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by Shelley
Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: English as ESL with Very Young Learners
Replies: 1
Views: 4503

Games and stories for children aged 3 to 5

Hello there, I have just what you need. It is a free mini-series written especially for kindergarten children aged three to five. In part one you receive plenty of ideas for games and some colour flashcards to teach certain vocabulary in preparation for a story. In part two you receive the story its...
by Shelley
Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How to arouse their enthusiasm and make them more interested
Replies: 4
Views: 7196

Motivate students by making your lessons fun

Hello there, If you can make your lessons fun, with plenty of variety and change of pace, and preferably with some movement, then your children are more likely to enjoy themselves and be motivated as a consequence. There is a whole article on motivating students here; http://www.teachingenglishgames...
by Shelley
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Do TESL Courses really work?
Replies: 3
Views: 6927

I believe a TEFL certificate is invaluable and will certainly help getting a job, not to mention what you will learn that will make you a better teacher. Also TEFL is recognised the world. Even someone with a PGCE (post-grad qualification to become a teacher) would benefit from a TEFL because you le...
by Shelley
Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Ideas for a teaching demonstration ?
Replies: 3
Views: 27069

Hi Daniel, Before you start you need to find out what they already know - so you don't go in and teach that. Pick a new grammatical structure to teach them, and use familiar vocabulary - that way you won't be teaching them all new stuff in a short demo. My approach would be to have the students usin...
by Shelley
Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: need ideas: tutoring a child and info about SK teaching?
Replies: 5
Views: 10646

I have a book of 64 games for teaching one to one or one to three children. I give this out as a freebee when people buy my main book 101 English Language Games for Children - which is for small to medium sized groups. You can find out more through the site below. All the best with your teaching, on...
by Shelley
Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Newbie at Teaching kids
Replies: 2
Views: 6420

Well, you have such a great start knowing that you love your job and by proactively trying to find ways to help you ease your concerns before getting into the classroom! If you are not planning on using games as a substantial part of your teaching with children then I truly believe that this is the ...
by Shelley
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: 50 kids in my class ... help!
Replies: 6
Views: 11738

Less is more

Also, to add to my previous post, in my view less is more. What is the point of trying to rush through 2 lessons which the children will not absorb properly at the time, never mind remember a week down the line. My approach has always been to teach less, but firmly implant the words and structures i...
by Shelley
Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Tutoring strategies & teaching grammar?
Replies: 4
Views: 7810

I have a book of 64 games for teaching one to one or one to three children. I give this out as a freebee when people buy my main book 101 English Language Games for Children - which is for small to medium sized groups. If you are teaching adults you can also use these games - the main thing is that ...
by Shelley
Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: 50 kids in my class ... help!
Replies: 6
Views: 11738

If you have internet access and a printer you can access loads of free flash cards and with these using games you can run entire lessons - particularly with beginners to lower intermediate. I have taught mostly with no course book (although I'm not against them at all), exclusively using games just ...
by Shelley
Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Lack of ESOL Materials - any recommendations?
Replies: 1
Views: 4136

Hi there If you have internet access and a printer you can access loads of free flash cards and with these using games you can run entire lessons - particularly with beginners to lower intermediate. I have taught mostly with no course book (although I'm not against them at all), exclusively using ga...
by Shelley
Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: can I really get jobs with TESOL/TEFL certificate
Replies: 4
Views: 7563

I believe a TEFL certificate is invaluable and will certainly help getting a job, not to mention what you will learn that will make you a better teacher. TEFL is recognised the world over and I've been offered jobs in the UK and France with it so I don't think you can go wrong. Kind regards Shelley ...
by Shelley
Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: I need advice:)
Replies: 2
Views: 4948

Can I suggest that he writes up some paragraphs related to his teaching matter and gives you mini-presentations. This is rather dull rote learning but it's also pretty effective for getting the subconcious to absorb things. He needs to read avidly in English in his area of expertise. Have him teach ...