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Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby myvidentity » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:31 am

Hello ,

I have started teaching in a language school suggesting no books to teach except for some Wiki magazines. These show the framework what should be worked on, for example, indefiniteness and definiteness and that's it. When it was offered I accepted the job easily because it seemed challenging and at the same time simple but now I'm out of reliable materials. please some help me out in what ways I can find materials for all the suggested frameworks.

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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby becki » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:23 am

What exactly are you supposed to be teaching (i.e., conversation, grammar, business english, etc.)? Can you give more examples of the "frameworks"? Do you mean definite and indefinite articles?

If there are no books or resources, it sounds like the school wants you to do conversation classes. These can be easy to prepare if you tell the students to come prepared with a topic to discuss. Then, you can assist them with keeping a conversation going, asking questions, giving opinions, etc.

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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby kjagasia » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:14 pm

Hi there, recently I've launched a site that offers ESL lesson content for teachers running private lessons. We have about 85 loaded so far. Get in touch for a free account to our private beta:

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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby toeicsensei » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:07 pm

Hi,

I think it really does depend on the students and the level you are teaching to. I have found a lot of online resources are useful, especially news articles.

If you just type in "Free online English lessons" or something similar you are bound to find resources. Otherwise there's always the torrents..!

Good luck
Hi, I teach English online. I have been a teacher in Japan for many years and I specialise in helping students with TOEIC. http://www.toeicteacherskype.co.uk

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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby myvidentity » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:10 pm

becki wrote:What exactly are you supposed to be teaching (i.e., conversation, grammar, business english, etc.)? Can you give more examples of the "frameworks"? Do you mean definite and indefinite articles?

If there are no books or resources, it sounds like the school wants you to do conversation classes. These can be easy to prepare if you tell the students to come prepared with a topic to discuss. Then, you can assist them with keeping a conversation going, asking questions, giving opinions, etc.


Hello,
I haven't accepted the job offer yet, but I realty see it challenging.
Yes,they want me to work on students' conversation and even there is no paper-based final examination but checking how they perform orally based on their own per-established frameworks.
For intermediate and advanced level students, the idea of asking them to be prepared with a topic for further discussion works, but what about basic and elementary level students? :?:
For example, the school asks me to work on present simple for a session or two, then present continuous tense, and so on.

I hope I can handle it.... Wish me luck.

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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby shelleyvernon » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:18 am

Hello there,

I had to teach like that once with Inlingua. They give you a book with a list of what you should be teaching in each lesson but nothing else. The teacher has to make the lesson up out of thin air each time, and it's pretty time-consuming.

This book will be a great help. The activities and ideas can nearly all be used to teach anything.
For example check the activity on the link below, you will see you can use this idea to teach anything you like, whatever is in your unit or "framework" as you call it.
http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/adults/fillindrill.htm

That's one type of activity, and there are plenty more, some for drilling new vocab and grammar, and others for speaking fluency and conversation.

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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby shelleyvernon » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:20 am

PS sorry, I forgot to mention the book is on Amazon if you like paperbacks, and you'll see what other people say about it there too.

http://www.amazon.com/ESL-Classroom-Activities-Teens-Adults/dp/1478213795

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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby RachelStevens » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:29 pm

Hey, you could maybe try to teach with an iPad. I do it with an app called "TinyTap" - TinyTap is an App that lets you create apps/games/lessons for your students. There are tools like question/answer, reading, soundboards, puzzles, and you can even insert a youtube video. Check it out http://bit.ly/TinyTap_forums
I made pretty good experiences with it and my english students.

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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby Fruitpatch » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:13 am

I have a website providing games and lesson plans precisely for people like you, who need a lot of original material:

https://www.dangerouslyeasyesl.com/

I hope you find it useful, let me know what you think. All feedback is welcome.

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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby Arlene » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:25 am

There are so many other resources out there for teachers to use, online and off, that teaching without textbooks is becoming more and more acceptable including websites, iPod lectures and field trips — that will encourage you to toss out your textbooks. Before you can toss out the textbook and replace it with technology tools, you’ll need to understand how your students — whatever their age — respond to and work with technology.

Teachers at some of the best online schools are ditching traditional textbooks in favor of virtual worlds and other innovative communication tools listed below.

Reference books are often too heavy to trek back and forth to the classroom, so use these websites for easy-to-access dictionaries, word puzzles and more.

Access these educational games online, and let your kids have fun during their activity periods or lead one for the whole class as part of a lesson.

From PowerPoint presentations to guest speakers, here are even more in-class ideas that don’t require textbooks.

atch up with your students’ Internet savvy and try out tools like diigo, Twitter and Ning. If you don’t have any idea what we’re talking about.

Twitter: Twitter is starting to make a name for itself in the higher education world, as professors can quickly reach their students and students can track down information for research papers and class discussions almost instantly.
Top 5 Quiz Generators for Online Educators: All teachers can use these quiz generators to post practice tests and study guides on their class websites or let college students take tests online.
diigo: Diigo is an excellent tool for teachers and students: you can highlight, annotate and bookmark websites and specific content, then organize your material in groups to share with classmates or start a study guide.
Zoho Meeting: Distance educators and college instructors can reach their students at any time with Zoho Meeting’s Web conferencing capabilities.
Edublogs: Teachers and students can create their own blogs on this site, which features support tutorials and allows podcasting, image uploading and videos.
Ning: This clever site lest you "create your own social network for anything." You can open it up to your students, your school, or to teachers in your field around the world.
Monkey on Your Back: Sending a forgetful student a "monkey on their back" is the newest way for teachers to get results and keep students prioritized. You can use a different monkey for each task and set up e-mails to a student (or fellow teacher) whenever he or she is about to miss a deadline.

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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby kjagasia » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:36 pm

Hey guys! If you have a laptop and maybe a projector, we have almost 200 lessons designed for teaching ESl. You can access the lessons here:

https://www.off2class.com

Let me know what you think!
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Re: Advice on teaching with no books

Unread postby myvidentity » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:39 pm

I have to be very thankful for your helpful comments!


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