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by linguisticslife
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Poetry "Slam"
Replies: 0
Views: 8637

Poetry "Slam"

Hello fellow teachers! I am teaching abroad in Germany this year and I am hoping to do a poetry "slam" with my 8th-10th graders, where basically they choose a poem and practice reciting it expressively and then perform for each other. I'm looking for suggestions for poetry books to use as resources ...
by linguisticslife
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Students' Native Languages
Replies: 7
Views: 9644

Students' Native Languages

Hi all! I am an ESL teacher in training and I'm curious as to how much you incorporate/make connections to the students' native languages. It seems to me that this would be particularly effective because the student already has a knowledge based in their native language and if you're teaching Englis...
by linguisticslife
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: "breakfast is the first meal of 'a' day " or " breakfast is the first meal of 'the' day" ?
Replies: 2
Views: 6592

Re: "breakfast is the first meal of 'a' day " or " breakfast is the first meal of 'the' day" ?

Yeah, that is tricky when you have to stop and think about it... As a native English speaker, I know that the second is right and not the first (although you may find a specific context where the first can be used), that is, you want to use "breakfast is the first meal of the day". This isn't intuit...
by linguisticslife
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: What is the current trend in education?
Replies: 11
Views: 15980

Re: What is the current trend in education?

Well I can only speak to my perspective, which has been as a substitute ESL teacher and a student learning how to teach! The US has enacted a Common Core Curriculum, which means that if your state receives funding you implement this curriculum. Unfortunately it tends to conform to the present mindse...
by linguisticslife
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Deal with preposition!
Replies: 7
Views: 6074

Re: Deal with preposition!

MarciaTeodoro wrote:Hello, everyone!
I don`tknow if I wasn`t clear, but I am trying to compare the teaching learning process of English here in Brazil and in other countries.
Thanks.
M[arcia
I think you meant this to be a reply to your other question!: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=28207
by linguisticslife
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: TEFL Training Discussion
Topic: I made a mistake what should I do?
Replies: 6
Views: 15477

Re: I made a mistake what should I do?

I know this was posted a long time ago, but maybe it will help a future reader. I don't even think you should frame it as a mistake. By all means tell them what you said was wrong, but just say, "hey I was thinking more about X and I realized ..." or "I was reading Y and it talked about X, so I lear...
by linguisticslife
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Deal with preposition!
Replies: 7
Views: 6074

Re: Deal with preposition!

"Participate in" is what's called a phrasal verb: a verb that usually requires a certain preposition to be used grammatically. Sometimes these have meanings that aren't directly discernible from the two contributing parts. For example show off = purposely using ones skills in a way that attracts att...
by linguisticslife
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Literature in Language Teaching
Replies: 1
Views: 2882

Re: Literature in Language Teaching

HI kennvungan, I'm currently in master's program in TESOL, and having a background in linguistics and an appreciation for literature, I really hope that I'll be able to use literature, children's or otherwise, when teaching in the future. I'm learning that the best way to teach children a language r...
by linguisticslife
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: word order
Replies: 1
Views: 2712

Re: word order

Hi azmin, The formulation that you usually hear is correct: How many people are there in your family? Out of the two choices you've given the second is preferred: How many members do you have in your family? I think the first sounds awkward (although intelligible) perhaps because "members in your fa...