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by Ele
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: TESOL Certification
Replies: 3
Views: 5675

Some coutries require a formal qualification due to visa isses.
by Ele
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Need advice re: adult esl class
Replies: 6
Views: 8341

Bad attendance is always a problem, esp. in lower levels. After one lesson missed, a student has a knowledge gap and cannot fill it in by him/herself unless at the higher level. The teacher must spend time for that student, which makes other students not so happy. I would agree with talking about th...
by Ele
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How can you teach English to 52 teenagers in the same class?
Replies: 3
Views: 5396

Demand a split group. Speaking is something to be learnt by practice.
by Ele
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Disciminatio in EFL teaching
Replies: 8
Views: 7991

I am happy that somebody should raise the issue and slap it into the face. I am a non-native speaker but I've got things that some native speakers "teachers" do not: two degress+ experience. Language schools tend to hire native speakers even without qualifications because having native speakers- the...
by Ele
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Can a language school be a good business?
Replies: 6
Views: 11550

I will be a freelance teacher for some time until I make up my mind about a school. Why I don't set up a school at the moment: 1) compettion. There are many schools well-established. It's difficult to over-advertise. 2) taxes + bills. It will take time to actually make profit. 3) legal requirements....
by Ele
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Best Books for Beginning ESL Teachers
Replies: 6
Views: 11130

Yes, R. Murphy is good. Also, anything by Jeremy Harmer.
by Ele
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Difficult Class
Replies: 3
Views: 5397

When asking a question, first name the student to answer. Choose naming that advanced student only when others fail. I also have been in a similar situation. The person is at a disadvantage because she/he cannot learn but has to help instead. But administration rarely cares, they mix students becaus...
by Ele
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: "will" to express repeated actions in the Present
Replies: 4
Views: 13035

I think 'would' deals with present situation as well. For example: A:Where's John? B:I don't know. He would first go and check his email, then he would go and have a cup of coffee, then he would make a few phone calls. If you use 'will' here, that means talking about what John is going to do in the ...
by Ele
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Should we ban the native language in the class room?
Replies: 8
Views: 8344

Using native language

Hello.

I am doing a research on exactly this problem: using translation in a language classroom. I have compiled a questionnaire and would you please take time to answer it? I could forward to by email if itnerested.

Any questions or ideas: elepran_libra@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Ele