

The other option I'm considering is a sticker chart where if she gets twenty stickers she gets a present. Does anyone use these approaches? I have always used the reward system. But 20 stickers is too hard a ladder to climb. You can start with small gifts so she can get the reward right away. This ...