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by silencedobetter
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: Useful Tips and Advice for ESL Teachers
Replies: 1
Views: 3970

Thanks
by silencedobetter
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: iLab - Managing a World of Information Age
Replies: 0
Views: 1799

iLab - Managing a World of Information Age

How are you coping up with the modern day technology in terms of classroom teaching?
- http://goldstarteachers.com/ilab-managi ... formation/
by silencedobetter
Fri May 23, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Suggested Games for 7-12 year olds
Replies: 12
Views: 6727

Re: Suggested Games for 7-12 year olds

thailen wrote:Any ideas for games for beginning level students re colors, common phrases, directions, weather, shopping, comparatives?

Here are a list of warm up games, vocab games and grammar games: http://goldstarteachers.com/my-top-7-classroom-games/

I hope it's helpful
by silencedobetter
Fri May 23, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: lesson planning
Replies: 5
Views: 4426

Re: lesson planning

Is there a "right" way to create a lesson plan? It seems near impossible to draw out a lesson plan that is so detailed that anyone can teach the lesson or unit. It would be extremely helpful for new teachers to have a skeletal plan - one where they can get a feel for how a lesson plan should realis...
by silencedobetter
Fri May 23, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Technology in an ESL classroom
Replies: 8
Views: 4514

Re: Technology in an ESL classroom

If you are an ESL teacher, what types of technology do you use to help your ESL students? If you are an English Language Learner, what types of technology did your teachers use to help you learn English? Interactive Whiteboards are gaining popularity in China lately. Here's a brief demo on using th...
by silencedobetter
Fri May 23, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: What do you think of the old-fashioned "Rote Discipline
Replies: 1
Views: 2727

What do you think of the old-fashioned "Rote Discipline

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Which old-fashioned techniques can we still use in our class? An English teacher in China talks about "Classroom Management"
by silencedobetter
Fri May 23, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Help! No experience teaching groups of kindergarteners!
Replies: 10
Views: 8964

Need help with young learners?

I hope this helps: Setting up your expectations for Young Learners:
http://goldstarteachers.com/setting-exp ... -learners/
by silencedobetter
Wed May 07, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Teaching young Chinese Adults
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Re: Teaching young Chinese Adults

Has anyone had any trouble trying to teach English to young Chinese adults? I did. And after a long and hard slog at getting my students engaged, I've finally come up with the right formulas. If you are interested, check out www.jaqsESLlessons.weebly.com and let me know if you also have success - I...
by silencedobetter
Mon May 05, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Teaching young Chinese Adults
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Re: Teaching young Chinese Adults

Has anyone had any trouble trying to teach English to young Chinese adults? I did. And after a long and hard slog at getting my students engaged, I've finally come up with the right formulas. If you are interested, check out www.jaqsESLlessons.weebly.com and let me know if you also have success - I...
by silencedobetter
Mon May 05, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Useful Sites?
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Re: Cooking in the Classroom

Has anyone tried doing a practical cooking lesson with 5 year olds? I thought perhaps something simple like making a pizza might be a good place to start? Hello Gromit. Here's a blog from a Director of Studies in China who setup English learning in the kitchen. - http://goldstarteachers.com/teachin...
by silencedobetter
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: correcting a chinese pronunciation problem
Replies: 5
Views: 8619

Ending consonants are hard for them

For ending consonants "m" "b" "p"- I remind them to close their lips in the end. For ending consonants "d", "t" or "n" , I emphasize on them putting their tongue behind their front teeth. Instead of asking them to simply sound it, I emphasize on the position of their lips and tongue. Having a mirror...
by silencedobetter
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Suggested Games for 7-12 year olds
Replies: 12
Views: 6727

Traffic Light

Just last week, I introduced them to the game traffic lights. When I shout "Green", they can move but they can not hit or bump other kids, if they do, they are out of the game. "Red" and they have to freeze, they move and they are out of the game. "Yellow" and they have to move in slow motion, "Blac...
by silencedobetter
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Suggested Games for 7-12 year olds
Replies: 12
Views: 6727

Action games

Action games can be very useful. I do it at the beginning of every class. It wakes the students' spirit and allows them to release their energy. You can ask one student, "What is Lucy doing?" The student can say, "She is dancing." Then Lucy has to dance. Some shy students wouldn't do the action, but...
by silencedobetter
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: teaching speaking
Replies: 4
Views: 5241

I used the "Pimsleur Approach" recently to learn Spanish and I was amazed by the method and the science behind it. I tried using the same approach in teaching English to my preschoolers. I only spend 10 minutes every day to teach them 10- 15 phrases or sentences. I explain what it means on the first...
by silencedobetter
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: iPad and ESL sessions
Replies: 3
Views: 4317

Hi RP: iPad is a really good supplementary teaching material in the classroom. Apple has educational apps with flash cards, story books, interactive learning, etc. If you have big classes, you will have to walk around the classroom for everyone to see. Sometimes I show them videos on Youtube but sin...