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Articles for Teachers

A Systems View of the EFL Class: Mapping Complexity -- Dr. Andrew Finch
A Systems View of the EFL Class: Mapping Complexity Dr. Andrew Finch Kyungpook National University Abstract Teachers have always known that the language classroom is a system; that every factor ...

Teaching English in Peace Corps -- Dennis McMahon
Teaching English in Peace Corps "I always wanted to do that," is the response Peace Corps Volunteers most often hear when they tell someone about their Peace Corps experiences. People often say this ...

Distance Learning Literature Review -- Nellie Deutsch
Distance Learning Literature Review Nellie Deutsch This paper will summarize two articles on distance learning and give the author's views on the benefits and obstacles of implementing ...

Technology Facade Checklist and Analysis -- Nellie Deutsch
Technology Facade Checklist and Analysis April 21, 2004 Technology is having an impact on the education system, at least technically speaking. Most learning institutions have purchased a tremendous ...

DIstance Education -- TIENDREBEOGO RENEE ANASTASIE ELIANE
Distance education is teaching and learning offered to students in remote locations, including their homes. Courses may be delivered synchronously (on a set schedule similar to on-campus courses) or ...

Keep Your Overseas Apt. Cool. -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
Most ESL/EFL teachers don't want to buy bulky appliances like an airconditioner on their 1-year contract. Here are some ideas I have used to cool my apartment as the hot weather approaches. 1. ...

How to learn English -- Torsten Daerr
There are so many books that offer English language courses containing grammar rule explanations, vocabulary exercises, reading comprehension texts, pair work tasks and many other useful materials. ...

Bird and Dog English Expressions -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
I thought this would be a fun topic and hope people will help me grow the list. Write me or post additions in the Discussion section. BIRDS 1. Grouse, grousing. Stop your grousing (grumbling). This ...

Brain-Based Learning and Emotions -- Nellie Deutsch
Neuroscience has disclosed important information about the brain and how it learns. It has uncovered "unprecedented revolution of knowledge about the human brain, including how it processes, ...

Survival Spanish for ESL Teachers -- Maria del Carmen Alle's Perez
1. Sientate (singular) / Sientense (plural), por favor – Sit down, please 2. Ven aqui (sing.) / Vengan aqui (pl.) – Come here 3. Despacio – Slowly 4. Basta ya! (sing.) / Dejarlo ya! (pl.) - ...

Survival Indonesian for ESL Teachers -- Ryan Pickard, with notes from Iman Wicaksono
(Ryan's email: nafasterakhir@hotmail.com) Here is my list of words and cultural notes for Bahasa Indonesia: c = ch as in cheese a = a as in car, far u = oo as in book, or sometimes as in food r ...

ESL teacher in Korea pictures -- Pat

How using pencils can reduce wasted time -- Nick Upton
How using pencils can reduce wasted time Most teachers probably don’t give much thought to what their students are using to write with. Pencils and pens come in many disguises these days, and usage ...

Survival French for ESL Teachers -- ESL Teachers Board
1. Assieds-toi (singular informal) / Asseyez-vous (plural or singular formal) - Sit down 2. Viens ici (singular informal) / Venez ici (plural or singular formal) - Come here 3. Ne fais pas cela, ...

ESL learners feel anxious when doing reading comprehension tests - Part 1 -- Nellie Deutsch
ESL learners feel anxious when doing reading comprehension tests "Anxiety is a basic human emotion consisting of fear and uncertainty" (Sarason, 1988). Anxiety has its good and bad sides. On the one ...

BUYING A CAR IN JAPAN -- JAY
Buying a car in Japan is possibly more complicated than anywhere else in the world, however once you understand the process, purchasing a car can be relatively straight forward and hassle free. ...

Teaching kids in Japan is easy with the right tools. -- Craig Desorcy
Kids have the attention span of an ant! Why wouldn’t they? They have everything they could ever want given to them in a New York second. Your biggest competition in keeping their attention is their ...

Foreign language teaching utilizing images -- Vincent Vandersluis, EFL teacher, Switzerland
An EFL case study in a Swiss French Vocational Training Centre for people suffering from various physical and/or psychological impairments Vincent Vandersluis EFL teacher, Switzerland 2003 ...

More on Survival Chinese -- Chunping Alex Wu
Survival Chinese for ESL Teachers Posted By: Alex Wu, B.A. B.Ed. chunpingwu2001@yahoo.com > Date: 16 April 2004 The following Essential Classroom Commands/Words for ESL Teachers in China are modified ...

Memorial to a Murdered ESL Teacher (moved to Discussions page May 3rd) -- Robin Day
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ESL students feel very anxious when doing reading comprehension tests - Part 2 -- Nellie Deutsch
A Journal Article Critique My action research problem statement is that many of my ESL students feel very anxious when doing reading comprehension tests. As part of my literature review, I chose to ...

EFL Teacher: Roaches and a Bad Smell in my Apt. -- Robin Tim Day
These are common problems for travelling teachers, even in new apts. The causes and solutions are really simple. The bad smell is usually sewer gas. In newly developed countries sinks often drain ...

Groovy Chow in Korea -- Robin Tim Day B.Sc., M.Sc. B.Ed.
Dear ESL Teacher in Korea Here are some strange and (sometimes) wonderful foods you might want to try. 1. Turtles, cats, bunnies, eels ...You can buy many live animals in the traditional markets. ...

Survival Japanese for ESL Teachers -- Loreto O. Bagio, BS Electronics/Comm Engineer. Addendum by Marty Mette of Marty Eikaiwa
By: Loreto O. Bagio, BS Electronics and Communications Engineer, bagoven20@yahoo.com.hk Essential Classroom Commands in Japanese: 1. Kekko (desu) - (It is) Good. 2. Dame (desu) - No (don't do ...

Survival Italian for ESL Teachers -- Laura Trevisan, English Translator
Essential Classroom Commands/Words for ESL Teachers in Italy I must first explain that in the Italian language the words change when commands are directed to one person or to more than one. 1. ...

Survival Arabic for ESL Teachers -- Loreto O. Bagio, BS Electronics and Communications Engineer/Notes added by Robin Day
There are many differences in vocabulary, dialect and accent in the Arabic speaking countries. Egyptian Arabic evolved after conquest and still retains many many words dating back to pre-Islamic ...

Survival Farsi (Persian) for ESL Teachers -- Aria
Essential Classroom Commands in Farsi: 1. Beshin - Sit down! 2. Biya - Come here. 3. Be aaraami - Slowly. 4. Nakon - Don't do that! 5. Ba ajaleh - Hurry! 6. Saket baash - Be quiet! 7. Movaazeb ...

Questions and Answers about ESL Teaching in Thailand -- Teachers Worldwide
1. Q: Who can teach in Thailand? A: Actually anyone who has a teaching degree. But let’s break it down into different educational sectors: i) International schools: Most International schools do ...

Survival Korean for ESL Teachers -- Robin Tim Day, B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
Essential Classroom Commands/Words for ESL Teachers in Korea Students are motivated by fun and it is the most important ingredient in a successful class. These expressions will help a new teacher a ...
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