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Re: Need help with curriculum, class management and simply how to teach English to 1~2yrs old  by: Dr. Yanni Zack- ESL Teaching Tips and St
Teaching young pre-school students is a very difficult and challenging assignment. My recommendation is to use lots of visuals, pictures, and music to teach vocabulary. For Classroom Management, it..
Re: Help Assessment of English Program Effectiveness  by: Czar
sir, thank you for your relpy. I hope you could give me some advice on where i could possibly get some related literature and studies regarding my topic entitled "An Assessment of the English..
TASER method  by: Rheno747
I'm thinking of getting a TASER to bring to my classes to "help" my students learn this stuff. Do these things have different settings like those phasers do in Star Trek? If it does have variable..
Lack of Money--The Language Lab Torpedo  by: RhenoThai
Setting up an LL may not be possible at most EFL teachers' schools. This is because of budget constraints. If your school has the money to spend on facilities, you're in. If not, you'll have to..
Re: grammar  by: Turnoi
I am a writer myself, and it very often happens that I have to write texts for books and articles in one of the several second/foreign languages that I know (English, German, French, and Chinese)...
Re: Good advice is needed!!!!  by: Yanni Zack
Please provide more information about what specifically you need. You mentioned modules? What type? Kind?
Re: Kindergarten Games Help  by: Turnoi
For mere reasons of interest, I have googled "Phonics" some time ago, and indeed - a lot of different resources were shown as a result of that search. I suggest you do the same; it probably would..
Reading & Writing English: Words Ending In "D"  by: Frank Gerace
The different sounds that the letter"d" takes at the end of a verb in the past tense An extract from the book: Word Power by the author of this article. The English language indicates that the action..
Thought  by: Dr. Yanni Zack- ESL Teaching Tips and Strategies
Dear Steve, I appreciate your question. In answer to your query, I personally do not feel that a local teacher would be better to teach beginners, or for that matter advanced students. In fact, I do..
Tips to teach 7/8 year olds  by: Marigel
Hi! I'm a teacher of English in Argentina. I have a class of 7/8 year olds this year and I find it really difficult to make them answer questions from a text. This is a group with quite a low level..
Hey, Ying  by: Rheno747
Hey, Ying. Sorry about the delay. Since the hijacking/meltdown over at the discussion forum, I've not logged onto this site much. I just today found your post. All is the same here. I'm playing..
Reading & Writing English: Words Ending In "D"  by: Frank Gerace
The different sounds that the letter"d" takes at the end of a verb in the past tense An extract from the book: Word Power by the author of this article. The English language indicates that the action..
ESL Beginners -- k-2  by: Brett
Hi, everyone. I got my ESL certification about 1 1/2 years ago. I've just been subbing since then, since I haven't been able to find a job yet. However, it looks like a job opportunity for me has..
That's my plan now......  by: RhenoKorean
Dr. Z, thanks for the feedback. Getting my MA and then teaching at the university level is exactly my plan now. I may have to teach another year at a high school while I complete my first year of the..
Re: Hi im an ESL Teacher Teaching collage students in mexico that are studing to be chefs  by: Yanni Zack
Melissa, I encourage you to make learning fun. Since these are students who are studying to be chefs, teach them vocabulary that includes cooking and recipe terms. Use lots of visuals, and have..
How do I get level 1 students interested in English classes?  by: ST
10 to 12 years old from Korea. tnx
Money, Money, Money  by: Rosalind
Thanks Rheno.
Re: economics and chemistry  by: Yanni Zack
ESL stands for English as a Second Language. It involves having the teacher use different teaching strategies, i.e. role play, visuals, pictures, cooperative group learning , to help those who..
Re: To Coin a Phrase  by: Dr. Yanni Zack- ESL Teaching Tips and Strategies
Del, Another very good explanation of a type of speech commonly used in English.
What does it mean to be a "creative teacher"?  by: 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..
teaching speaking  by: Christelle
Dear Dr Zack, I'm French and I'm taking class in USA to get a TESL certificate.For my TESL class I have to find an idea for a mini lesson. What would be a good way to teach 3rd grade students how to..
