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by Lorikeet
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: The worst student I have ever had
Replies: 8
Views: 4125

Is it possible she has some kind of a learning disability? If so, perhaps there are some special methods that could be used that we ESL/EFL teachers don't usually know about.
by Lorikeet
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Need advice on teaching large, adult classes.
Replies: 7
Views: 3589

Heh two dozen isn't a large class to me. That's what we usually have. :D
by Lorikeet
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Need advice on teaching large, adult classes.
Replies: 7
Views: 3589

I guess my view of adult conversation may be different than yours. While I might be pleased to hear students speaking with no errors, the chances of that happening are slim. My goal is for students to be comfortable speaking English, and not to be afraid of trying to make themselves understood. If t...
by Lorikeet
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Education question...
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Things are probably contradictory because every state (and country) and school probably has their own idea. There are many programs in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. I know there is one by me, at San Francisco State University, but there are programs in many places.
by Lorikeet
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Need advice on teaching large, adult classes.
Replies: 7
Views: 3589

It will be noisy, but the best way to get the students talking is to have them work in pairs or groups of 3. They can have some questions to ask each other, or different kinds of information gap exercises (where one person has some information and the others have to ask to find out what it is.) You ...
by Lorikeet
Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: about phonics
Replies: 8
Views: 11099

I think you have to teach phonics if you want kids to learn to read in English. All the recent articles have gone back to more of a phonics approach, although with meaning attached, as far as I can tell. However, I certainly don't teach phonics letter by letter. For example, you can teach the /ae/ s...
by Lorikeet
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: TOEFL
Topic: Any help for esl teachers facing contract breaches??
Replies: 2
Views: 2404

I think you should check out the Korea Forum on this website, instead of the Teacher Forum under TOEFL. They might be able to help.
by Lorikeet
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Managed enrollment vs. Open-entry Classes
Replies: 6
Views: 3518

I've taught in an open-entry open-exit program for almost forty years. I guess you can say I'm used to it! Since our program is non-credit and free, students can leave at any time with no consequences. Having students come in during the semester can often add a spark, although there is the flip side...
by Lorikeet
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Blog for adult language learners
Replies: 2
Views: 4604

It looks like a nice blog, Karenne. I moved it to the Adult Education Forum. It seemed to fit better there. Hope you don't mind.
by Lorikeet
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Grammar teaching good and bad sides !!??
Replies: 8
Views: 2851

I think it all depends on your class and your situation. If you are supposed to complete a certain book in a set amount of time, then adding a lot of your own material may give you a problem. On the other hand, if you are allowed to choose your own material, or if you are not required to complete a ...
by Lorikeet
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Opinions on my dictation exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 5677

Looks interesting. By the way, on the demo info you spelled "enroll" as "enrol" once.
by Lorikeet
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Grammar teaching good and bad sides !!??
Replies: 8
Views: 2851

I don't understand what you consider "heavier" grammar, and how you teach it. If you are teaching "my, your, his, her" etc, you can have students ask questions: Is this my/your/his/her hat? etc. or add "No, it's mine/his/yours, etc. In other words, if you teach the grammar by using it, it's a lot ea...
by Lorikeet
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: She fought with me
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Me too. I thought they were fighting against each other.
by Lorikeet
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: english grammar
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Moved to "Applied Linguistics" where more of our grammar questions are discussed.
by Lorikeet
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: TEFL jobs! Can anybody give me a piece of advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 4938

My goodness, had I realized the furor my vocabulary selection would have engendered, I might have been reticent to use it.

Anyway, some of the dictionaries accept that usage, and some don't I guess.