ESL Teaching and Learning Tips

How to teach GERUND (PPP Model) -- Mary
I want to write up a lesson plan in PPP model but am not sure how to. I am drawing blank when it comes to the gerund. I would need a good warmer idea to set the theme for the lesson. then I would ...
Re: How to teach GERUND (PPP Model) -- Yanni Zack
Mary, Here is a link from Azar on Grammar on the use of the Gerund: www.azargrammar.com/assets/fwg/FWGChapter12.pdf This should help you in developing your power point.

Re: ESL student newspaper -- Yanni Zack
Casey, Congratulations on wanting the students to develop an ESL Newspaper. Here is my suggestion: Determine what the interests are for your ESL Students regarding the different roles in the ...

Re: Online tutorial questions -- Yanni Zack
Since we are now moving into the technology world for Online Teaching, I am finding that using Skype is a great way to conduct ESL Teaching as this uses both the Phone and chat at the same time.

Taking minutes & writing reports -- Sondes
Hey fellow teachers, I have upper advanced classes and I would like to teach them how to take minutes in a meeting and write a report out of those minutes. Are there any lesson plans that have videos ...

Re: Running an English Corner -- Silverboy
I would like to warn everyone on here that any "advice" or "suggestions" from Martin Wolff should be ignored. This person is a [edited], a [edited], he has been outed on here and other websites ...

Re: Running an English Corner -- Turnoi, the Only One and Real Turnoi
Martin Wolff's "advice" on English corners should be taken with a heavy pinch of salt. It's just an opportunity to promote his business .- teaching English with movies alone, which I think is ...

Re: General note on this forum -- Yanni+Zack
Dear Turnoi, Thank you for the kind words posted about me on the forum. Also, I want to personally thank you for keeping the discussion area alive, and for the great information you provided to the ...

Re: tips on teaching english -- Yanni Zack
Violy, In my experience with working with 9 year old ESL students, I have found that when you allow them to chose what they want to read and learn, i.e. make learning fun, they will learn faster and ...

Re: a few things regarding 2 classes -- Yanni Zack
Kate, My suggestion is to first look through this book- there are a lot of great ideas, tips, and resources that teachers in the ESL Field from all levels have posted to share with other teachers. I ...

Re: First time teaching English -- Yanni Zack
Jeff, I would suggest that on the first day of class with your new students in Korea, and depending on their ages, you conduct a mini-assessment of where each person is in their English language ...

Please feel free to ask me questions regarding ESL Teaching issues/Concerns you have -- Yanni Zack
Hello everyone!! After being away from the forum for some time due to my hectic work schedule, I am now able to assist you with your questions/concerns on being an effective TESOL/TEFL teacher in ...

How to be a creative teacher? -- Nada Pal
Hello Ian Nada and Im studying English and I will be teacher I just want to know how can I be an creative teacher thank you
What does it mean to be a "creative teacher"? -- Turnoi
First of all, be clear of what being a creative teacher entails: 1. Be creative in your lesson planning. 2. Be creative in preparing your activities for class. 3. Be creative in implementing in class ...

Tips to Create New Teaching Activities -- Ivana
Are you a teacher? Are your class activities starting to bore you? Do you feel like your students need more encouragement during your lessons? If your answer to any of these questions was “yes”, ...

teaching high schoolers -- Lauren
Hello, I'm looking for advice on how to work with Chinese high school students. I have some experience teaching English language learners at the kindergarten and pre-K levels, but this is the ...
Re: teaching high schoolers -- Turnoi
I have had some very brief experience with Chinese High School students and the school administration myself. Some of the administration people seem to think that foreign teachers who are adults and ...

Teaching skills -- Kaibigan
I am working on my graduation paper in the field of Human Resource Development. For this, I am looking for teaching skills which I can use as a benchmark for Asian schools (more specifically ROC). ...
Re: Teaching skills -- Turnoi
I might be able to help but I need some more information on the context in which teaching skills play a role in Human Resource Development in the ROC. For example, if you want to recruit staff ...

Teaching deaf, non-verbal, illiterate man -- Mary Woodward
I've been asked to give time and "teach" a middle-aged man from Bhutan who is deaf, non-verbal, and illiterate in his own language. So far we have done OK with me miming, and taking photos of him ...
Re: Teaching deaf, non-verbal, illiterate man -- Turnoi
This is really an interesting and decent student you have. In this situation, you could only appeal to his "intuition" and perhaps also his creative mind by showing him the numbers in the written ...

Beginning English in grade 3 -- Tom
I am teaching English in a primary school that begins teaching English in grade 3, with 8-10 year old children. The textbooks used, however, were designed to teach 5-6 year old children beginning ...
Re: Beginning English in grade 3 -- Turnoi
It is somehow strange that the school you are working at does not seem to have the proper student books for it students beyond the Phonics and basic literacy level. You haven't said in which part ...

Re: Reading to Learn English -- Dr. Turnoi Turjakuunnen
Barbara, it seems that I found your post a bit late. I am more or less the person having taken over Dr. Yanni Zack's column as he does not post here any longer. I would love to give you some ...
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