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by Graziela
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Evaluating/Marking students
Replies: 2
Views: 4105

Re: Evaluating/Marking students

I have some views on assessing students! Here is some food for thought on the topic! http://www.getenglishlessons.com/106/assessing-students/ Regular tests are superficial. http://www.getenglishlessons.com/1773/oral-testing-criteria-by-penny-ur/ Criteria on assessing students orally. My best wishes ...
by Graziela
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Song Worksheets
Replies: 0
Views: 3969

Song Worksheets

Song Activities are welcomed by students every time! What are some ways to create a song worksheet so that it is profitable in the sense of learning? Below, there's a link with a song worksheet I really liked using with my students... With a new song, from the Rio Movie Soundtrack! Students unscramb...
by Graziela
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: What are some of the ways you assess students?
Replies: 1
Views: 3703

Re: What are some ways you assess stdents learning a new languag

Read and Tell Students read a story and tell what they've understood. Answer questions Students answer questions about a certain topic. Describing a picture or process. Students look at a picture/think about a process and describe it. Role Play Students have a dialogue with a partner and are assess...
by Graziela
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: online tutoring V/S in house tutoring
Replies: 23
Views: 47957

Re: online tutoring V/S in house tutoring

In the two types of settings, the learner needs to be totally involved in the process. He/She has to be focused otherwise learning doesn't occur. The difference I think is the speed. In the online tutoring you don't have to go out, face traffic, weather and other unexpected situations. On line, yes,...
by Graziela
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: GetEnglishLessons.com
Replies: 0
Views: 3344

GetEnglishLessons.com

I'd like to invite you to check out the latest layout and the latest lessons at: http://www.getenglishlessons.com You can become a subscriber for free and receive updates on your e-mail! One more resource for us busy teachers who are constantly trying to improve our teaching of English. Looking fowa...
by Graziela
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: The use of songs in teaching vocabulary to Primary School Ss
Replies: 6
Views: 8890

Re: The use of songs in teaching vocabulary to Primary School Ss

2 links with great ideas on songs!
The kids will love all of them. I AM sure ( :

http://www.getenglishlessons.com/tag/eric-herman/

http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs.htm
by Graziela
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: the lexical notebook
Replies: 1
Views: 2813

Re: the lexical notebook

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think ... -notebooks

I found this text very useful. To really know what a Lexical book is and there is even a page for you to download.
Well, hope it's been of some help!
My best wishes,
Graziela Peleteiro

http://getenglishlessons.com
by Graziela
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Slideshows
Replies: 0
Views: 2175

Slideshows

Do you need a specific powerpoint presentation for a specific grammar topic?
Write to:

editor@getenglishlessons.com

With these info:

Lesson Topic:
Level of English:
Age of Students:

Up to the end of this week!

My best wishes,
Graziela Peleteiro

http://getenglishlessons.com
by Graziela
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Classroom and Problems encountered
Replies: 12
Views: 13550

Re: Classroom and Problems encountered

I will try.... My classes usually range between 30 and 50 students. The problems that I face are of two types: a- not enough time for all of them to express themselves. PAIR WORK IS A GREAT WAY TO MAXIMIZE STUDENT TALKING TIME. UNFORTUNATELY YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO LISTEN TO THEM ALL, BUT GO AROUND...
by Graziela
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: mispronounced words
Replies: 8
Views: 8744

Re: mispronounced words

How about CHOIR....?
heheheh

Go to:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/
Select a word and listen to the correct pronunciation.

