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by poppsensei
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Best resources for preparing grammar lessons?
Replies: 1
Views: 5687

Re: Best resources for preparing grammar lessons?

As I posted elsewhere, I believe that the "formal" teaching of English Grammar is a waste of valuable class time. Informal "gentle" correction of mistakes within the meaningful context developed from what students are reading, speaking about or listening to is when grammar will begin to be absorbed ...
by poppsensei
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Should we teach grammar at all??
Replies: 2
Views: 14992

Should we teach grammar at all??

Hi, Just thought I would liven up the board. This will always get a good discussion going! I think teaching grammar is a complete wast of time because it is an unnatural and especially, in terms of the English language, nasty confuser and deceiver of students and teachers. I was taught very little g...
by poppsensei
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Advice for teaching adults?
Replies: 4
Views: 13058

Re: Advice for teaching adults?

I would avoid using any textbook with an adult student who speaks English fairly well but with an accent. It has been my experience that textbooks tend to bore adults very quickly. Ask him what his interests are, focus your lessons on his interests. Accents tend to dissipate in natural conversation ...
by poppsensei
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Employment Discussion
Topic: ESL Jobs in Japan?
Replies: 4
Views: 26089

Re: ESL Jobs in Japan?

Hello, I would also highly recommend teaching in Japan. I taught in Japan for 16 years, had my own English school and started a corporate ESL consulting business as well. I, myself, would stay away from the JET program or any other program or school that would hire you abroad for three reasons. A) M...