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by NatGagnonULAVAL
Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Teaching English (some advice)
Replies: 5
Views: 7284

Re: Teaching English (some advice)

I believe that when teaching other people, it is important for them to have constant exposure to the target language. Therefore, without necessarily having a 100% L2 environment, it is quite important to spend most of the time speaking to them in the new language. If native speaker exposure is impos...
by NatGagnonULAVAL
Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Teaching children
Replies: 25
Views: 18264

Re: Teaching children

Teaching children can be quite a challenge when you do not know which strategies to use with younger beings. Children have a rather different way of learning compared to older students. Their focus is mostly on motivational subjects rather than informative ones. Once you grasp younger students’ atte...
by NatGagnonULAVAL
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: English day trips
Replies: 25
Views: 15360

Re: English day trips

I believe that when we are dealing with adults, it is important to take different aspects into consideration comparatively to when dealing with kids. Adults have a much more open sense of discovery and passion for knowledge, while kids are simply seeking to be amused and entertained. English trips, ...
by NatGagnonULAVAL
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Thanksgiiving day
Replies: 26
Views: 21815

Re: Thanksgiiving day

I believe that Thanksgiving is an unpopular holiday in Canada. People do not quite know the meaning and history of the celebration, other than the fact that Americans eat turkey and have a long weekend. Unlike the United States, Canada does not celebrate Thanksgiving on the same date: in the US it i...