My Best Wishes to all of you,
Graziela Peleteiro
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

http://getenglishlessons.com
by Graziela
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: TEFL Training Discussion
Topic: TKT
Replies: 5
Views: 21585

Re: TKT

I am taking module 2 in the end of the month... I haven't prepared for it...But some teachers who have taken it said it is not that hard.... I think what it really counts is your experience and whether you are updated to the learning - teaching of English! I may have some more things to tell you soo...
by Graziela
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Friendly
Replies: 2
Views: 4735

Friendly

Can you by any chance explain to me if friendly can be adverb?
I don't think so....but I may be wrong...( :

Graziela Peleteiro

http://getenglishlessons.com
by Graziela
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: esl speaking classes
Replies: 3
Views: 8444

Re: esl speaking classes

Hi.... Well, as teachers we need to provide them oportunities to speak. So, it is important to have discussions during classes where they will have a chance to speak! I reccomend a great website that contains.......only DISCUSSIONS for esl classes....The topics are really interesting and you can add...
by Graziela
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Classroom and Problems encountered
Replies: 12
Views: 13550

Re: Classroom and Problems encountered

Anybody? Ideas to help Assia and Linuskea? Problems, problems, problems!
Graziela Peleteiro
http://getenglishlessons.com
by Graziela
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Classroom and Problems encountered
Replies: 12
Views: 13550

Re: Classroom and Problems encountered

Hello, Klaudija!!! :) Groups with different levels of English is really hard!!!! I had this class once, who had a guy (adult) with extreme difficulty. What I did was I set an extra day for him to come to the school and do some extra work. At my school we’ve got great support. We have something calle...
by Graziela
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Classroom and Problems encountered
Replies: 12
Views: 13550

Re: Classroom and Problems encountered

Hi Klaudija Your insights helped me A LOT.... this week.... I changed my mind about how to deal with TROUBLE MAKERS (before I confess I'd lose my mind a little bit ( :)....I really gave a goal at asking in a gentle way for the student to be a good boy! And it worked marveously well, well....at least...
by Graziela
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Classroom and Problems encountered
Replies: 12
Views: 13550

Re: Classroom and Problems encountered

Hey thanks for answering my post....it's never late ( :
Hope we can share experience....
by Graziela
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Teach adults
Replies: 7
Views: 5652

Re: Teach adults

Hello Camila! I am Brazilian too. ( : I agree with Laurie, definetly use a coursebook! Things that help: - have a careful plan of the semester. Dates of class and subject that will be given. Dates of tests. - Always assign homework, even if they don't do it. Things you can't do: - show them insecuri...
by Graziela
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2663

Re: Need Advice

Hi Jose! You will be having ideas as you meet your students and know more about their interest and also their level of English! I was thinking you may have a club where they exchange information about their favorite band or singer, or kind of music or even things they collect..... Hope it will be of...
by Graziela
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Tasks and Projects
Replies: 1
Views: 4154

Re: Tasks and Projects

In my opinion, tasks and projects are great for learning anything actually.... Because, people learn better by doing things and projects are great oportunities to get right on the job. They sure arouse students' interests, depending on the topic, and also give a sense of achievement at the end which...
by Graziela
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: American-Indian ESL Textbook?
Replies: 2
Views: 3144

Re: American-Indian ESL Textbook?

Asnwer to question number one: Yes, it would be useful for teachers...but it's hard to judge if all students will be interested in that. I guess a certain analysis of where these students are from and how old they are would be necessary... Answer to question number two: A good approach to arouse stu...
by Graziela
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Please help!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2817

Re: Please help!!!

Take a look at my website,
Feel free to use the lessons on your online course....
What level of language does it cover...what skills do you have to focus?

http://getenglishlessons.com
by Graziela
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Classroom and Problems encountered
Replies: 12
Views: 13550

Re: Classroom and Problems encountered

Let's add it to the list:

- In monolingual classes, students resent to speak English and keep speaking their mother tongue....
by Graziela
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: NEW CONCEPT
Replies: 1
Views: 2941

Re: NEW CONCEPT

Really interesting!! Who are the people involved in the creation of the songs?

When you say incorporate, you mean, we can't have the song inside our classroom.....we are able to reccommend to our students only...Am I right?

Graziela Peleteiro

http://getenglishlessons.com
by Graziela
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Classroom and Problems encountered
Replies: 12
Views: 13550

Classroom and Problems encountered

A little survey: What are your classroom settings? Large, small classes? How many students?
What kinds of problems do you have in your daily teaching practice?

Hope to hear from you soon!

Teachers: What can we do to solve them?

Best wishes,
Graziela Peleteiro
http://getenglishlessons.com