Tips on Teaching English  by: Dr. Yanni Zack- ESL Teaching Tips and Strategies
Violy, Thanks for your question. I would have to say that having students learn English only through Reading stories is not enough. I would suggest that you include writing within your strategies as..
Arab teaching strategies  by: Emily Butler
Hi everyone! I am writing from Arkansas, U.S.A. I am currently a teaching student and have a huge group presentation at the end of the week. Our subject is on how to apply appropriate teaching tools..
Re: Oral English  by: Fish
If you don't have a book to rely on from your school, then it's story time! Like you've already had them do, write stories. They can do this at home, but during the week, the assignment will get..
How did you decide to try teaching?  by: RhenoThai
Did you decide to try teaching on a whim or think it over thoroughly first? Did you spend a lot on a TESOL course? Did you know exactly what you were getting into? The questions are legion, I know. I..
Arguing Grammar  by: Elephant
When I attended a TESOL teacher training program in Thailand last year, I was appalled by the minor importance attached to this important subject. Here's my own defense of grammar that will hopefully..
help needed  by: mark
I am going to try my hand at teaching English in China, I have no formal teaching experience, I posses an economics degree and been involved with different businesses for over 40 years. I dont know..
Thanks a bunch  by: Rheno747
Thanks a bunch, Dr. Y. I'm sure I'll be returning with another question soon.
What else can i do?  by: Kathereen
Hi... well i need help. I am teaching in china. and i've done songs games (not too many). But now it seems that i've got nothing else to give. I try thinking bout more games but my mind is balnk. I..
Teaching prepositions  by: Dr. Yanni Zack
Question: What is a good technique to use when teaching Prepositions? Dr. Yanni Zack Says: When teaching prepositions to students, I would use both body language and TPR (Total Physical Response)...
Re: Taking minutes & writing reports  by: Yanni Zack
Sondes, Here is an article I found on How to Take Business Meeting Notes How to run an eco club meeting Taking meeting minutes Minutes are just notes you take in a meeting, helping to remind you what..
Teaching Adults  by: Dr. Yanni Zack- ESL Teaching Tips and Strategies
Nat: Please give us more information regarding which level of adults you are teaching, and some of the strategies you may have already used. This will help me and the other contributors in being able..
Some students HAVE responded  by: Elephant
I probably make it sound like it's a 'hell on earth' at my school. It's not all bad, understand. Many of my students participate in the learning process, which means they are listening, writing,..
Teaching ESL in the USA  by: Dr. Yanni Zack- ESL Teaching Tips and Strategies
Dear Dr. Zack, I´d like to hear your opinion on how feasible it is for a non-native speaker of English to get a job as an ESL Teacher in the USA. I´m a 36 year-old Brazilian man and have been..
How do i teach a high school student?  by: Lerry
How do i teach a grade 1 high school student who wanna go abroad in a year's time? This student in question has a fairly average knowledge of English but he needs polishing in phonetics,comprehension..
How to teach adults with no text book or curriculum ?  by: Karla Couasnon
I teach three different levels of adults in classes of between 6-10 students. I teach at our local community center and they have no curriculum or text books. I am basically free to do as I please..
Re: How to teach GERUND (PPP Model)  by: 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.
Lack of Money--The Language Lab Torpedo  by: RhenoThai
Setting up an LL may not be possible at most EFL teachers' schools. This is because of budget constraints. If your school has the money to spend on facilities, you're in. If not, you'll have to..
Re: Sentence Coherence Confusion  by: fish4esl
Great question. Article writing is difficult, isn't it? I am a communication guy, not necessarily a grammar guy. Language Arts is the meeting point between the two, and that's the sticky point..
Re: teaching esl to asian children (unmotivated students)  by: k
Welcome to my world! I have the same problem every day, but with classes of up to 35 unmotivated primary aged students. I figured out some time ago that to provide the motivation, a different..
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